Month: June 2017

“High-Capacity” Magazines

It used to really piss me off, but now I find it amusing. Whenever a TV “gun expert” blathers on about “high-capacity magazine clips” that were the cause of so much carnage in some random shooting. Like most pop-culture gun terms, “high-capacity magazine” is a completely made up term that has no meaning at all. It’s designed to sound scary…

The Model 99

As near as I can recall, the year was 1978. My parents had just split up and we moved back to the small town that I call home. I was 12, and had already been deer hunting with my dad for several years. Well, hunting is a stretch; I tagged along. But I loved it, and often didn’t sleep a wink…

No New Gun Laws

Why I Oppose New Gun Laws

It’s almost impossible to open a newspaper or turn on a TV and not read or hear another story where some politician or political activist is calling for more gun laws. They used to call it gun control, then that fell out of favor—primarily since most Americans are not in favor it it—so they renamed it “common sense gun laws.”…

The Squib

I was told it would happen to me eventually, but I didn’t believe it. I was pretty sure I was going to be able to escape this fate and avoid the consequences by virtue of my conscientious behavior. I was wrong. Last week, coming home from a range session, I decided I should give my competition handgun—a Springfield model XD…