(June 2000 Quips)

1 June 00 Confirmation from another friend in the Philippines, this one serving with an American bureau advising local police: “They do prefer twenty-round magazines for the reasons mentioned. Most of the M16s here were manufactured over twenty-five years ago,...

(May 2000 Quips)

2 May 00 From a friend in the Philippines: “Over here, to get a license to even possess firearms and ammunition, you have to get ‘clearances’ from the local court, the mayor, and the local police. In addition, you need clearance from the Directorate of...

(April 2000 Quips)

1 Apr 00 Sellier & Bellot 223 ammunition: At an Urban Rifle Course today in Texas, a student brought a case of S&B 223 ammunition for his AR-15. The case was sealed when he arrived. It was new, factory ammunition. Right away, he had problems loading and...

(March 2000 Quips)

1 Mar 00 Clarification: A number have asked why I used 90gr 9mm ammunition instead of what I have often said I prefer in that caliber, 115-124gr bullets. The reason is that in a suitcase one can get more rounds in the lighter bullet weight than would be the case with...

(February 2000 Quips)

3 Feb 00 What’s hot? What’s not? As is my habit at the beginning of every new year, I quizzed retail gun store owners in Florida and Texas (where I’ve been doing courses the past three weeks) with regard to which guns are hot sellers and which are...

(January 2000 Quips)

2 Jan 00 This from a friend in the Midwest: “I just participated in a local IPSC match. The pistol match was nothing remarkable, but there was a ‘side shoot,’ a ‘close range’ rifle match. I had not planned to shoot a second match, but since there WAS...