Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

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 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 ...

Range Bag

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Right before SHOT Show 2014 I wrote about my ideal range bag. Now that I'm getting back to having significant range time each week, I got to thinking about it again and did some looking around to see if anything like that was available. Lo and behold, HAZARD 4 released a bag ...

Carry Gun, Training Gun

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Probably the worst habit I've adopted since beginning the 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][/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 ...