(December 2009 Quips)

1 Dec 09 WA Incident: The motive of the suspect who murdered four police officer in WA last Sunday morning is unclear. It is also unclear whether or not the perpetrator targeted police officers in general, or these officers in particular. Nor am I speculating that...

(November 2009 Quips)

2 Nov 09 SIG Academy We just completed an Urban Rifle Program at the SIG Academy in Epping, NH. It’s been several years since I’ve been there, and I need to say that SIG deserves a great deal of credit for maintaining and continually improving this superlative...

(October 2009 Quips)

2 Oct 09 Battle Rifles: I received this morning a note from a subscriber with regard to rifles with which he would equip his unit. This person puts together teams who do security work in exciting places. He indicated that, for his money, the AR/M4 (in 223) tops the...

(September 2009 Quips)

4 Sept 09 They’re not impressed: On 1 Aug 09, Tom Siebel, a CA billionaire (Silicon Valley) touring in East Africa (Tanzania) was injured during an attack by a wild elephant. He is expected to mostly recover, but he suffered multiple broken bones and lacerations....

(August 2009 Quips)

1 Aug 09 American in 2009, no good deed goes unpunished: Last Wednesday, a teller working at a Seattle, WA bank was confronted by a robbery suspect. The 29-year-old suspect, a slovenly, unkempt, perpetually-unemployed “transient” (what we used to call a “vagrant”),...

(July 2009 Quips)

1 July 09 Comments on current developments, from an active consumer and Instructor: “I am starting to see the feeding-frenzy subside, albeit only slightly. Inventories of military rifles and serious handguns are improving. There are actually ARs, SIG 556s, XCRs, FALs,...