Equipment Review: New Holsters for the RM380!

As I promised in this post, I am posting an update regarding my RM380 and holster selections. The little gun is still performing well for what it is, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a small .380 for concealed carry. While I am more often than not carrying a G19, there are occasions […]

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 […]

My First Match of 2018!

Notice the title doesn’t say “First IDPA Match of 2018”.  My first competitive match of the new year was something different for me:  a carbine match. I first learned about this match on a local firearms forum about a year ago.  Well, that is to say, I learned about the 2017 edition.  I marked it […]

Back to Basics: “Get a Grip!”

One of my consistent goals of late has been to focus on my pistol fundamentals, and become as good as I can with the weapon that I’m most likely to have on hand in an armed encounter. To that end, I usually attempt to get to the range at least once a week, dry fire […]

Spend Your Money on YOU, Not on Guns!

As I write this article, it is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  As a teacher, I have the day off from work.  In between various “how do I entertain the kids enough to tire them out so they’ll leave me alone” events, I remembered that today marks an anniversary of sorts.  It has been exactly […]