I didn’t realize until recently what a hazard lead is to a shooter’s health.  The threat is real.  Schatz produced a seminal brief on the cacophony of bad stuff your body is exposed to on the range (deadly stuff from arsenic to mercury).  It’s definitely worth checking out.  I’m going to limit myself to lead […]

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Skills Maintenance and Evaluation: Speed and Accuracy

Training and skills maintenance is a subject that we shortchange ourselves on when it comes to where our time, our effort, and our resources are spent. It’s understandable in many respects. Basic skills maintenance isn’t anything new. It’s not a new rifle in the case or safe. It isn’t a new sidearm riding in a […]

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Sarsilmaz SAR9: Turkey Made A Glock!!!

Starting in late 2017, SAR USA started importing the SAR9. SAR USA is the sole importer for firearms made by Sarsilmaz Firearms Corp out of Istanbul, Turkey. When it comes to manufacturing firearms, Sarsilmaz owns the largest firearms manufacturing facility in Europe. It has been in business since the late 19th century and primarily manufactures products for […]

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SHOT show 2018: The Nighthawk Customs Agent 2 1911

At SHOT show this year Nighthawk Customs announced the release of its 2nd generation of the “Agent”, a collaborative 1911 project between Nighthawk, Agency Arms and Railscales. The attention to detail on this custom 1911 is really amazing; the slide serrations line up with the angles of the frame; the rail scales grip texturing matches […]

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I carry a mid-size folding knife (CRKT M16SF) in my pocket merely out of comfort and a desire to maintain a very low profile and retain flexibility in movement. It’s a knife for utility primarily and self defense secondarily. Though I generally keep it sharp, it gets beat on during the week from prying, doing […]

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Applicability of Load Bearing Gear for the Armed Citizen

When I originally wrote on this topic a few years ago, I took a lot of flak over it by people who didn’t seem to disagree with my thoughts or conclusions, but apparently wanted to attack me personally for stepping into their lane or something.  Character assassination notwithstanding, I think this is worth writing about […]

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