Posts Tagged ‘pistols’

HK USP 40S&W– the Most Boring Handgun in the World

I starting out shooting International Defensive Pistol Association competitions some 13 years ago with a highly customized Colt 1911 .45 that was a hoot to shoot.  That big .45 semi-wadcutter slug left perfect .452 inch holes in targets that you could see from 20 yards away.  It was soft shooting and had a crisp trigger.  Of course I dropped some $600 in upgrades to that basic model Colt, with all new trigger parts, sights, grips, barrel, and a crisp gunsmith trigger job from our friend Ray Saltzman.  The best thing about that Colt was I got to learn as I shot.  I got to learn about Read More >>

Practice versus Carry Ammo?

Practice versus Carry Ammo

This question comes up a lot in classes, especially with new shooters.  Range, or practice, ammo is often a rounded bullet in a Full Metal Jacket (FMJ). It is available in all the standard calibers and the grains (the weight of the bullet) may vary. It is also less expensive than carry ammo. However, it can, and will, penetrate farther than what we think of as carry ammo, which is why, it isn’t recommended for personal defense. Carry ammo is generally a Hollow Point (or HP).  Again, available in all the standard calibers, various grains, etc. The HP bullet (which is the projectile Read More >>