Author: Mike

“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…

I Am A Gun Guy

I like shooting guns. And I’m pretty unapologetic about that. I’m also pretty tired of being marginalized by leftists who insist I need to give up something I really enjoy because a handful of scumbags misuse guns. It’s become a trite and tired saying, but that doesn’t make it any less true; guns don’t kill people, people kill people. And…

I Don’t Need To Justify This

Last time, I wrote about my really fun field trip to the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta. It really was huge fun. As a gun guy, I really enjoy hanging out with other gun guys (and gals!), talking about our shared passion for firearms. Some people don’t get that. Some people want to vilify us. Some people claim we’re worse…

The Founding Fathers Weren’t Idiots

In my last post, I outlined why I own an AR-15. Anti-Gun nuts like to make the argument that the Founding Fathers, “never could have imagined highly advanced weapons like the AR-15 assault rifle with it’s 30-round high-capacity magazine clips.” I call shenanigans. In the late 1700’s, repeating arms had already been developed. And more than imagining them, I think…

Why I Own an AR

I remember the first time I shot an AR-15. It didn’t belong to me, but I had an absolute blast (pun intended) breaking clay pigeons into smaller and smaller pieces on the 50 yard berm. I had shot larger, center-fire rifles in the past, but they all had significant recoil and weren’t that enjoyable to shoot after 20 rounds or…

April 6th IDPA Match Recap

I haven’t done a match recap post in a while, mainly since I haven’t shot a match in a while. My work schedule put me on the road for a few weeks (with a few more weeks coming up), so I was unable to get out to a match. Thankfully, I made it home in time for the first Thursday…