(December 2005 Quips)

1 Dec 05 Great training thought, from one of our instructors in OH: “In order to address this important area of training, we’ve instituted ‘WEAK HAND/ONE HAND’ days. Designate a single day, and do everything (except driving and other activities where there is a...

(November 2005 Quips)

2 Nov 05 Sage advice from a friend at the front: “Comment on folding knives: Nearly all have no discernible hilt between handle and blade. The design makes for a slim profile, but, when your blade is employed to save a life, for example; persuading someone (whom it is...

(October 2005 Quips)

3 Oct 05 Scandium S&W 1911 Commander: I’ve received my Scandium 1911 back from master pistolsmith, Jim Garthwaite. It subsequently received a thorough workout at long-time friend, Tom Given’s, excellent range in Memphis, TN where Tom and I put on an Advanced...

(September 2005 Quips)

2 Sept 05 … as anarchy descends: In order to address the anarchy, lawlessness, and mob violence that has spread, unchecked, throughout the entire New Orleans region this past week, LA’s governor Blanco has said of the newly-arriving NG, “They have M-16s,...

(August 2005 Quips)

1 Aug 05 Speaking of clothing… Comments from a friend in SA: “Drawstrings and toggles on overgarments are gadgets that sell clothing without contributing to the health of the wearer. Recently, when hunting in the mountainous portion of the Karoo, I sat on huge...

(July 2005 Quips)

1 July 05 Comments on infantry weapons from a friend currently deployed: “I may be waxing nostalgic, but I think infantry weapons reached their zenith in 1946 with the Garand, the 1911 pistol, and the Browning MG. These represent the most powerful and longest range...