Archive for March, 2013

Instructor Demonstrations

Monday, March 25th, 2013

To demo or not to demo, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler for the class to suffer The Questions and Mistakes of outrageous Confusion, Or take up Arms amid a sea of students, And by demonstrating embarrass yourself. Having been through somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty-five different shooting schools, I've seen both sides ...

Thought for the Day

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

From a modern poet: Anyone perfect must be lying Anything easy has its cost Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Got (Less) Ammo?

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

empty ranges With the current ammo drought, the internet is ablaze with discussions and comments about ways to cope. Most such comments revolve around various ways to do more with less. But the hard truth is this: if you've already been training efficiently, you can't improve certain skills without live fire practice. Pretty ...

Heirloom Project Update: In The Buff

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The Caspian frame and slide will be at Heirloom Precision tomorrow. So the gun should be done, what, Friday? Thanks to the Heirloom Project sponsors:

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #16

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

27,995 rounds 10 stoppages 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages Somewhere, in some pantheon of gods and demons, there is clearly a supernatural being bent on preventing me from doing a decent reload with this 1911. Thanks to joshs volunteering to be my shooting partner one day, I was able to ascertain the leading problem with my reload technique: ...

If the Army Wanted a New Pistol…

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

... what would they ask for? According to a current RFI (Request for Information) from PM SW (Program Manager Soldier Weapons) which is part of PEO Solider (Program Executive Office) they apparently want a gun that has a lot of acronyms in its name. OK, maybe not. But the RFI is interesting. ...

Appendix Controversy

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

By now you may have heard of the big Facebook flap regarding a newer training outfit and a video showing someone using an appendix (aiwb) holster in a manner most of us would consider unsafe. Rather than beat a dead horse, I'll refer you to Caleb's post over at Gun ...