May 26, 2017: Buckhorn Firing Blanks

 

The May 23, 2017 issue of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Tampa Mayor Bob Ruckhorn apologized for a joke about firing .50 caliber blanks at local reporters. He reportedly has told this story several times before.  It received applause when told before more than 1,000 attendees at the Special Operations Industry Conference last week.  This week it has received widespread condemnation from reporters.  Continue reading

April 26, 2017: S&W M&P Shield 40

At the Gun Store:

The fish scale cuts at the rear of the slide, the curved cut grip panels on the frame, the slide release, the take down lever, and the cut of the slide all identify this as a Smith & Wesson Military & Police. The Shield was introduced in 2012 as a sub-compact extension of the M&P line of striker fired, polymer frame, semi-automatic pistols.  Slimmer, lighter, shorter than the MSP 40C, the Shield has become a popular concealed carry and backup duty gun. Continue reading

February 23, 2017: Wheely Bird

A co-workers donation of hand pull target thrower and the entertainment we had at trap outings spurred the Champion Wheely Bird to show up under the Christmas tree a couple of years back. Well that was the plan.  It was ordered when MidWayUSA had a sale price on it.  Apparently a lot of other people also liked the price because my October/November order didn’t arrive until the following May.  Continue reading

January 31, 2017: Range Review

Shooters World Tampa converted a former furniture store on Fletcher Avenue in Tampa into a destination location for all things gun. The store and range opened in 2013.  The timing was fortuitous, former President Obama was the Gun Salesman of the Year in 2013.  The high demand he spurred in the public helped solidify Shooters World as a prominent emporium of guns and gun related merchandise. Continue reading