Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

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 ...

When You See It

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

All or Nothing: The Press-Out

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

As anyone who has followed me here or on pistol-forum.com has to know, I'm a big fan of a technique called the press-out. So following up on last week's "All or Nothing: Unsighted Fire" I thought turnabout is fair play and so I'll examine the pros and cons of this ...

Nor I

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Tam talks Russian roulette: I literally can't even. "Court documents say other party-goers warned Saye that a semi-automatic pistol would not work for the game." They were probably trying to decide who was right in a debate over a lightsaber cross guard. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

LE UOF & TV vs FOF

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

My family consists of pretty well educated, intelligent, and fair-minded people. Nonetheless, recent events regarding law enforcement use of force (UOF) -- Ferguson, NYC, etc. -- have thrown into stark relief just how much their ideas of right & wrong, reasonable & unreasonable are based on fictional television events rather ...

Starting From Scratch … Again

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

As many of you know, eight weeks ago I had my right elbow completely replaced. The titanium elbow is a fairly new and uncommon procedure, with the mechanism itself costing about $20,000 (thank you, insurance company!). The surgery required a lot of moving and stretching of the nerves in my ...

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 ...

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

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. ...

Shooting is Easy, Thinking is Hard

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

One of the first force-on-force (FOF) scenarios I ever went through as a student back in the mid-90's: I walk around a corner and se two guys, one in a camo jacket and one in a red jacket, basically slap fighting. The guy in the red jacket -- short, overweight -- draws ...