Overheard at NRAAM

*I show off one of my latest knife purchase* “Damn, Oddball. How many knives do you need?” “How many magazine do you need?” “… good answer.”

An example of an excellent student

After my post about the instructor I will not trust proved to be popular, I figured I’d document a student that we should all attempt to imitate.

If you don’t know, I’ve been studying Tae Kwon Do (among other arts) for a number of years, and I’m now one of the instructors at my studio. […]

How to make me never take your training class

A little while ago, I found out that a friend of a friend was a pistol instructor*, and he offered to give me the handbook he uses in class to see if I’d like to train with him some time. I read through it, and, well, I wasn’t impressed. Nothing in it professed anything I […]

Good things to know

Just need to say that if you’re in the need for a well built and good looking custom holster, or need a gun shop in the Oak Ridge, TN area, I’d recommend Dennis at Dragon Leatherworks. Not only does he have good prices (his baseline custom holsters are about what you’d pay for baseline mass […]

And now you know the rest of the story

I’m sure most of you know about the guy that got shot for waving a gun (which turned out to be a BB gun) around at the US Capitol last week. Turns out that the man was a “minister” from my neck of the woods, and our local paper ran a front page article on […]

Problem solving in 2016


The 12lb AR (which is down to a more reasonable 9lbs lately) is losing its spot as the home defense rifle. It’s being replaced by the 300blk sbr I built last year.

The sbr has a Hogue free float tube that had been given to me several years ago but had been […]

Really? This is still a thing?

The other day, I tripped over an article that had a title along the lines of “In Defense of Revolvers.” I read it expecting to see the usual “they’re more reliable!” and the extra power that revolver magnum loads offer over semi-auto pistols.

The thing the guy centered on? That apparently semi-autos are apparently too […]

I… got nothing…

Headline: “Naked Man With A Gun Shoots Up A Quiet Neighborhood” (beware, the link autoplays a video about the NHL Allstar game in Nashville for… reasons)

Summery: Naked man running around in in the middle of the afternoon waving a gun around and shooting at random. Cops show up, and, in a remarkable show of […]

I’ve drunk the Kool-Aid

Went to a gun show today, and couldn’t resist it. I finally bought a Glock.

I have to admit that the capacity is a bit low, and I haven’t figured out how to reload it yet.

Long slide on a short grip?

First things first:

New Year’s resolution: more posting to the blog. I’ve got a good amount of blog fodder, just need to write it.

Now, on with the post!

For a little while now, I’ve been interesting in finding something that apparently no one makes: a pistol with a “full-sized” barrel (think 4-5″) on a […]