Bill Drill, Pistol Training, Shooting

NRA Article – How to Win the Mental Game of Shooting

This is an article written on the NRA online site about the mental game of shooting, There are many articles written on the subject, but this one is the closest to the “mental game” that we learned in Special Forces.

shooting, pistol, defensive

Jim’s Gems #6 – Myriad of Magazine Questions

It’s Jim’s Gems #6!! I know all of you are loving Jim’s Gems. So far, Jim has taken us on a journey about choosing the right defensive pistol and basic kit. In this article, he goes “collateral” and discusses a whole bunch of questions he is often asked regarding magazines. Read this article for some true Jim’s Gems.

Gun with Ammo

Podcast – Guns Smoking, Brass Flying #13: What’s Happening #1

Welcome to the first “Guns Smoking, Brass Flying” of 2018. We have been “off the air” for a few months while we revamp our podcast direction, as well as align some of the new directions we are taking with This podcast is the first in our newly branded channel, “Guns Smoking, Brass Flying” of our “What’s Happening” podcast series. Listen to the podcast for all of the details and for a review of the site’s and our personal goals for 2018.

Happy New Year – 2018 New Year’s Goals

Happy New Year 2018 at! We want to give you a sneak peek at our site and my personal goals for this coming year. New Year’s resolutions are something a lot of people make frivolously. To really improve personally or with skills/advocations like shooting, then you need goals to improve.

Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas 2017 from It has finally arrived and Santa has made his rounds. In this article, we provide you with our Christmas wishes and share with you our desire that you have a safe, fun and loved-one filled Christmas. Ho Ho Ho!

2018 IDPA National Championships

From (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.

Trigger Close up

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.

holster, pistol, carry, conceal

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.