Category Archives: Firearms


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

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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 … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Shootout

This morning, William Coleman, a 20-year veteran deputy of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, was killed in a shootout with a burglary suspect.  While this loss of a deputy is certainly tragic news, especially for his loved ones, I wouldn’t normally … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Iowa Shall Issue

According to information released by the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Iowa will officially become a “Shall Issue” state as of January 1, 2011. What this means is that County Sheriffs will no longer be allowed to arbitrarily deny any … Continue reading

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Review: Taurus 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, … Continue reading

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