Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Cleer EDC Pocket Kit

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Most of my friends (and I) tend to carry a full IFAK -- Individual First Aid Kit -- or two on our range bags for emergencies that hopefully will never happen while we're practicing. But as we see new emerging threats like the attacks in Paris and Nigeria, people are ...


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 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 ...

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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


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 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][/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. ...