Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

Reload Reality

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Recently, the importance or lack thereof surrounding reload practice for defensive use has become popular discussion. To me, the point is fairly moot. Do reloads happen often in fights? Statistically no. Sure, you can come up with an outlier story and show that it was a critical need somewhere but you ...

9mm

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

A definite worthwhile read from Tim Lau of MSW: "Skill at arms is a much more significant determining factor than ammunition or even pistol selection. Keeping that in perspective, I select my caliber based on terminal performance, capacity, cost, and my own ability to perform. So bust out that shot timer, hit ...

Emerging Threat

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

The world -- and the U.S. in particular -- is changing. There is no denying or arguing this point. The threat likelihood that we, as citizens, face is changing, too. While there are still muggers and rapists and thieves aplenty in our society, this year has seen a rise in organized, ...

EDC

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Glock 19 gen4 with mounted INFORCE APL flashlight, carried in JM Custom Kydex AIWB spare magazine (17rd G17 mag), carried in Custom Carry Concepts BMC Colonel Blades LowVz 2.0 780 lumen Foursevens QT2L-X Quark Tactical flashlight (discontinued model) CLEER Medical EDC Pocket Kit SureFire pen (not pictured) All easily concealable on the belt and in pockets ...

Basic Holster Development 101

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Almost ubiquitously taught: get a complete grip on the gun before you draw it. So why do people still develop holsters with sweat guards that block you from getting as high a grip as you can? I see something like this and I don't even need to try the holster. ...

FBI Procurement Bias

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

[caption id="attachment_9685" align="aligncenter" width="315"] Screen capture from Blue Sheepdog.[/caption] Read this blog post on Blue Sheepdog. Even when the writing is on the wall, it shouldn't be this obvious. The FBI procurement specification for its new 9mm pistol(s) is so specific that only one company's product is even eligible. The staff at Quanitco knows ...

Saying and Understanding Are Not the Same

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Over the past few days, it has been all the rage for people who know absolutely nothing about chemistry to discuss the chemical composition of FireClean, a popular firearms lubricant/cleaner. Specifically, there are people who claim that it is nothing but a simple common vegetable oil. As evidence, these people have ...

The Q-PT and 30 Drills

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The pistol-training.com Q-PT target sold by National Target Company was obviously designed with Aim Fast Hit Fast and Aim Fast Hit Small classes in mind. My goal was to have a single target that could accommodate all the different drills that would be used in class. The target has a number of different ...

Gear Changes: INFORCE APL

Friday, August 7th, 2015

For many years, my favored low-light technique was simply using a flashlight in my left hand while holding the gun in my right. I had very good SHO speed and accuracy. Now that it's diminished so much, the idea of mounting a light on my pistol so I can run it ...

TTI Glock Base Pads

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Who wouldn't want more bullets? I've been using the Taran Tactical Innovations extra capacity basepads on my Glock for most of my practice for the past few months. My goal wasn't to avoid reload practice, though. I was wringing them out to see if I could trust them for everyday concealed carry ...