Kids and Guns…

Recently, Melody Lauer of Citizens Defense Research posted an excellent and sobering blog article on kids and gun safety. She conducted an informal experiment with her own children and toy guns, and recorded the results of leaving the toy guns unsecured in her children’s play areas. You should go read it. The article spurred my […]

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 […]

Shooting the IDPA Classifier: 2017 Edition

I got a late start shooting matches this year, not shooting my first until July.  I was somewhat eager to shoot another Classifier, but missed one in August due to some family obligations.  I was looking forward to shooting the Classifier to see if I could improve upon last year’s performance enough to earn an […]

Useful Shotgun Modifications

I am by no means an expert on the shotgun.  To date, I have sat in on part of Tom Givens’ shotgun seminar at The Rangemaster Tactical Conference and also completed a one-day shotgun class with OnSight Firearms Training.  Beyond that, my experience with the shotgun has been through the occasional trip to the range […]

More Range Trip Results

It has been a few months since I have posted any observations or experiences from my “random trips to the range”, so I thought I would post a few here.  In this particular article, I will be referencing some different drills that I tried during a few different trips to the range. Dot Torture Having […]