T&E: M&P Shield 9mm

Thanks to my friend out at Hart’s Guns in Uniontown, Ohio, I recently acquired a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield in 9mm.  I have heard much about this popular subcompact firearm and, since I have never owned a subcompact pistol, I thought I would give it a try.  After a cleaning and application of lubricant,…

The Ross Elder Bookstore Is Now Closed

If you have been looking for a way to pick up signed copies of any of my available books, I finally put together a solution.  I have opened an e-commerce bookstore where all of the copies purchased will be signed and include a message from me to you.  The prices include shipping and handling and…

The Inharmonious Warrior

in·har·mo·ni·ous   inhärˈmōnēəs/ adjective adjective: inharmonious    1. not forming or contributing to a pleasing whole; discordant, dissonant, incongruous  Alcoholism, drug addiction, violent behavior, shattered relationships, and suicide.  Far too often, these descriptions are applied to our modern warrior class; the warfighters who have struggled so mightily through the last 13+ years of war.  Portrayed, often…