Hero

11 01 2014

Hero

Once you know the story you’ll call him a hero too.





Thoughts on the Glock 26

11 01 2014

As may opinions have changed over the years, thanks to experience, I have really had to re-evaluate my preferences and wants from a carry gun. Much as we all do through our lives we try things to see what works and what doesn’t. Sometimes that means we follow the crowd in what is the popular solution and sometimes it means doing what we feel works for us. In my case it’s a bit of both. I have for years tried to steer myself away from Glock because they “didn’t fit me”. The more I’ve trained and improved how I grip the firearm the more I have come to fit my hands to the Glock. As a result, I can manage recoil better and the gun points more naturally from target to target. Enjoy!

Stay Calm and Carry Always…





Carrying should be comforting, not comfortable…

11 01 2014

It goes without saying that for most of us who have been carrying a concealed firearm for a while, that comfort was not the main goal. But, in reality, it shouldn’t be. Over the last 6 years I’ve carried a variety of firearms in a variety of holsters ranging from the cheapest off the rack Uncle Mike’s to a tailor made Crossbreed Supertuck. Along with that has come a variety of metal and plastic ranging from Glocks to Springfields, 1911s to SIGs. All share one thing in common, a lack of comfort.

When it’s not the weight it’s the gouging of safety levers into the kidneys. But being comfortable is not the point. I will gladly trade a little discomfort on my hip for the comfort of knowing that I will not allow myself to be a defenseless victim.

Can you say the same?

Stay Calm and Carry ALWAYS





Time for a Reset

10 01 2014

Something most of us take for granted is the ability to just hit the reset button and start over from the beginning. We do it with our computers and in video games most often. In my case, I want to give new life to this site and be a little more committed to doing it right. So stay tuned for some cool info to follow.





Just thought we all could use a laugh…

23 04 2010

Politics explained – MODERN VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, `It’s Not Easy Being Green…`

ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the group singing, “We shall overcome.” Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray & damns America for the grasshopper’s life.

President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.





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1 04 2010

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The State of Things…

22 03 2010

I know it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post anything and I’m sorry. I know the 3 of you who actually read this are probably all bummed out by the lack of interesting reading due to my laziness. So what is this world coming to!?

I am by far the biggest fan of the M&P out there. I have defended it at every turn. When some bozo online in the forums starts ripping the Glock-off that Smith and Wesson created I go to bat. So why the hell would I give up my long time partner, my M&P40? I was made an awesome offer by a member of one of my forums. I exchange for my 3 year old M&P40 and my remaining ammo for it I received a brand new SIG-Sauer P226 9mm NYPD edition. This is an absolutely beautiful piece of German engineering. This is  the BMW of the handgun world. Notice I did not say the Mercedes of handguns. Mainly because I DON’T LIKE MERCEDES!!! Yeah I like Bond cars.

This is a production overrun that was made to fill a contract with the NYPD when they began allowing their officers to carry either a Glock 19, SIG 226 or a 9mm Smith & Wesson (Not a M&P Big mistake). After the contract was fulfilled SIG began selling the left overs on the civilian market.

In typical New York fashion this gun has quite a few interesting traits. Of course as most Glock owners know NY requires Glocks and many other guns have an incredibly heavy trigger. Hence why the New York trigger made for Glocks weighs in at about 12 pounds. This P226 is no exception. Though for SIG this heavy trigger is reached by using the often lamented traditional DAO (Double Action Only) trigger system. For this SIG that boils down to a double action pull of about 12 pounds. I haven’t been able to measure it but this trigger feels more to me to be about 8-9 pounds. Still heavy but not un-reasonable for a Service Pistol, which is exactly what this is. This gun while not uncommon in the civilian world for concealed carry or home defense was made for the elite law enforcement and military units world wide. Among some of the the finest of those LEO/Military users would be the none-other than the U.S. Navy S.E.A.L.S.

Some of the other interesting things about this particular handgun is the cosmetic features. I have never seen a SIG that was all black with Nickel highlights. While the frame and the slide have a matte black finish the trigger, hammer, slide lever, take down lever, and magazine release are all nickel colored. Which to me makes the look of this gun absolutely stunning. This also has the short reach trigger making the distance from the back-strap of the frame to the front of the trigger easier to reach for those with even larger sized hands. So, to cover all the bases this gun comes packaged with 3 phosphate coated 15 round magazines.

A couple of things to mention about the fit and finish of the gun. First this gun feels like it was built perfectly slide-to-frame. The fitting is absolutely amazing. I would rank it higher on the fit & finish list than even H&K. The phosphate coating on the magazines also improves the drop free characteristics of the design. I noticed that while doing reload drills with dummy rounds that not only do the mags drop-free very easily but the full loaded magazine seats without much effort with the slide forward. One thing on my list is to replace these current 15 rounders with the new factory 18 round magazines. You can’t beat 19 rounds of 124 grain +P 9mm. I also noticed that the magazine release, while not at all difficult to press when needed, is not easy to press accidentally. The biggest surprise to me was how easy it was to reach the release without adjusting my grip on the firearm.

One thing about SIGs in general that is different is the placement of the slide lever. While most handguns follow the 1911 example and place it forward of the shooter’s grip requiring the thumb to reach out to press it, often requiring a drastic and uncomfortable change in shooting grip, the SIG places the lever toward the rear of the gun allowing the user to operate with the shooting hand’s thumb by simply reaching up. No change in grip is typically required. But for someone like myself with larger hands it is a little awkward but not at all difficult to do.

Another A+ goes to SIG for the sights on this gun. This 226 came from the factory with SIGLITE Night Sights. Basically 3-dot trititum night sights like you would find on most any modern service pistol. The thing about these sights I really like it not only are they steel and dove tailed into the slide for better durability but they are also designed in such a manner that the sights can serve to assist the operator in racking the slide one handed in a situation where one hand has been disabled. This again shows the focus on making a combat worthy handgun to fit the needs of true extreme operators.

The weight of this gun surprised me. I was expecting it to be heavier but when I compared it to my M&P45 it was about the same or even a hair lighter. Both were fully loaded to standard capacity so that may have influenced the results slightly. But as a carry gun it is still on the heavy side because of the frame. Which is not polymer by the way. This weekend I hope to get her to the range to test the legendary accuracy of this SIG. So be sure there is more to come!