Considering the 10mm for Everyday Carry

Considering the 10mm for Everyday Carry

Commenter Ed left a timely comment on my 9mm vs. .45 ACP: Terminal Ballistics Analysis post. He wrote, “Do away with both because yea, a 9mm 40 357 sig 45 or 357 mag will protect ya, but what if you end up in the backwoods and a gang of wolves or bears try to rob...
Things to Do in lieu of Watching Football

Things to Do in lieu of Watching Football

NFL TV ratings are cratering. As millionaire players continue to disrespect the national anthem and the American flag, including on foreign soil (!), Americans are abandoning the NFL in droves. DirecTV is even offering refunds on their NFL Ticket packages to...
Two is One and One is None and None Stinks

Two is One and One is None and None Stinks

There’s a saying in the preparedness/self-defense community: “Two is one and one is none.” The expression points to the inevitable failings of the tools you need: When something breaks, you had better have a backup for it. If you have two of something, then you’ll...
Firearm Choice Impacting Juries

Firearm Choice Impacting Juries

One of the ongoing debates among gun people is whether or not equipment choice impacts juries, and if so, how much. Mas Ayoob has been preaching for years against the use of handloads for self-defense. Others deride the use of exotic calibers like 10mm or...

Why We Carry: Taco Bell Edition

Cleveland is missing one bad guy today. (Though, to paraphrase Office Space, I wouldn’t say they’re missing him.) A couple of perps walked into a Taco Bell with bandanas on and announced a stickup. The response they got was not one employee, not two...
Two Eyes Are Better Than One?

Two Eyes Are Better Than One?

In my last blog entry, I noted that the one round I threw in 50 rounds of Dot Torture was due to trying to shoot with two eyes open. I opened my left eye and, doink! The shot immediately went high left. My takeaway from that is that I need to sort out my eyes. I’ve...
Dot Torture

Dot Torture

Dot Torture is a great way to burn a box of ammo. 50 rounds, 10 two-inch dots, and a variety of tests of skill with a handgun, including weak-hand only shooting. I set my target out at three yards. That seems close, and it is, but two-inch circles look pretty small...
ICE Qual

ICE Qual

[Ed. note: This post was lost in the transition from TeachYourselfToShootBetter.com to MagSquad.com and has now been restored. It references an earlier post called “ICE Qual Practice” that has, sad to say, disappeared to data heaven.] I’m pleased to say that I passed...