Archive for February, 2013

Bravo Company Stands Tall

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

While neither shooting- nor pistol-related, I felt this was important and hope that it will be copied, repeated, and shared by every gun owner. Bravo Company Manufacturing has decided to cancel its new contract with the Milwaukee Police Department. Very shortly after winning the prestigious and lucrative bid to replace Milwaukee's ...

The Lie of Need

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

My wife is a nationally recognized expert in her professional community, a community in which liberals are substantially more prevalent than conservatives. She travels the country quite a bit attending conferences and seminars, and many of her peers know she is a gun owner. She came home from one such ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #15

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

25,466 rounds 10 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages Perhaps my sense of  humor is just a bit too dry. For those who didn't get the joke from last Friday: The SACS/Warren pistol is running just fine and broke the 25,000 round mark. Contrary to popular belief, Todd Green carrying a 1911 was not the 2012 disaster predicted by ...

SACS/Warren Test Gun Breaks

Friday, February 15th, 2013

... 25,000 rounds, that is! Details to follow this weekend. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Further Interruption

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Following up to last December's announcement, is suspending all classes until late July. While it may be possible to teach intermittently during the interim, it would be inappropriate to have students waiting until the last minute to find out if a class was being held or not... especially given the ...

What Is a Gun?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Catching up on two months of blogs from around the net I came across an interesting post about safety. It opined that the Cardinal Rules should be followed not just with live firearms but with blue guns, SIRT pistols, and the like. It's a view shared by others, certainly; at ...

Heirloom Project Interim Update

Monday, February 4th, 2013

While I was on vacation from shooting the past couple of months, the Heirloom Project has been moving forward. Most of the internal parts have been donated by Wilson Combat and have arrived at Heirloom Precision. The final list of parts from Wilson includes: 298BBP - Bulletproof Grip Safety, blue 34S - Extended Ejector ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #14

Friday, February 1st, 2013

23,864 rounds 10 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages After an almost two month hiatus, the SACS/Warren gun finally got a trip to the range today. It was a very short practice session (less than 150 rounds and less than ninety minutes) but it gave me a chance to assess the gun's condition. The first 31 ...