He’s right, yanno

Me, talking with the DIVARTY staff while running a .45 qual* range. Officers have big egos and are crybabies.
It was fun to take their weapon, load in a magazine, and put 8 into the 10 ring at 25 feet.
They probably sat on my subsequent promotion boards.

The truth hurts!

*I’m lying. Officers

, who set the standards, decided that people armed with pistols didn’t need to “qualify,” just “familiarize.”

I truly believe because most of them couldn’t shoot, the Army didn’t want to buy the ammo to train with, and this let officer egos off the hook. I, however, as the HHB commander, did *not* let their egos off the hook.

Like I said, they prolly sat on my promotion boards and got them some payback. 😉

Finding the Right Trigger-Pull Weight

If it’s one thing I’ve noticed since I began shooting, it’s that there is a wonderful camaraderie among fellow shooters. Friends, acquaintances, and even folks I barely know will offer to meet me at ranges and let me shoot their guns. So when I decided to add a .45 cal. 1911 to my gun collection, I received several offers to borrow some handguns.

Among them were a Kimber Pro Carry II; Heckler & Koch USP .45 Compact; Colt Combat Commander; and three Springfield Armory models: a 1911 A1 Standard; a Ronin Operator and a Range Operator. I had varying degrees of success with each. So which was my preference?

You would think after firing all of these guns I would have my answer, but despite all my range research, I was stumped! They were all 1911 .45 cals, yet I shot better with some than with others. After spending much time on manufacturer websites learning about all their specifications, that’s when I discovered a difference: Trigger pull weights vary, and I shot best with the ones that had the lightest trigger pull, such as the Colt Combat Commander. Mystery solved.

Lotsa good advice here – before you buy a gun, borrow (while it’s still legal, anyway) from your friends and do some testing – grip, sights, “feel” – all important stuff.

Read the rest here.


The new Anaconda was fully redesigned to utilize an oversized Python action with a bulkier frame that adds strength. The leaf spring action provides a non-stacking, smooth trigger pull, while Hogue overmolded grips are interchangeable with all Colt Python grips and help reduce recoil. Sights are elevation and windage adjustable and can be swapped out with a simple Allen key.

First Look: Colt Anaconda Revolver