Monthly Archives: April 2015

Accurate pistol on the cheap

A year ago, I mentioned Crickett Hunter pistol in an article. More recently, I had a chance to try it for accuracy and was not disappointed. Other groups I shot were very similar. The one unattached hole was likely the … Continue reading

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Magazines for 1911 rimfire conversions

Two years ago, I got an Iver Johnson 1911 with a .22 conversion kit. Last year, I got a spare magazine for it but had not tried it until today. The new magazine, made like the one included with the … Continue reading

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25rd magazine for Marlin 795: new on AllOutdoor

25 shots on tap

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Riot control legalities.

Assume a legally reasonable US state and an on-going violent riot…

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Vehicle question

What is the smallest current production crossover/SUV with upright sitting position, truck-style front seats? Would  Subaru Forester or Outback qualify?

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Pump shotgun in competent hands

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Sub2000 Mk2 review is up

On-line version. The print version in Western Shooting Journal has many more photos.

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When she isn’t shooting…

…Tatiana designs 3D interactive targets for defensive training.

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Cobalt Kinetics

  I met Cobalt Kinetics crew at SHOT Show, and did a shoot with them right before the NRA Show in Nashville.   As you can see, accurate rapid fire is possible even without a concussive muzzle brake. I like … Continue reading

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New edits of old photos (nsfw)

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No Boomershoot this year.

Due to too many competing commitments, I won’t be in Idaho next week. I let the people most directly affected know this, but I know that a few others might need the info as well.

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Rapid fire with shotgun

Pretty fast, I think. …and we brought plenty of ammunition.

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National defense and 6th grade math

(Image from Imagine an observer with a stereoscopic rangefinder and a telephone, camouflaged on a seashore. The observer is 3km ahead of a cannon located further inland for concealment. The bearing is between the cannon and the observer is, for … Continue reading

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Abuse of official capacity

Are there any down sides — practical or ethical — for imposing greater punishments for misdeeds committed under the color of authority? For example, should rape while in police uniform carry a higher sentence than the same done by a … Continue reading

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Fundraiser successful: thank you!

The escape from abuse has been funded. Other help, such as additional ammunition for defensive practice, is on the way as well.

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You can’t feed your arms to a predator…

…and hope that it spares your body.

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“For among other evils which being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised” ~Machiavelli

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Strength in diversity

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Back from the NRA show.

Since the show was here in Nashville, I had clients and colleagues come in from last Tuesday through yesterday, and my work days were longs and busy. I am back, at last.

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TacCom .22 Carbon Fiber AR Upper: new on AllOutdoor

A Featherweight Over-Achiever.

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