AAR: Appleseed Project, East Granby, CT, Apr 23-24, 2022

This past weekend, I spent two days at the gun club where I’m a member taking part in a Project Appleseed event. This class took place shortly after the April 19th anniversary of “the shot heard around the world.” This is an important point, as the Appleseed Project is fundamentally based on Revolutionary War history […]

25 Daily Presses

I have neglected dry fire for far too long now. Live fire too, for that matter. I would probably be embarrassed to go shoot at the range tomorrow. To compound the problem, I have recently been toting a J-Frame revolver either in the waistband or pocket. Say what you will, but I have also been […]

DA/SA: Not the Best Choice for Newer Shooters

 No doubt unbeknownst to most readers of this blog, my first four handguns were double-action/single-action (hereafter DA/SA) pistols.  These were classic Sig Sauer handguns:  the P229, P226, P220, and P6 (a.k.a., P225), purchased in that order.  I mention this because I want the reader to understand that I did not buy a Glock as my […]

Useful Training Tools

With all the training I have done over the last few years, I thought it might be useful to make a list of useful training items to have.  As such, this article can serve as a handy complement to my article on preparing for your first firearms class.  The items discussed in this list, however, are specific […]

Appendix Carry: Misplaced Controversy?

This is an article I didn’t think I would write!  I felt like John’s article covered this topic very well. However, I’ve been seeing a lot of chatter on the web about appendix inside-the-waistband carry (AIWB), particularly since Larry Vickers banned the use of this method of carry in his classes. Other well-known instructors, if not banning […]