Author: Mike

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)…

Don’t Live in Fear

Recently, I read an article in which some anti-gun mouthpiece asked the following; “What are you so afraid of that you feel the need to have a military-style assault rifle with a high capacity magazine next to your bed?” You could almost hear the hysteria in her voice. Ignoring the factual errors in the question (an AR-15 is neither military…

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…