Vuurwapen Blog Test and Evaluation (T&E) Request History & Opinion

Recent events and discussions in the firearm “blogosphere” have touched on why individuals start blogs, and whether some folks just want free stuff “for review.” This prompted me to look back through my sent email folder in order to find…

Praetor Defense/Blade-Tech 1911 Holster Received for Review

Praetor Defense/Blade-Tech 1911 Holster Received for Review

I’ve just received my second Praetor Defense holster (this one I’m paying for). This one is for a full-size 1911. Naturally, while traveling, I have more firearms than pairs of socks, so I’m able to compare it with the Praetor…

Everyone Else is Talking About GunsAmerica's Paul Helinski, So I Guess I Will Too

Apparently, I am late to this party. Just before SHOT Show, Paul Helinski, who appears to be the blogger for GunsAmerica, made some comments on a post regarding internet media at the official NSSF blog that didn’t sit too well…

Traveling with Firearms by Commercial Airline

Apologies for the poor video quality – I’m traveling with a laptop and a camera, no lighting equipment. I travel a lot, and sometimes this travel is by commercial airline. In this video, I share some of the federal regulations,…

Inside the Rock River Arms Polymer Single Stack 1911

Inside the Rock River Arms Polymer Single Stack 1911

I took two photographs of the RRA polymer 1911′s guts at SHOT 2012. Here they are. According to the spec sheet, the “polymer frame body” will allow “interchangeable colors.” The weight is listed as 2.04lbs.    

Rambling, Random SHOT Show 2012 Thoughts & Photographs

Rambling, Random SHOT Show 2012 Thoughts & Photographs

As I slowly winged my way home from Las Vegas, I had plenty of time to contemplate both the beauty of the world and what I had seen and experienced over the previous week. As an experience, SHOT Show is incredible;…

The Stuff I Missed at SHOT Show

Because I was doing a lot of other things at the show, I missed out on seeing some of the new products at SHOT. I haven’t really been too excited about any of the stuff I didn’t see in person…

Another PTSD-Addled Evil War Veteran Murderer

This’ll be a short addendum to my previous article. “Izzy” Ocampo was a Marine who deployed to Iraq in 2008. He did not see combat, according to his parents. He apparently killed four homeless people. He apparently did mortuary affairs…

HK MR762/HK417, Sig 716, Armalite AR-10 High Speed Video Comparison

While at Media Day, I had the opportunity to shoot a number of .308s, including the new HK MR762 and Sig 716. The experiences were slightly different – the MR762 was off the bench with a very nice scope, and…

The Most Impressive Young Women of SHOT

The Most Impressive Young Women of SHOT

While I took in the many sights and sounds of SHOT Show, I encountered engineers, designers, competition shooters, PR/media reps, sales reps, company executives, and so on. Among them were quite a few women, and among these women were a…