“I don’t get no respect, no respect at all!” — Rodney Dangerfield If there ever was a gun which “experts” delighted in ridiculing, it’s the pistol caliber carbine or PCC. “No use for them”; “inferior to a rifle”; “why bother?”; these are some of the predictable comments made by shooting enthusiasts and tactical training hobbyists
Reading the title of this article, you may think I’m going to say the .380 is just not powerful enough.
In self-defense circles, the great caliber debate has raged on forever.
The Personal Defense Network team was at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, April 10-12. Several of our PDN contributors stopped to chat with exhibitors — who also happen to be some of PDN’s good friends and sponsors — on the NRA Show floor to discuss products and accessories on the personal defense
Like the majority of those reading this, I did not have the opportunity to attend the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show this year. And although not among the throngs of vendors, industry insiders, media types and hangers-on who descended on the Las Vegas Strip like some sort of Old Testament plague, I was
Back in my days with the 212 M.A.S.H., a doctor named G. Scott, M.D. once asked me this seemingly simple question … but if you knew him, you knew he expected a very detailed answer. “Pvt. Causey, is medicine a science?” I replied, “Of course it is, sir!” Dr. Scott responded with, “No, it is
The difference in where the weight begins on the double action only (left) and the striker-fire action pistol(right). The trigger must also be moved to this position in order to fire another round. Photos: author Being a defensive firearms training instructor who sees many students at their first formal training means I see many students
The type of motorcycle you ride influences which type of carry method you employ. Motorcycle riding continues to increase in popularity. For some it’s because of increased gas prices. For others it’s a sense of freedom, a way to temporarily unplug from the world. And for others it’s something they grew up doing and it’s
Although I still teach a lot of classes at Black Wing Shooting Center in Delaware, Ohio, my role has evolved to include planning and administration of our training programs, as well as executing those plans. Consequently, I have become more interested in things such as instructor development and the standardization of procedures and techniques. Among
I would like to cover some basic techniques for shooting from vehicles. The topic could fill much more space than I have here, so I intend to hit the highlights. We will leave for another day the topic of shooting from moving vehicles and concentrate only on stationary vehicles. There are several things you should