CCW PERMIT NOT TRAINING
Seems like everyone is getting their CCW permit nowadays, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing in it’s self, but most people seem to think they are ready for anything that this crazy violent world can throw at them after receiving a permit to carry a firearm. Well, think again. Coming from a guy that has been shooting and training for most of my life, I can tell you first hand you have no training at all if all you have done is taken a CCW class. What you received was licensing to carry a firearm, that’s it! No more, no less. Now, coming from my instructors side, I see this all the time and preach this in my classes. I always tell my students, “Now that you can carry a weapon, you need to learn how to use it.”. Some seem puzzled by this statment, “I thought this was my training?”, thats one you hear a lot. If you really want to protect yourself and family you really are doing yourself and them a great injustice by not seeking out the Continue Reading
The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Sub-Compact Perfection
Where to begin with the capable little Shield…ah there we are! It’s size! The Shield comes in at a mere 19 oz unloaded. and a length of just of 6.1″. The width is a slim .95″ overall, and a height of 4.6″. This thing fits me like a glove, and feels like it was made just for me. Now, I’m normally a “Glock Guy” and have been for years. Yeah I know, save it. But, since the introduction of the new M&P series, I find myself going to this platform more and more. Why?, you ask… Well for one, the reason stated above, the thing just feels good in my hands. That’s not the only reason. Not only is it comfortable, but it’s also very reliable as well. As you already know this is a “must” in a carry gun. It’s not just the Shield but all of the M&P series handguns. I have had 4 in total so far. I still own three of them, and have had them for years. I love them all. Continue Reading
EDC “EVERYDAY CARRY”
THOUGHTS and PHILOSOPHIES
EDC, or everyday carry, what is it? And, how should I do it? This is a question that is hard to answer because it is different for everyone. What I am going to try to do in this article is tell you my thoughts on EDC and how I choose to do it. I have noticed a big trend change in EDC over the last few years. In the amount of gear that people are carrying for their EDC kit, like multiple guns and knives, and two to three flashlights, a multitool, a tactical pen, etc. The list goes on and on. In my opinion, this is just plain over kill and redundant and leads to people not carrying the essential gear they need due to all the weight and bulk. So where did this trend come from and how do we stop it? It seems that a lot of people watch too much TV and think they need to be 007. And yes, there is a lot of bad information on the internert on this subject as well. The first time I had a buddy of mine say, “Gear Check”, I was intrigued, to say the least. As he started to show me what all he was carrying on his person. I was shocked to see him pull out his phone, wallet, wedding ring, watch, chapstic, keys, pen, two knives, a multitool, two flashlights, three mags, two guns, one IWB and one ankle carry. Which this is ok. I do the two gun thing myself from time to time.
Here is my full review of the Utas UTS 15.
Let me start off by saying I really wanted to like this firearm. I love the look and overall design of the weapon and had hoped that I would like its performance just as much, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. On average I was consistently having between 5-8% failure rate, and almost all of those coming in the way of failure to feed or failure to eject. So, with that being said, the UTS is being touted as a combat/tactical shotgun, and with a serious issue in the way of reliability I, in good conscious, couldn’t give it a good review. The other thing that I didn’t like about the UTS was the fact that there was just to many covers, buttons, and leavers to open, flip or switch in order to operate the gun. I didn’t realize that this would bother me until the first day I took it to the range. Then it became abundantly clear that