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Some observations I think Trump will fundamentally change the country, and for the better...for people like us. For liberals and freeloaders, life will suck like it has never sucked before. In less than ten days look at what he has done. None of this is outlandish and are things most capitalists and conservatives have all thought needed to be done. But like an unruly child being disciplined for the first time, the nation's left is going bananas. I do see him succeeding at his...our...goals even if by force because he is not overly concerned about re-election like most others have been. He is going to be there 4 years, change things, and leave...maybe. I think it is going to be great for those of us who want to make and keep money. Specially good for the gun industry as I see the HPA and several other bills passing. The government's reach into the gun business will be reduced and those forces likely repurposed. In the meantime, I would look at the tumult of the Hippy Terrorists of the 1960s...the Weathermen,... Read more →

What a horrible thing to say or consider? Yes, for modern western man that is almost inconceivable. But as I have said for over a year, we live in a time of war. And although the Trump Presidency has been the best thing to happen to America since the end of WW2, I would not expect the momentum of the ISIS Jihad against the west to diminish. Moreover, I think that a traditional, "Let's bomb them in Syria" perspective may be fine for Syrian security, but will do nothing to thwart the Orlandos and San Bernardinos that are being planned right now in America by people that share the same philosophy. Last August I wrote a controversial article titled - Could You Kill A Child Jihadist? You can read it here - COULD YOU SHOOT A CHILD JIHADIST? In the article I referred to a video that surfaced showing 12 year old boys executing prisoners. That video was bland compared to the one I am going to show you here. At the end of the original article I said the... Read more →

First I want to discuss the uses and necessities of this. As I type, I have a Glock 17 Pistol in my belt. It has a threaded barrel, and an RMR (RM06)...but no weaponlight. Why not...don't ALL weapons need lights? No, they do not. Let me restate that. Not all weapons need light, and specially not all pistols. Ostensibly, the purpose for a weapon mounted light...or in this discussion, a pistol mounted light, is to identify the nature of a potential threat/target obscured by darkness. In other words, to give you more information than that which you are currently operating on. A clear and present threat does not need to be identified any further. If you live alone and a large figure in moving down the darkened hallway telling you in an unfamiliar voice that he is going to kill you, you do not need to identify him before emptying your high capacity magazine into his face. If in twilight, on a city street, a couple of bad guys "prison strut" over to you, with a "Yo motherf*cker!" while reaching... Read more →

THE REASON FOR THE WEAPON A bad guy surprises the crap out of you inside a room, in poor lighting and you have a weapon in your hands. The first image is what a hurried shot under pressure, without a proper sight picture looks like with a single projectile weapon - like a submachinegun, or rifle. Time elapsed: .75 seconds. The second image is what a hurried shot under pressure, without a proper sight picture looks like with a multiple projectile weapon - like a shotgun (or a non-NFA 26" shotgun "other"). Time elapsed: .75 seconds. That right there is the sole reason for the shotgun in CQB. Is it indiscriminate? Maybe. It is not for hostage rescues nor for surgical shooting. But it allows you to send nine times as much ill will with one trigger press in half the time. We talk of shooting in the face...this will likely remove the face. The shots I took when I carried one could never have been taken with a slug loaded weapon, nor with a rifle. Related articles ROLE OF... Read more →

Continuing with our objective to really make the Glock perfect via the replacement of all MIM parts, we developed the Tactical Grade Firing Pin Safety. Like our firing pin, it is made from hardened tool steel and polished to perfection. We shoot a great deal. I have been shooting Glocks since 1995. Between my staff and I, we see over 1000 students per year, most with Glocks. How many rounds we fire, or see fired, I can only guess at but likely more than most SWAT units. If it can break, we have seen it break. One of those issues we see is the wearing out of the safety plunger. This is exacerbated when guys polish them. The factory unit is a MIM part and plated. When you polish the plating away in the quest for a smoother trigger, you remove the barrier that makes this part hard. The results are predictable. To alleviate that problem we have introduced this new part. We are not the first, but we have done it right without overcharging the customer. Ours has many... Read more →

It seems that lessons need to be continually relearned because either they were never learned in the first place, or they were quickly forgotten due to inconvenience. The topic is weapon lights...and pistol lights in particular. They look very dramatic on those custom handguns in photos. We need to ask why they are there, and secondly if they are an asset on every single weapon. To answer the unasked question about my perspective and authority, all but one of the dozen gunfights I was involved with were in reduced light. The first issue is that if you do add a light, you need to know how to use it. I am always concerned about drawing fire by using a light excessively or inappropriately. If there was no concern over such things, we would simply turn the light on and leave it on like they do on TV Cop shows. I expect that most guys that add a light to their pistol, rifle or shotgun, will do just this and then vociferously defend their tactics online. The problem is that all... Read more →

Metal Injection Molded Parts (MIM) are the future for many manufacturers, not just Glocks, but everything from 1911s to SIG (yes...even the new angelic 320). I had my doubts and so I researched. Two concepts that I have always held foremost when examining an issue have been, "where there is smoke there is fire", and Deep Throat's famous, "follow the money". Both those facts are kept in mind here as we read of broken parts in just about every modern pistol. We hear more of course from those that are most prolific, but nonetheless. Then we hear from the MIM-apologists, telling us that the MIM parts are just as good as everything that came they secretly open the box containing the new free rifle or pistol they got from the manufacturer that uses MIM parts. So here is what we know. MIM, also known as "sintered metal" is used not because its better, but rather because its cheaper. When a manufacturer makes a change it is for one of those factors, never simply "just because". So is an MIM... Read more →

I have been working with the battle axe for a few now and have come to some conclusions. 1). This is different than a traditional stocked weapon. It requires a different attitude and shooting method than most use. Much of it once learned can carry over to stocked shotguns. 2). This is a limited ammo system. It requires reduced recoil ammo and I suspect at the end of the day, its best use will be #4 Buck. This is not a 50 yard weapon, but an approximation of the close range battle axe. Devastating in its niche. Only idiots will try full power loads or slugs here since you will not be able to run it well that way. 3). It is not a hip shooting weapon, although it can be used that way and many other ways. It is best used from eye level and can be run quickly if the shooter works it well. It is not a girl's weapon unless the girl is a powerlifter or MMA fighter. The battle axe is not an egalitarian weapon. 4).... Read more →