(June 2008 Quips)

1 June 08 A friend with a major pistol manufacturer tells me that they use 155gr 40S&W ammunition for testing durability in their line of 40S&W pistols. Design engineers have nicknamed the 155gr round, the “Gun-Breaker,” identifying it as the one...

(May 2008 Quips)

6 May 08 2008 IALEFI Conference in Reno, NV: I arrived on Range in Reno, NV yesterday afternoon, eager to shoot several new guns I’ve only handled up until now. Classes continue on the Range all week with lecture Classes going on simultaneously at the local Silver...

(April 2008 Quips)

1 Apr 08 Illinois Politics, from a friend there: “Here in IL, we have legendary anti-gun politicians, particularly in Chicago and Cook County. The rest of the State is relatively conservative and pro-2nd Amendment. As with the State of NY, one metro area dominates...

(March 2008 Quips)

3 Mar 08 Our new contact in Iraq is Maj John M Moore. John tell me his guys need: Leatherman tools Blades Flashlights Candy A more complete and specific list will follow, but these list should get us started. Let’s make sure these guys know they’re not...

(February 2008 Quips)

2 Feb 08 2008 SHOT Show, Las Vegas, NV, First day: The 2008 SHOT Show is more spread out than last year. Displays are at the Convention Center, but also at two, huge tents nearby. We spent all day walking around, greeting old friends, and seeing what is new. Things of...

(January 2008 Quips)

21 Jan 08 A point to consider, from a friend and Operator currently deployed overseas: “Over here, we regularly use both Aimpoints and EOTechs, to great effect! We like 1X optics, because they are fast, and we can see so much around the aiming point. However, I teach...