Back to the Speedloader

Every time I write about my escapades with the revolver I start with the same disclaimer:  I am a firm believer in carrying a substantial gun and I carry a double-stack auto at all times possible.  The issue is, however, I can’t do that all of the time and when I need deep concealment the... Continue Reading →

Handgun Skills: Grip

The proper grip technique is an essential skill for utilizing a handgun for defensive applications.  The more experienced I have become over the years as both a shooter and an instructor the more I have realized just how much of a factor the grip on the weapon plays. A good grip helps in making accurate... Continue Reading →

Handgun Skills: Dry Fire Training

Dry fire is to shooters what hitting the heavy bag is to boxers.  Ammo is expensive and live fire requires going to a range.  Dry fire requires a safe direction and distraction free environment only.  I find that the really high end competition shooters tend to either be very high round count guys, shooting tens... Continue Reading →

The Latest London Attack: Run, Hide, Tell

A few weeks ago I wrote about the deplorable Run, Hide, Fight moniker that is touted throughout the United States by government entities as being the response protocol for active shooters.  I berated the mindset of this faction of our society that promotes such an approach, mentioning Fight as only a last ditch, unarmed attempt. ... Continue Reading →

Handgun Skills: Training Standards

Most “shooters” never do more than simply plink.  They go to the range, however infrequently that may be, and they shoot at paper plates or empty coke cans.  This may be a fun all-American pastime, but if you want to get good with your handgun this is not going to cut it.  Obviously, seeking out... Continue Reading →

Running the Snub: Consistency Required

I just spent five days at my folks' country place.  My father is an avid shooter.  In particular he is an exceptional revolver shooter.  His ability with the small-frame revolver and his extensive experience with it led me to see the merits of the platform in the first place.  Flying to his place for a... Continue Reading →

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