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 1 inch group explained

  If you follow my Facebook pages (Personal and Author’s page) and this blog, you have seen me write about the 1 inch shot group in my reviews of various firearms and discussions about range practice.  I thought I would add some perspective and clarity to this discussion and explain what I mean and how…

T&E: Sig Sauer P250 Compact – TacPac

 The P250 is not the first pistol most think of when the name Sig Sauer is mentioned.  The venerable P226, carried by many law enforcement agencies and military forces, is typically the first to come to mind.  During my tour in Afghanistan, I made note of what weapons were carried by the various forces I…

45C in box with changeable backstraps and magazines.

T&E: Smith & Wesson M&P 45C

THE UGLY TRUTH I have always been a fan of the .45 caliber pistol round. Perhaps it is related to my first issued sidearm while serving as a Military Policeman during the Cold War. The 1911 model pistol has been a favorite of mine ever since. I was not impressed when the military changed over…

T&E: Aimline Pistol Sights

The most enjoyable aspect of being an independent writer is that I get to write about the things that matter to me. I can muse about current events, drone on about political mischief, or relay stories of my time in uniform. I also get to write about guns. I love guns. I sometimes think they…