True Competence Is Demonstrated, Not Spoken

True Competence Is Demonstrated, Not Spoken

False bravado is often confused with true competence. Somewhere in between is something which might be defined as unconscious incompetence, a state in which someone believes that they are competent when in fact they are not. I’ve learned to recognize…

Gemstones & Bullets

Gemstones & Bullets

I have been collecting precious stones since I was about 10 years old. I have a sizable collection, and although I have never been a fan of brilliant cut stones (or diamonds, for that matter – I’ll never buy a…

I'm Busy With Work Today But Made My Mom Some Flowers

I'm Busy With Work Today But Made My Mom Some Flowers

I hope she likes them… Kudos to “obscura” for the idea.

Stop Freaking Out About Carry Ammo

Stop Freaking Out About Carry Ammo

I guess this thought has been at the back of my mind for a while, I just hadn’t voiced it. I recommend a number of different types of ammo for carry because 1) supply levels vary and 2) most modern…

Facebook Firearm Thoughts: Muzzle Flash, Optic Quality, Sig P228

I have started posting brief “thoughts” on the Vuurwapen Blog Facebook page relating to firearms, accessories, etc. Here are the first three from the last few weeks: Firearm Thoughts, 9/22/12: Muzzle Flash  Firearm Thoughts, 9/16/12: Optic Quality Brief Firearm Thoughts,…

GunsAmerica Is Confused About Safeties And Also Guns In General

GunsAmerica Is Confused About Safeties And Also Guns In General

I was checking out GearScout and saw this article about a review on GunsAmerica’s blog. Here are some interesting quotes from the GA review: “The drop safety itself is a revelation of sorts and should make a lot of people…

Aerial Photos of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Last Flight

Aerial Photos of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Last Flight

Yesterday I took some photos of Endeavour’s last flight while getting some left seat time in a Cessna 180. Endeavour was on its way to being a museum piece in Southern California and flew over Tucson at an altitude of…

What (Blank) Should I Buy, Updated

Not the most exciting post I’ve ever made, but here’s an update to my February 2012 post regarding which items I would buy in various categories.   If I set out to buy one of the following, this is what…

Phases of AR-15 Recoil As They Affect The Shooter

I have utilized several motion picture devices and a personal computer to construct the greatest video you have ever seen* *involving an iPhone and sandwiches.

Why I Don't Care if Military or Police Use Certain Items

Why I Don't Care if Military or Police Use Certain Items

Look in any firearm magazine and you’ll see either advertisements or articles informing you that a certain military unit or police agency uses certain firearms or gear. There are two messages here – first, if it’s good enough for them,…