May 31, 2018: S&W M&P 9 M2.0 FDE

The Opinion: At the Gun Store: The Smith & Wesson Military & Police 9  M2.0 rendered in Flat Dark Earth is an eye catching pistol.  The full size frame with a 5” barrel looks like a serious gun and it’s performance matches it’s good looks.

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April 26, 2018: M&P M2.0 Mix and Match

I have reviewed the S&W M&P 40 M2.0 Compact (November 11, 2017) and am in the process of gathering the data for a review of the S&W M&P 9 M2.0 FDE. The review of the M2.0 Compact was very positive.  The frame dimensions, texture, trigger, and 4” barrel were all welcome upgrades for the M2.0 Compact. Continue reading

March 31, 2018: Florida MSD HS Public Safety Act

One of the provisions of the new Florida law is raise the age to buy a firearm of any kind to 21.  This will deny 18, 19, and 20 years olds the ability to defend themselves and their families with a gun of any kind in their homes.  In 2015, Malichi Heisler shot and killed a masked gunman who forced his way into his mother’s home and who reportedly was holding a gun to his mother’s head.   The Florida Senate will deny people in Heisler’s situation the ability to defend themselves with a firearm.  Continue reading

February 28, 2018: “Common Sense”

 

“Common sense” proposals always seem to infringe on one group or class of Citizens.  Such a proposal would be to add persons who have been expelled from any educational system to be prohibited from purchasing a firearm.  In the simplest form this would be an additional prohibiting condition like a felony conviction or misdemeanor domestic violence conviction.  Continue reading

December 30, 2017: Florida Selects NRA Hunter Education Course

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has approved the free NRA Hunter Education Training course (NRAHE.org) as one of courses that will satisfy their requirements for online training.  Combined with a Skills Day course these two steps are one path to obtaining a Florida Hunter Safety Card.  The card is required (in most circumstatnces to obtain a Florida Hunting Permit)    Continue reading

November 11, 2017: S&W M&P M2.0 40 Compact

The Opinion: At the Gun Store: The M2.0 version of S&W M&P 40 Compact is longer, taller, and heavier than the original Compact.  Kind of like a new model of a familiar car.  This new version M2.0 Compact is closer to the full size than the original Compact.  The visual cues that allow you to spot a full size from a M2.0 Compact is the full size slide juts out from the frame just a bit and the palm swell curve bends down at the heel of the grip.  Continue reading

October 5, 2017: BATFE Wrong on Bumpfire Stock

I do not own a bumpfire stock.  I have shot an AK-47 clone with one.  The same principle as the bumpfire stock used on an AR-15 clone by the mass murderer in Las Vegas. 

The Firearms Technology Branch (FTB) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) reviewed the AR-15 version of the bumpfire stock from Bump Fire Systems.   The determination is in a letter dated Apr 01 2012 that was sent with the stock I got to shoot.  The determination for the Slide Fire product which appears to have been patented first must be similar. Continue reading