Category Archives: Pistol

M&P Extended Basepads for 2017

With several sports allowing 140mm magazines in their 9mm-friendly divisions, and USPSA’s recent rule change removing round limits for Carry Optics, many competitors are in search of a magazine extension to convert factory magazines to the largest size allowable. Several … Continue reading

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Hand-held Flashlight and Pistol: how I do it.

A question came up recently on how I use a handheld flashlight shooting in low/no light conditions. Rather than try and explain it verbally I think in this case a short video does a better job.

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Trijicon HD Night Sights: get some!

I shot my first IDPA BUG Nationals in November of 2014 and it was a great experience. The only problems were with low-light stages. I’ve shot a fair amount of these at local IDPA matches and using a flashlight has … Continue reading

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Mec-Gar 1911 8-Round Magazines: my favorite.

In the spring of 2013 I decided to shoot USPSA Single Stack division for a change. I had two factory Springfield Armory magazines for my TRP but those only held 7 rounds. I also had a bunch of Chip McCormack … Continue reading

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Pistol Review: S&W 22A

Some years ago I found myself in the local gun shop looking at the various pistols when I found myself staring at a pistol I’d never seen before. It was a blocky looking thing with a Weaver rail covering the … Continue reading

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Review: Berretta 92FS

In the 1970’s and ’80’s the US military held a competition to select the replacement for the 1911. The new pistol would be required to fire the 9mm NATO cartridge and would be have to meet rigorous reliability and durability … Continue reading

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Pistol Review: Ruger LC9

When I first heard about Ruger’s follow-up to the LCP, the LC9, I was immediately interested. On a personal level I find the idea of using 9mm for a deep-concealment pistol very attractive. I like keeping my calibers to a … Continue reading

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USPSA Pistol Shooting: Managing the Mag Release

Shooters with small hands may benefit from switching the mag release to the opposite side. Continue reading

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Ruger Super Blackhawk: singularly unsubtle .44 Magnum

I’ve long been a fan of .44 Magnum revolvers. Like many of us, I first saw one of these in the Dirty Harry movies. The venerable Model 29 carried by Inspector Callahan had been around almost two decades before the … Continue reading

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USPSA Pistol Shooting: How’s My Grip?

I have benefited greatly by watching Todd Jarret’s Youtube video on pistol shooting tips. I think his explanation of the placement of the pistol within the strong hand and the grip of the weak hand is outstanding. I have followed … Continue reading

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