Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
Some very good articles in this year’s Glock magazine.
Best practices for running the stockless shotguns.
Some thoughts on modern shotgun selection.
I despise dry fire. But 25 trigger presses a day with my SIRT pistol doesn’t seem too bad. Going to give this program a try.
This knife is a best buy for center line fixed blade carry. You can set up the sheath for horizontal carry (reducing the amount of your cover garment you have to lift to facilitate the draw) or carry it in a “slip sheath” attached to the belt. This is a lot of insurance for $25.
The snubby is not an amateur’s weapon.
Everything you might possibly want to know about the SKS.
Very practical advice about how to best utilize your rifle’s real estate.
Pay attention to how South American moto robberies go down.
Good advice for those of you who carry a gun in your pocket.
What I’m reading…
I was working commercial landscaping to pay my way through college when I learned about the Sillcock Key. Ever since then, I’ve thrown one in every vehicle and every bugout bag I own. It might one day be a useful piece of kit.
For you folks who aren’t history buffs.
In one of the first rifle instructor classes I attended (1999, I think), the instructor had all of us students lay down in the rifle range target pit as he shot over our heads. The drill was designed so that we could learn to recognize the sound of gunfire from the other end of the muzzle. It was kind of cool, but I’m not really sure how useful the exercise was. If you want to hear what gunshots sound like from the target’s perspective, play the video.
“We don’t try our cases in the press” has to change. Here’s why.”
Why should you inspect your carry ammunition..
The Mountain Guerrilla shares his five favorite shooting drills. Need some more drills? Read The New 250 Drill Skills Check.
“Either you control the fight, or the fight controls you. The key to winning any fight is to take control of your environment, more specifically, managing the time and space of your immediate vicinity.”
I’m not a big fan of cell phone shot timers.
Karl Rehn does a deep dive into the reasons why most gun owner (and police officers) only seek minimal training and have no desire to improve.
I’ve written about this topic before. In Ladies it’s OK to be Mean, I discussed the “why.” In this article, Annette discusses the “how.” Annette’s article The best gun to buy for the woman in your life is a great read as well.
Funny April Fools Content.
For my Ohio readers…
My friend John Hearne is visiting the Dayton area to teach a couple of awesome classes. I’ve personally attended his “Who Wind, Who Loses, and Why Class four different times. It’s one of the most informative classes I’ve ever taken. Sign up for these classes. You won’t regret it.
If you go looking for trouble, don’t be surprised if you find it. You should never challenge criminals unless you are behind some excellent cover.
The truth about Daniel Boone’s body count.
Some more history lessons from American Handgunner.
Why the 20 gauge is generally inferior to the 12 gauge for home defense.
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