Looking Back, & Looking Forward…

This will be my last post for 2015, and will be my own version of a “Year in Review” blog entry. When I first approached Robert about starting this blog, I wasn’t sure what we were getting ourselves into! Since the blog’s inception in May, we’ve been humbled by the steadily growing site view stats and […]

2015: The Year in Review

Although our blog has not yet been in existence for a full year, I thought it worthwhile to do an end of the year assessment about what my personal journey has been like this year as well where we might be going. Training In terms of training, my goals this year were to start hitting […]

Equipment Review: CSAT Rear Sight

In this post, I’m going to discuss the Combat Shooting and Tactics Rear Aperture Sight, designed by Paul Howe and available from XS Sight Systems. The CSAT rear sight can be installed in many typical AR rear sight bases, and a Troy BUIS specific version is also available. The Troy version is available either as […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Modify Your Gear, Part I: The Wedge

We’re all a little different.  We’re built differently in height, weight, body-type, etc.  We have different wardrobe preferences and needs (work), different things we can carry with us without drawing attention, and, in general, different areas of relative strength. Sometimes finding that Goldilocks “just right” piece of gear can be tough.  For example, John and […]

Podcasts – News and Reviews!

Updated 03/23/2016… Much like blogs, podcasts offer an alternative form of new media that can offer insight and value to the interested consumer. In this instance, I am referring to gun owners that seek gun related news and reviews not commonly available in the mass media and popular press. I’m not sure when exactly I […]

Echos from the Past… Relevant Today

Today marks the 74th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. As such, I wanted to take this day to convey my thoughts on some recent current events and their implications, as our great nation is once again under attack. I would not characterize Pearl Harbor as a terrorist attack, but nonetheless, some interesting parallels can […]

The Importance of Training at Distance

Elsewhere on the blog I have mentioned how I have borrowed from Steve Fisher’s Critical Handgun Employment 2 class and do a fair amount of handgun practice at distance.  For the purposes of this article, let us define distance as 25 yards and out. The indoor ranges I frequent only go out to 25 yards, but […]

Buy Once, Cry Once (?) Part 2: The AR Pistol

It seemed fitting to write Part 2 of my earlier Buy Once, Cry Once (?) article during the peak of the holiday shopping season.  For those who are too lazy or pressed-for-time to read the first installment, let me sum it up with these few words:  don’t let the pursuit of perfection get in the way of […]