Shooting A Traditional Side Lock Muzzle Loading Rifle

I want to touch on a little different subject than concealed carry with this article. I don’t see a lot of traditional muzzle loaders anymore since they started manufacturing the in lines that use #209 shotgun primers and use pre measured pellets so you don’t have to perform any measuring.  I have owned a few,… More Shooting A Traditional Side Lock Muzzle Loading Rifle

The Glock 26 vs Glock 43 Vs. Beretta Nano or Why I Gave Up On The Single Stack 9mm

I would like to start off by saying that I do not regret all of the time and money I spent jumping headfirst into the single stack 9mm craze. I had a blast. It was a fun few years of buying, renting, carrying, testing, but ultimately trading or selling most of the pocket nines. I… More The Glock 26 vs Glock 43 Vs. Beretta Nano or Why I Gave Up On The Single Stack 9mm

Old School vs New School

Another lively internet or gun store debate. American steel vs Tupperware. Modern polymer technology vs. classic steel. There are those who hate the polymer firearms. Slamming the tupperware on internet forums and gun shops abroad. Claiming longevity issues and other nonsense. Even though they have been around for over 45 years.  There are those who… More Old School vs New School

SHOT SHOW 2015 Wrap Up

SHOT 2015 Roundup Shot 2015 has come and gone. I had a great time at both Media range day and the show as a contributor to The Packing Rat. Here are a few products I found interesting, or overrated in with a focus on concealed carry at the SHOW.

9mm and the Short Barrel

Since 2003 there has been an explosion of new designs targeted at concealed carry and the sub 4″ single stack 9mm.  As of this writing there are many options to choose from, including some rumors of more options to be introduced at 2015 SHOT.

38 Special +P vs. 357 Magnum AKA Reloading Self Defense Rounds For The Snub Nose Revolver

The common internet myth is that there is no discernible difference in velocity between the 38 special +p and the 357 magnum out of a sub 2″ revolver. The late, great, Stephen A. Camp addressed this with authority here:  .38 Snub Vs. .357 Snub and this writeup would not be complete without including it. I… More 38 Special +P vs. 357 Magnum AKA Reloading Self Defense Rounds For The Snub Nose Revolver