Author Archive | Ben Findley

Can You Make a Shoot or Don't Shoot Decision in 2 Seconds?

Can You Make a Shoot or Don’t Shoot Decision in 2 Seconds?

Can you make an effective split-second decision about employing deadly force in self-defense? Well, scientific research says it should take you and your brain about 13 milliseconds to see and interpret a deadly-force event. So then you have the luxury of about two whole seconds to make your "Shoot-No Shoot" (SNS) decision and take proper…

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Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Officer-Style Review

Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Officer-Style Review

Beauty and appearance, performance and doing what it is supposed to do, comfortable, right fit, reliable, and optimum weight. These are just some of the adjectives and terms which might describe your new car or even a spouse, the latter even by some uncouth person. Well, I am using them to initially describe the new…

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Ruger PC Carbine Review

Ruger PC Carbine 9mm Review

Why would someone want a rifle or carbine that shoots pistol-caliber 9mm ammo? If you use it for home defense, it would be so loud indoors. Isn't a rifle or carbine like this as loud as a shotgun or larger caliber gun? What would you use it for? Plinking or home defense or what? Isn't…

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Pocket Pro II Shot Timer Review

Pocket Pro II Shot Timer Review

Some shooters do not use a shot timer, and some do, especially those who shoot competitively. Wonder why those that want fast, precise, and accurate target hits have routinely used electronic shot timers for several years in competitions? Yes, they can be a challenge to use effectively, since you must learn their functions and features.…

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Walther PPQ M2 Sub-Compact Review

Walther PPQ M2 Sub-Compact Review [HANDS-ON]

Walther Arms' PPQ M2 is accepted as having one of the best striker-fired semi-automatic pistol triggers. Some recognize this single-action striker-fired trigger as the best available now. In the past, I have reviewed the PPQ M2 5-inch full-size and the 4-inch compact-size models and liked them so much that I bought both. They work very…

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Smith-Wesson M&P 380 Shield EZ Review

HANDS-ON REVIEW: Smith-Wesson M&P 380 Shield EZ

In our handgun classes, I have observed several students, especially those with physical impairments, weak hand and finger strength, mostly females, but some males, and older students with frailties (but also others), not able to efficiently rack the slides on some of our semi-automatic pistols. This is even after we demonstrate and discuss the proper…

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FIRST REVIEW: Springfield-Armory 911 .380 Sub-Compact

FIRST REVIEW: Springfield-Armory 911 .380 Sub-Compact

Springfield Armory recently introduced a very small, lightweight, short-barreled .380-caliber pistol with an enhanced G10 pivoting single-action trigger with 1911-styling for concealed carry. It is called the 911 .380 ACP and Springfield Armory promotes it as "the ideal carry pistol or backup gun." I was anxious for Springfield to send me this new sub-compact pistol…

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FIRST LOOK: M&P 380 Shield EZ for Concealed Carry

FIRST LOOK: M&P 380 Shield EZ for Concealed Carry

Smith-Wesson's (S&W) Shield is one of the best values and often used concealed carry handguns, and now they have added another model to the line.... the M&P 380 Shield in .380 AUTO caliber with the M2.0 features. In 2017 and 2018, Smith-Wesson introduced the M2.0 features to its M&P pistol lines, and now a new…

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