The Magpul Speed Plate for Glock magazines was a product in need of a raison d’être. I found a legit use for them, but I also found them to be less robust than other Magpul products.
Category: Product Reviews
A well trained warrior with inferior equipment will prevail over a novice with the best gear. Both will prevail over a novice with crappy gear, but a professional with good equipment, who knows how to use it, reigns supreme. As Michael Gaines says, “It’s not about the gear, but it sorta is.”
In this column we give you the unvarnished truth as we see it about various items touted for personal protection.
We also discuss different subspecies of weapons, so you will be able to make informed procurement decisions.
Lastly, because (as H.J. Poole pointed out) weapons and tactics are mutually dependent, we offer you tips and tricks for maximizing the effectiveness of specific systems.
Call it what you want. Some call them PDWs, personal defense weapons, after a unique brand of firearms initially considered for downed aircrew survival. Some call them “AR pistols” and “AK pistols.” Those are legal terms for getting around silly …
This article outlines the history of long guns in police service during the past century or so, especially the last 50 years, comparing and contrasting the different types. Although there are some important lessons for the long gun armed citizen throughout, the article concludes with information specifically for rifle armed citizens (or those who are wondering if they ought to be). Originally published in February, 2021, this article was significantly revised in September 2021.