This story needs to be entered into Lt Col P’s “Miracles of NYPD Marksmanship.” A mentally disturbed man is wandering through traffic outside New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. Naturally, the NYPD open fire. They miss the guy. However, the sidewalks being full of people, they manage to hit two female pedestrians, one of them already using a walker, which comes in handy when the coppers shoot you in the leg. So the DA charges the guy with assaulting the women The level of incompetence and lack of awareness tells me these NYPD clowns should be working for Chuck Hagel [...]
By way of our friend John R. Murphy of FPF Training, another outstanding message from Greg Ellifritz– Read it, bookmark it, read it again.
I went with my lady friend to The Nation’s Gun Show at the Dulles Expo Center today, the first visit in several months. It never fails to disappoint! With a limited budget and a short list of items to look for, we began in one corner and worked our way up and down the aisles. Passing quickly by the WWII memorabilia– although I must confess I’m *still* looking for Goering’s chamber pot, and am willing to pay top dollar for it– we got right into the ammo and guns, and all manner of things thereunto belonging. At the top of [...]
Gun Week: I got two new guns this week; both special orders that I have waiting several months to receive. The first was a Third Model Dragoon. This adds to my American Cavalry Collection. The collection consist of 3rd Model Dragoon, 1860 Colt Army Revolver (modern build by Colt using the original tools and dies), Model 1873 Colt Army Revolver (Cavalry Model 7.5 inches), Sharps Cavalry Carbine, and Model 1860 Cavalry Saber aka as the wrist breaker. The Model 1873 and the Sharp’s both fire modern cartridges so I have had the chance to shoot them. Model 1873 is incredibly [...]
Today we commemorate the birthday of the late Eugene M. Stoner, US Marine, and inventor of the original AR rifles. Marine, I raise my glass to you. Let all who can, join me.
All of you who handle and carry firearms, read and heed! Krebs said the decision stemmed from a single incident last week involving one of Margolin’s personal weapons, but said she did not have authorization to elaborate on the incident. Margolin has also been charged with several violations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but the specific charges are not releasable because Margolin’s relief was the result of an administrative process, she said. Yeah– sources tell me that he was cleaning his pistol in his office, and he “experienced” a negligent discharge. That has not been verified, but it [...]
The first, an always timely reminder from the late, great Jeff Cooper. The second, a two-part quip from Mr Farnam, which as always contains great advice: 20 Sept 13 Flying with Guns! Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on nearly a dozen commercial flights (domestic). I normally have a rifle (my RA/XCR-M at present) and two pistols. In fact, I’m in an airport right now, about to board my flight! I have three 20-round rifle magazines (308), fully charged, and three pistol magazines, also fully charged. I have additional ammunition in factory boxes. Rifle magazines are Mag-Pul, as their [...]
The Civilian Marksmanship Program was created by Congress 110 years ago to provide a means to train civilians by allowing ownership of obsolete/used military firearms. It started with the ’03 Springfield and continues today with primarily M1 Garands and very occasionally M1 Carbines. Outside of donations by the US Army to the program, the main supply of M1 Garands is from foreign governments and their used surplus. Now, under the guise of making the streets safer, the President has eliminated that supply which will surely mean the demise of the program. It is somewhat ridiculous as I never in my [...]
Interesting. But I would have guessed that they’d have started the course well before 2007: To help ensure Marines know how to operate foreign weapons in dire situations, like the one [Navy Cross recipient Captain] Chontosh found himself in, the Marine Corps created the Foreign Weapons Instructor Course at Weapons and Training Battalion here in 2007. The course expanded Marines’ training beyond the simple ability to identify foreign weapons and gave them a much deeper understanding of the ballistic capabilities, safe handling, proper maintenance and effective employment of some of the world’s most pervasive weapons. Still, it’s a damned good [...]
This just in from John R. Murphy of FPF Training: I am hosting Greg Ellifritiz of Active Response for two, one day seminars 12-13 October. Cost is $150 per seminar, or $250 if you take both! (What a deal!) 12 October “Basic Knife Skills for Concealed Carry” Topics covered will include: •Choosing a defensive knife •Carry locations •Drawing and opening the folding knife under stress •Basic cutting angles and targets •The three ways to use a knife to stop an attack •Escaping life-threatening physical attacks with a knife •Transitioning between knife and pistol •Weapon retention using the knife The class [...]