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.
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.
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.
As you all probably know by now, I hop from gun types quite often. I have been a big fan of Beretta since I got more serious about trying them out. It seems that they always just hit everything that I need a pistol for, and lately the 92FS has really impressed me with how well I shoot it. So yeah, it would seem that I am now on a Beretta M9/92 kick at the moment.
I had a little bit of fun on my vacation, and got to do some new things and try out some expensive pistols. This pistol is one of them, and I figured that I would give my impressions on this pistol after shooting a few hundred rounds through it.
Recently, I took some time to go back to Washington state and visit friends and family for the first time since I moved to Alaska 3 years ago. Alot has changed in myself and in the place I left, to say nothing of the changes to the lives of those I left. While I was on vacation, I was taken out shooting a couple times and I found myself highly drawn to the M9A3 that my friend had. Every time I had several guns to choose from, I always chose the M9A3.
For whatever reason, it is very popular for people to only recommend ammunition that is going to cost in the neighborhood of $1/round. I have done several tests with these premium ammunitions and with generic ammunition. I have found a few things that might be a little eye-opening when trying to choose whether to carry the Winchester JHP or the Remington JHP.
The Honor Guard has endured a pretty long line of scrutiny from people who were outraged by testing that was conducted under questionable circumstances. I conducted similar testing of my own that was a bit more based on a realistic scenario that I feel I could face when using a firearm as a civilian. Anyways, the testing I conducted ended up with me finding out that my pistol was not really drop-safe. But, recently it would seem that this has changed.
As the title states, it is common for people to try and break even in a caliber or pistol debate by using the common and boring say of "all pistols are under-powered anyways." I rarely let people get away with that claim. I usually have to insert logic and reality into the equation, which often brings people to get upset that they couldn't just parrot a saying and bring the debate to a draw. There are just too many facts out there, and I feel that it is important that people wake up and accept that they need to respect their pistols and take care to get good with it.
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, gun enthusiast, and his wife