One of the things I’ve noticed after talking with folks about pistol mounted red dot sights, is that not everyone is aware of types of failures that may occur with an RDS and how to deal with them. Spoiler: back up sights aren’t necessarily the answer. Let’s explore front sight obstructions, rear sight obstructions, and complete RDS failures.
Revisiting the handgun cartridge selection debate. Short version: Unless defending against wildlife, the ballistic superiority of the handgun cartridge doesn’t really matter and it still comes down to shot placement.
One of the most important fundamentals of pistol shooting is sight alignment. A red dot sight (RDS) provides a lot of benefits but requires a different approach to sight alignment fundamentals. KR Training’s course addresses the RDS fundamentals.
My love affair with the VP9 continues. Changing things up with a little RMR action has only made things a little spicier. I am looking forward to future dates at the range and at competitions with it.
Here is my rather lengthly after action report of the Combative Pistol course I recently attended. This class is a must for anyone who owns a gun for self defense. It will level you up and change the way you think about self defense.
There seems to be rise in soon to be first time female gun owners asking for advice on a first handgun. Rather than continuing to provide advice from my perspective, I’m going to share my wife’s top picks.
The Smith & Wesson 329PD revolver is something else. It’s also a stunning extremely smooth shooting revolver with .44 Special. It’s a stunning wrist punishing beast perfect for those who hate their hands/wrists with .44 Remington Magnum.
Given the choice between carrying a concealed micro-compact or a concealed duty pistol, I will sacrifice a smidge of comfort in exchange for the duty pistol that I can shoot better, faster, and more accurately. Every time.
The Ruger LCRx chambered for .22 Long Rifle is a solid revolver that is pleasant to shoot. It’s a fine instructional tool and a great option to practice the fundamentals of revolver handling.
It can be a little frustrating to present a red dot sight equipped pistol and not find the red dot. So here is a little dry practice drill I’ve been doing lately to help that.