(June 2006 Quips)

2 June 06 NTI 2006 “The reason the American Army does so well in wartime? War is chaos, and the American Army practices it on a daily basis.” -from a post-war (WWII) debriefing of a German General Yes, physical conflict, in general, is indeed chaotic, and...

(May 2006 Quips)

1 May 06 From one of our Marine instructors, now in Iraq. He is teaching enlightened pistols classes there to Marines and Army troops, semi-officially: “Taught my first Pistol Class here Sunday. Fifty students, mixed Marines and Army. I only had a day with them, so we...

(April 2006 Quips)

1 Apr 06 Comment on unarmed federal agents: “Please inform Mr Farnam that it is federal policy that agents keep pistols concealed while in public. Also, it is possible these SS guys were trainees.” My response: My friend whom I quoted originally is a seasoned police...

(March 2006 Quips)

2 Mar 06 Radical Islamists are now active in South Africa, the only sub-Saharan country on the Continuant with a functional infrastructure: “Rolling blackouts persist here. A hard-line, Muslim group has claimed responsibility for acts of sabotage that have caused the...

(February 2006 Quips)

1 Feb 06 FN/SAW I had the opportunity to shoot a SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) last week. I’ve handled them before at the factory in SC where they are produced, but this was the first time I’ve actually operated a copy. The weapon gets mixed reviews from the front, but...

(January 2006 Quips)

1 Jan 06 On pistol choices, from an instructor: “An interesting aspect of current, retail pistol sales is that the people in our favorite gunshop tell me that sales of 1911s have dropped off since the ban lifted. ‘Not enough capacity’ is the reason generally given....