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9mm vs .45 ACP: Terminal Ballistics Analysis

Periodically people write articles claiming things like “the difference between .45 ACP and 9mm is less than .1 inch! That’s less than a 30% difference!” This shows a misunderstanding of the math involved, since the important measurement of a bullet is the frontal...

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Dry Fire Training

When I was in college, I was a big fan of dry fire training. For about two years, I had a pretty good discipline going where I’d do 10 dry fires every night before bed. It did amazing things for my group sizes, and it fit my college student budget well. I can...

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Why I Don’t Recommend the 1911 for Carry

Let’s start here: I love the 1911. A 1911 was my first gun, and I still love it. 1911s shoot great, and the history can’t be topped. When I hold my 1911, I feel like I’m holding John Moses Browning’s hand. But I don’t carry my 1911, and...

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Year in Review: Graphs!

It’s been about a year since I set off on the project of learning to shoot better. It seems like a good time to stop and reflect on the approach I’ve taken and what results, if any, that I’ve seen. Let’s talk about approach first. I have tried...

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Draw and Shoot One and Dot Torture

Fresh off last week’s successes, I stopped by the range again. This time I was determined to shoot the Dot Torture I didn’t shoot last week. But first I started with some draw and shoot one. I did a number of draw and dry fire one, trying to remember my...

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Hudson H9 Pistol Announced

Well, SHOT Show 2017 is coming, and that means a raft of new product announcements. Today’s announcement is the Hudson H9 pistol. It’s being billed by some folks as a cross between a 1911 and a Glock, but I think that sells the pistol short. I would...

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Have Someone Teach You to Shoot Better

When I took my NRA Pistol Instructor certification course, the instructor recruited me into the shooting range’s “instructor candidate” program. It’s basically an unpaid internship where I get to help out with classes and in return I get free...

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MagSquad Beta Testing Continues: It Really Works!

[Ed. note: Picture uploads aren’t working for some reason. Just read it out loud in a soft monotone and pretend you’re listening to NPR.] MagSquad beta testing continues, even in the runup to Christmas. A couple of friends met me at the range last week for...

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MagSquad Goes to Beta Testing!

What’s that there on the shooting bench? Is that MagSquad? Why, yes it is. MagSquad is in beta test. Last Thursday a couple of friends-of-the-app and I stepped out to the shooting range to put the beta version of MagSquad through its paces. (For those of you...

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Make Gun Laws Great Again

Well, the 2016 presidential election is now in the rear-view mirror, and as I’m sure you’ve heard, the winner was one Donald J. Trump. This blog argued in an earlier post that a Trump victory would mark an additional repudiation of Democrat gun control...

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