Monthly Archives: October 2012

Practicing the way I carry concealed

I am ashamed to say, it has been quite a while since I have dry practiced the way I carry my concealed firearm. This means, my concealed carry firearm, holster, and usual clothing. My firearm is a XD9 sub compact, my holster a Holster Kings appendix universal holster, and my clothing a par of denim shorts, or khaki pants, a muscle shirt, and a t-shirt. Continue reading


Jammed XDm9 5.25 Slide Part 2

SHOT Show attendance and an interest in 3-Gun lead to Jammed Handgun Slide

How could attending the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, and an interest in participating in my first 3-Gun Match lead to the slide on my XDm9 5.25 jamming to the point that it would not move back far enough to rack a round into the chamber, or for the slide release lever to be rotated so the slide could be removed? Continue reading

Is a Flashlight Part of Your Tactical Gear?

Next to your firearm, and related gear like: belts, holsters; magazines pouches; and extra magazines, a flashlight may can be a very useful, and perhaps even necessary accessory. Those of you who carry a concealed handgun for personal protection, know that you are most likely to encounter an attack at night where the attacker can operate under the cover of darkness. A flashlight may, or may not, be deploy-able depending on the nature of the attack. But, how many of you carry a flashlight as part of your concealed carry equipment? Continue reading

First Carbine Match w/M&P 15-22

I took my new Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 out to American Shooters for their forth Tuesday of the month indoor Carbine match. This was the second time I’ve shot my 15-22, and the first time shooting a Carbine match. Needless to say my times weren’t very fast, and all my rounds didn’t find their target. But, I had fun just the same, and that’s really what it’s all about. Continue reading