As most of us know that today’s common caliber handgun rounds are not true power stoppers. Premium hollow points does help a lot. Just because your caliber preference is for the largest you can control and shoot in a relax state of mind at the range, it doesn’t mean you will effectively neutralize your assailant in the shortest time possible while under stress. Your are in a tense moment, you got a moving target advancing towards you, the faster you can place those followup shots on target, the better. The more rounds your pistol can hold is a plus. Remember, your goal is to stop the threat ASAP and survive!
Speed, precision, accuracy are the goals and recoil is they magic factor. The less the recoil the better you can control your gun. Those who can control a 10mm or a .44 magnum will probably be able to better control smaller calibers. “Shooting well” in the defensive context means being able to control realistic strings of fire, not single shots.
A lot of folks out there really like the H&K’s new striker fired pistol, the VP9. It feels great in your hands and shoots very accurate. But before you get one and fully trust your life with it, let’s find out how reliable it is by doing some torture tests. Thinking you’ll never go through such harsh environments or situations where your gun gets thrown, don’t be so sure that it will never happen. I never like to jump on a new product that just gets introduce in to the market. It needs to have a longer track record. I would say at least 4 years (but that’s a person preference) just like with the the M&P Shield. On the other hand, the Glock 43 is probably on great reliable gun but it just came out.
This torture test was done by The Military Arms Channel.
Can the VP9 take a beating and still function like the Smith & Wesson M&Ps and Glocks? Time to find out!
Adding an additional point of discussion. You vs A Third Party Conflict Be careful when getting involve in a third-party incident, it can be a double edge sword. You want to be the Good Samaritan or the hero by trying help that person who you think is being beaten furiously. If you’re going to get involve, you better be absolutely sure on what is going on. Here are some examples when to get involve and when not to. Continue reading “What Not To Do As A Concealed Carrier & The Good Samaritan” »
Dave Kopel gives a great detail explanation on the failure of Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety background checks is. This is a much watch video (publish by VaShootingSports YouTube channel) to fully understand of this disaster. This goes against our civil rights as well.
As passed in Washington and Oregon, it applies to all transfers, including the private transfers of sharing a gun while target shooting or lending a gun to a friend for a hunting trip. It has the knock-on effect of interfering with most firearms training, vital to armed self-defense. A further effect is a de facto handgun ban for persons under the age of 21
Today with more than half (52%) of all Americans opposing stricter gun control laws and more are supporting concealed carry that makes the country safer, King Obama is on his own here. He is doing this without congressional approval 👿 I can’t find any details just yet on what exactly are those illegal unconstitutional laws that he wants to shove down our throats.
But we know they want to pass some type of universal background checks since they mention, closing the gun show loophole.
Hopefully most states and local governments won’t comply and enforce those laws. Unfortunately my state, Virginia has an Obama’s/ Bloomberg’s boy as a governor Terry” McAuliffe who is channeling the elite’s powers. The good news is most of Virginias and the legislative body are opposed of such acts. Thanks to the Virginia Citizens Defense League (which I’m also an active member) are creating awareness and fighting for our 2nd amendment rights in the state of VA and we are doing a great job. http://vcdl.org
As an IT professional with no firearms experience in 2012, to taking my first basic pistol course at a local gun range in early 2013 in order to meet the basic requirements for my concealed handgun permit. I said I’m not sure I have what it takes to effectively use my force multiplier on physical threats that may come about my day-to-day life.
Fortunately, I found John Murphy with FPF Training. A former Marine Corps and who is highly qualify in bringing you comprehensive knowledge for the armed citizen. All his courses are taught in mind with the context of a plain cloth civilian who carries his/her concealed handgun every day. The private range is located in Culpeper Virginia. It’s close to Shenandoah National Park/ Skyline Drive, so the view is nice when driving there.
More lives will be lost, and more mass shooting will be a common occurrence because Obama, Hilary and the rest of the democrats live in a fantasy world. They can’t see how their gun control laws that they keep insist on pushing failed miserably. Tomorrow’s address to the nation will show how out of touch he is with today’s current events and society.
Know your history: Back in the 60’s, 70’s and even the 80’s school shootings and other mass shootings were unheard of. Why? Is not because we had less guns and more gun control. In the 50’s, 60’s, teens used to bring their hunting rifles to school and store it in the locker till after school. But thanks to Bill Clinton who started making schools and military bases in the 90’s a gun free zone, our county has seen a surge in gun violence.