Monthly Archives: June 2010

Getting a grip

For the past several years, my firearms interests have centered mainly around defensive handgun shooting, using calibers common for self defense such as .38 special, 9mm, .45ACP, etc.  It’s been quite a while since I’ve picked up my .22 caliber plinker. But I have a good reason to now.

I have an opportunity coming up to help some others learn a little about shooting handguns (more on that later).  It’s always good to start new shooters out with a small caliber and not-too light or small gun in order to ease the uninitiated into the experience with little shock from noise or recoil.

Looking through my collection, I found my only reliable .22 caliber handgun happens to be a Sig Trailside competition model.

Sig Trailside Competition with adjustable grips, Left side Sig Trailside Competition with adjustable grips, Right side

This model has adjustable right-handed grips that work well for me shooting one handed.  You can shoot them two handed, but it’s not an ideal setup to do that.  In the picture below you can see how the thumb-rest and flat left side might interfere with a good two-handed grip and make left-handed use impractical.… Continue reading

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Drupal to WordPress

Phew! I just got everything converted over to wordpress from drupal. It was an old version of drupal 5.0 and I didn’t want the hassle of updating to the latest 6.x. … Continue reading

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