tHE PERFECT PISTOL SHOT BLOG
Ammunition manufacturers have done a wonderful job over the last few years, designing bullets that expand better with less energy. The beauty of this advancement is that it renews the credibility of great old calibers like .38 special and 9mm. There was never anything wrong with either of those stalwarts but the gun culture loves to declare the next "best thing" as much as they love to declare somethings obsolete. In guns, there is a tendency to either venerate the old, or worship the new. Over the decades, a lot of babies have been tossed out with a whole lot of bath water. The great thing about the .38 special is the variety of available bullets, low recoil, usually low cost, and remarkable accuracy. Ditto the 9mm. So before you settle on your next pistol or revolver, take a look at what ammo is being offered. You may do just as well with an older caliber, and save yourself a little money at the same time.
My latest e-book just finished its Amazon Kindle promotion. I appreciate the great response. The idea for this book began forming when I was a police officer attending a YWCA sponsored domestic violence training. It seemed to me that much of the material being offered to women was not based on practical deterrents, rather it was more concerned with promoting a particular point of view. What Cops tell their Sisters is realistic and success-oriented. If you know a women who is actively dating, please consider this book.
Coming soon is a quick guide to making a first defensive gun purchase. I know there is a lot of material out there, some good, some not as good. I thought I'd throw in my two-cents from the perspective of individual firearm owner needs. This short e-book will be out within a week or so, and priced around one dollar.
Reloading equipment, ammunition, and firearms are still flying off the shelves. It is common for large retailers to have customers waiting at the stores for scheduled shipments. The federal government is unquestionably buying up all it can to foster an unofficial tax of high prices through limited supply. I don't think this will stop within the next two years.
Albert League is a former Marine Corps and law enforcement firearm instructor who consults on a variety of security topics. He is the founder of the Practics firearms defense system and author of the Practics book series.(www.practicsusa.com)