Friends, Family, Vacation

It’s good to have friends. Ambulance Driver rearranged his work schedule to drive me from Dallas to Austin. Which is part of why I haven’t posted in a few days. The reason for going...

Why EMS Providers Resist Knowledge

I was joined by Mike Pertz this week on the show and we discussed a variety of topics. One of them being why EMS providers resist increasing their knowledge base unless it is exam...

#NRAAM2018 Product Showcase: Midland Backpack Shotgun

I learned to wingshoot with a Winchester Model 37A chambered in 3″ magnum 20 gauge, my first real shotgun. My friends all had HR Toppers chambered in .410, and I remember feeling smugly superior...

#NRAAM2018 Product Showcase: Omega Custom Rifles

One of the more intriguing rifles I encountered at #NRAAM2018 was the switch-barrel rifle from Omega Custom Rifles. Omega is a veteran-owned company based in Meridien, TX, and features a product line of bolt-action...

#NRAAM2018 Product Showcase: Mag Pump Magazine Loader

One of the neater doohickeys I saw at the NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas was the Mag Pump magazine loader. I can think of plenty of times on the range when I spent more...

Shotguns

I don’t know if this is the influence of former VP Joe Biden, but there are a lot of new shotguns hitting the market. A couple of years ago, Charles Daly introduced introduced a...

NRA Annual Meeting, Day Two

Much joinder was was created yesterday at the Lone Star Medics Hydration Happy Hour following the close of the exhibit hall. Many thanks to Caleb Causey for hosting this mixer. I got to meet...

In The Exhibit Hall

I spent a few hours in the exhibit hall, as I always do. As I always am, I was impressed by the selection of items. Most of which are firearms related in some fashion....

On Diversity, Inclusiveness, and the Second Amendment

Before I set out for the NRA Annual Meeting, I had a long, serious discussion with my girlfriend over the trip. She knows this is the way I recharge my creative batteries, and I...

Lines

There was a new Army recruit that frequently drew the ire of his Drill Sergeant. Nothing he did was right, he was always yelled at, he spent most of his time doing extra duty,...