Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

Carry Gun, Training Gun

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Probably the worst habit I've adopted since beginning the pistol-training.com annual endurance tests back in 2008 was a policy of using the endurance test gun as my carry gun. There was a certain rationale behind it: if I didn't trust the endurance test gun enough to carry it then the ...

Beretta Gets a New Spin

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

What happens when legendary gunsmith Bill Wilson (not to mention the resources and expertise of all the other incredible  gunsmiths at Wilson Combat) take champion Beretta shooter & tuner Ernest Langdon and decide that it's time to start a Beretta custom shop at Wilson Combat? You get a lot more than a cool photo. You get Wilson ...

Drawstrings, Again

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

As I mentioned in 2012, drawstrings on concealment garments can be dangerous. Here's a TV news segment about a police officer who sadly managed to shoot himself thanks to one: [youtube]http://youtu.be/FrJMQupYxaw[/youtube] Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

The Julie Method Flashlight Technique

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

At the 2006 (could have been 2005) S&W IDPA Match, my friend Julie Golob showed me a flashlight/pistol technique that she'd come up with... possibly years earlier, I honestly just don't recall. For some reason I didn't really give it the attention I should have  but talking with her husband ...

In Defense of the Traditional Double Action

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

The mere title of this post makes me sad. I have come to accept, begrudgingly, that we live in a world where the perception "one trigger pull is better than two" isn't likely to change any time soon. It's a perception that kept the 1911 dominant for decades among shooting cognoscenti. ...

When To Safe

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

One question I get asked frequently in class is, "When do you use the safety?" Now obviously you switch the safety off before firing. I think we've all got that covered intuitively. The question revolves more around when should you put the pistol back on safe. There are generally two schools of ...

Ken Hackathorn Signature 1911

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

How much would you pay to have none other than Ken Hackathorn himself personally design your Wilson Combat Government Model? When asked to develop his dream Wilson Combat custom 1911 pistol Ken drew upon decades of practical experience and his vast collection of custom handguns to develop the “Hackathorn Special”. This ...

Why Did It Take So Long To Get a Striker-Fired SIG?

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The reign of the SFA (striker-fired action) pistol is all but complete. Why did it take so long for SIG to get on board? Well, at least one part of the story is a great example of how companies can become blindly biased by their own products. And like most of ...

SIG’s New Striker Fired Gun: Details

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

From SHOT Business: The new P320 Modular Pistol was designed for law-enforcement use. It allows departments to take a basic pistol and, through the use of interchangeable grips, interchangeable grip/frame shells with steel inserts, and different barrels and slides, modify one basic model to full-size duty configuration or compact and sub-compact ...

Glock 42 Review

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

by NGCSUGrad09 Glock 42 Initial Review I've been fortunate enough to handle and shoot the new Glock 42. I will say that I'm not a fan of what some people refer to as "pocket", BUG or micro semi-autos. I've had most of the popular ones, and had enough experience with the others ...