Massad Ayoob on Guns

BEFORE THE DEATH OF THE WALKING DEAD…

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The Evil Princess and I owe you a confession. Since its inception a dozen years and eleven (COVID-extended, ironically) seasons ago, this AMC series about a zombie apocalypse has kept us tuning in. Sociologists see...

GOING AUDIO

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So, I’m doing my first audio book.  Took two days to record it, of the three days it was budgeted for; figure an eight or so hour listen.  I always knew I had a good face...

ANOTHER GOOD THING ABOUT NEW HAMPSHIRE

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I grew up in New Hampshire and spent most of my life and all of my police time there.  I fled the long winters to the warm South a while ago, but still consider...

FOR GOODNESS SAKE, VOTE!

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President Joe Biden, I‘m told, recently said that the mid-term elections which are upon us are the most important of our lifetimes.  Who am I to dispute a sitting President? They call people like me...

AN INSTRUCTIVE BLAST FROM THE PAST

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For decades now, I’ve done a series for American Handgunner magazine called “The Ayoob Files” in which we dissect and analyze actual gunfights.  Some are historical, but most are contemporary and include interviews with...

ONE LEARNING PATH

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If you don’t follow Greg Ellifretz’s posts, you’re missing out on a treasure trove of good, practical information. He recently reminded me of one of my own pieces from a while back.  Just one...

THAT USEFUL 1911 .45

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I’ve shot a lot of things with the 1911 .45, which has pretty much been my favorite handgun since I bonded with my first one at the age of twelve, a Colt produced for...
pocket flashlight for EDC

SHEDDING LIGHT ON FLASHLIGHTS

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I’m never without at least one flashlight, usually two on my person.  We ain’t nocturnal critters.  The person who controls the light need not fear the night. Some good advice on picking a tactically-oriented personal...
Hand Gun and Constitution

WELL, THAT WAS QUICK

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At the Legal Scholars Conference in Dallas at the end of September, one topic of discussion was New York Governor Hochul’s vengeful piece of culture war legislation which, among other things, restricted New Yorkers...

FICTION BOOK REVIEW, A FEW SPOILERS

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I had been seeing “Where the Crawdads Sing” on bookshelves for some time, and recently – desperate for something to read on the plane, and unable to find something to my usual non-fiction taste...