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Glock 42 – Preliminary thoughts

3rd quarter 2013, I was anticipating a single stack 9mm from GLOCK.  Imagine my disappointment when a retailer went live with their G42 accessories in December and leaked that it was a .380 ACP before GLOCK formally announced the release. GLOCK is a couple years behind, but I suppose no one was all that surprised.  […]

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Dale Fricke’s Joab MagPouch

I’ve dabbled with magazine pouches for the Kahr PM9 and found I like Dale Fricke’s horizontal pouch, Joab.  I have it positioned on my left side with the bullet pointed up, at 9-10 o’clock – just behind the iliac crest.  Easy to attach on and detach from the belt.  I’m also using Fricke’s Jonathan concealment […]

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Ruger SR22 Pistol Magazine Disconnect Modification

Derek supplements Random Gun’s guide on how to remove the magazine disconnect on a Ruger SR22 pistol.

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Grizzly Targets

Derek shoots at a steel target from Grizzly Targets.

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Quick note on ear pro preference

Derek jots some thoughts on his ear pro.

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A post to keep you in the loop.

Derek, the moth, visits the lights of San Francisco. Didn’t get zapped.

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Nightforce Optics BEAST and ATACR SHOT Show 2013

Tired.  This is all I am posting this evening. Nightforce BEAST and ATACR.

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SHOT Show 2013 – Day 1

Derek’s first day at SHOT Show 2013.

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Triple Aught Design and ITS Tactical Ice Cream Social/SkillCom

If you were at the races, San Francisco pride, or just elsewhere all together, then you weren’t at the Triple Aught Design and Imminent Threat Solutions Tactical social event this past weekend. Even without a TAD sale, the turn out was quite impressive. If you’re not familiar with ITS Tactical, it’s a rich source of […]

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Gun bloggers, et al. gathering over pizza and gun toys.

Gun Blogger Rendezvous VII

If you didn’t know, Gun Blogger Rendezvous VII registration is open. It’s a little under 90 days away! Are you going to make it? Be sure to mark your calendars, September 5 – 8. You may download and send off the form here. Check out what others had to say about the Gun Blogger Rendezvous […]

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APEX Tactical Specialties AEK Trigger Install

This afternoon, I stayed in and installed an AEK Trigger on Shenanigun’s Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm pistol.  Courtesy of APEX Tactical Specialties, the addition of the AEK trigger provides a reduction in pre-travel and over-travel resulting in a perception of an improved trigger pull.  This trigger may stand alone, or further enhance APEX Tactical […]

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One Hand Revolver Reload

Yay! The sun was out, and so was I. Went to the range and did more revolver work based on Southnarc’s PDF on the snubbie.  Watching the video, my biggest challenge will be maintaining movement and scanning my surroundings for possible threats. I can already hear the folks crying, “MOOOON CLIPPPPS!”

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Range Day and Suppressors in CA

The .22LRs were Remington subsonic rounds. Sounds like a sewing machine.

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TRP at Wrigley Field.

Operation: TPR USA – Chicago, IL

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Ruger LCR .357 Magnum QuickStrips Optimism.

Rainy Day Revolver Training

The rainy days were bound to show up.  It’s been a wet week and it appears some drivers forget what it’s like operating their vehicle in not-so-sunny weather.  My commute home on Friday took 1 hour and 45 minutes as opposed to the normal 40 minutes. On rainy days, or most days for that matter, […]

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The Packing Rat, the Alamo, San Antonio

Operation: TPR USA, The Alamo

Operation: TPR USA, Oahu. En-route to Cook County, Illinois. Whoever correctly predicts TPR’s next landmark wins a TPR patch (I don’t even know what it is). Guess in the comments below!

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Operation: TPR USA

One handmade rat constructed out of 1000D Cordura, filled with California calrose rice, will travel all over the USA.  Several folks have already volunteered to take photos of the rat at notable landmarks of their choice. The rat has quite an adventure ahead!  Stay tuned to see more photos of the TPR token traveling all […]

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Range Day with the Marlin 25MN

Derek takes the Marlin 25MN on a range trip.

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TPR Sighting in Hawaii

US Army service member/brother-in-arms took photos of his rat and patch for me.  Flippin’ awesome!

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TPR Sightings Page

Just created a new page, “TPR Sightings,” with links and photos of folks with their The Packing Rat gear; we’re all “packing rats” of guns, gear and grub.  Check it out at the tab located above!  Are you a TPR fan?  Get your patch (via PayPal)!  Folks can send MO, or personal checks, but should […]

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