Recently I posted on the channel Facebook page that I had acquired a Police trade-in H&K USP40. My intention, as the title states, is to make a few changes to this pistol and then make it into my dedicated carry pistol. I have been in the process of making the switch to .40 caliber for more serious self defense. My experience and knowledge have made me realize that my skill, knowledge, and needs all pointed to the .40 caliber being an obvious upgrade over the 9mm.
There is a constant complaint about full size pistols that they are too large to be carried comfortably or without printing. The Clinger Holsters No-Print-Wonder V2 proves that there are holsters out there that can functionally conceal a full size pistol like the Beretta PX4 Storm. Though I would not classify this holster as the ultimate in comfort, it certainly has made carrying one of my favorite full size pistols easy.
It has been a while since I took the Walther PPS out for some range time. I figured that I might as well give it a shot and see how I perform with it. While I was at it, I figured that it would be a good time to test other products like the Comfort Cling from Clinger Holsters and my preferred carry load, Remington 115 grain JHP. I had fun shooting the pistol, and I found some things that I think are very relevant to share.
The gun market today, whether in sales or training, is concentrated away from the traditional DA/SA design. But is the design DEAD just because it is not as popular? I think we can answer that by evaluating something that I would consider to be the source of misunderstanding that the DA/SA pistol suffers from. It may not be the most popular action on the market today, but I personally have found that the rewards outweigh the few disadvantages.
Recently I pulled the trigger on switching to .40 S&W. It actually happened quite fast and I made my first choice on a pistol that fit most, if not all my requirements for a carry gun. Afterall, that was what I was after. It isn't quite perfect, but I think that it will break in just fine and serve me in multiple roles with grace. In this article, my intention is to merely cover the boring facts about the pistol and cover some of the things I have found while breaking it in.
You probably hear the statement all the time in caliber debates as an excuse to win or come to a draw in the debate. "It all comes down to shot placement" is an old and tired statement when we think about how it is used and the implied meaning of the statement. I would submit to you, the reader, that people misunderstand and are grossly negligent in regards to how they are using it.
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.
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, gun enthusiast, and his wife