So many would still call me a newbie in terms of shooting. I can shoot my PPQ with nearly pinpoint accuracy, but I couldn’t necessarily put five round in an 5″ circle at 5 yards in five seconds. My second shot would always be super low and left as I slapped the trigger and overcompensated for recoil. But I have a habit of watching a ton of videos, taking courses, and the like. Even the ones who might be hated, because I believe everybody can teach us something. Continue reading Gun Grip: How I Improved in Five Seconds
So, a couple of years ago, I posted a challenge to all my shooter friends to be good ambassadors, and help receptive new shooters. And I was reminded of a fairly recent situation I encountered on my local range. Continue reading Challenge Accepted: Helping Others at the Range
This one came very close to home – and not entirely figuratively.
Earlier this afternoon, an apparent lone gunman gained access to the building at 1536 Wynkoop in Downtown Denver and began shooting. Right now, I don’t have his name (nor would I publish it here, if I did),
nor a motive or what type of weapon he used. What drives this to me is another factor: his location. Continue reading Downtown Denver Shooting – 15th and Wynkoop
So earlier today, somebody showed me this video of the use of an app called OnCamera. The idea is that a potential victim, who has already signed up for the service, notices an attack about to come upon her (or him, let’s not be sexist, here). She grabs her phone out of her purse or pocket, presses a “big red button”. That person would almost immediately be in a two-way video conversation with the police. The victim would point the phone at the attacker – presumably so the camera would record his/her face), and a live
police officer “First Officer” says something like “Your face has been recorded. If you walk away, you will be free to go. If you continue, you will be arrested…” blah blah blah. Continue reading OnCamera and Using Your Phone as a Defensive Tool
Okay. It’s been a few days, so time for me to weigh in, here. There seems to be a lot of polarization with Pro-2A supporters, Gun Control supporters, and everybody’s favorite kicking bags: politicians. Let’s see if we can muddle through some of this.
This post will be kind of long, since I don’t really want to tackle Waco again unless there’s some major major developments. Continue reading Waco, Followed by the Inevitable Politicization.
So, being a firearm owner and shooter myself (the two terms are not interchangeable), the news that the ATF was attempting to ban the popular M855 ammo came as seriously concerning.
For those not in the know, the M855 ammo is the “green-tip” ammo that is basically military surplus ammo shot through the M16/M4 platforms. It’s a commonly purchased round for civilian shooters to use in their AR15 rifles, due to its low relative cost. But the ATF sought to change the availability of this ammo. Continue reading ATF’s Ban on M855 Ammo Being Reversed
In a move that just reminds us 80’s kids of a whole lot of popcorn, Lockheed Martin has developed and tested a laser weapon cable of destroying vehicles from over a mile away. (video) Continue reading Real Genius? Where’s the House Full of Popcorn?