(December 2010 Quips)

1 Dec 10 Ned Christianson’s famous 5.56 Chamber Reamer: From a local riflesmith: “I have one of Ned’s reamers, and also a copy of his 5.56×45 drop-gauge (when it drops all the way into the chamber, it passes the ‘5.56 test’) Of ten, factory/AR carbon-steel...

(November 2010 Quips)

2 Nov 10 American Bison Today, for the first time in my life, I went bison hunting! We were at a private hunting preserve in OH. When I got my opportunity, I had a broadside shot at fifty meters, but I had no tree upon which to rest my rifle, so I opted to seize the...

(October 2010 Quips)

1 Oct 10 This sage advice to women, from a female LEO and instructor, with many years of practical experience: “Purses/handbags are issues unto themselves! I am a woman, and I do not carry a purse. I did as a young girl, but even shoulder-bags were a hassle. I always...

(September 2010 Quips)

1 Sept 10 Of Cops and Rifles… For as long as most can remember, American police have been armed with pistols. Pistols, both exposed and concealed, have gone hand-in-hand with American policing for at least the past one-hundred years. Shotguns, and more recently,...

(August 2010 Quips)

2 Aug 10 Interesting comments from a friend in the Phillippines with regard to looming changes in the law and potential work-arounds: “Even ‘practice’ ammunition here in 357SIG is expensive, and not nearly as available as is the case with other calibers....

(July 2010 Quips)

4 July 10 We celebrated Independence Day in the most appropriate manner: A day at the Range! One of my Urban Rifle students used a SIG/556. The rifle ran fine for the duration, as they always do. But it was equipped with a forward-mounted vertical forend, an accessory...