For years we have been told that the best ammunition for self defense is premium ammunition. It has gotten to the point that it is somewhat suggested that the use of generic ammunition is in fact dangerous and that we should steer clear of these types of ammunition if we are "SERIOUS" about defending ourselves with a firearm. Well, me being me, I felt the need to go out and test this claim myself.
As summer peaks around the corner at us in Alaska, it marks a time for me to consider a transition in firearms. For myself, I like to use this time to consider what guns I will be carrying or testing that are relevant to the season and the clothing style I will be working with. Being that Alaska can get pretty hot and humid in the summer, it is typically wise to plan accordingly. For this reason, I am going to start out by looking at some pistols that will suffice on the hotter days when layers are not going to necessarily be your friend.
Many people may be wondering when I am going to do a video or an article of a Glock, S&W, or some other name brand that everyone loves. Well, I do own a couple name brand firearms, but there are a couple of reasons why you don't see them very often, or at all.
There is a new steel target company that is getting traction. Targets USA is based out of Alaska, but they have a site that you can order from if interested, and use the code: DOITRITEAK for 10% off your order.
I've kind of turned into a partial advocate and spokesperson for Turkish pistols lately. I think I have reasonable justification for that though. They seem to be well made for the most part, and pretty high quality. I think people just do not understand them or the circumstances that makes them a viable option for us American shooters.
The search for a good CLP that makes cleaning safe and easy has been my goal for a while now. I have been through cheap and expensive products that all promise to perform the best. Most of the time these products do perform, but only with repeated usage and adequate time. Fubar CLP is a bit different than any other product on the market because it is not just for use on guns. It can be used as an insect repellent, a light sunscreen, a mild antiseptic, and even a moisturizer. Surprisingly, the product performs very well as a gun cleaner and lubricant. It is not easily overwhelmed and overcome by fouling. Plus, the lemon Pledge scent is a nice touch.
It is becoming increasingly common for firearms to be a daily concern for Law Enforcement personnel throughout their daily duties. As armed citizens, the privilege of being armed naturally comes with certain responsibilities we have by law or as a courtesy to others(Law Enforcement) in general. As responsibly armed civilians, whether we like it or not, we are ambassadors for the general population of armed citizens and therefore should make it a point to have a good relationship with our communities. It is rewarding for both sides involved, believe me.
I personally feel that beginner firearms classes are going about training their students in the worst manner possible. When you try to get a new shooter to manage and control 10 things at once, it is like telling a first grader to solve trigonometry equations before they even know multiplication, angles, fractions, etc. The standard for teaching people how to shoot a firearm has remained relatively unchanged for decades. These students are taught proper firearm safety and all the fundamentals before being taught how to shoot. The current way of teaching the fundamentals to new pistol shooters, is FUNDAMENTALLY flawed.
I would like to go over a few things about maintaining the Beretta 92/M9 pistols. First thing alot of people are gonna think about these pistols is that they are unreliable, mostly because of the third and fourth hand reports about the lack of reliability some experienced with an M9. I would caution my readers that stories are just that. If there is anything I know, it is that weapons in the military are subject to lots of use, abuse, and a terrible lack of maintenance. That said, the M9 does not typically see that much use these days, but just remember that everything in these pistols is based on working in harmony.
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, Firearm and Gear Tester.