Taking Classes with a Critical Eye

I have mentioned before here on the blog that I consider myself a life-long learner.  I don’t know everything about anything, and it’s even mentioned in “About the Blog” that we reserve the right to change our minds about our thoughts.  In accordance with being a life-long learner, I really enjoy taking training classes (as […]

Equipment Review: Renaissance Steel Research Ready Ship Target

(Note: Renaissance Steel Research is now Defense Targets. Relevant links have been updated 12/14/16.) I’m a lucky guy… my wife buys me awesome gifts! As one example of my good fortune, last December I received a nondescript large sized USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate box in the mail. Inside the box was a Renaissance Steel Research […]

Growing Pains at Elite Tactical Systems?

Last month, based largely on Robert’s ongoing review of the new ETS Glock magazines, I decided to purchase two of the 10 round Glock 19 limited capacity magazines to use during my weekly range trips. I was pleased that ETS offered the option of limited capacity magazines for those of us trapped behind enemy lines, […]

Personal Tragedy (and Triumph!), with Some Lessons

Two mornings ago I awoke but my wife did not.  A mostly healthy 38-year-old woman went to bed at night and was unresponsive at 6 AM.  Before you read any further, please remember that John is the paramedic, not me. I did the sternum rub and some light smacks to the face.  I called 911, […]

Initial Impressions: American Steel Ammunition

On a recent trip to the range, for the first time in a long time, I didn’t collect any brass to bring home. That’s because there wasn’t any to pick up! In a previous post, I mentioned that I had purchased a couple of 50 round boxes of Freedom Munitions‘ new American Steel ammunition to try […]

New Appearance, Same Content…

Returning readers of the blog will notice an obvious change. Based on some feedback that the previous appearance was at times difficult to read, we are experimenting with a different theme. Although the blog looks different (hopefully better), the content is the same. Please let us know what you think of the change!