(December 2001 Quips)

4 Dec 01 I just completed a Rifle/Shotgun Course in Atlanta, GA last weekend. One of my students was using a Robinson Arms RA-96. Despite my recommendation against it, he had a large quantify of Wolf 223 ammunition he wanted to use. As his rifle got hot during a...

(November 2001 Quips)

1 Nov 01 From a friend at Glock: “Of all new law enforcement orders: 85% are for pistols chambered for 40S&W 1% are for pistols chambered for 357SIG. High ammunition prices are retarding this round’s popularity- both in and out of law enforcement. 9mm...

(October 2001 Quips)

3 Oct 01 Notes from the current IALEFI Conference in Reno, NV: Because of recent events, this year’s conference was reduced from last year’s. A number of people were unable to get here, and a number of instructors who are reservists have been called up and...

Nice police work in South Africa

28 Sept 01 Nice police work by one of my instructors in South Africa: “Monday, were driving a beat car through one of our local industrial areas. I noticed a suspect being pursued on foot and then tackled by a unformed, private security officer. I stopped my...

Gun sales in California

28 Sept 01 From a friend with the LAPD: “In the last two weeks the state of California has had a 42% increase in gun sales, especially in the sales of shotguns and rifles.” Not surprising! /John

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24 Sept 01 This is from a friend who is a civilian employee of DOD. He is scheduled to deploy overseas with his military unit, as he is an integral part: “I pointed out to my military superiors that civilians (like me) are not covered by SGLI (or any other kind...