Concealment Tricks and Tips, Vol. 3: The “Shoot Me Last” Vest

Those who love to mock the competitive shooting sports—especially IDPA—should be familiar with the concept of the “shoot me first” vest.  While various versions exist, and I am not entirely clear about the history of these garments, the basic gist is as follows.  IDPA requires shooting from concealment.  No doubt, many matches are held in […]

Glock Modifications, Part 3 – Trigger

In the first installment of this series on common Glock modifications, I mentioned three areas that are commonly addressed in the aftermarket. Namely, grip, sights, and trigger. The Glock trigger is actually not all that bad to begin with, but there have nonetheless been numerous attempts by more people than I can count to make […]

AAR: Rangemaster Tactical Conference, North Little Rock, AR, 3/17-3/19/2017, Part 1

John and I registered for the Rangemaster Tactical Conference (TacCon) almost one year ago, fresh off reading others’ AARs about the 2016 Conference.  This year’s conference—the 19th annual iteration of the conference—was held at the Direct Action Resource Center (DARC) in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Cost of the conference was $335 per person.  This AAR will […]

Glock Modifications, Part 2 – Sights

In the first installment of this series on Glock modifications and upgrades, I discussed the grip work that I had done on my EDC Glock 19 Gen 4. Here, I’m going to explain my thoughts about aftermarket sights. (Anyone who read this particular post when it was first published will probably note that I’ve made some […]

Survival of the Fittest (or Those Who can Problem-solve)

It should probably come as no surprise to our readers that each month I look forward to reading Tom Givens’ latest newsletter.  The March iteration of the newsletter was unusual in that it lacked a bunch of separate articles, but was instead the transcript of an interview he did about active shooters.  As with most things Tom […]