July 30, 2016: S&W SD9VE Review

At the Gun Store: The SD was introduced by Smith & Wesson in 2010.  At that time it was a mid-tier between the entry level Sigma and top line M&P.  It is available in both .40 S&W and 9mm Luger.   Two years later the Sigma ceased production and the SD was reintroduced as the SD VE.  With the absence of the Sigma, the SD VE line became the entry level full-size, polymer frame, DAO, semi-automatic pistol from S&W.  S&W also lowered the MSRP on the VE line compared to the original SD.  Continue reading


June 30, 2016: Home Grown Terror

The killer of 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016 was born in the U.S.A. His notoriety puts him in the category of a mentally ill disaffected citizen (is that being redundant?).  He was the child of moderate Muslim emigrants from Afghanistan.  Similarly, the male shooter in the San Bernardino terrorist attack was born in the U.S.A. of emigrants from Pakistan.  Continue reading