Archive for the ‘Safety’ 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Physics vs Faith

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

A few days ago in NJ, a federal law enforcement officer had a widely reported unintended discharge while clearing his Glock for cleaning. It quickly became a topic of discussion on various gun-related forums and Facebook pages and, of course, the gist of most opinions was "100% the shooter's fault!" On ...

Relays

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Over the past few months I've received emails from three different students about a safety issue that is becoming more prevalent in classes from big name instructors: too many students on the line at once with too few staff to watch them all. Each of the students who contacted me ...

The Why NOT of the SERPA

Monday, January 6th, 2014

From Chuck Haggard at pistol-forum.com: Completely discounting the trigger finger issue, the actual quality and design of the product makes it unsuitable for serious use in my experience. Too many people likely only use a Serpa in rather sterile environments and never get a clue. I started out liking the system. A ...

The Vehicle Holster

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

A friend just emailed me about the "holster" someone bought him as a gift for Christmas. It's intended to be mounted to a car. It's not the one pictured above but the concept is close to identical. Exactly how bloody stupid do you have to be to think this is a ...

Official Statement Regarding Gadget-Like Device

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

We are aware that a product strikingly similar to the Gadget was recently debuted online. Imitation, as they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. That company has been aware of the Gadget for at least two years and knows the Gadget was awarded a patent earlier in 2013. Suffice to ...