Category: Firearms

An Open Letter to the Open Carry Community: Let’s Talk

Dear AR-15 Open Carry Enthusiasts,

Hello.  My name is Michael.  Like you, I am a responsible, peaceful firearms owner.  Let’s talk.

I know your rights are under assault.  Believe me… I feel the heat and rhetoric coming from the hoplophobes and statists as well.  There are a lot of things that the gun




Please make sure you know what you’re talking about before you talk about it.


Dear News Media

Dear News Media:

Please stop trying to frighten us, especially mothers with small children.  Shame on you.

Please stop trying to be the first off the line to inappropriately lay blame at the feet of those who have no part in the tragedies you are supposed to be investigating.  You


R.I.P. Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

Born: Dec 15, 1791
Died: Dec 15, 2011
Aged:  220 years (exactly)

Hyperbole?  Perhaps.  But it’s my blog, and I’ll write whatever the hell I want (while I still can).

The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution are commonly known as the “Bill of


Review: Taurus PT1911 (Update)

At the end of October, I wrote a not-so-glowing review of my then-new Taurus PT1911.  It is now two months later, and Taurus has finally gotten me the replacement extractor*.  I had a gunsmith install it and inspect the pistol, and everything appears to be in working order.

I took


Review: Taurus PT1911

The author with his new PT1911

The author with his new PT1911

Dear Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc.:  I sincerely hope you’re reading this and take measures to address what I’m about to tell you.

I’ve wanted a 1911 for longer than I can recall. I’ve owned a Glock 36 for many years, but don’t really

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