Monthly Archives: July 2015

Getting old, while you’re young

I’ve noticed a trend lately that older shooters, we’ll say 45 years and older, are moving back towards the guns of their youth. Mainly revolvers, Hi-Powers, and 1911s. I can’t exactly pin down the reasoning behind it because I’m still young, dumb, and full of…vigor. Could it be nostalgia? Could it be an increase in capital? It’s no secret those guns cost more. Maybe an older shooter recognizes most self defense encounters don’t require 17 rounds, the real number is 2 or 3. Maybe they just miss the guns they learned to shoot with. Maybe theyre looking to set themselves apart from the younger guys/gals. 

Hell maybe I’m just looking too much into this whole issue. 

Let me know what you think in the comments. 

3 quick points

First: Movement while shooting

I don’t mean at the range, I mean while rounds are flying your way too. A stationary target is easy to hit while movement naturally attracts the eye. What’s the right balance? I say it’s to move as much as you possibly can while keeping within your ideal accuracy guidelines. Can’t shoot and move? Then don’t move. Movement doesn’t help when you can’t end the fight. 

Second: the Gun Store Guy

Everyone has their own gun store horror stories. I’ve been shown a SIG SAUER when I’ve asked to see a H&K because “SEALs use them so they’re better.” I’m not here for that argument, I just want to see a gun. So beware potential gun buyer and know exactly what you want going in so you won’t be talked into buying a gun that you don’t need/want. Also, don’t be afraid to drop a little knowledge. If you’re just looking, say you’re just looking, their time can be better spent helping a customer that’s looking to buy and they’ll appreciate it. 

Third: the .357 SIG

I love it. It’s the .40S&W without the hipster like pretentiousness. It’s penetration is fantastic and everyone loves fantastic penetration. I wouldn’t be surprised if it became the caliber of choice for the Army.