The Buick O’ Truth #3 – Pistols and Car Doors

A lot of officers have been trained to conduct a high risk stop behind the “cover” of their door, leaving it open while they kneel behind it with their weapon drawn.This seems like a very logical tactic, but as you are about to see, it actually doesn’t work in the real world. Notice that the pictures are taken from farther away this time. This is a safety precaution.Shooting a car is a fun thing to do, [...]

Low Light Essentials #1 – The Anatomy of Low Light

Human beings have a natural fear of the dark. Human beings depend primarily on sight as a means of figuring out what is going on in the world around them so it should come as no surprise that we naturally find conditions where this sense is significantly diminished or useless to be extremely disconcerting. Our eyes are remarkable organs capable of incredible feats, but seeing in the dark isn’t one of them. As a [...]

Educational Zone #8 – 5.56 Military Ammo Accuracy

My friend Tman and I went to the range to test various types of 5.56 ammo.I used my DPMS Sweet Sixteen, with a 16 inch stainless heavy barrel, chrome bolt, Accuwedge, Leupold 6.5 X 20 X 50 scope, etc. It is a fine shooter as you will see in a moment.This is it. I fired 2 rounds to foul the barrel and then shot 8, five-shot groups, at 100 yards, as numbered below. There were no “called” flyers. Only one [...]

Educational Zone #7 – Full Auto Shoot

For those of you that might not be aware, especially those not in the USA, it is perfectly legal to own a full-automatic weapon, sometimes called a “machine gun”. A person simply needs to obtain the proper paper work, pass a background check, and then can legally own these guns.I do not personally own any full-auto guns, but have a friend that does. My friend “Roy” came through town on his way [...]
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