Author: Mike

Why I Carry Hollow Point Bullets

Every once in a while, I come across an anti-gun person decrying the idea of civilians carrying hollow point bullets. They typically publicly demonstrate their ignorance of the topic by citing the Geneva Convention and it’s prohibition on using hollow point rounds in military conflicts. Those who actually know a little about history recognize that it was the Hague Treaty…

Actual Gun Safety

As the title of this blog suggests, I believe in gun safety. However, what I think of as gun safety is pretty much the opposite of what anti-Second Amendment organizations like Everytown for Gun Safety think of. In fact, even though it caused me to throw up in my mouth just a little bit, I went through everytown.org (no link because…

Why I Reload

It’s been a while since a “Why I…” post, and given the amount of reloading I’ve been doing in the past few weeks, it’s about time to tackle this subject. Now, I’ll go on record right now saying it’s not imperative to reload if you are to be a bonafide gun guy or gal. It’s just not. A lot of…

Justine

I am normally not one for naming things. My girls on the other hand, name everything. But I tend to call guns by the model number, or what I use them for. Thus, I have “The Model 12,” and “The 870” and “My Competition Gun.” But when I bolted this one together for function and fire testing, I knew I…

The Model 12

The last few posts have leaned political in nature, so I thought I would get back to a more pure gun story. One of the reasons I’m so passionate about guns is the memories and emotions I associate with them. Today, you’ll learn the story of another one in my collection, a Winchester Model 12 shotgun. History Originally known as…

Why I Compete

For about the last 10 months, I’ve been competing in one to two pistol matches per month. If it’s a good month, I can get three in. I have wanted to shoot competitively for nearly 10 years. I first learned about IDPA in 2005 having moved back to my homeland of Western New York. I remember spending time on their…

If Guns Were The Problem…

I have to wonder about the motives of people that blame inanimate objects for a problem. We hear it all the time. Take Shannon Watts for example. Every time some sociopath uses a gun to shoot some people, she’s all over the news telling us that there are too may guns. “America is awash in guns—and it’s a huge problem!”…

Medium-Range Shooting Adventures

Recently, I’ve taken up mid-range shooting. Some would call it long-range, but when I did that, I was promptly corrected by the owner of the range where I shoot. He said, “500-600 yards isn’t long range. That’s medium range. Long-range starts at 1,000 yards…” So there you go. Anyhoo, for someone who has previously only shot out to about 125…