I have thought a lot about the visual cues we create for ourselves in training. We shoot at targets with clearly defined “A” Zones, bullseyes, down-0 areas, and other clearly marked hits. Are we likely to have these visual cues in a life-or-death confrontation, though? Probably not, and thus the idea of shooting clothed targets.
Best 1911 Magazines: Wilson Combat ETM Magazines
I have a deep body of experience with the 1911 handgun. I am one of a fairly small group of U.S. military personnel to deploy with a 1911 pistol well in to the 2000s, and trained with it for tens of thousands of rounds. Since that time I have used a lot of 1911 pistols. One question this experience has definitively answered is the best 1911 mags: Wilson Combat ETM magazines are the best 1911 magazines, period.
Shooting Through Brush…with Pistols
I like to shoot my carry pistol in some uncommon ways. I occasionally go to the range after dark (a wintertime activity, since it closes at 18:30). Once in a while I make it a point to go to the range in the rain. Pretty regularly I shoot my carry gun at 100 yards. I even jumped at the chance to shoot up a car with with a revolver, back when I was carrying a wheelgun. Recently I was a the range and needed to walk to the truck. As was walking back to the firing line I noticed a stand of pretty heavy brush between me and my target. That gave me an idea: how would my 9mm pistol perform when shooting through brush?
ATP Podcast E026: Handgun Selection with Mike Seeklander
Welcome back to the Across The Peak Podcast, the show Where Rich and Justin discuss preparedness, the birds and the bees, guns, history, tattoos, and… well, basically all the stuff your old man shoulda taught you! After a four-year silence we are re-releasing the ATP archive. Here it is, folks, Across The Peak Episode 026: Handgun Selection with special guest Mike Seeklander! This show was originally released on 12/26/2018.
ATP Podcast E022: A Brief Introduction to Firearms
Welcome back to the Across The Peak Podcast, the show Where Rich and Justin discuss preparedness, the birds and the bees, guns, history, tattoos, and… well, basically all the stuff your old man shoulda taught you! After a four-year silence we are re-releasing the ATP archive. Here it is, folks, Across The Peak Episode 022: A Brief Introduction to Firearms! This show was originally released on 11/28/2018.
Planning a Good Range Session
I usually go the range and have a decent session. Occasionally I go and have a horrible session where everything seems to go wrong. Lately during most of my range sessions everything seems to go right – I get a lot done, perform well on drills, and feel great the end of it. The difference between all other sessions and a great one is preparation. Today I’m going to talk about planning a good range session.
Video: Fixing Up an Old Police Shotgun
I recently undertook a project of fixing up an old police shotgun for a cop friend of mine. In this case it was a Mossberg 500. Check out the video to learn more.
MEU(SOC) Pistol Qual: A Very Unusual Course of Fire
Today I offer you a video post of me shooting a very interesting course of fire, the MEU(SOC) pistol qual. This qualification requires the use of a rifle in addition to the pistol. The drill is started by firing a shot from the rifle, simulating the rifle running dry, then transitioning to the pistol. Watch the video to learn more.
Long Range Pistol Shooting Tips
Last week I posted a video on Patreon of me shooting what I called “the Eli Drill.” This is a 40-yard pistol drill quickly developed after the Greenwood mall shooting. Since posting that video I’ve gotten several questions about long range pistol shooting. I’m no expert but I’m glad to offer a few tips that have helped me.
The Ultimate Wilderness Survival Handgun?
Like everyone else, I love the idea of “one gun to rule them all.” Actually, maybe I like the idea little more than everyone else. Those of you familiar with the blog know that two of my big interests are handguns and survival. So why not an article about the ultimate wilderness survival handgun?