PHLster Floodlight Review

My boys at PHLster have a new holster out called The Floodlight and it’s awesome. It’s designed to fit any gun that has an x300 attached to it, which means you can finally carry your weird hipster guns…like the Beretta M9A3 I have in mine. Get your Floodlight today!

Chamber empty carry is dangerous

Can someone please explain why anyone would advocate for chamber empty carry? And don’t say “because the Israelis do it,” the reasons they do it are historical and deeply ingrained in their training dogma now, plus their Tier One units carry with a round in the chamber.

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The FAST Drill: Beretta 92

I recently completed one of the toughest shooting challenges out there: winning a FAST Coin. To win a FAST Coin you have to shoot the FAST Test twice under 5.00 seconds in a class hosted by Ernest Langdon. There’s a long history with me and the FAST, so to get it finally accomplished feels amazing. In the video above is one of my practice sessions where I worked on the drill itself. I was using the gun I’d conquer the test with, a Beretta 92FS out of a Safariland SLS holster.

Real world carry guns: The Beretta Cheetah

Okay look, I know it’s not super tactical or anything, but I love my Beretta 84 (Cheetah) so hard. It’s just so much fun to shoot, and to be honest a 13 shot .380 isn’t anything to sneeze at. It’s a shame it’s slightly too big for IDPA BUG division.

The number one question I get about the video is “What holster are you using?” It’s a leather holster made by Beretta which you can purchase here.

Pocket pistols for self defense?

With the proliferation of small belt guns like the Glock 43, M&P Shield, etc do sub-caliber pocket pistols still make sense for concealed carry? Check out the video for my thoughts.

Want to carry something for self defense but aren’t sure about a gun? No problem. I recommend and use Fox Labs 5.3 pepper spray for less than lethal situations!

You don’t need a gun for self-defense

One of my biggest pet peeves is whenever someone says they’re concerned about their personal security, the first response is “oh you should get a gun.” You know what? Maybe you shouldn’t. What you should do is a comprehensive assessment of the risks you may face, and the force you’re willing to use to defend yourself from those risks. For some people that means a gun. For some it may just mean pepper spray. But you’ll never know if you don’t 1) create a plan, and 2) get training to enact that plan.

Match video: Homestead September USPSA

Shooting USPSA for the first time in over a year, and man is it ever a perishable skill. My pure shooting skills really haven’t dropped off that much, but my ability to shoot stages according to the plan and power through mistakes have gotten a lot worse.

I attribute a lot of the maintenance on the raw shooting skills to my new adherence to a dry fire training plan, which would be impossible without my CED Pocket Pro Timer.

Beretta APX Centurion on the IDPA 5×5 Classifier

I had the chance the other day to take the Beretta APX Centurion out and shoot the IDPA 5×5 classifier. It’s a good course of fire to test your skills and see where you’re rank in IDPA!

The timer I’m using is a CED Pocket Pro.