Follow-Through: The Forgotten Fundamental

An online dictionary I consulted defined “athletics” as sports, games, and exercises that require strength and skill.  Make no mistake, shooting is an athletic endeavor.  Though blessed with a diminutive body and limited athletic abilities, I am my father’s son.  Thus, I grew up in a family that encouraged participation in sports and, perhaps even […]

The 2018 Great American Outdoor Show

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the NRA Great American Outdoor Show held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. As I’ve written about here on the blog in past years, the show is a sprawling collection of multiple exhibit halls and arenas. Covering firearms, archery, hunting, fishing, boating, and outdoor living and […]

What if There Was No 911?

The title of this post should give readers some idea of the direction I’ll be going with this, but I want to maintain a distinction between probable and possible. In terms of prepping, I am much more of a probable rather than the possible mindset. To that point, just last week I took a screen […]

Are Night Sights Really Necessary?

I fear this article may stir up some controversy.  This is not, however, my intention.  Rather, I intend to outline a portion of my own journey in the area of pistol sights, share my own conclusions, and invite you to do your own testing.  Be warned:  the choice of pistol sights—just like the choice of […]

Don’t Be Afraid To Modify Your Gear, Part VI: Painting Your Front Sight

One of the biggest complaints about smaller handguns is that they often lack good, usable sights.  Often advertised as “pocket guns”, tall, high-visibility sights work against their concealability and hinder their draw from a pocket.  Accordingly, their sights tend to sit low on top of the handgun and be well-sloped to avoid snagging, often amounting […]