Thu, 26 February 2015
In Shunryu Suzuki's, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind he states “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”
This is evident in a child's ability to learn and in a lot of adult's attitude that "I know how to do that!"
If a person can allow themselves open to new experiences they will be beter suited to learn. Bruce and Birdman talk about how this all applies to gun training and the ability to learn from others, even if they are not as good a shooter.
Training is a skill, specifically it is an observation skill and many times experts in one field (golf, football, baseball....) turn to experts in training to get better or even fix issues. Just because you are a good shot, deosn't mean you can't improve with training and proper feedback.
Listen and then give us your experiences with training or stop by anytime and talk guns.
Wed, 18 February 2015
Even though we have discussed the issue before we decided it might be a god time to update everyone on the reason 22 Ammo still is sometimes scarce and Michael also weighs in on the AR-15 Ammo Ban that has been suggested by the ATF.
Thu, 12 February 2015
Bruce talks all about a specific Smith and Wesson used gun and in general about how and where to look for used guns, including of course The Hub.
Most all of use who are really into guns started with a used gun as our first purchase, it is an easy way to get a good gun without having to buy it new.
Bruce even talks about the Point that new guns are usually fired at least a few rounds and come new in a package oily and dirty. With custom gun you can expect that they have been fired even more.
Take a listen and tell you friemds to listen to the podcast as well, it is the fastest growing show about guns in the White Mountains
Wed, 4 February 2015
Bruce reviews the HK P30 in the CCW-Home Hybrid category and explains why this is the perfect Home Defense Gun.
A recent HK pistol design, the P30 is a modern police and security pistol that combines function and safety. Ergonomic features include a special grip frame with interchangeable backstrap inserts and lateral plates, allowing the pistol to be individually adapted to any user. Ambidextrous controls include dual slide releases and magazine release levers.
Variants with a conventional double-action/single action trigger have a serrated decocking button located on the rear of the frame. Variants with HK’s enhanced double action only Law Enforcement Modification* (LEM) trigger have no external decocking controls.
The HK Law Enforcement Modification (LEM) trigger system combines the advantages of a cocked striker component (constant level of trigger pull from first to last round fired) with a double-action hammer system. Using such an enhanced trigger system consolidates ease of use and safety into a convenient, innovative trigger operation—one that reduces the chance of unintended firing. And in case of an ammunition-related failure to fire, all that is needed is an additional second or third squeeze of the trigger without the need of first pulling the slide back to re-cock the pistol. The enhanced LEM trigger system combines the reliability of a double action revolver trigger with the crisp trigger of a single action pistol.
P30S models have an ambidextrous safety lever mounted on both sides of the frame. S models are available in conventional double-action/single action trigger mode and with HK’s enhanced double action only Law Enforcement Modification trigger
A Picatinny rail molded into the front of the frame makes mounting lights, laser aimers, or other accessories easy and convenient. The extractor doubles as a loaded chamber indicator providing a subtle tactile and visual reminder of a loaded chamber.
Extensively tested, the P30 has already been adopted by several European police agencies. Excellent weight and balance make the P30 naturally pointable, easy to control, and accurate to shoot. An open notch rear sight with luminous (non-radioactive) contrast points allows for fast and accurate target acquisition, even under poor lighting conditions.
During a recent (2009-2010) endurance test, a P30 test pistol fired more than 91,000 rounds without any major component failures.
P30 and P30S models available in 9 mm and .40 S&W.