The Big Weld Rule for Gun Buyers

Ten years apart, my son and daughter both went through phases where they liked the animated movie, Robots. Recently my daughter began watching it over and over again. In the movie, an idealistic young robot dreams of becoming an inventor, following in the footsteps of Big Weld, whose TV fantasy…


Talon Flagship Holster Review

For guys, you’ve probably heard some variation of this question more than once in your life. “Honey, does this make my butt, look big?” And, unless you’ve never been married or in a long-term, committed relationship, you should know the dangers inherant in answering this question honestly. The answer is…


God in the Gunfire, Part Two

There are some who seem to think that gun ownership and self-defense are antithetical to Christianity.  They use the words of Christ in Matthew 5:39 to underscore the point. Does Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of the world (even James Holmes’ sins) so we could have eternal…


Your Concealed Carry Wardrobe

One of the first things you discover when you first begin to carry a concealed weapon is that you need bigger clothes. Before you got your permit, your pants and shorts probably fit you pretty well. The problem comes in when you try to add a good IWB holster. An…


God in the Gunfire, Part One

God and guns have more in common than you might think. In one of my more philosophical moments, I began thinking about how, as a Christian, I could reconcile my love for guns with my love of God. I found more similarities than I expected. The two are not mutually…


Czech VZOR-70 Review

Developed for police use in what was then Czechoslovakia, this 7.65mm (.32 Auto) caliber single/double action pistol replaced the VZOR-50 in 1970 and was the standard sidearm of Czech military and police until 1983. It’s based on the Walther PP design with an 8-round capacity and fixed barrel. For under…


Ruger LCP Review

The Ruger LCP is an exceptionally popular pocket pocket gun, much like a bigger version of my Kel-Tec P-32 (reviewed previously). I needed a gun for pocket carry with a little more oomph. The LCP seemed the perfect choice.


Re-Thinking Home Defense

The classic depiction of a home invasion is one of the unsuspecting homeowner, nestled snug in his bed when he is suddenly awakened by a strange noise in the living room. “What was that?” asks his wife in a hushed, but panicked voice. The man reaches into his night stand,…


Diamondback DB380: The Pocket Glock

The first time I saw the DB380 I thought it was a Glock. Glock makes two .380 caliber models, but does not import them into the US for civilian consumption. Why? I don’t know. In any case, what I do know is that Diamondback is a Florida-based company founded by…


BT Guide Rods for Caracal Pistols

The new Caracal pistols are an interesting evolution of the striker-fired, polymer pistol design that Gaston Glock introduced 25 years ago. The design, some contend, is where Glock should be now. Simpler, with a lower bore axis, easier to disassemble, more modular. One thing it still has, however, is a…


Gun Shows: A Beginner’s Guide

I’m not a gun show afficionado.  Doesn’t mean I don’t like them, I just never went to them regularly until recently.  I had certain preconceived notions about what they were like, based on popular myths and the imagery conjured up by popular phrases like “gun-show loophole”.  If you’ve never been…


SCCY CPX-2 Review

This gun had a crappy reputation in it’s original incarnation. First they built a gun with sub-standard materials. There were more than a few examples of the CPX-1 exploding and injuring shooters. The owner of my local range said they had a CPX-1 explode and shred a guy’s hand at…