Category Archive: Guns and Ammo

Feb 14

M855 Green Tip Ban from BATFE: My Thoughts

You might have already seen it making the rounds on the interwebs.  The BATFE has made the move to ban the M855 “Green Tip” which I’m sure many of us have fired at one point or another.  The NRA website posted the info in an article but I’ll cite directly from the ATF”s website. Applying …

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Jan 30

DIY: Hidden Under Bed Gun Storage Drawer For $60

Look, if I had the cheddar I’d go for a super sweet under bed gun storage unit.  Maybe the $700 system offered at the Glock Store or the $6k safe offered elsewhere.  The reality of the situation is that I feel the need to have some firepower close (other than my main safe) as you …

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Jan 30

Shotgun or Revolver for Home Defense? Think Again….

Mossberg pump, Taurus Judge or S&W .357.  Good options for home defense in most cases, but not if you are this guy… Neighbors who live in the Lakewood Grove subdivision in Tomball are on edge after a violent home invasion in the community overnight on Monday. The homeowner and suspects fired back and forth more …

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Jan 14

Complacency + Gun Shopping = This Video

Everyone should be aware of the 4 rules of gun safety, of which I’ll paraphrase here: 1- Treat every weapon as if it were loaded 2- Never point a weapon at something you do not intend to destroy 3- Never place your finger on the trigger until you are ready to engage 4- Know your …

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Dec 29

Guns Staged / Hidden Around The House?

I recently had a conversation with a good friend who just purchased a shotgun for home defense.  On my recommendation he bought a Mossberg 500 with full stock and full length shell tube for around $300 from Dick’s Sporting Goods.  I have this particular shotgun and although I have modified mine quite a bit, I …

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Nov 05

Reloading: Production vs Precision

There is great satisfaction to be had when pulling the trigger and sending forth a projectile from the barrel of a gun, especially when one goes through the trouble to produce that cartridge.  Assembling the projectile, casing, powder and primer…not to mention all of the prep and research involved before ever stepping foot on the …

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Sep 26

When You Can’t Carry A Gun At Work

I’m assuming that by now you have seen the headline: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma Workplace. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday. Moore Police Sgt. …

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Jun 09

Glock Malfunctions

I set out yesterday to put in a few hours at my local range, only to be disappointed when my trusted Glock 19 immediately started having malfunctions.  I’d squeeze the trigger and the gun wouldn’t cycle properly, it’s almost as if there were light loads involved which would lead to the next round not getting …

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Apr 20

Open Carry: Act Like You’ve Been There

I remember being stationed in Germany, a wide eyed 19 year old who lived in a new country with endless possibilities.  Coming out of high school I was never much of a “party animal” and had mainly stuck to sports, JROTC and work.  Yet there I was in a land where 18 year olds could …

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Mar 18

The “Muscle Memory” Shooting Fallacy

Over the last few years I’ve run into guys who advocate muscle memory shooting (or point shooting), and as soon as they do I try to keep from rolling my eyes.  What they claim to be able to do is draw and fire their pistol accurately without using the sights.  Some have told me they …

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Feb 14

DIY: Night Sight Installation

Allow me to provide some background before getting into the meat of this post.  I don’t go to the movies that often because I generally despise large crowds and paying ridiculous amounts of money for butter laden popcorn (although it is delicious).  I do make an effort to go when a decent movie comes out, …

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Feb 02

Rifle Slings: Practical, Impractical, Obsolete

I suppose rifle slings are like concealed carry pistol calibers, everyone has their favorite selection and can justify their choice in at least 3 paragraphs.  Just like pistol calibers (and probably even more so) the choices in rifle slings are far and wide, with so many configurations/materials/attachment points you can usually walk through 3 or …

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Dec 27

So you want a MAN’s gun?

If you’ve been following this blog for more than a month you’ll know that I’m a Glock “fanboy.”  I have makes and models of other pistols but love my Glocks.  My wife and I both carry Glocks as our primary CCW platform and I’d estimate that I spend 90% of my time on the range …

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Dec 04

Cheap 410 Shells Without Shotgun Reloading Equipment

By Kurt. I’m writing this article with the assumption that you have access to reloading equipment and the knowledge how to use it, If you do not, now is the time to learn and the time to acquire the equipment and components. There is a day coming when this sort of equipment and the experience …

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Nov 09

Guns: Now Is The Time To Buy!

I usually check Armslist.com a few times a week, just to see if there are any guns on there which interest me.  Constantly checking the site and going through pages of rifle, pistol and ammunition ads have allowed me to monitor available in inventory as well as pricing.  I’ve come to the following conclusion: If …

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