Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

Cleer EDC Pocket Kit

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Most of my friends (and I) tend to carry a full IFAK -- Individual First Aid Kit -- or two on our range bags for emergencies that hopefully will never happen while we're practicing. But as we see new emerging threats like the attacks in Paris and Nigeria, people are ...

There Are Many Like It

Monday, April 6th, 2015

I'm in the process of putting together a photo album of the Burton/Heirloom 1911 Commander that shows all the little things that make it different & special compared to all the other Commanders out there. That got me thinking about the Glock 19 I was carrying. Here's what makes it different ...

All or Nothing: Red Dots

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

A never-ending topic of discussion these days is the pistol mounted MRDS (mini red dot sight) that is becoming more popular among shooters. As with so many things, it's yet another "All or Nothing," with too many people believing they're best or worst under all circumstances for all shooters. And ...

Clickgate

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Every time someone visits my site, I make a few pennies. That's what those ads on the right do. After a recent explosive "debate" on my Facebook page I have discovered the fastest way to becoming a millionaire. Glocks are not perfect. They have some design features which are not necessarily ideal. Some ...

War Belt Meets Dress Belt, pt2

Friday, February 13th, 2015

A little over a year ago I wrote about a belt system that a friend developed. It's specifically designed for folks who need to carry a lot of gear in a low-profile environment. The manufacturer, FirstSpear, has updated the belt's web page and included some great information and a video specifically ...

New Raven Eidolon Modular Holster

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

I'm an AIWB (appendix inside the waistband) holster kind of guy and have been, exclusively, for many years. Raven Concealment System's first foray into AIWB holsters (the ACR), was not a holster I liked. And I said so. More than once. Raven's second foray into AIWB (the Vanguard 2), was not something ...

9mm 1911s Coming to a SHOT Show Near Your

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Springfield announced last week that it would be adding some 9mm 1911 models to its regular lineup, 9mm Compact and Champion models. More exciting to me are the new 80 Series models coming out of Colt this year. There will be a Lightweight Commander XSE, a Stainless Government Model XSE,  and ...

One Size Does Not Fit All

Friday, December 26th, 2014

After being offline for so long this year, I'd forgotten just how often people insist that there is only One Way when it comes to shooting. It's not the guy who says "this pistol works best for me" that bothers me. It's the guy who insists it will work best for everyone if ...

Hardware vs Software

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Does hardware or software matter the most, Todd? Yes they do, Other Todd. Yes they do. An accepted truism among shooters is that it's better to use software (skill building) than hardware (changing equipment) to solve problems. And usually, that's true. Beginners in particular are too quick to jump from gun to gun ...

PTC Target 2.0

Friday, December 12th, 2014

National Target has a new website and has once again set up a dedicated page for the latest version of the pistol-training.com target. This highly modified "Q" style target is designed to be compatible with  every drill I use while teaching and almost every drill listed on this website. Within the ...