December 22, 2016: Kel Tec Sub 2000 Gen 2

 

At the Gun Store: The Kel Tec Sub 2000 Generation 2 was released this year.  The original was released in 2001 and was itself an update of the SUB 9. 

 The unique characteristic of this pistol caliber carbine is its’ ability to fold in half. Pulling the trigger guard down releases the breech so the forend and barrel can be pivoted 180 degrees.  The chamber has to be empty to do this.  If there is a round in the chamber, it will bind the bolt and breech.  The barrel will unlock from the receiver but will not pivot. Continue reading

October 15, 2016: I Tuned In …

to the second Presidential debate held October 9. Hillary Clinton is a much more polished public speaker than Donald Trump.  She was much more engaging with the selected questioners both during and after the debate. 

Her presentation was smooth and patient. I understand why she has a following.  If Hillary Clinton did not have a history, she would be a compelling candidate.

But Hillary Clinton does have a history. As Hillary Rodham she was appointed to represent Thomas Alfred Taylor who was accused of raping a 12 year old girl. Though she states that she was reluctant to take the case, once committed, she applied a “win, no matter what it takes” style to the defense. Continue reading

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