Trigger Reset…

In previous posts, I have discussed the fact that I prefer triggers with audible and tactile reset. Should you learn to shoot from trigger reset? Probably… but should you always shoot from trigger reset? Probably not. This post will be a brief exploration of the concept, as well as of trigger control in general. Trigger […]

Training with .22s!

When I was younger, it seemed like .22 caliber firearms came in a couple of flavors. For pistols, most were either dedicated target-style guns or micro-sized “hideout” style guns. For rifles, it seemed as though most were again dedicated target-style guns or more simple “plinkers” or beginners’ guns. In recent years, however, there has been […]

The Open Carry Conundrum…

Since everybody loves controversy, I thought I would weigh in on another one! Specifically, open carry or concealed carry? First off, a disclaimer… I am of the firm opinion that if you want to openly carry a handgun, you should be able to legally do so. With that said, I will also offer the opinion […]

Searching and Assessing

Searching And Assessing I didn’t think there was much controversy on this topic, but recent video and blog posts by well-known instructors, together with the opinions of various lesser-known people (like me!) on the forums, has indicated the opposite. Thus, I thought I would present my own view on this topic. What Is It? Searching […]

Sig Sauer P320 Compact 9mm…

This post is going to be a very informal review of the Sig Sauer P320 Compact 9mm pistol. In full disclosure, the gun in the pictures is not mine. Rather, it is the recent purchase of a close friend. He was in search of a striker fired gun but has a strong dislike of the […]

Never Forget, Never Forgive!

Today, we pause a moment to remember the many brave Americans that tragically lost their lives 14 years ago in the brutal terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. I have always considered that day to be the Pearl Harbor of my generation… I can vividly remember exactly where I was when I learned of the […]

Slide Lock Reloads

In this post, I’m going to discuss yet another area of contention in the shooting world. Namely, how to send the slide into battery after reloading your pistol with the slide locked back. I’m going to look at the pros and cons of three different methods as well as a few variations of the three. […]

One in the Pipe?

I can’t believe I even feel compelled to write an article on this topic. Yet again, however, the “gun” webpages have worked their magic on my usually patient mind. In a one-week span, I saw several threads on the pros and cons of carrying without a round chambered in a semi-automatic pistol. I can recall […]


Ok, this post is mainly just for fun… I took the opportunity to go to the range today, both to renew my club membership and also to zero a carbine that I’ve been modifying based on my recent experience in a Defoor Carbine class. As it’s configured right now, the carbine is a complete Stag Arms AR, […]