(December 2003 Quips)

2 Dec 03 This is a portion of note sent by an active-duty friend to his junior officers. They will be deploying shortly: “For those ‘who don’t know what they don’t know,’ I offer the following explanation: 55gr FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) is...

(November 2003 Quips)

1 Nov 03 From a friend in the LA area: “Just saw on local TV newscast footage from LA of man shooting at an attorney with a handgun (looks like a five-shot snubby revolver) at pointblank range. The victim, wearing suit and tie, was struck at least once, but the...

(October 2003 Quips)

1 Oct 03 The 6th Commandment Many friends and students have been troubled by the admonition in the Sixth Commandment, ie: “Thou shall not kill.” It is time this confusion be put to rest. Research through Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and several...

(September 2003 Quips)

1 Sept 03 A “stealth failure” from a friend in UT: “A customer stopped at a Seven-Eleven after leaving my shop and a subsequent desert shooting exercise with his prized DSA FAL, which he placed in his Chevy Blazer between the seats, sticking straight...

(August 2003 Quips)

3 Aug 03 From an LEO friend in the Midwest: “We had a fatal shooting here on 22 July. The (dead) suspect was probably trying to commit suicide. In any event, he was a construction worker who was hanging around one of our local banks late in the afternoon. Using...

(July 2003 Quips)

2 July 03 City Stick! I’ve been interested in walking canes, as a cane is something one can openly have with him in just about any circumstance, without garnering the attention of others. A number of my friends and colleagues routinely fly with canes now and...