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Firearms

Father-Daughter Bonding down at the range. Lanie’s on target with my Beretta and Katie’s Sig P238.      Five-minute read, 6 pictures

Photograph of a disassembled Sig Sauer P238 handgun.

With 20°F temps outside, today was just the sort of day to do some therapeutic cleaning and oiling of Katie’s Sig Sauer P238. 4 pictures

Photograph of a Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm compact handgun

Taken for no particular reason except I wanted to take a picture and didn’t have anything else to hand that would fit on my desk that was vaguely photogenic. If you’ve visited this page expecting to find more information on the Beretta, this is why I bought a Baretta, and this is why I own …

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Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm handgun at the Sound of Freedom Range, Ozark.

Notice how you cannot see a target in this picture? There is a good reason for that. Low and left. My groupings are still good, pretty much all the shots fit under my hand, but hitting the bullseye. No. Today I could have done with a bigger target. Oh well, I guess that means I …

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Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm semiautomatic handgun in a BLACKHAWK! Serpa CQC Carbon Fiber Appliqué Finish Concealment Holster

A quick look at my current holsters plus some thoughts on handgun ownership.      Five-minute read, 4 pictures

Beretta PX4 Storm compact handgun

Cleaning and fixing things was not quite my plan for the day, but that is what I ended up doing. I started with the Roomba – always a joy. Then I washed out and cleaned a bunch of fountain pens that have been sitting around needing some TLC for a month or so. Finally, I …

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Hand-made bolt-down steel gun safe.

Jim made me this wonderful ‘bolt-down” gun safe for Christmas. Plenty of room in there for all the ammo I received too.

Beretta PX4 Storm Compact with slide back on a splatter target

Another trip to the range You’d think all I do is go shooting. Not so. Well, apart from sitting at my desk working, watching Marvel’s ‘Agents of Shield’ and some occasional yard work, I guess right now it is. Unless I manage some spectacular results at the range, this is going to be the last …

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Color Photograph of a Beretta 9mm PX4 Storm Compact handgun with target

Target Shooting – Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm.      Five-minute read, 2 pictures

Photograph of a 9mm Desert Eagle semi-automatic handgun, pictured with a used target and some 9mm full metal jacket ammunition.

I enjoy shooting. I find it relaxing and – believe it or not – peaceful. In fact, I think shooting is rather like sailing. Both require concentration and keep my mind focused on the task at hand. Keeping my brain busy provides a welcome distraction from my day-to-day concerns. As a closet designer and engineer, …

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Photograph of a Glock 17 Semiautomatic 9mm handgun.

Glock 17 – Another good thing about having visitors from the UK is that I can ask my friends if I can borrow their handguns to take down the range. 2 pictures

Photograph of a Beretta 92FS, Hammer cocked, safety off.

Beretta 92FS- Compared to the Glock the Beretta just screams finish and quality. 2 pictures

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