Firearms

Weekend cleaning – To paraphrase the immortal line from ‘Apocalypse Now,’ I love the smell of gun oil in the morning. Many years of backpacking have certainly taken their toll on the finish of my Beretta. Especially on the side that’s showing here. That is the side that faces away from my body when it is in its holster.

A family trip down the range – this afternoon we went down to Sound of Freedom in Ozark for some family ‘range time’. One-minute read. 4 pictures

Father-Daughter Bonding – 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.

Greater love has no step-father than this: – 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. Two-minute read, 4 pictures

Photograph of a Beretta PX4 Storm 9mm compact handgun

Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm – 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.

Photograph showing three quarter coins and a spent 9mm round casing

Liberty: In God We Trust – When I emptied my pockets last night after yesterday’s trip to the range, this is what I found. One-minute read, 2 pictures

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

Range Time – Notice how you cannot see a target in this picture? There is a good reason for that…

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

Open Carry and Concealed Carry Holsters – A quick look at my current holsters plus some thoughts on handgun ownership. Eight-minute read, 5 pictures

Beretta PX4 Storm compact handgun

Routine Cleaning – Cleaning and fixing things was not quite my plan for the day, but that is what I ended up doing. +3

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

30 Rounds – 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. One-minute read

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.

Range Time: 9mm Desert Eagle – I enjoy shooting. I find it relaxing and – believe it or not – peaceful. Five-minute read, 9 pictures

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

I attended an ‘Active Shooter’ training session at church a couple of days ago, I think this should be filed under ‘Things I didn’t expect to learn/discuss at church’.

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