Don’t let the asymmetry of being armed short your OODA loop.
Is the DAO trigger a hardware solution to a software problem?
When is carrying confident false bravado?
Is Second-Strike capability on a pistol worth it?
Are you mentally prepared to aggress on your attacker verbally?
Failure is just opportunity to learn in disguise.
Stop me if you’ve heard these before: Knockdown, Stopping Power, Hydrostatic Shock…
The 1911 is a wonderful gun. It fits the hand snugly, the trigger is possibly the epitome of man/machine interfaces, and it throws a 230gr round affectionately referred to as a ‘flying ashtray’ with a stout and reliable authority. It’s also a woefully antiquated design, with poor ergonomics, too much barrel and mass for concealed…
The biggest danger about institutional knowledge is that ‘everyone knows, this is how it’s done’.
The most important decision to make, is the conscious decision to fight back. It’s a trope as old as Colt. A woman walks into a gun shop, looks at the gun owner. “I’ve got a man slapping me around– I need a gun.” It makes for good Hollywood fodder, but abuse is something that’s poorly…
What’s the best handgun for a new shooter?
Leave your ego off the range.