Archive for June, 2013

FBI Revolver Training, circa 1961

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Thanks to JAD on pistol-forum for finding this great video: [youtube][/youtube] "The revolver is no respecter of persons. It will kill anyone at whom it is pointed, whether that person is the holder of the weapon, the criminal, or an innocent bystander. Never point your revolver at anyone unless you are justified... ...

The Great IDPA Reload Rules Debate

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

With the final release of the new IDPA rulebook, the Net is all aflutter with people losing their minds over two changes to how reloads can be performed in the game: If you are behind cover, you cannot advance further into the stage while performing a reload (reload must be done ...

The Safety Sin, Revisited

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

More stuff I didn't write: Thinking Critically on Safety by Tim at Gun Nuts. TL;DR version is that a guy gets on YouTube, shows video where he shoots himself while holstering at a USPSA match, then defends to high heaven that he wasn't responsible. Next, Byron over at looks through ...

The 1911 and “Teams”

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Doctor Gary Roberts (better known 'round the net as DocGKR) has written an excellent article at Modern Service Weapons called The 1911 for LE and Special Team Use. Go read it now, then come back here. I'll wait... OK. So as someone who has finally come around to understanding the illogical and almost religious ...

I Am Not Alone: The 1911 Trigger

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

167 over at Master Class Chronicles wrote recently about his experience adapting to a 1911. Can I get an amen? While many people who cut their teeth on the 1911 platform think it has the greatest trigger imaginable, the reality is that it's awesome at some things and challenging for others. There is a reason ...

More 1911 Reliability

Sunday, June 16th, 2013


Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #23

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

[youtube][/youtube] 42,339 rounds 12 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages As you can see from the video above, the pistol suffered its 12th stoppage (and the first gun-induced problem in more than 9,000 rounds since the ejector was replaced by Springfield Armory Custom Shop). It failed to go completely into battery after firing. Simply tapping the magazine ...

Sometimes the Bear Gets You

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

[youtube][/youtube] Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Trending Positive

Friday, June 14th, 2013

From a Schlotzsky’s Deli in North Little Rock, Arkansas:   JUDICIOUS MARKSMANSHIP IS APPRECIATED would look awesome on a t-shirt. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG (H/T to Bigguy on for posting the link to's article)

Seeing What You Need To See

Friday, June 14th, 2013

[youtube][/youtube] First target is a 3x5" card that is obscured by the "car" window and also has a "no shoot" hostage right in front of it with a potential 20-second penalty if it gets hit. Second target is a full torso as seen through the same "car" window. Third and fourth targets are ...