Articles from Joel Nadler

  1. Front Sight: Training review of their 4 day Defensive Handgun and 1 Day Concealed Carry Classes

    General Info
    This review chronicles the class that myself and other members of the training staff and range owner at my local gun store (Indy Arms Company, Indianapolis, IN) took at the Front Sight training academy in Nevada. As we were already in Las Vegas for SHOT Show, we decided to extend our stay and take 5 days of training at Front Sight. The four of us took the 4 day Defensive Handgun and two of us continued a fifth day with the Concealed Carry Class....
  2. The Glock 17 Gen 5: A Subjective, Yet Systematic Review (0-2000 Rounds)

    I tend to rotate what I am carrying based on where I will be, my dress, and personal preference that day. I do not take these changes lightly and train with each carry gun that I use. The Glock 17 has been part of this rotation through multiple models (Gen 3, RTF2, Gen 4) and with the release of the Gen 5 I decided to systematically evaluate if it would replace my current G17 carry, the RTF2. I purchased a Blue Label G17 Gen 5 with the AmeriGlo Bold sights using a GSSF coupon.
    As the Gen...
  3. The Glock Operator Course in Smyrna, GA

    Glock has added a new course to their training schedule earlier this year: the Glock Operator Course. My wife and I took this 2 day course through our membership in the GSSF at the Glock headquarters in Smyrna, GA on November 1st and 2nd, 2017.
    The course is 16 hours and costs $300 per person and covers the following content:
    Class room (approximately 4 hours)

    · Introduction, equipment, and safety

    · Range procedures and commands

    · Nomenclature of the Glock

  4. The Glock 42 & 43: A Comparison to Other Sub-Compacts

    I have used sub –compacts (Micros) as my preferred everyday carry since first picking up a Walther PPKS due to the need for concealment in a business casual dress in my everyday life. Over the years I have used different .380s, most recently a Glock 42 and even more recently have moved to 9mm sub-compacts including the Glock 43 and Kimber Micro 9. For me, I prefer the 9mm; however, the .380 still seems to have a place in the market for those wanting a slightly lighter and subjectively...
  5. The Best Inexpensive 9mm 115gr FMJ

    As a core part of my self-directed training, I spend a decent amount of time in the range (carefully) slinging bullets downrange; as a result, I work through a lot of ammo, especially 9mm. This comes from a few factors:

    1) I strongly believe in the need for regular training (both supervised and not) for anyone who carries,

    2) I am always working on improving my skills and am often training for the next competition (a fairly newer passion), and

    3) I just really enjoy collecting and...
  6. TMT’s Limited Edition Ted Nugent G40 Gen 4 MOS:Putting this 10mm to the Test

    Basic Information:

    What: Limited Edition NUGE/TMT Tactical G40 10mm Hunting Handgun


    Stippled grip, two finger pads, and under trigger guard
    Trijicon co-witnessed sights
    Dehorned front trigger guard and recessed rear trigger guard
    Custom front serrations
    Extra and deeper rear serrations
    Engraved U.S flag and Ted Nugent stick man logo
    NUGE 10MM, TMT Tactical logo, Glock Logo and serial...
  7. Review: Meprolight FT Bullseye Green Dot

    The Meprolight FT Bullseye easily replaces the rear sights on standard size Glock and uses 2 points within the sight tube to aim; the circle at the back of the sight and the dot at the front. The result is you are still lining up the ‘rear’ circle with the ‘front’ dot to aim.

    I mounted the FT Bullseye with minimal difficulty on my G17 Gen 4. The sight does take getting used to and I found myself trying to find the front sight at first. As I continued working with the sights I found that...