Fill Yer Hands

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Take What I Can Get

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One of the side effects of my leukemia treatment is that I have lost about 30 pounds, and about 4 inches on my waist. As a result, I can actually carry a pistol in a shoulder holster without having to do some kind of sick judo move on myself just to get to it.

Now, if I decide to, I can carry my father-in-law’s old Beretta. Nice.

Who knows what’s next.

P-Mags – Questions for my Readers 

I recently got to spend some time with an experienced Army sergeant, who has spent his share of time in harm’s way. When we were visiting, he noticed my P-Mag supply, and asked if they were all I used.

Naturally I was concerned that a professional would question this, in much the same way if my doctor were over, and questioned my brand of first aid products; they must have a good reason.

As it turns out, he did. He told me that, in fact, he had used them quite a bit, exclusively in fact, for quite a while. He liked a lot of things about them – grip and texture, weight, durability – but he eventually stopped, due to one reason. After a long time carrying them, they started misfeeding, and the followers got hung. He found out they had gotten full of sand, and that was causing the problems. So, since he could, he just switched over to the Army issued metal mags, and had no problems thereafter.

So, that got me thinking: should I get rid of mine and switch?

But before I tell about that I thought I would ask you, O Reader: what is your experience with P-Mags? Please share, and I will continue next week.

Groovin . . . Not

Bob Mayne’s video on the modifications to his Glock 19 reminded me of changes I made to my Glock 19 Liberty shortly after I got it a few years ago.

For me the impetus was the design of the grip on the Glock 19. Understand, I have no disagreement with finger grooves per se, but Glock decided that the 19 was going to be designed for people with smaller hands than those who bought the 17, it seems, because the grooves are closer together on the 19. For someone like me with wide hands, this can be an issue.

Add to that the fact that my Glock 17 Bruce is a Gen2, and doesn’t even have finger grooves. But I’ve used a slip-on Hogue grip since about the second week I’ve owned it, and to be honest it completes the feel of the gun for me.

So, the answer, for me, was to take off the grooves on Liberty altogether, and add a Hogue grip.

Then over the space of a few months, I relieved the trigger guard, too.

I also did some relief work on the edges of the mag release and the inside of the mag well.

The result is that the grips on Liberty and Bruce match very closely, and the feel is much closer than before. While they’re not identical, to me they’re as close as they can be.

Please Stop Making Terrorists Famous

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As I have spoken of many times before, one of the most compelling reason for nutjobs to become mass shooter terrorists is to become famous.

So, I am asking, again

  • Stop using the names of mass shooters
  • Stop showing their faces

You can ask on Twitter; those are 2 quick ways to get me to stop following you.

Yes, they are dead. But this will also serve to embolden their followers and those who also want to be famous.

So, please. Stop making them famous.

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