Recently, a PERSONALITY in the shooting industry (lower case letters just don’t do the man justice) was interviewed by a Comedy Central program. Somewhere near the end, he was was asked about Universal Background Checks (UBCs). His answer was that he supported them. Now, whether this was edited or not, I do not know and I haven’t yet had an opportunity to ask him about it. There is evidence of heavy editing. Be that as it may, rather than being reasonable human beings, many immediately jumped to the industry standard practice of eating its own. Not particularly productive. I maintain we would have more success if we made the case for why UBCs are sort of misguided.
I remember my first carry pistol. It was an HK USP .40 Compact. .40S&W was the new hotness when I turned 21 (Jesus I feel old) and I was all about Heckler and Koch. Too many Rogue Warrior novels probably. Ultimately, it went away in favor of early production Kimber 1911. I found I could shoot the 1911 more accurately with less effort. In retrospect, I suspect if I had just gone the 9mm USP Compact route things would have been marginally better. Be that as it may, we have some truly great options out there for all around concealed carry use nowadays.
In my Facebook feed this morning, I saw this article from Police One. I about face palmed myself senseless. They are touting “the only flashlight technique you’ll ever need.” I guess it’s great clickbait at best. At worst it’s liability waiting to happen.
I’d never shot a USPSA-type match. Previously, all I’d shot had been steel and a few IDPA matches over the years. My experience may have continued that way except I got notice that Jeff Snope, a local 3 gun competitor, was organizing an outlaw USPSA-esque night match. This match was to be held at Continue reading “The Inaugural 2017 Vision X Night Match Classic”
A tall, dapper man in a black suit walked up to me at my mailbox, handed me a pair of high-tech sunglasses, and walked away. Upon reaching the house, I put them on and an audio message began playing from the integral speakers. “Good afternoon,
I have a new cartridge idea. Well, some companies are practically loading it already but I think they could make the ammo even and crappier. Brass is too expensive for some shooters. Even steel is too expensive. The industry needs an even cheaper material to use.
A statement I’ve frequently heard is something to the effect of “If someone trespasses on my property, I’ll shoot them” or “If someone tries to steal my car, I’ll shoot them.” While I totally agree that thieves suck and there should be stiffer penalties for theft, when these things actually do happen, the results are generally less than favorable for the gun owner.
Recently, firearms instructor Melody Lauer (limatunes – seriously, follow her) shared someone else’s (we’ll call him Fred*) Facebook post. The post in question talked about a problem that “Fred” had with an aftermarket trigger in his Glock. Someone bumped the gun and took a tumble that resulted in an unintentional discharge. The bullet narrowly missed “Fred’s” head. “Fred” claims he had purchased the gun with said aftermarket trigger already Continue reading “Accident or Negligence?”