Wow, the guys at Ruger are really burning the midnight oil.
Now they have an 8-shot .22LR version of the LCR polymer-framed revolver.
They released an 8-shot .22 SP101 with a 4″ barrel and a 10-shot version of the Single-Six (with a 5.5″ barrel) a few months back.
Now they have adapted the LCR with a 1.875″ barrel to .22LR, with the same heavily-relieved cylinder design.
It is almost impossible to get a gun to legally defend yourself in Chicago.
That fact is a problem for most law-abiding citizens, who are at the mercy of criminals who don’t obey the law (and are not adequately punished when caught).
Unless you are this guy:
Not every gun owner practices as much as they ought to.
I understand why: our lives are full and guns don’t nag as loudly as spouses do; dragging our gear to the nearest range (which might not be so near) is a hassle; range-time and ammo cost money; and cleaning guns can be a chore.
But we all need to practice, and I am glad to see people taking the time and bearing the expense to do it.
Except when they aren’t “practicing” to get better, and they’re just wasting ammo & making noise.
There is a time and a place to do that and it is fun. I have done it, so have most shooters. It’s cathartic, it’s more fun than manually unloading a magazine. But you don’t become a better shooter by setting the bar absurdly low and then failing to meet even that low standard.
Golly, there’s a lot of finger-pointing and animosity flying around whenever you start to talk about shooting classes and the people who teach them. Ask a simple question about the qualifications behind someone’s reputation, and all of a sudden you have people calling you names and making accusations. Are Jeff Cooper and Barack Obama related?
What are the qualifications of a shooting instructor? There’s actually 2 relevant questions there: what are the actual qualifications of the instructors? And: what should the qualifications be for an instructor? Does anyone think that those 2 questions are not legitimate questions to consider? Ideally, that Venn diagram would have 100% overlap, but the world is not a perfect place.
Most of us have seen the youtube videos of “shooting instructors” doing questionable and dangerous things. What sane person would take a class with the guy who advocates running at his assailant while shooting? “Shoot you to the ground” I think he called it. Stupid is what those of us who watched the video call it.
(click the title for more)
I have said it before and I will end up saying it again: the 1911 an old design that is more trouble than it is worth. I don’t say it to be confrontational, or to draw attention to myself. I say it because I see my fellow shooters mindlessly parroting the gun equivalent of Chuck Norris Facts whenever the 1911 comes up in conversation, and I just don’t get it.
I am not surprised that the 1911 is out of place in today’s world, and you shouldn’t be surprised either. What other 100-year old design is still in daily use?
(click the title for more)