The Best First Pistol

My answer for the best all around gun for a prospective buyer has changed from what it was a year ago, or even two years ago. Before both out of ignorance and an unconscious bias, I would have recommended a DA/SA pistol with a decocker or a safety depending on the user’s preference. Since then though I’ve learned quite a bit.

Must Have Medical Essentials

I was recently asked on Facebook about if there was a complete medical kit that I would recommend for serious use. Honestly, a lot of the ones I have seen are overly expensive, or they come with gear that isn’t suited for the tasks they’re “designed” for (such as RATS tourniquets). There’s also a difference in medical kits. You have your “first-aid kits” which are designed for non-serious injuries. Minor burns, scrapes, headaches, etc. Stuff that your 4 year old child can take care of.

Is It Reasonable? Carry Permits

Above arguments aside, there’s a lot of reasons why carry permits aren’t reasonable. LOTS of reasons.

The initial one we’ll talk about is abuse of power. You have a lot of sheriff’s offices, police departments, etc. that absolutely do not approve carry permits for anyone that isn’t a cop, connected to a cop, or connected to a politician in some way. This turns it into the haves versus the have nots. That isn’t how rights are supposed to work.
To add insult to injury, not all states allow you to go to a friendlier jurisdiction to complete the application for getting your carry permit. Therefore, how far a person can exercise their inalienable rights can be determined by some fat ass sheriff who probably drives home drunk.

Carrying In Sweatpants

Carrying In Sweatpants Looking into getting a bellyband so you can carry your gun while wearing sweatpants or gym shorts? Well, you may want to hold off. I learned a way to do it from a friend that might save you some money! Another point I should have hit on was a solution for those

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.