In Praise of the Glock 26

I get it, the Sig P365 changed everything.  Before it the king of small autos was the Smith and Wesson Shield.  At that time the Shield brought to bear a single-stack profile, actually shot well for such a small gun, and it was reliable.  It was, undoubtedly, my favorite of the “single-stack” 9mm micro pistols. ... Continue Reading →

Carrying a Reload in the Pocket

I like to carry my spare magazine on the waistline in order to facilitate the fastest, and most fumble-proof, reload possible.  The problem is, I find this difficult to pull off.  I used to wear the magazine at my off-hand appendix position.  First, I always found it uncomfortable.  Second, I moved to keeping my knife... Continue Reading →

Reliability in Small Auto Pistols

As a general rule, the smaller an auto loading pistol becomes, the more finicky the mechanical operation.  Spring tensions and slide mass all work together to make an auto loader operate dependably.  Small guns are harder to refine to reliability.  They also typically exhibit far shorter longevity.  For these reasons I prefer the small frame... Continue Reading →

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