Father and son, quality time

Walther P22 and PD380, trainer and carry models.
Practicing under instructor’s watch
PD380, a slight update of the earlier PK380. Very low recoil.
17HMR for longer range interference with the lives of varmints.
KR9 carbine based on Russian Vityaz’ submachine gun.
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Young lady in control of her immediate 100 yards.

1/2MOA Savage 22WMR rifle
Mossberg 802 Plinkster, simple but accurate
Henry 357 Big Boy revolver in a small girly hand.
Another 357 Henry, this time a 20″ barreled carbine.
Loading up 357Mag Steinel ammunition optimized for accuracy and expansion out of carbine.
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The motive of your enemy is not relevant to the choice of remedy.

It doesn’t matter if robbery, rape, or murder is in the mind of the attacker — maybe it’s all of the above, plus cannibalism — what matters is the will and the ability to destroy the attacker. Forcible felonies are almost never one-and-done actions committed on the spur of the moment. Anybody you shoot has likely done this before and will, unless incapacitated, do this to others. Violence will be escalated, and the predatory conduct won’t cease until somebody stops them decisively.
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Movies claim that good guys would feel bad about killing evil-doers…

…but that’s utter BS. St.George didn’t take to drink after slaying the dragon. Neither did Bard the Bowman, the archer who slew Smaug. And I am quite sure that every man who shot down a Soviet or Russian helicopter with a Stringer or Strela feels pretty good about that. This doesn’t change if the slain dragon was humanoid: people who have successfully defended themselves or their families against terrorism or criminal violence don’t lose sleep over the foes they vanquished.

I have many friends who had to stop attacks. Most did it with guns, one with a hammer (a 10 year old put a wannabe rapist in a coma). Every one of them felt fine about it. They won, the fiends lost.
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Musings on the occasion of October 7, 2023.

A fate worse than dying — knowing that you failed to protect your family from harm.
It didn’t help that the Israeli government has long acted in the interests of Hamas, restricting ownership of guns and ammunition to a ridiculously low level.
In the end, lives were saved or lost mainly by the efforts of the victims themselves. Cops and soldiers couldn’t be everywhere at once.
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Recent magazine cover photos

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Practical merits of .410 aside…

…small gauge shotguns are just fun. Especially bullpups with 13-shot capacity.
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The will is critical.

Even a century-old gun will work adequately in trained and willing hands.
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Know “why” is as important as knowing “how”.

Incidentally, the rifle shown is the perfect configuration for left-handed shooters. Completely ambidextrous Sig M400 SDI lower is combined with the left-ejecting Pro 2A Tactical upper. The result is a tac driver that’s also sound suppressor-friendly.

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Life skills.

Interface so simple, a 7-year-old can operate it competently.
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Behind every sharpshooting child…

…is a parent whose fingers are tired from loading magazines.

TNW Tac Aero Survival Pistol
This Texas Star target had no chance!
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Father and daughter, both badass

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Keltec KSG410

Less recoil and blast than larger bores — but does 410 have enough authority for home defense?
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Pioneer Arms 5.56mm underfolder AK

There’s something classic and photogenic about the old underfolder stock…
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Friendly nature

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A supermodel of bullpups.

For all of its pretty curves, AUG doesn’t really fit me ergonomically.
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Jolly or stern?

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The multi-purpose pearls.

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My poor friend Terry.

Please commiserate.
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A (mostly) serious woman

50AE or 44Mag?
Perfect camouflage for snow?
Little Gray Riding Hood
Reaching further, American style.
500S&W — the perfect sidearm for a dinosaur safari.
Not quite the canonical Uzi, but it will do.
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