Category Archives: Shooting


Common Handgun Defensive Calibers The three most common defensive pistol caliber cartridge categories in use today are the 9mm, 10mm, and 11.43mm. We further divide them into the common 9mm Short (.380 ACP), the 10mm short (.40 Smith and Wesson); … Continue reading


There is No Problem, and That’s the Problem The first time that I held a Glock G17 I thought, “What a monstrosity!” It had a wide grip like a Beretta 92FS, but it was at a weird angle. The slide … Continue reading


SHOOTING SAFELY IN A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT Every Sunday morning, almost without fail, my close shooting companions and me convene at a local Waffle House to begin what is now known as our weekly B&S session; whereas, B&S simply means “Breakfast … Continue reading


Has It Outlived its Usefulness? The Beretta Model 92 is one of the most iconic of semi-automatic pistols in the world. Production of the Model 92 began in May 1976 and ended in February 1983. Approximately 7,000 units were of … Continue reading

Smith and Wesson “E” Series 1911

There are any number of reasons that one might change out their Every Day Carry (EDC). A change to something smaller, lighter, and more compact might be one, or even the reverse may be true. Perhaps the firearm you are … Continue reading

Smith and Wesson Model 686 .357 Magnum Revolver

A Visit with a Friend From the Past There was a time when I was a LEO, a Sheriff’s Deputy, in fact.  When I was first hired, the department that I worked for, a suburb of Atlanta, allowed us to … Continue reading

Springfield Armory XDm-10 5.25 (XDM952510BHCE)

When I finally arrived at purchasing a pistol that would shoot the 10mm Short (.40 Smith and Wesson), a lot of research ensued. I needed a platform from which to shoot it, and of which I had none.  I had … Continue reading

Windham Weaponry WW R16FTT-9mm PCC

I recently read several article regarding the top PCCs (Pistol Caliber Carbines). The usual beasts were there; H&K, Sig Sauer, CZ, Kel-Tec, Beretta CX4 Storm, CMMG, Ruger, and even the Hi-Point were among those listed. Of those listed above, I … Continue reading

Ruger PC Carbine Model Number: 19100, Caliber: 9mm Luger

One might ask that with all of the reviews, video and written, why I would write a review of the Ruger PC Carbine at this time. The explanation is simple, really. Up until now I had not had my hands … Continue reading

Glock GEN 5 G45 Compact, 9x19mm

“The Compact Crossover pistol G45 in 9x19mm combines a compact slide with a full size frame and has all the benefits of a Gen5 model. Utilizing the design and engineering GLOCK developed for its military pistols (G19X) combined with Operator … Continue reading