Archive for July, 2013

9mm: Cool again?

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

A friend of mine emailed last week to say that his small police department in Ohio was switching from the .40-cal pistols they've been carrying for years to a new 9mm. Just yesterday, local papers in South Dakota announced that the Sioux Falls PD was also switching from .40 to ...

Context Matters

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

This sign is posted at Peacemaker National Training Center in West Virginia: It makes far more sense when you see it in context. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #24

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

43,274 rounds 13 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages The gun suffered another stoppage, a failure to feed a CCI Blazer 3509 FMJ. The bullet nose was pressed straight into the bottom of the feed ramp. A simple Tap-Rack solved it. The gun had recently been lubricated but it had been more than 3,500 rounds since ...


Saturday, July 20th, 2013

What do you call a shot so close to a hit you need magnification to tell for sure that it isn't touching the line? A miss! It must be George Bush's fault. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

FOF: Pros and Cons, Part 1

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Back in August 2012 I wrote an article called Competition: Pros and Cons. Today, it is followed up by a similar discussion about another oft-debated aspect of firearms training, force on force (FOF). I was first certified as a Simunition instructor back in 1998 and since then I've engaged in FOF ...

Does the NAACP Want More Dead Teens?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

The Zimmerman/Martin incident was a really poor case for the NAACP to hang its hat on. Especially when you look into Zimmerman's background, family, volunteer work, etc. it's really hard to point at him and yell "racist!" The media and Sharptons of the world jumped too quickly on this and got in over ...

Ayoob on Zimmerman

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

This promises to be a good series about the real facts & law pertaining to the Zimmerman case by someone with more than a little inside knowledge: Mas Ayoob: The Zimmerman Verdict, Part 1 Mas Ayoob: The Zimmerman Verdict, Part 2 (The "Unarmed Teen") Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

American Federation of Teachers

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Last night, the American Federation of Teachers injected itself into the Zimmerman case with the following press release: “While we believe in the rule of law and the jury has spoken, the implications of the acquittal are profound. It is very disappointing that a racially profiled, unarmed African-American young man wearing a ...

Zimmerman: NOT GUILTY!

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Aaron Weiss

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Thank you, sir, for your service then, now, and tomorrow. [youtube][/youtube] Train hard & stay safe! ToddG (h/t to IRISH for posting this on PF)