5.7x28mm For Self Defense; Is it a glorified .22WMR?

5.7x28mm has become somewhat of a “sacred cow” to some. It’s capabilities have been over-exaggerated and the owners of guns in this caliber drool at the mouth at the very thought of body armor. Meanwhile a whole other group of individuals starts to get white stuff around their mouth because they can’t refrain from calling it a glorified .22 Magnum.

“I bought my handgun, now what?”

Across the board I see everyone asking what handgun they should buy for their first one, why they should buy a specific one, etc. What I rarely ever see is, “What do I do after I buy the handgun I’ve decided on?”

The few times I’ve seen it the responses were less than correct, those responses being “Time to look at the 2nd purchase!” Owning firearms is fun and buying them does become a hobby, to some extent. I love them, but I made the fatal flaw of just going and making that 2nd purchase without any forethought, so learn from my mistakes.

Revolver Reliability Is Over-exaggerated

One of the daily discussions that’s had is comparing the reliability of revolvers to the reliability of semi-autos. Without any evidence being provided this conversation usually ends with: “Yeah, revolvers are more reliable.” This isn’t supported with any kind of evidence, just anecdotal claims from the days of old.

It is my opinion, based on everything I have seen, that modern quality semi-autos are just as reliable, if not more reliable than revolvers. 

Making Change: Hold My Guns

Unfortunately, not many people are taking that energy to find things that could actually make a difference. So, when I hear about organizations trying to make a difference like “Hold My Guns” it makes me happy. Instead of diving into the divisive politics and heating the political debates up even more, we have people that are trying to make a difference without stripping everyone of their natural rights.

To Carry Or Not To Carry

To Carry Or Not To Carry If this question is ever asked, the answer should always be “to carry”. Obviously if you decide not to for employment reasons, no ones going to pass judgement on you. If you decided to carry regardless of that, awesome! Remember there’s an indisputable fact that wrecks any “Eh, I’m

Dunning, Kruger, Murphy, and You

Whether those shots end up on the target, or in the wall behind them is another discussion. The point is, you will miss. The world’s best marksman miss, the world’s best trainers miss, and they all miss without the adrenaline rush that comes from having your life threatened. What does that mean?
It means you can and/or will miss; especially if you’re only shooting at paper targets in your favorite isosceles stance that was overly stressed in your basic concealed carry course to get your permit.

Flashlights, what matters?

As I said in the beginning, I’m fascinated with lights, especially with looking at the different emitters and seeing how different companies get the output that they’re getting. I think there’s a place for most lights out there and there’s a bunch out there that are well… Snake Oil. Kinda like those Gas Station Specials that claim to be 10,000 lumens while running 10 low quality LED bulbs.

Picking A Defensive Pistol

Picking A Defensive Pistol Every media personality and writer has their opinion on what handgun is the best for concealed carry or general defensive purposes. Truth be told, you have excellent options and bad options with there being little between those two. A while ago I published the sections of my First Time Buyer’s Guide

The Bystander Effect and Concealed Carry

The Bystander Effect and Concealed Carry “The bystander effect of bystander apathy, is a social psychological claim that individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when other people are present. The greater number of bystanders, the less likely it is that one of them will help.” This effect was “discovered” and named

The Best Holster for Concealed Carry…

The Best Holster for Concealed Carry… Once a person get’s their first handgun, their first question is almost always: “What holster is the best to conceal this gun with?” Immediately after hundreds of people flock to the comments section giving their opinion. They don’t give any reasoning (most the time), they just tag the company,