Archive for December, 2012

We’re Sorry to Interrupt This Program…

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

If you've been reading pistol-training.com for a while, you know that the site is very rarely about my personal life except insofar as it relates to shooting: teaching & practicing. It's always been my belief that each of you has your own life, family, challenges, and distractions so there's no ...

Why Night Sights?

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A recent discussion at pistol-forum.com regarding night sights motivated me to take this photo: Pretty straight forward, yes? I shot it with my phone sitting on my couch in the living room. Literally, without moving my butt one inch while reading the aforementioned thread I was able to look up and see ...

7th Circuit Decides in Favor of CCW

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

"The Supreme Court has decided that the amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside." -- Judge Richard Posner writing for the majority in Moore v. Madigan In a decision that surprised a number of people who'd been following the case closely, ...

Remington Recalls Some .38 Special +p Ammunition

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Remington has issued a recall for one specific lot number of .38 Special +p  SJHP ammunition in 100rd boxes. If you have any of this ammunition you advised to return it to Remington. The press release says the boxes may contain .357 Magnum ammunition but because they're fearful of its use ...

Gun Nuts Completes S&W Shield Test

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Tim from Gun Nuts has wrapped up his test of the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, putting over 2,000 rounds through the gun over the course of about two months. From his conclusion: "It isn’t perfect, but it’s a very good pistol that I think most people would find fits into niches in ...

The “Best” Offense

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

One of the earliest things I can remember about my father, oddly enough, was his business card. On the back he had a motto: If it's not perfect, make it better. That saying stuck with me ever since. As a kid I saw it in very simplistic terms but as I've ...

Your Awesome

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

(You think that's a typo, don't you?) Two different things got me thinking about this recently. First was Tim (TCinVA) writing his post "Good Enough" on Gun Nuts, and talking about how relative the term is. The second involved an unplanned drill at the range last week. For giggles I set the ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #13

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

23,512 rounds 10 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages The past three weeks have been much more about carrying than shooting. We spent an entire week at a cabin in Western Maryland, devoting most of our days to either hiking or lying on the couch. The 1911 in its 5 Shot S.M.E. holster worked great under both ...