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Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center® Model SW1911 Did you notice they are not all the same?

01/25/2020 – I was having one of those days at work that had me sitting behind a keyboard, singing my rendition of Frankie Lane’s song “Lucky Old Sun”. Then I felt guilty, because I have not done the kind of work that warrants that song for a long, long time. There is a big difference…

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The S&W Performance Center® M&P®40 M2.0™ 5″ Barrel Pro Series® The world is not all 45 Autos and 9mm Lugers

01/07/2020 If you have not noticed, handgun size popularity is cyclical. One year caisson worthy, long barrel magnums are popular. The next year, diminutive popguns that can be carried on a key chain are the focus of firearm theme social media. Which is interesting as intended applications remain essentially the same. Much of this phenomena…

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The Ruger 57 5.7x28mm Did not see this coming!

12/31/2019 Snow storm coming tomorrow afternoon. The weather has held up so far this winter so, with a little bundling up, there have been lots of good shooting days. Temperatures have dropped into the high teens on occasion, but the air is still and clear and offering good opportunities to function check firearms under less…

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Ruger’s Security-9 Why purchase a cheap gun when you can purchase a good gun?

11/06/2019 Always wanted to be a photographer. Never had the time, as necessities tend to move life’s focus in unexpected ways. Photography is a way of expressing how we see form. The challenge comes in representing what we see with fidelity. Subsequently, I try to keep photos simple… stark, so that the subject stands on…

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Ruger’s SR1911 in 9mm Luger

Sometimes, the physiological changes associated with maturation take unexpected turns, some with its their own rewards. Eyesight in the evenings without eyeglasses often means  general shape recognition rather than a high resolution view of the world. Last night, I encountered a large black and green beetle parked on the kitchen peninsula and gave it a…

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