Reader Comments of the Week — July 29, 2017

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Even regular readers of The Shooter’s Log can’t read or respond to all of the comments, so we have started a new weekly feature that will recap a sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected comments from the previous weeks. Feel free to respond with your two cents at the bottom of this article or by clicking the story link and adding it directly to the discussion.

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Reader Comments From Previous Weeks

Maryland Residents Challenge the 4th Circuit’s Kolbe v. Hogan Ruling

Jason Blankovich,

As a longtime reader of The Shooter’s Log, I can say your attack is as unwarranted as it is wrong.

Much of The Shooter’s Log content serves as an update to its previous articles that already did offer the information you claim to be missing; hence the word “Log” in the name.

Most logical people understand a “Log” serves as a chronological record of events which gets updated. And while The Shooter’s Log authors are great at this (namely Dave Dolbee), there simply isn’t enough room in each article to rehash the old information that you missed just to pamper your deficit. So try to keep up.

Your inappropriate temper tantrum aside, I encourage you to strive to achieve a better understanding of the intended purpose of The Shooter’s Log, especially given it was never intended to be your solitary source in legislative news .

Keeping us updated on pending gun legislation is only one aspect, but The Shooter’s Log also offers expert advice on new technology, firearms, recall alerts, shooting techniques, competitions, bow hunting, camping, survival skills, emergency prep, safety… the list goes on and on.

In addition to all that, it offers a forum which encourages the further exchange of ideas and training. Those opinions you crave, but which are not allowed by neutral authors, most often are still overwhelmingly covered as contributions by other experts in separate articles and by commentators in the forum below.

One last thing, I also subscribe to other electronic periodicals that do nothing but cover legislative gun news, and yet The Shooter’s Log still manages to beat them to press. If I feel the need to know more than this Forum has to offer me I simply research it on my own; but I still appreciate The Shooter’s Log for tipping me off on the topic sooner than most others can.


Stopping Power: Top Choices for Self-Defense Ammunition

I would like to WARN all persons to LOAD ONLY FACTORY AMMUNITION FOR SELF DEFENSE. There have been court cases where hand loads were used and the DA made the case that the Hand Loads were made up by the defendant to affect more damage then factory loaded ammunition. The defendant was labeled as using SPECIAL KILLER AMMUNITION FOR SELF DEFENSE and losing the claim of self defense argument.


Stopping Power: Top Choices for Self-Defense Ammunition

I carry a full size 45 ACP service pistol 99% of the time. I feed them with standard pressure 230 gr. Federal HST, Speer Gold Dot, or Remington Golden Saber in that order. All are tried and true defensive rounds and my guns eat them like candy.

Run silent, run deep.


Stopping Power: Top Choices for Self-Defense Ammunition

My everyday carry is a Glock 21 .45 ACP, I use law enforcement Federal HST 230gr +P.

My micro carry for situations that require extra conceal-ability is a Ruger LC9S w/ a 9 round extended mag, in it I carry COR-BON DPX 115gr +P.

I have had great results with both of these rounds and I highly recommend them. Like the article said a lot of it has to do with your ability and preference. As a 6’4″ 265lb Army Vet I can easily double tap 2 rounds at a time in the center of mass in under a second with the 230gr +P, someone smaller or with less experience might not be able to handle that recoil effectively.

My biggest recommendation is to buy a box of several tried and true defence rounds, and go murder some paper and see how they feed and feel.


Disabled Marine Forced to Give Constitutional Rights to Get Custody of Grandson

Judges shall be impartial and held accountable when judges are biased.
Bracey v. Warden, U.S. Supreme Court No. 96-6133 (June 1997).

Therefore, if a judge does not fully comply with the Constitution, then that
judge’s orders are void. In re Sawer, 124 U.S. 200 (1888), he/she is without jurisdiction, and he/she has engaged in an act or acts of treason.


