Tag Archives: Federal Firearms License

Solace

As seen in Thunder Roads LA-MS Nov. 2017 Vol. 14 – Issue 10.

Solace: to make cheerful.

On occasion, a trip to the range comes with a desire to relax while seeking quiet entertainment. By far, the most fun that I have during range trips is when I go out shooting .22 LR in some form or fashion. The most annoying aspect of shooting rimfire, with my Tinnitus, is the periodic splattering of blowback from some rounds in semi-automatic rifles. It doesn’t diminish the quality of the experience, though. I challenge myself to take the white from inside the paper target’s diamond or removing clay pigeon chips off a range berm.

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Dominance

As seen in Thunder Roads Louisiana Oct. 2017 Vol. 14 – Issue 9.

SIG-Sauer and Glock continue to hold the covers of magazines and the front of web-pages across the internet. For SIG, the headlines consist of the Army’s M17 variant and the “voluntary upgrade” program on “unsafe” P320s in the civilian arena. For Glock, their headlines cover the good and the bad of the new Generation-5 line of handguns. Of course, both issues were met with various degrees of controversy.

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Suppression

As seen in Thunder Roads Louisiana July 2017 Vol. 14 – Issue 7.

First off. Happy Independence Day, everyone. I hope you are all well this year and wish you well for the remainder of it.

If you have ever thought about getting into the NFA scene, then you already know that suppressors are probably the most rewarding category to get into. The suppressors and short-barrel firearms nearly break even, in regards to the expense of the items alone. Both categories can range between $400 to $1,500+ or so – depending on the manufacturing quality. This is before you pay the $200 registry tax, paid in full upon submitting the appropriate forms, to the ATF. I am here to share some things that I have learned from owning suppressors and what I’ve learned from others.

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Decisions on the Dedicated Handgun Pt. 2

As seen in Thunder Roads Louisiana Apr. 2017 Vol. 14- Issue 4.

Since 2013-’14, we have seen a boom on the purchase of single-stack handguns for use in concealed carry. I have walked into many FFLs and witnessed the salesperson or a third-party trying to push a Ruger LCP / LC9(S) or similarly sized handgun off to the customer. I have also met many on shooting ranges and watched what they brought to shoot. Over the last year alone, most of those people stopped regularly shooting those smaller single-stack handguns. In fact, the only single-stack that I’ve seen people retain is the 9x19mm Glock-43, so far. In most of the cases, where one quit utilizing the compact handgun they bought for carry, those handguns were bought based on a “feel good” level and I will explain why.

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Decisions on the Dedicated Handgun

As seen in Thunder Roads Louisiana Mar. 2017 Vol. 14 – Issue 3.

There are many options on the market, for one to choose from, when it comes to thinking about their go-to self-defense handgun. I can walk into any of my local firearms dealers today and find display cases awash with various handguns. The question that each new shopper faces is; ‘which one is the one?’. We all have our reasons for the handguns that we end up choosing and I have my complaints about some of those methods; such as relying on the dealer’s salesperson for advice or buying third-rate gear when one more paycheck could’ve gotten them something tried and true. I’ll share some of my experiences and learning from over the years, as a civilian shooter.

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