Archive for January, 2012

Freedom Group Purchases Para USA

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

While it was pretty well known that the deal was done before SHOT Show, today Freedom Group formally announced that it has purchased "certain assets" of Para USA (nee ParaOrdnance). In the event that you've been living under a rock and paying no attention whatsoever to the gun industry, Freedom Group ...

He Didn’t Even Need a SERPA

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Dear Brazilian Bank Robber, In the future, when dual wielding your epic Vorpal Pistols +5, suggest you either: (a) keep your finger off the trigger, or (b) avoid pointing the muzzle at yourself, or (c) at least make sure it's pointing at a body part that will prevent you from infecting the gene pool. Video ...

SHOT 2012 Day 4

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Aimpoint has released the 2MOA version of its Micro T-1. While this has nothing to do with pistols, it was apparently the single most important product launch in the history of the universe because now thousands of customers will be able to claim they own the exact same optic through ...

SHOT 2012 Days 2 & 3

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

ASYM Ammunition has taken off like a rocket over the past year. They provided some .45 ammo in 2010 for the HK45 test and it consistently turned in the tightest groups through the gun ever. The company's owner, Stan Chen (yes, the Stan Chen, the famous 1911 gunsmith) has offered to ...

SHOT 2012 Day 1

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

It's late so just some rough notes: NLT is coming out with a number of pistol-related SIRT options in the immediate future: The long awaited M&P SIRT should be out 1Q12. A 92FS SIRT, complete with reciprocating slide and both DA & SA trigger strokes, will be available 2Q12. A G19 SIRT is in ...

New Classes Scheduled

Saturday, January 14th, 2012 will be expanding its class offerings this year with two new programs: Concealed Carry Skills, 2 days, 800 rounds Concealed Carry Skills is focused on the private citizen or law enforcement officer who primarily carries a handgun concealed. Concealed Carry Skills revolves around the practical skills that are necessary for proper carriage and use ...

150rd Practice Session from Caleb &

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

[youtube][/youtube] I really need to make a shorter URL for the F.A.S.T. page... Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 42

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

55,221 rounds 9 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages Two short sessions this week were spent primarily working with the laser and getting in my 2012 Performance Challenge results. iron sights laser 300 275-6X 267-0X Changing Gears 26.28, 3 misses 24.76, 1 miss 99 Drill 88 (-4, -3, -1, -3) 94 (-0, -2, -2, -1) The results are consistent with my overall performance ...


Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Some folks asked about the gloves photographed in last week's G17 update. They're Patrol Incident Gear FDT-Alphas from SKD Tactical. GearScout put up a short review. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

SIG Introduces…

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Hate me all you want, I think it looks neat. Whether it serves any purpose or not I can't say, but at least on paper it creates a low recoil, short barrel, optic-ready weapon. Hard to mount a flashlight, however, which could be a deal breaker. You'll note that the shooter ...