Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
Shotguns are Not Low Capacity Weapons
A very important truth that few people really understand.
Long Guns as a Show of Force: Careful Considerations
I have more AR-15s and combat shotguns than most of you have. I carried my AR-15 as a cop. But no that I’m retired, my AR-15 and fighting shotguns stay in my house unless I’m taking them to the range to shoot.
How to Mitigate Pre-ignition Push
Understand that a PIP is not a “flinch.” Here is some good information on the topic.
Safety in Bear Country
Interesting information from the Forest Service about bear defense. If you are interested in the topic, you’ll also like this article on rifle penetration in large animals.
To Flee, Or Not? Should You Leave the Scene After a Defensive Shooting?
Mas Ayoob is one of the most knowledgeable trainers on the planet. When he speaks, you should listen.
Pistol Shooting Challenges: The Big 3 Tests of Skill
Some shooting drills for your next practice session.
Florida Man Pays For Playing Moral Police
This is all senseless bullshit that doesn’t have to happen.
Colt M1877 Revolver
A very cool gun that gets overshadowed by the Colt “Peacemaker.” For more information on this one, watch Colt Model 1877 DA Delicate flower or gunfighting tool.
When & Why NOT to Confront a Home Break In
Some considerations about confronting intruders in your home. I prefer the author’s advice. Call out from a position of cover and order them out of the house. If that isn’t an option, check out this article from the same site about basic building clearing tips and this article about how to “slice the pie.”
WADCUTTERS WILL WORK
I think target wadcutters are probably among the top performing ammo in the .38 snub. I have no problem with you carrying wadcutters as defensive ammo. Your reload should probably be something different. Wadcutters are hard to load fast using speed loaders or speed strips. I carry wadcutters in my .38 snubs, but my spare ammo is either 135 grain Speer Gold Dot or 130 Grain Winchester Ranger.
Results from the 2021 National Firearms Survey
Very useful information. You should also check out Professor Yamane’s YouTube channel Light Over Heat with Professor David Yamane.
.410 Slugs: What’s The Use?
.410 slugs are almost useless, especially out of Taurus Judge style handguns.
Why Incremental Improvement of Defensive Handguns is Important and why it isn’t.
“Invest your resources on improving you, not your handgun.”
Doomer Optimism: What I See Coming, & How I’m Preparing
“The shit’s gonna hit the fan, but if I do my work, it’ll be OK.”
Freezing Rifle Test. (AK, AR-15, SCAR, FAL etc)
How your rifle may perform when it’s cold and icy.
THE RETURN OF THE FANNY PACK HOLSTER
I’m retired now and don’t have to dress in “normal” clothes. Most of my travels outside of home consist of going to the gym or hiking. In both situations, I carry in a fanny pack. It’s convenient and doesn’t attract attention in the gym or on the trail.
Early Adopting Idiots, Running Behind the Curve, and the Electric Koolaid Magpul Test
Discussing the technology adoption life cycle as it relates to guns and gear.
Revolver Roundup: Preserving the Knowledge of Fighting Wheelguns
Caleb’s thoughts on the revolver roundup.
Drawing From The Holster (#5)
Ernest Langdon talks you through the process of drawing from the holster.
Teaching Situational Awareness to Kids
For you parents…
Demystifying Long Range Shooting
Quality information here.
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