The story of handguns and how they work is very interesting but may also be frustrating to the beginner. Some definitions are stretched by the makers. As an example, quite a few handguns cloud the definition of double-action or double-action-only operation. Even within types such as double-action first shot there are other categories such as selective double action.
Posts Tagged ‘Glock Firearms’
It is notable that while modern defensive ammunition has received a great deal of development—and competition is fierce—we are still using the same old lead and jacketed bullets as we have for the past 120 years or more. The high degree of reliability inherent in modern manufacturing by Federal Cartridge Company has crossed over into practices lines such as the Federal American Eagle, but by and large the same, jacketed bullet is used. Federal recently finished a years long development of a new practice load, and the American Eagle Syntech is well worth your time and effort to obtain and use.
After recent events in Barcelona, Orlando, Paris, Las Vegas and other places, the prospect of a lone wolf or organized attack with severe consequence seems more and more plausible. I am certain any right-minded person would stop a terror attack if it was within their ability. But that is the question: “Do you have the ability?” The first thing you have to consider is that you may be killed. Many terrorists, unlike common killers, are on a hell-bound trip. Holding a gun on them or threatening them will be meaningless.
It’s not much of a secret or news, because the same trusted TruGlo sights that are worn daily on previous Glock models fit the Gen 5. Here is the full release from TruGlo.
Glock’s design has proven its worth—regardless of whether you are a Glock fanboy or a hater. The changes to the design through the various generations are not overtly obvious to eye, which leads some to believe all Glocks are all the same; a one trick pony. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, the basic design has been proven, some would go so far as to say perfected.
There have been many books written on shooting from Hit the White Part by my friend Massad Ayoob to Paul Weston’s book on combat shooting for police and Ed McGivern’s Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting. Some are dated and while Chic Gaylord’s Handgunner’s Guide is worth a look, the gear is outmoded. All are worth a read. Anything by Jeff Cooper and his able student Gabriel Suarez, is worth the money.
There are times when I am amazed at how lucky I am to test and own some of the finest firearms ever manufactured. I admit that sometimes the newest variation of the theme (a different finish or new sights) isn’t quite as exciting as a fresh start, but there are few genuinely new things under the sun.
Apex Tactical Specialties makes some of the best aftermarket drop-in performance parts for firearms and Cheaper Than Dirt! carries a bunch of them. Now, Apex Tactical Specialties has expanded its line of Glock compatible parts with the release of the new Apex Action Enhancement Kit for Glock pistols.
If you’ve been shooting for any length of time, you’ve probably heard the question, “I’ve been thinking about buying a gun. What pistol should I buy?” Your answer may make the difference between bringing another citizen into the Second Amendment ranks and turning them off from the shooting sports for life.
Among the decisions to be made when purchasing a personal defense handgun are caliber, action type, and size and weight. Among the options to be considered is the light rail. A rail gun is common parlance for a handgun with an accessory rail, but some just consider it common sense.
I’ll admit it; I’m a little ADD when it comes to which holster I pull out to wear for the day. I change “favorite” holsters more than Paris Hilton changes boyfriends (is she even relevant anymore?). A lot of it is driven by which firearm I deem
The new year is upon us, and it’s time to steer people into enlightenment and out of the old ways. While fate looks after some who
I’d estimate that I’ve got right around 5,000 hours of experience carrying a Glock 19, almost all of it in the
When considering what survival gear to purchase, you must feel confident the products are going to work reliably.
One of the most prolific cottage industries to crop up in the world of practical handgunnery in recent years has
For years, I have suffered the insults, ridicule, jokes and consternation of my fellow shooters. The 1911 crowd was never a surprise.
Reading an anti-gun rant in the Los Angeles Times is hardly a surprise or news. Therefore, when I read a recent Opinion piece (Op-Ed) bashing Glocks,