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Check Your Lights and Optics: April 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: April 2016 Edition

April’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 1/3   I opened my nightstand drawer to find that the IKEA DIODER motion-activated LED light bar was dead. That thing takes six AAA batteries and was dead within […]

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Not-Stock Glock PDW Update

Not-Stock Glock PDW Update

| April 14, 2016 | 13 Comments

The “Not-Stock Glock” PDW concept is something that Suarez International has been experimenting with over the last four or five months. It’s an interesting idea for those people who can’t or don’t want to possess a pistol caliber SBR. I’ve written about this concept a few times (here, here, and here), but I was able […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: March 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: March 2016 Edition

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

March’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 1/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 This month is a reminder to have a “preflight” procedure every time you put your hands on a firearm. Mr John Farnam of DTI and Mr […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: February 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: February 2016 Edition

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

February’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 1/6 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3   In “honor” of the trauma management class we hosted, the light in my backpack was dead. Before I started carrying a light on my person, […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: January 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: January 2016 Edition

| February 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

January’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/6* Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 The asterisks is due to a preemptive battery swap on my Olight M18 flashlight. This happened about mid-month. I didn’t seem to use my flashlight any […]

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Folding Stock Mechanism on an ENDO Glock Stock Adapter

Folding Stock Mechanism on an ENDO Glock Stock Adapter

| January 15, 2016 | 14 Comments

I am experimenting with an ENDO Glock Stock adapter and a KAK Industry Shockwave Blade pistol brace. I had tried the ENDO with an NFA Glock before, but I didn’t care for it. The addition of a Trijicon RMR RM07 and suppressor sights may address my concerns about sight picture. The folks over at Suarez […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics December 2015 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics December 2015 Edition

| January 4, 2016 | 5 Comments

December’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 1/6 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 The handheld light that died uses three AAA batteries. We buy these in bulk from Costco, but it got me thinking — should I switch to […]

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Getting a Head

Getting a Head

| December 4, 2015 | 5 Comments

Shooting pistols at longer ranges isn’t new. Shooting assailants in the head with a pistol is also not new. The “Mozambique Drill” (two shots to the body, one to the head) was still being taught when I started my fight-focused training. As time went on, head shots fell out of vogue. There was a lot […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics November 2015 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics November 2015 Edition

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

November’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 1*/6 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 Two interesting things this month : The battery in my Olight M18 Striker didn’t last the entire month. I had to replace it on Thanksgiving […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics October 2015 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics October 2015 Edition

| November 2, 2015 | 2 Comments

September’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 This month I am going to research Keychain lights. The ones I have now are adequate for finding things at my feet, or providing just […]

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