Get a Grip II: Support

Last week I sort of got into the weeds on properly gripping a handgun. When I realized my bloviating had swelled to more than 1,100 words I sort of cut it off at the primary hand. Today I’ll look at the support hand more thoroughly. As we saw last week, the purpose of gripping a handg
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Get a Grip—Part I

Those of us who have been shooting, even for a relatively short time, (should) have discovered that good shooting is entirely dependent upon consistency. One reason why the military is so inextricably wedded to regimentation is that it enforces the notion of consistency—dependable res
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Decisions, Decisions…

As most of you know I recently lucked my way into a 1979-vintage Colt Commander that has not been subjected to the customizer’s knife. Of course, I will change that. I plan to give it a full treatment to enhance the good points of the 1911 platform while minimizing any less-than-stell
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Found Me a Nugget

Back in May I bloviated about several guns I let get by me, one being the Colt Commander. The Commander debuted in 1950 after the government requested a lightweight 9 mm pistol to consider replacing the all-steel 1911 .45 ACP. Then, as now, bureaucrats with some psychological malady t
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The Absolute Best Portable Shooting Bench

Royal Stukey is if nothing else, old school. He describes himself as a crippled old cowboy—something I can certainly relate to—just trying to earn a living. He proudly proclaims on his website, “Stubbornly made in the USA for over a decade,” and like a lot of cowboys, there is no room
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The Weaver Stance

Everything old is new again. And, as always, there are those who viciously fight for what is old and new. I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that many people just enjoy being contrary, and the anonymity of the Internet makes that unfortunate characteristic even more prevalent tha
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Initial Thoughts on Ruger’s Lightweight SR1911

First, let me be perfectly clear: These are my first rather random thought on Ruger’s new lightweight SR1911 in the Commander style. I reserve the right to revise, abridge or reverse myself later. In addition to all the other bovine residue I have been inundated with recently—take a l
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What Makes a Good Shot?

For the most part another hunting season is in the bag. Winter has set in, and we find ourselves longing for something to do. There’s some handloading chores that always need doing, and, of course, there is the gear review and inventory. But there’s often a nagging question: Why did I
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