Wednesday, April 29, 2015

If This Ain't Enlightening (at least it should be)

All the best,

Ever See Someone Bend Over Backwards To Shoot?

I have seen shooters at many ranges literally bend over backwards while they have been shooting. I've witnessed it with both handgun, rifle and shotgun shooters. I don't quite understand why anyone would assume such a position while shooting but am even more flummoxed as to why an instructor would allow one of his students / shooters to do so. Yep, that means I have seen instructors allowing it, even instructing shooters to take that stance. If you have any question as to the stance to which I am referring allow me to illustrate with the following photo of an attractive young lady who is shooting in just that manner, by literally bending over backwards:

Pleasing to look at maybe but definitely a
poor stance for shooting a handgun. Source.
What could make any handgun shooter (not just that model) actually bend over backwards that way to shoot is beyond me. It is uncomfortable, it puts unnecessary strain on the neck, back, shoulders, arms, hips and legs. It is sure to contribute to you shooting poorer than you would if you took a good stance with your feet and if leaned forward a bit, with shoulder and neck relaxed, which would also alleviate much of the additional stress caused by leaning backwards. That is also true not only for handgun shooters but for rifle as well as shotgun shooters.

There is a fairly brief tutorial, about three shooting stances, over at PoliceOne that you may want to check for pistol stances. I do not quite agree with everything they demonstrate but my disagreements are on minor issues. You would be much better off learning those basic shooting stances for pistol instead of shooting in a stance similar to the model pictured above.

One note, the stance they picture as the Weaver Stance, on PoliceOne, is not, as far as I am aware, the actual Weaver Stance but is the improved Weaver Stance (or even the Fighting Stance) which un-blades the body from an assailant. An image showing the actual Weaver Stance is seen below:

As opposed to the images at the PoliceOne
tutorial, you can clearly see the bladed side
portion of the body in this photo. Source.

Whichever stance you choose, I wish you safe and effective  shooting.

All the best,
Glenn B

I Predict Current Baltimore Mayor Will Be Reelected...

...if she runs for reelection. I hope I am wrong but I'd make a small wager on that bet. Even if only half of the things in this article are true, and she is totally inept to be a mayor (as I imagine she must be after making the statement that authorities in Baltimore gave rioters space to destroy) then she needs to be ousted ASAP. Yet, I figure it is the same rioters who will vote her back into office as a sort of repayment for letting them go berserk and destroy part of the city. After all, if they did not hesitate to violate several laws by way of their violent criminal outbursts, what is to prevent each of them from voting for her many-many times if she runs again.

Personally, I think she needs at least a size 12 up against her arse to boot her out of office and into handcuffs. In addition, if what is being said is true, that she gave the police a direct order to stand down either before or when the rioting was taking place, I believe her, at least in part, to be personally responsible for every injury and piece of destroyed property. She should pay for property and medical expenses with her own dollars besides being arrested for something along the lines of inciting violence. Room to destroy indeed - I think she has got to be one of the biggest leftist idiots ever elected to office!

All the best,
Glenn B

Good Deal On 2015 BU Silver Eagles

I came across a decent deal on brilliant uncirculated 2015 Silver Eagles (U.S. $1.00 coins) from for $17.95 each, limited to ten coins. I ordered them immediately, not as an investment so to speak but as a failsafe should the economy collapse. I have a small stash of silver coins to that end. My order came to $179.50 for the coins plus $14.95 for shipping for a total of $194.45

Here is why that is a good deal. Ten of the same coins are currently (as I type) selling for:

$217.40, including shipping, if purchased from using a credit card as payment.

$221.25, including shipping, if purchased with a credit card from

$234.62, including shipping, if purchased from and a credit card was not an acceptable form of payment. Note that if  had decided to pay Kitco by one of those other forms of payment, I would have to pay by bank check/money order or by personal check or by bank wire. If I paid by bank check/money order there would be an additional fee at my bank, same for a bank wire (and that is a high fee) and if I paid by personal check I would have to wait for the check to clear before they would ship.

I paid with my credit card yesterday and they shipped my order yesterday, the same day on which I placed it. As you can see the savings was more than enough to cover the cost of a single coin. I am not sure if their prices on these coins are competitive if you decide to buy from them other than under this offering but this specific deal is a good one in my opinion.

So, if you are preparing for the worst, or just a coin collector, it might be wise investment.

All the best,
Glenn B