Archive for April, 2013

When Smart Is Stupid

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

... or, Trying to Profit from the Sandy Hook Massacre Makes You a Giant Twit! Yesterday, Computerworld published a story about Safe Gun Technology, a company that has (allegedly) developed a fingerprint authorization system for firearms. The company has only been able to produce one working prototype in ten years, but ...

Is Bad That Bad?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

You've seen it a hundred times on the internet: "I don't want to go to a class and learn the wrong thing!" The implication is that someone could attend a class and learn something bad. Is it bad to learn one of those techniques or attend a class where some of ...

Out of Control, But in Moderation

Friday, April 26th, 2013

A recent post by Caleb over at Gun Nuts (Run it until the wheels fall off) got me thinking about the different approaches people take to shooting fast & accurately. As I've mentioned before (Permission to Miss), at a certain point it becomes necessary to miss if you want to shoot faster. More ...

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #18

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

31,818 rounds 11 stoppages 0 malfunctions 2 parts breakages In case the photo above didn't clue you in, the SACS/Warren gun suffered another small part breakage. After firing round number 31,704 successfully, the gun failed to fire on the next round. A quick glance at the gun showed a piece of metal stuck between the new ...

Z-Flex Slogan Contest

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Last week pistol-training.com announced the Z-Flex slogan contest. With over 100 entries it was impossible to choose just one winner. So all three of these lucky, brilliant ad men will be receiving coveted PTC hats: Because you suck and Z-Flex hates you. -- By John Balbierz Z-Flex: Putting the ACK! in accuracy since ...

Reminder: ToddG on Ballistic Radio Tonight

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Just a reminder that I'll be the featured guest on Ballistic Radio on 55KRC in Cincinnati. Tune in tonight from 7pm to 8pm (EDT). Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Heirloom Project Update: The Devil’s in the Details

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Most of the remaining details have been decided for the Heirloom gun being built by Jason Burton. Checkering will be 25lpi. While I was initially concerned about the coarseness of the checkering on the SACS/Warren gun it has proven to be very effective while remaining comfortable enough for long practice sessions. ...

Ballistic Radio

Friday, April 19th, 2013

This Sunday, I'll be the featured guest on 55KRC's Ballistic Radio. The show is hosted by pistol-forum.com regular J.M. "Sparks2112" Johnston. This week's episode will be about handgun reliability and, naturally, pistol training. You can listen live via the 55KRC web site or afterwards through the Ballistic Radio podcast. Check out previous weeks' ...

Gun Control, Now with More Iron(y)

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

[youtube]http://youtu.be/LORVfnFtcH0[/youtube] The irony of using a full motion video distributed on the internet to promote the idea that technology has changed beyond what the Founding Fathers intended thus requiring a reexamination of Constitutional gun rights is just awesome. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG TIP OF THE HAT to BaiHu on pistol-forum.com (because ...

Contest: Best One-Liner

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

This is an actual product (the Gemini Defense Z-Flex Sight, courtesy of The Firearms Blog). Submit your entries via the Comment section. You may make as many suggestions as you want. Entries must be received by 11:59pm Sunday 21-April-2013. Best one-liner wins a pistol-training.com baseball hat and my undying respect. (total prize ...