Derek’s notes on the Ares Defense ACR.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Tired. This is all I am posting this evening. Nightforce BEAST and ATACR.
Turtle Skin Turtle Skin manufactures a variety of protective equipment: body armor, gloves, snake protection, etc. The BladeTect shirt caught my eye initially. It’s like a lightweight chain mail to minimize the threat against blades and sharp cuts. It’s also breathable and appears/feels it would be comfortable to wear. Also photographed below are Snake Gaiters, […]
This is the coolest year I’ve encountered in Las Vegas, NV. I must admit, however, I’m not a very good barometer to determine what cold really is. I was prepared, so I managed quite well. Minus 33 Merino wool base layer, Ice Breaker Merino wool t-shirt, silk sock liner, Darned Tough Merino wool socks, Triple […]
Among the firearms I took out recently was a Ruger SR22. If you recall, I posted a short disassembly video of the SR22 from SHOT Show 2012. I finally purchased one this week. Probably my first new handgun purchase in awhile. First several rounds seem to have POI consistency issues; however, after about 100 rounds, […]
Chase from Deep Conceal LLC, approached me to check out their line of firearm concealed carry holsters. Wasn’t quite certain what I could offer considering I’m pretty happy with my current setup, but I had a choice between their shoulder holster or sun visor holster. The shoulder holster can be described as a rib-band with […]
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Training has provided me a level of competency to shoot consistently well; well enough to safely respond to generic stimuli to execute a satisfactory shot for self-defense purposes from concealment. At least I like to think so. With some practice, it’s pretty darned easy to unholster a firearm from concealment. Speed, accuracy, and movement can […]
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 […]