2018 IDPA National Championships

From IDPA.com (web site for IDPA)… Here is the announcement for the 2018 National Championships. Looks like the South is going to be hosting these in 2018. I personally did not know this location had these shooting facilities. Read the article for the details.

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WTH Files: Modern Shooter Lazy?… – The Return of Bad Things

From our WTH Files… In this article we take issue with a recent article Sam Hoober posted over at The Daily Call. The article Sam wrote ties into some recent head scratching I am doing as I watch the industry bring back some pistol “bad things” such as dual mode triggers and thumb safeties. Let’s not let our “good ole days” thinking become dangerous trends.

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Jim’s Gems #5 – Didn’t Stay Holstered Long

Welcome to Jim’s Gems #5. Well, Jim couldn’t keep his concealed carry thoughts holstered long. After taking the brief sidebar with his AK, we are back on the trail of thoughts related to defensive handguns. In this article, Jim goes old-school on his thoughts about your holster and magazine carrier selection. Read carefully and avoid the dreaded drawer full of bad holster choices.

Shooter Gift Ideas (2017)

Well, it is here…the 2017 Holiday season! In this article, we present some ideas from $10 – $1000’s of dollars for your special shooter. We provide you with some hints and suggestions that can help you come up with some holiday gift giving ideas. HO HO HO… We Hope this makes your special shooter’s Christmas even better!

Great Link – Field Stripping 1911 (Shooting Illustrated)

For those of you who (like me) occasionally need a reminder on stripping 1911’s, Shooting Illustrated has a great article that outlines the process well. Field stripping (or disassembly) of a 1911 has some quirks, so keep this bookmarked in case you need it.

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Jim’s Gems #4 – My Year with an AK-47

It is Jim’s Gems time! This is “Jim’s Gem #4”. Jim takes a slight departure from his defensive pistol focus to talk about his time with the venerable AK-47. Read as Jim conveys his year with an AK-47. From a disappointing start to a rather surprising set of results, Jim shares his Soviet Bloc firearms odyssey with you, our reader.

To Our Veterans

We want to recognize the service in all capacities of our former and current service persons. On this Veteran’s Day, we want to thank you and we honor your service. Due to their service, many veteran’s find solace in shooting sports.

Glock Gen 5 Rumors & Facts

As many of you know, the Glock Generation 5 pistols have been released. With this release has come a lot of confusion and inaccuracies that are being reported. We want to clear up some of these rumors prior to our full and thorough write-up and review that we will do on this series.

“Check Your 6”: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween 2017 from TheGaGG.com. Halloween is a celebration of evil spirits (not the good type) and deadly sugar. We hope you celebrate safely and with a lot of gusto here at TheGaGG.com. Read the article for some treats.

FBI Chooses Hornady Critical Duty Ammo

Looks like Hornady has won the FBI contract for duty pistol ammunition. Check out the article for the link to the “Shooting Illustrated” article and the specifications, as well as my own carry recommendations.