CWP, 14 Nov. 2013 A.D.
Greetings Concealed Weapons Permittees,
Thank you, George Zimmerman. Your sacrifice has resulted in a zero crime
rate in your old neighborhood. I read an email from a resident of your old
neighborhood. The neighborhood watch is still going strong.
"Guns & Ammo" magazine columnist no longer allowed to write for "Guns & Ammo",
editor retiring early, and lots of canceled subscriptions.
A student brought a cased pistol into the classroom.
The student said the pistol was unloaded. I checked it,
and found a loaded magazine in the magazine well.
And then I read about this firearms instructor who shot one
of his students in the classroom.
The instructor should check the gun and show the students that it is
unloaded before performing a demonstration.
As they say at Front Sight, the chamber check is one second of
A student brought a Sig Sauer P232 pistol, .380 ACP, to class.
The magazine is released by a catch at the bottom of the
magazine well. This makes removing the magazine a two handed
operation. So, one handed reloading is infeasible. [ The pistol
should have a magazine release button accessible by the tip of
the firing side thumb, preferably on both sides of the pistol. ]
It has no manual slide lock lever, and will only lock the slide back
on an empty magazine. This makes clearing a type III malfunction
(brass in the chamber, slide attempting to chamber
a cartridge from the magazine) very difficult with two hands,
infeasible with one hand.
We take classes to learn what does not work, in training,
rather than in combat.