Editor’s Note: How to operate firearms most efficiently has always been a contentious subject. One example is how to release the slide of an auto-pistol when it has locked back after the last round has been fired. The two most common ways are racking the slide back and releasing it, or using the slide-lock lever
Although the shotgun has lost its premier status in law enforcement with the “advent” of the patrol rifle, it hasn’t lost its effectiveness as a defensive tool. A quality pump-action shotgun is generally inexpensive, simple, reliable, versatile and easily customized. Many agencies are transforming their older shotguns into dedicated less-lethal platforms. Although it has its
Like most people, I like to shoot steel targets. They offer many advantages over paper, starting with the instant feedback—hit the target, hear the ring. Plus I don’t need staples, tape or a target backer, just a can of spray paint. And if the wind is strong enough to move a steel target, there is
As every experienced shooter knows, accurate rifle shooting requires the application of the four key fundamentals of marksmanship: steady position, sight alignment, breath control, and trigger squeeze. When artificial support is available, it should be used to steady the position and support the rifle whenever practical. When artificial support isn’t available or practical, the bones
It has been said that with so many available accessories, the AR-15 family of weapons is like Barbie but for men. Calibers range from .22 to .50 and the number of stocks, pistol grips and other aftermarket accessories has never been matched by any other firearm, including the 1911 pistol. MG Industries (MGI) has taken
Although the hospital in suburban Dandy, Pennsylvania had a “No Guns” policy, the psychiatrist who worked there had no illusions about how ineffective signs are at stopping evildoers. Therefore he discreetly ignored his employer’s policy and carried a small pocket pistol to the office every day.
You’re in the process of rotating your food supplies when you notice that the “Best By” date on some of the containers came and went over five months ago! If you’re like most people, your first reaction is probably to throw out any food products that appear to be out of date. After all, who
I hate political correctness. It’s a term used by leftists to change a society’s culture by creating guilt. I won’t waste ink here by reviewing what a disastrous year 2013 was for the Second Amendment, except to say that laws were passed by politicians with no technical understanding of the objects they voted to ban.
I was taken to task on the internet some time ago for advocating the low ready position. To paraphrase: “I would not listen to anyone who advocates the low ready position…” Wow! I love these guys. First, this was posted under a pseudonym. On the internet you are cloaked in anonymity, which is pretty much
The argument, or should I say discussion, over traps vs. hunting has been going on since the dawn of time. Yes, there is a certain mythic allure about getting geared up, be it with the latest and greatest high-powered rifle and sophisticated scope or a spear and grass skirt. Hunting requires silent movement, concealment, predicting