Derek's notes on the Ares Defense ACR.
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Derek discusses his force-on-force training progress and reaffirms his greatest weakness is not in physical or firearms training, but verbal acumen.
Derek buys another P3AT and observes some changes.
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. […]
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 […]
After shopping on Amazon not looking for what I wanted, I stumbled upon Life Currents’ pot rack. Inspired what the couple did, I set off to Home Depot to make my own to mount under my unfinished cabinets. Instead of the 1 1/2″ malleable iron they used, I opted for the 1/2″ pipe. – 2 […]
Of the sexed Ameraucana chicks I purchased, one was rooster. I had an some idea when its tail feathers were longer than the other and a prominent saddle at 14 weeks, but all doubt was removed when I heard his announcement of the sun’s arrival, and continued the celebration throughout the day. The rooster had to […]
I came across an article written by Aaron Cowan at Moderno that really described a shift in my training paradigm three years ago. Cowan writes, “All things considered, the case for a sedentary life or simply practicing the gun and not strengthening the body is not just weak, it’s effectively dead.” It’s particularly intriguing when […]
Aside stepping away from TPR and maintaining employment, I kept busy working on little projects. Among them was a chicken coop I’ve been meaning to build. After reviewing other plans, I drafted my plan in SketchUp2013 and built it from January through April on the weekends – time permitting. Most of the wood used was […]
Derek supplements Random Gun’s guide on how to remove the magazine disconnect on a Ruger SR22 pistol.
Derek adds to MouseGunAddict’s thoughts on pocket carry pants.
Derek, the moth, visits the lights of San Francisco. Didn’t get zapped.
Derek does the smart thing and installs an automatic garage door opener, solo.
I find it easier to sit down, reflect, and write when on business trips. A few cocktails to wind down seems to help. I like to attribute my professional success to a few things – primarily people. It’s not what you know, but who you know afterall.
Derek’s inebriated thoughts on social value, with SF edition stalker photos.