Whenever a judge acts where he/she does not have jurisdiction to act, the judge is engaged in an act or acts of treason. U.S. v. Will, 449 U.S. 200, 216, 101 S.Ct. 471, 66 L.Ed.2d 392, 406 (1980); Cohens v. Virginia, 19 U.S.(6 Wheat) 264, 404, 5 L.Ed 257 (1821).


Combat Lights: Are You Ready for Action?

One thing to realize is that a tactical light on your handgun will more than likely not allow your handgun to fit in most if not all of the holsters you have for that particular gun. I have a quick detach light, but prefer to keep it on all the time so that I never have to locate it and attach it when I need it. I use a tactical holster specifically designed for handguns with a light/laser. I’m also left-handed so adding a light to the mix really narrows my choice of holsters. Just understand that if you add a light to your handgun (and you definitely should in my opinion) there is a very good chance you’re also going to need to get a new holster.


Combat Lights: Are You Ready for Action?

Thanks for the article, good read.

H&K VP9 with a Streamlight TLR-1 HL (800 lumens) is always within reach. I don’t carry this firearm, so not worried about holster fit.

Have put countless rounds through the VP9 at the range with the TLR-1 attached. Highly recommend practicing typical HD scenarios at real-time speeds – much different than taking your time to acquire target etc.


Stopping Power: Top Choices for Self-Defense Ammunition

Dave is right when he notes the rapid advances and creative marketing for high-pressure rounds in common self-defense calibers. Shooters should note, however, that a given round’s “Copper Unit of Pressure” (CUP), which is different than published chamber PSI, can have adverse influence on the function of a particular gun.

Case in point, I was looking for a high performing .357 Magnum round for a new Smith 386-Plus revolver. After firing the first chamber with Hornady’s Critical Duty in that caliber, the cylinder froze–not what you want for a carry gun. It required a gunsmith to free the cylinder and extract the spent cartridge. The problem? Due to the extremely high CUP designed into the cartridge, the case head had actually “welded” itself to the area around the firing pin, preventing cylinder rotation and jamming the gun.

This is not intended to bad-mouth Hornady (or Cor Bon or Doubetap) or many others who offer increasingly high-pressure rounds. Just be aware as a shooter that very high CUP loads can do unexpected things to many guns, even when the advertised chamber PSI falls within SAMMI limits.

If you are considering any of these extra-high octane loads, call the factory to obtain the CUP number (remember, it is NOT the same as chamber PSI) for the round, then ask a gunsmith familiar with your pistol or revolver if can likely handle these higher pressures–and certainly do so before you depend on the round to save your life.


Disabled Marine Forced to Give Constitutional Rights to Get Custody of Grandson

This is outrageous. The USDPJ needs to investigate this Judge and Caseworker and her office. Not only should the grandparents have custody if they are the closest relatives, but the Judge and Caseworker should be prosecuted.


U.S. Law Shield: Can I Use Force Against Someone Burglarizing My Car?

Respectfully, as a civilian with a CCW, property burglary is not justifiable course for use of deadly force. If a police officer cannot, per policy, discharge a weapon for simple GTA, why can a CCW permit holder do so unless their life is in jeopardy. The patrol guide offers excellent guidelines for officers and civilian alike when it comes to the use of deadly force.

~Ken R

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Comments (4)

  • kenneth kaplan


    I carry my DE.50 w/ Magnum Research 300 & 350 grain rounds. No problem with these rounds.No jury can find me guilt of using high


  • rt66paul


    I may not be able the have a “high cap” modern handgun here in Ca., but I can buy the same ammo the LEOs use here. If thier brand and style of ammo is legal for you to buy where you live, that would be great ammo to use for self defense.
    Unless your handgun is modified beyond the minor cleanup a gunsmith might do, you should be safe from malicious intent.
    I am not a lawyer, but killing someone with a weapon that says “Die MF” written on it, or something in that vein, or using non standard ammo could give the DA and a lawyer in a civil suit a way to ruin your life even more than normally.


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