Breaking in a new defensive handgun
So, you got a shiny new pistol you plan on carrying or keeping around the house for self defense. Great! But, how do you know it will work when you need it to? Over the years, I’ve answered many questions | Read More »
Decisive Action: Don’t let the bastards kill you
When a citizen tries to negotiate in the face of imminent violence, the citizen is going to lose. Tense situations can be de-escalated. People intent on doing you harm, however, are more likely to leave you cold and lifeless than to parley.
Review: RKBA holsters – Quality holsters at a reasonable price
Looking for a quality holster for a relatively inexpensive price? How about one made here in the US by a small businessman who is happy to work with you for a custom project? Take a look at RKBA Holsters. I | Read More »
A light for every occasion
The world of tactical lights has evolved a great deal in recent years. Tactical lights were once expensive tools with short run times and relatively weak output compared to today’s lights. Today, high output lights are made by a variety of manufacturers. Many of them use LEDs to produce very bright light and achieve remarkable run times.
The new gun culture
But the new generation of gun owners no longer fit the old-school sportsmen look of yesteryear. The new generation of gun owners are fiercely independent, yet socially active – especially in the online space. The new generation comes from urban centers as well as middle America. New gun owners are of all genders, colors, creeds and social strata. They are not Elmer Fudd.
Emerald Trace? – CTC introduces new green lasers
Crimson Trace announced new green lasers for a variety of handguns. Specially designed new green lasers will mount to the various Glock pistols, the Springfield XD and XD(M) handguns and 1911 pistols from Kimber and Smith & Wesson. Additionally, the company is making a green laser in the Rail Master line, allowing a shooter to mount a generic green laser aiming device to any pistol with a Picatinny-type rail.
TekMat Bench Mats: The Gun Cleaning Accessory You Will Want to Show Off
The TekMat line of gun mats are of good quality, and have the feel of a high-end mouse pad. The bottom of the mats are rubber, which provides good cushion for your guns. The rubber backing also provides excellent traction so your mat will not slide across a table top.
Home Training Tips: Low Cost Ways to Improve Your Defensive Shooting
When I first started carrying a gun for a living, I bought a Dillon Square Deal progressive loader in .38 Special. I’m not sure how many thousands of rounds I cranked out using that simple, but very effective, loading machine. Although reloading can be a fun hobby, I saw ammo production as a tool to get more time on the range – and it helped do exactly that.
Buying guns at auction: Treasures on the cheap
Don’t hesitate to keep a few reference books out in the car either. I’ve relied on the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson and the Standard Catalog of Colt on a few occasions to identify guns that I could not locate in the Blue Book or elsewhere online. The publisher, Gun Digest, also prints Standard Catalog books for Winchester, Remington and Browning.
Smith & Wesson updates SD line
Smith & Wesson recently updated the SD line of pistols with the new SD9 VE and SD40 VE handguns. I previously reviewed the original SD40 and found that gun to be an exceptional value. I still believe the SD40 is | Read More »