High Drag, Low Speed

January 31, 2013

The AR for home defense

Filed under: Gear,Self Defense — hdls @ 6:28 am

A great article written by Celia Bigelow and Aubrey Blankenship discussing why an AR style rifle is the a great choice for self-defense for women.

Sorry, President Obama. As young women, we prefer an AR-15 “assault” rifle with a 30-round magazine for self-defense.
In fact, we wouldn’t want to be stuck at home without one. In the wake of mass murders like Sandy Hook and the horrific rapes and murders of thousands of women each year, pepper spray, mace, or five-round handheld pistols aren’t going to cut it.

So what’s a girl to do? When choosing our tool for home defense, we want the best — in accuracy, handling, and aesthetics. The best choice by all three criteria is — hands down — the AR-15.
AR-15s are the most popular rifle in the U.S.; more than 3 million Americans own one. And its popularity isn’t with criminals — assault rifles account for only 0.6 percent of murders every year. Rather, the semi-automatic AR-15 is the gun of choice for many hunters, target shooters, and home defenders.


January 26, 2013

Another heart warming story

Filed under: Gear,Gun Rights,Self Defense — hdls @ 2:50 am

brought to you by guns.

Home Intruders Decide Not to Stick Around After Seeing Their ‘Victim’ Holding an AR-15

After seeing the barrel of an AR-15 staring them in the face, the two men fled from the apartment. No shots were fired and no one was injured. In fact, the rifle wasn’t even loaded at the time of the incident, Raymond said.

October 23, 2012

Pumpkin carving–Joe Huffman style!

Filed under: Uncategorized — hdls @ 6:12 pm
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Now that looks like fun! I want to carve a pumpkin with boomerite!


October 8, 2012

Vortex Viper PST

Filed under: Gear — hdls @ 10:46 pm
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Dennis DeChant at The Loadout Room reviews the Vortex Viper PST 1-4X scope. Looks like an interesting scope.



October 2, 2012

Setting the ZeroStop on Nightforce scopes

Filed under: Gear — hdls @ 6:20 pm

A good, short video from Nightforce. I need to do this with a couple of my scopes.

June 26, 2012

Shotguns and Rifles, oh my!

Filed under: Self Defense — hdls @ 6:10 am
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My wife and I have been working with several new shooters. So much so, in fact, lately I’ve been joking we’re now unpaid firearms consultant.

Some of the new shooters we’ve been working with is is a very nice couple of ladies that are concerned about home and self defense. When we first took them to the range one them had never fired a gun before in her life and the other hadn’t figured a gun for over 20 years.

We started out with .22LR pistols and have been working our way through a lot of the options from there. Now, they are both very comfortable with firearms. It has been an amazing journey and we’re grateful to be a part of it.

They are getting ready to purchase their first pistols (a brace of Smith and Wesson M&P 9s – yes, they drank the kool-aid).

One of our shooters has become a certified gun nut – harnessing the vast power of the interwebs to research all things gun. So, of course, we had to have the “do we need a shotgun” for home defense conversation. I know there are lots and lots and lots of folks that will disagree with my response but I’ll stand by it — you don’t need, or even want, a shotgun for home defense. A good AR is a better choice.

I plan on writing more on why I think that is the right answer but throwing that out there for now.

June 14, 2012

Training time, again

Filed under: Training — hdls @ 7:05 pm
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I’m off to training this weekend at Insights Training Center taking the General Defensive Rifle course. It should be a lot of fun.

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