Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Crimson Trace/LCP Secrets

(As found on Facebook) writer Nick Oetken discovers the secrets to life with the Ruger LCP--get the version with a Crimson Trace Laser and ignore the sights.

Seriously.  While I have dinked around and attempted to improve the mediocre LCP sights, the truth of the matter is there is only so much you can do with them.  However, if you ensure that the laser dot and point of impact coincide, you will be amazed at the distances at which you can be combat accurate with the little LCP.

Oh, and his dismissive assessment of the .380 ACP round?  You want to get shot with this?  It may not be a .44 Magnum, but it beats harsh language.

These days, given recent events, we probably ought to reconsider our daily carry gun if we are in any sort of area that is larger than the bitty burgs I tend to be in--and probably even in the bitty burgs.  However, you are going to find yourself in situations where carrying a bigger blaster is difficult for some reason, and that is where having a smaller, more concealable option is a good thing.  In my case, the LCP is my go to gun for after I arrive home in the evening.  I can't carry at work, and it's very easy to have this in a holster that I can pick up and slip on my belt as soon as I walk in the bedroom.  It's easy to carry and if I need to quickly conceal it, easy to flip a shirt over.

There are a number of such options in this size package, most in .380 and a few in 9 mm.  You make your decision and you learn to live with it.  For now, the LCP is the one I've learned to live with.  If events dictate, trust me, I'll learn to live with something else.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I wish you a slightly early Merry Christmas

Things have not been so merry this holiday season at the Freehold, unfortunately.  For over a week, Mrs. Freeholder's sister was hospitalized for an long undiagnosed condition and gravely ill.  The decision was finally made to end her treatment when it became all too obvious that there was going to be no happy ending.  As you might guess, this has been a difficult time for everyone involved.  The whirlwind of hospital, death, funeral and holiday have combined to form something of a perfect storm.  Christmas this year is going to be a bit somber in our families.

However, life does go on.  Even for us, there will be celebration, muted though it will be.  We wish all of you an early Merry Christmas, and remind you with fresh perspective on the subject to be sure to get in touch with your loved ones, your friends and yourself.  If I may be sappy, don't forget to tell those close to you that you love them and how much they mean to you, because you don't know when you won't be able to do it ever again.