Friday, July 27, 2012

UN Gun Treaty a No-Go....For Now

In case you're still being bombarded by the events in Co...

U.N. member states have failed to reach agreement on a new treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade.  Some diplomats and treaty supporters blamed the United States for triggering the unraveling of the month-long negotiating conference.

Hopes had been raised that agreement could be reached on a revised treaty text that closed some key loopholes by Friday's deadline for action. But the United States announced Friday morning that it needed more time to consider the proposed treaty -- and Russia and China then also asked for more time. A bipartisan group of 51 U.S. senators on Thursday had threatened to oppose the global treaty regulating international weapons trade if it falls short in protecting the constitutional right to bear arms.

Read more HERE

I'm not too crazy about the "need more time" unless it was followed up with a wink and a "finger gun", or maybe just the finger...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

TDI Active Shooter Training AAR

For a review of TDI's Active Shooter Training see:

A Review Of The Active Killer-Shooter Course at TDI


This class is also on the short list for me and the Mrs.As with anything taught @ TDI, I'm sure this class will be fantastic. Much thanks to John for posting this review

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bowie Tactical HK P30S w/ Leupold Delta Point

The P30S should be on it's way back from Bowie tomorrow.

He put up this pic.

Have been on the hunt for a new holster for it and have been in contact with Garrett Industries regarding one of their tuck-able IWB holsters.

Really looking forward to getting this out and seeing how she runs.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Excuse this pooh eating grin on my face...

Three range trips and almost 2,300 rounds into the test and it’s fair to say that some sacred cows are in danger of becoming hamburger. Stoppages? None. Break-in? Not necessary. Ammo sensitivity? Three different FMJ-style rounds and two different JHPs without a problem have gone down the pipe. Magazine issues? Three different brands of magazines fed, fired, extracted, and ejected without hesitation. Expectations? Blown away.
In fact, it’s only fair to mention that by this round count during their respective tests both the Glock 17 and even my beloved HK P30 both experienced problems. They were resolved, sure, but no one expected them to have problems in the first place. Some diehard 1911 aficionados were warning me that no one — even the Springfield Armory Custom Shop — could make a 9mm 1911 that would run well out of the box.
They can. I have the box to prove it.

More here:
 Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #1

While I won't say that I'm surprised about the pistol itself in going close to 2300rds with no issue, I am a little taken aback at the mag issues with Tripp and Wilson.

Have had the idea of a 9mm 1911 kicking around my head for some time now, as well as a Springfield Custom, might have to get me one of those next year or so...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Waterloo, IA - Black Hawk Pistol Club July IDPA Match

The IDPA monthly match for June is Sunday the 22nd @ the Cedar Valley Pistol Range (CVPR) on Rt 63 between Waterloo and Hudson just west of the John Deere Implement.
As mentioned previously, any updates/changes to this match will be posted at the  iliowa practical shooters forum (sign up is free) and our Facebook page.

We're looking to do five stages with a round count between 75-100 (bring more).

For a look at the rough drafts of the stages, see HERE.

Match Fee is $15.00, $12 for BHPC members, first time shooters shoot free!.

Match times are as follows:
Setup: 07:00/07:30
Sign in: 08:30
New Shooter Orientation: 09:00
Safety brief - stage walk through: 09:30
Shooting starts: 10:00

ALSO MAKE SURE TO BRING WATER and hydrate before the match.

If you are able to be there early for set up, any and all help is appreciated!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Another Agency Banning the Serpa

Last week, the National Park Service banned the use of SERPA-style holsters by any of its more than 2,000 law enforcement personnel. It will come as no surprise to readers that among the reasons listed was the propensity for accidental discharges, citing multiple instances at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center where such accidents led to property damage and/or injury.

Another issue listed in the NPS memo was the danger of debris getting into the holster mechanism thereby making it impossible to draw the gun. Especially given the incredibly wide range of environmental conditions under which NPS Park Rangers must operate across the country it is easy to understand this very real concern. (for a demonstration of this problem in a realistic training environment, see this video featuring Craig “SouthNarc” Douglas and the late Paul Gomez… note the language of the video may be NSFW)

See more details here:

Yet More SERPA Ban

Monday, July 2, 2012

That Darn Poll Again....

Please people, PLEASE let that USA Today poll FROM 2007! die in your in-box. Don't forward it, don't post the link on your favorite gun forum where it's been posted 300 times since SCOTUS was hearing Heller vs. DC...

For those that are unaware of what poll I'm talking about, here's the link...BUT PLEASE, I BEG YOU DO NOT FORWARD THIS LINK TO ANYONE!!!!!

I would be unable to live with myself if I knew that I was enabling this annoying trend to continue.

  See guys? It's OK....I think we got this one covered, we've got bigger @%&#^* problems to be worrying about right now.