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Author. Columnist. Gun Crank. Literary Assault Dude. Court Jester.

Nighthawk Thunder Ranch Combat Special: Classy and Dangerous

By |2023-02-02T15:24:35+00:00February 2nd, 2023|

The whole point of mass production is to make something “good enough” for an affordable price. If you want a pistol that ranks among the very best, you’ll look for a gun built more like a Chiron.The folks at Nighthawk Custom coined the phrase, “One gun, one gunsmith” to capture their manufacturing philosophy. It means what it says.Nighthawk starts each 1911 pistol with 46 parts, machined from bar stock billet. They’re intentionally oversized to allow the gunsmith to hand-fit every one to each specific pistol. No parts bins here.

Interview: Dr. Matthew Miller, Executive Director for VA Suicide Prevention

By |2023-01-24T01:49:25+00:00January 23rd, 2023|

Live from SHOT Show 2023, Dr. Matthew Miller stopped by to talk about VA Suicide Prevention efforts and the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). For more information, visit https://www.keepitsecure.net. If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of them are Veterans themselves. - Call 988 and select 1 - Text 838255 - or visit https://www.veteranscrisisline.net to start a confidential chat online.

Tactical Foolery Or Effective Concealment?

By |2023-01-11T01:35:41+00:00January 11th, 2023|

It seems all the “cool kids” are carrying concealed in the appendix position these days. You know, the guys with beards, high-speed, low-drag instructors and all manner of serious gun folk. So, is it a “tacti-cool” fad or a responsible and effective method of everyday concealed carry?

Fizzics ‘R Us

By |2023-01-10T19:49:14+00:00January 10th, 2023|

I’m not a physicist, but I did read Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. He attempts to explain such things as how, at the moment before the Big Bang, all of the matter and energy in the known universe was contained in a space a trillionth the size of the period that ends this sentence. Now that I think about it, trying to wrap my head around stuff like that is likely why I’m not a physicist. I can’t even comprehend a miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup being packed into a wrapper that small, much less the sum total of all stuff that ever existed anywhere in the cosmos.While the deGrasse Tysons and Hawkings of the world can ponder the great expanse in their studies, we mere mortals can make more practical use of the physical sciences for our shooting activities.

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