A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


Springfield Armory XDm 3.8 Compact 45

When I first became interested in what Springfield Armory had to offer it was in my quest to find a striker-fired polymer pistol (my first Springfield, by the way) as a comparison to the Glock G21 that I had recently … Continue reading

My Stance on Shooting Stances

I recently read a brief by CR Williams at his website (I Wonder Now About the Weaver (http://inshadowinlight.com/index.php/2016/02/24/i-wonder-now-about-the-weaver/)) and I thought that a personal opinion about shooting platforms (stances), even though they have been bantered about on many occasions, could … Continue reading

I Carry a Gun – and it’s Heavy

When I worked as a LEO, in a past lifetime, I carried a lot of equipment on my body. I don’t know what piece of equipment was heavier; the Motorola radio or the Colt Series 80 MK IV “Government” model … Continue reading

Mossberg 500 20-Gauge Tactical Shotgun (54300)

Smooth-bore long guns have been around, well, ever since the age when gunpowder was developed and people figured out that one could stuff a round tube with gunpowder behind other stuff and then send that stuff a great distance by … Continue reading

Uberti 1873 Cattleman II “Old West” Revolver

Imagine, if you will, holding in your hand an original 1st generation 1873 Colt Single Action Army revolver; the “Gun that won the West” only you don’t know that yet because it has not been termed as such. Picture if … Continue reading

Smith and Wesson SW22 Victory

The Smith and Wesson SW22 Victory semi-automatic .22 LR pistol was not even on my gun ownership radar. Even if it were on my radar, buying a firearm the first year of its delivery to the market is not something … Continue reading

SHTF Gear ACE-1 Gen 2 Holster for Ruger SR45

The Ruger SR45 semi-automatic pistol is a unique pistol but not unlike its brethren the SR9 and SR40. All are full size pistols with almost identical traits less one – barrel length. The SR40 and SR9 both have 4.14-inch barrels … Continue reading

More Than a Range Bag – A Review of the MidwayUSA Competition Range Bag System

Every now and then you purchase something that is simply awesome for the price paid, and that can be used not only for the intended purpose but for other purposes as well. Such would be the case for the MidwayUSA … Continue reading

Revisiting the Ruger GP100

The Ruger GP100 was introduced in 1985 to replace the Security-Six/Service-Six/Speed-Six revolvers. The Ruger GP100 was also a call to compete with the Smith & Wesson 586/686 revolver that was adopted by many law enforcement agencies and handgun shooters of … Continue reading

Understanding the Militia – The Individual Militia

Let’s start out with the fact that a Militia can be organized or unorganized. In colonial times, the first organized militia was deemed as the Continental Army, as established by a resolution of the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775. … Continue reading