(June 2002 Quips)

1 June 02 Lessons from NTI 2002: We had a good collection of gunmen at this year’s event. At the “DTI Dance” stage, 93% of rounds launched struck bad-guy targets. Many lessons were learned. Here are the most important: DECISIVENESS. Decisiveness is...

(May 2002 Quips)

6 May 02 At a defensive handgun course in Michigan last weekend, a G22 (40S&W) used by one of my students ruptured its barrel just forward of the chamber, sending high-pressure gas into the frame and the shooter’s hands. As a result, the magazine blew out....

(April 2002 Quips)

4 Apr 02 Rifle information from a friend in the South African military: “Our SADF (South African Defense Forces) used R1’s in 7.62X51 (308) until the mid-seventies, and a few units still used them into the early eighties. The R1 is a locally made copy of...

(March 2002 Quips)

3 Mar 02 Update on Africa from my friends there: “West Africa is bad news. Angola’s Dr Savimbi was just murdered by Israeli and Portuguese mercenaries. US oil companies operate in Angola, and Savimbi did not want to deal with them anymore, a fatal mistake...

(February 2002 Quips)

1 Feb 02 “The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting by fools.” Thucydides   4 Feb 02 I visited a friend this afternoon who owns a large, retail gun store and indoor range in the...

(January 2002 Quips)

1 Jan 02 Warm greetings from a friend and trainer in South Africa: “All the best from your far-flung and ever-striving cadre of instructors over here. Our history is being written in blood, the blood of innocents and the blood of our untrained and poorly...