“Don't shoot fast, shoot good.” –Clint Smith

I bought my first gun when I was 12. For the last 40 years, I've been shooting and hunting. I've put tens of thousands of rounds downrange, had a lot of fun doing so and met some great people along the way. These are the thoughts of a man who likes guns, carries a gun and shoots guns. A lot.

My First Two-Gun Match

  It looks like it’s been about 4 months since my last post. I have but one excuse; work. I got slammed with projects this winter/spring and it’s only now getting back to the normal level of chaos that I enjoy. Also, my oldest daughter got married in March. It’s been a busy season. I keep telling myself that I’m…

Visual Patience

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get a post up here. Work has been busy and I’ve spent most of my spare time loading up test loads for the .308, .270 and .223. Now if the weather ever breaks and I can get to the range, I’ll be able to write some posts about that—and my new…

Bucket List Guns

I’m pretty sure at some point I’ve mentioned that when I was growing up, I read a lot of gun, hunting and outdoors magazines. I don’t remember a time going to my grandfather’s house or later, my dad’s when there wasn’t a several foot tall stack of Outdoor Life or Sports Afield or Guns & Ammo sitting around. I would…

Do Something!

It happens pretty much any time a criminal commits a criminal act while using a firearm—the cries to do something. The tweets go out, late night comedians plead and Democratic politicos do stand-ups asking how much longer it will be before we do something about gun violence. I’ve said before I don’t believe we have a problem with gun violence…

Testing Carry Ammo

This is going to be a different type of test. I’m not doing ballistic gel tests here—you can find plenty of those on YouTube. What I wanted to do in this test was find out what defensive ammo my EDC gun likes best. And by likes best, I mean shoots the most accurately at 10 yards from a standing, unsupported…

Wood and Steel

There’s no question I’m getting more sentimental as I get older. This sentimentality manifests itself in different ways. For example, I love old houses. There is something about the craftsmanship that went into building many of the old houses, especially those built between 1880 and 1930. Those dates are somewhat arbitrary, but I believe that era was the peak of…

Background Check B.S.

As is the course, after every highly publicized mass killer incident, pretty much every anti-Second Amendment talking head comes out of the woodwork calling for us to “do something.” That “something” often wears the face of so-called “universal background checks.” In this post, I’m going to attempt to educate readers on the current state of background checks, and what “universal…

Why I Carry a Spare Magazine

We’re back in our “Why” series today. This is a topic that I thought of when I first conceived this blog, and it’s been a topic of conversation lately. Between a training exercise a few weeks back and several interactions with friends, it seems carrying a spare magazine is one of those large question marks in the concealed (or open)…