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 […]

Equipment Review: The Glock 43

I’m on record here on the blog as being against the early-adopter philosophy, particularly when it comes to mechanical devices.  Thus, when the Glock 43 was released in mid-2015, I did not run out and purchase one.  Fresh in my mind were some of the issues with the Generation 4 Glocks—especially in 9mm (how many […]

The “Run-to-the-Store Gun”

A recent thread on Reddit, of all places, spurred me to write something on the topic of what I call the “run-to-the-store” pistol.  Here’s how this tends to work:  people online discuss their vast arsenals, the benefits of a Sig P226 versus a Glock 17 versus an HK (actually, on Reddit, it’s almost invariably a […]

The Case for Duplicate Guns

In previous posts, it has been suggested that having duplicates of your primary guns is a good thing. In this post, I’m going to present some scenarios and reasons to expand on why it’s such a good idea. Military Special Forces plan for mission success by adhering to the concept of “two is one and […]