Why get the Utah, Arizona, Florida or any non-resident permit now, when the State of Illinois permitcais close to becoming law?
Sig Sauer SP2022 Review
By Shane Conway
The pistol market today is filled with more choices than some people know what to do with.
Often, during a Level 1 class, I get asked, “What is the best all-around pistol for self-defense?” That question always proves to be a difficult one; often leaving me feeling like I gave the student more to think about than a solid answer. However, in the last couple of months, I think I have come up with a better answer to that question than I gave in the past. Albeit, I don’t think there will ever be an all-encompassing answer, I think my latest epiphany can satisfy most people who are looking for an affordable pistol for multi-use defense.
The pistol I am referring to is the Sig Sauer SP2022. It is the newer version of Sig’s polymer frame double-action/single-action pistol, which, can also be converted to a double-action only setup.
It will become a lot easier to obtain permits to conceal and carry guns in Maryland as of Aug. 7 under a court order filed Tuesday by a federal district judge.
The order signed Monday by Judge Benson E. Legg gives state officials two weeks to implement his March ruling striking down a requirement that concealed carry applicants show a “good and substantial reason” to transport a firearm.
The shift comes amid nationwide concerns about access to guns, after a well-armed shooter inexplicably opened fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last week, killing 12 people and injuring 58.
The following excerpt is from the book On Combat by Dave Grossman and was posted on Facebook by a friend of mine, Tim Davis. I’ve read the book before and really enjoyed it. This excerpt uses metaphors that help explain the general population in the sense of good guys and bad guys. I hope as you read it, you will gain a better understanding of people and why they do the things they do.
On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs
(From the book, On Combat, by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman)
"Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always, even death itself.
The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for?" -William J. Bennett
In a lecture to the United States Naval Academy
Any carry method is a matter of personal choice. But over my nearly 35 years of involvement in the law enforcement community I’ve seen very little said in favor of the cross draw method of carry. We’ll talk here about the belted carry and leave shoulder holsters for another time
Frequently, the author or lecturer puts down the cross draw as too dangerous, too easily accessed by an aggressor, taken away from the owner and used against him or her. Granted, retention of one’s own firearm should always be a concern, no matter what method of carry is employed. However, should the cross draw method be forgotten? I think not. In fact, it’s become one of my favorite methods of concealed carry.
Why might someone want to use a cross draw belt holster? It would seem to me to be strictly a matter of personal comfort. Any of us who have worn a gun daily, all day knows they are seldom comfortable. In fact, it’s been said, guns aren’t supposed to be comfortable, rather, comforting. Strong side hip holsters are the mainstay of the industry, but are they the only method to be considered?
I use the cross draw mode primarily because of lingering shoulder injuries that restrict my ability to reach high for a grip above my beltline on my strong side. I can still make it, but it’s never easy, never fast, and is sometimes downright painful. In addition, I spend a fair amount of time seated in my car. Have you ever tried to draw your gun from a strong side hip holster while seated in your car? No? You should, but please use a training gun. Never practice your draw stroke with a loaded gun. A plastic training gun is always the safest...
Your heart is pounding as you hear the sounds of a deer or hog rustling the brush near your stand after spending hours sitting quietly in the woods. Then comes the adrenaline rush as the animal materializes out of the shadows and into your shooting range. I just can’t get enough! It was only recently that I have been able to experience the excitement that comes with hunting game both on the ground and in the air.
Like lots of kids, I grew up in the suburbs with houses plopped in between some wooded areas. I always loved nature and spent lots of time wandering the woods with my friends building forts and fishing in the streams that held trout and bluegills. But with my Mom being a WW II refugee, guns, even BB guns, were a no-no for us boys to own. As my buddies got BB guns, we’d shoot cans and bottles in the woods, being careful not to let-on to my mom.