(December 2004 Quips)

12 Dec 04 I’m back from SA! Just arrived yesterday. Full report shortly. /John   14 Dec 04 From one of our students who is a high-school teacher: “I recently resorted to using the integral lock on my S&W snubby revolver while additionally locking...

(November 2004 Quips)

1 Nov 04 Sage comments from a friend in DEA on concealment: “As to your friend’s comments about concealed pistols in his deployed unit, I will relate the following: On my third tour with a jungle operations team in South America, the aircraft I was on crashed...

(October 2004 Quips)

1 Oct 04 What deployed Marines need: Cold Steel, Emerson knives, fixed and folding White socks Dry lube, Hoppe’s, Outer’s, Remington 9mm and 223 Boresnake Beretta OEM 92F normal-capacity magazines Leatherman tools Surefire flashlights LED “soft” lights...

(September 2004 Quips)

4 Sept 04 From a friend in Country: “I was hit twice with 30-Soviet rounds (7.62X39), once in the left shoulder and another in the back, when down near the Pak border earlier this year. The hit to the back was stopped by a Cercom plate, but the shoulder hit went...

(August 2004 Quips)

3 Aug 04 Good marks for Kel-Tec: I acquired a Kel-Tec 380Auto pistol several weeks ago. Gregg Garrett at Comp-Tac make a wonderful neck holster for me and has since added it to his standard line. The pistol had an extraction problem, however, and I ultimately had to...

(July 2004 Quips)

3 July 04 Taking the lead from the Burbank PD, LAPD is eliminating buckshot from their inventory and going to an all-slug shotgun program. This has been under consideration for some time, but the move is finally being made now. Of course, only low-recoil slugs will be...