Pistol rounds are easy to pick out of a crowd, aren’t they? Pistol rounds are short and boring. It doesn’t really get interesting until you start looking at some of the wild self-defense rounds. Rifle rounds, on the other hand, are long and pointy with cool bullets that have colored polymer tips. (The guys and […]

Guns Kill More Americans Than Terrorists Do

That was the headline on Jennifer Chaussee’s Science article in WIRED Magazine on October 2, 2015. This is a common ploy, or mistake, made by those in the media and our own neighbors. Ms. Chaussee is comparing an inanimate object (gun) to a person (terrorist.) This is a category mistake, making the sentence illogical. Here’s an example to show how ridiculous […]

Pistol Malfunction Review

There are three major categories of pistol malfunctions, numbered from one to three. These are important to know and understand in order to properly, safely, and quickly remedy the malfunction. Let’s walk through each category and review what should have happened, what did happen and how to get your pistol running properly again. Ammunition Malfunctions – […]

Condition One

The Army’s specifications of 1906 for its next round of automatic pistol testing required an “automatic safety.” This requirement was satisfied in the Model 1907 test pistols by what we now call the “grip safety,” designed by Ehbets at Colt. The grip safety that we now know was the last significant modification to the Browning/Colt […]