I have been shooting the Beretta APX a lot, and I’ve really come to like it. However, there are definitely some upgrades that you can make to the gun! Make sure to pick up a good holster for yours!
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.
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.
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.
Burning bridges make great reading lights
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!
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.
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.