Author Archives: Gunpowder Meditation

How-To: Interact With Police While Armed

I’m going to start this by saying I have the utmost respect for professional law enforcement officers.  Professional law enforcement officers keep their composure and use deadly force as a last resort.   Police And Gun Owners Some states require you to notify a law enforcement officer if you are armed and pulled over, or have a police encounter.  This

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Regular Training and Real Steel

Training Update|  Whether it’s sports or business nearly all the best people in their respective categories work with trainers, mentors or advisers.  Since I’ve been taking my shooting more and more seriously, last week I setup a reoccurring private training session at Tribute Tactical.  I’ll be stopping by every two weeks for a session on handgun and rifle.  My instructor,

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S&W M&P Shield and Apex Action Enhancement Trigger Kit Review

The Smith and Wesson (S&W) Military and Police (M&P) Shield isn’t a new pistol by any means, having been released in 2012.  But it still holds its place as one of the most popular single stack carry pistols out there.  First released in 9mm and .40 S&W they recently released one in .45 Auto/ACP to round out the collection.  The Shield

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