This week we have a discussion about guns and booze. Last week sometime I posted this picture on the Triangle Tactical Facebook page, and there was an interesting discussion that took place. Some folks said that the guy should have his permit taken away and be locked up since it looks like he has a tall boy in front of him. Other folks made the point that only one drink isn’t really enough to impair someone, so maybe total abstinence from alcohol isn’t the right approach, or maybe it is? You decide.
In this episode we don’t really have any answers, but we did our best to bring up all of the aspects of the discussion. Let us know what you think.
If you have a regular dryfire routine, you should probably build a dryfire target stand or two. Check out the blog post about them I did here.
Gear that Doesn’t Suck
Amazon has the Pocket Pro II shot timer (currently) at the lowest price it’s been at a long time. It’s the timer I like to be handed when I’m being the Range Officer at a match, and it’s the timer that Ben personally owns. Ben explains in the episode why he’s been using his for dryfire instead of the Android dryfire timer he’s been developing (and explains why you shouldn’t hold your breath for the app.)
There are some new Glock pistols out. They’re gray, and from the pictures I’ve seen they’re just barely different from the black Glocks.
An NC man was arrested for having a gun in New Jersey. That sucks, I hope he is able to get pre-trial intervention. Please, check the local laws before you head out of state with your blaster.
A piece of news hit some of the sensationalist blogs and forums this last week saying that the Denver, CO Fire Department had banned people from having more than 10,000 rounds of ammo in a residential building after some closed door meeting. I did some research, and as far as I can tell, they’ve had the building code in place since they adopted their current building code some years ago, they just changed the verbiage in the latest version.
Dryfire Drill of the Week
I’ve been playing around with the dryfire target stand, and came up with a simple drill that I’ve been having a lot of fun with.
Start on the X at the 10y line. T1 is 5y in front of you. T2 is a pepper popper at 10y, and T3 is a pepper popper 90* to your left.
On the buzzer engage T1, then T2, then T3. I’ve found this to be an interesting exercise in changing speeds and transitioning to a small target.