I think Sun-Tzu said it best, “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”
While police departments are a necessary part of a civilized society and while many individual police officers are a credit to their profession and to society as a whole, there are several things that, contrary to popular belief, police are not.
The AR15 is a wonderful civilian rifle that is adored by millions of Americans who use it for the peaceful purposes of hunting, recreational shooting, competition and personal defense.
When taken as a whole, small revolvers offer many benefits for concealed carry that small auto pistols simply do not. Revolver technology may be over 100 years old, but it still offers one of the best options for concealed carry today.
It’s a fact that concealed carry permit holders want to help and desire to save lives. Still, when they come to grips with the horrible consequences of doing so, many have told me that they probably won’t.
Recently, I had a chance to take a Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) to the desert and shoot it. The rifle was a No. 4 MK 1 and retained its original chambering in .303 British.
Let’s give credit where credit is due. The Ruger Mini 14, for all the accuracy issues it had at the beginning, is a rugged, ridiculously reliable, handy little rifle. It’s quick to the shoulder, easy and fun to shoot, has very little recoil and is chambered for a fairly powerful and versatile cartridge.
The Model 66, along with it’s blue steel brother the Model 19, rode in the holsters of many a police officer for decades. In my dad’s day, the Combat Magnum was considered a dream gun by most police and security officers.
I packed up my AR-15 and my Saiga AK in 7.62×39 and headed off to the P2K Range to test their accuracy on the 100 yard indoor range. You can check out the results in the video below.
While we would all like to be able to shoot out in the open all the time, many of us live in cities and large metropolitan areas. In those cases, shooting out in the open is a rare event that takes planning and usually lasts all day. It’s a wonderful experience, but it requires so much time and preparation that it simply doesn’t happen often enough.