(December 2011 Quips)

2 Dec 11 Serious Shotguns During a Defensive Shotgun Course here in CA this week, a student brought a copy of Mossberg’s 930SPX Police Shotgun. It is a gas-operated auto-loader. First one I’ve had in a Course. It ran fine, digesting buckshot and slugs smoothly. I love...

(November 2011 Quips)

1 Nov 11 S&W BG380. Comments from one of our Instructors: “I bought a new S&W BG380 last month, and I’ve been impressed! Among its virtues: It has been unfailingly reliable. Eats everything it gets fed, digests it, and gingerly disposes of the remains....

(October 2011 Quips)

7 Oct 11 Tucson 911 A friend in Tucson, AZ reports that Tucson’s emergency number, 911, is not working well these days. In fact, it is not working at all! The helpful response of the fire department, who runs the faulty system, is to automatically channel your 911...

(September 2011 Quips)

1 Sept 11 Blame-shifting as “SOP:” In West Virginia last Tuesday, three wounds were inflicted, on two deputies, by a single bullet. The 45-caliber bullet (45ACP or 45GAP, unclear as to which), fired from a Glock (model unknown), produced a hand-wound on one deputy and...

(August 2011 Quips)

1 Aug 11 These follow-up comments from a retired South African Army Officer, now living in the UK: “I cannot remain silent! The same stupid rules applied in SA during our War! I personally campaigned, against all odds, for concealed-carry handguns for my Section....

(July 2011 Quips)

2 July 11 This info from a friend currently deployed overseas: “‘Standard’ M4 PMags do not run in our HK 416s. However, Magpul does make an ‘Emag’ specifically for the 416, and other Euro-spec rifles. They run fine. God forbid we’d standardize on anything!”...