Some Thoughts on Holstering a Pistol…

Recently, Robert was kind enough to send me a spare copy of John Farnam’s “The Farnam Method of Defensive Handgunning.” While skimming through it, I was surprised to see a photo with a caption describing holstering the pistol without looking at the holster. Apparently, at least in the book (2005), Farnam advises to keep one’s […]

A Critical Look at Hornady’s Critical Defense and BLACK Buckshot

In a recent blog post, I wrote that I wasn’t really sure the difference between Hornady® Critical Defense® buckshot and Hornady® BLACK buckshot. Specifically, I was curious if the BLACK ammo used the Versatite™ wad, since both loads seemed to offer similar performance. Dr. Sherman House from the Civilian Defender blog suggested in the comments […]

Shotgun Patterning, Part 5: Some Unexpected Results…

Last week, I finally had time to go to the range and continue my shotgun pattern tests. Specifically, I wanted to see how my 870P SBS with its modified choke compared to my Winchester 1300 Defender that has a Vang Comp barrel treatment. In a recent class, Tom Givens remarked to me that the introduction […]

Equipment Review: MagPul PMAG 10 GL9-G19 Magazines

Earlier this year in January, I was excited to see MagPul bring a restricted capacity Glock magazine to market for those of us that live behind enemy lines. I immediately ordered three of the MagPul PMAG 10 GL9-G19 magazines. Over the past six months, I have put well over a case worth’s of ammunition from […]

A Couple of New Books…

Usually when Robert or I read a good book that is relevant to our commentary here at the blog, we add it to the Recommended Books list. Either Robert or I will be doing that for two more soon, but I thought both of them worthy of a somewhat more in-depth review here. First up, Varg […]

R.I.P. Anthony Bourdain

Found this on pistol-forum tonight… I read his book several years ago and watched his show a couple of times, although I don’t really watch much TV. I didn’t really have a firm grasp on his political leanings, but apparently he was one “lefty” that I would have liked to have a beer with. There […]