With fours string of fire and a need for only 10 rounds during an exercise, the Prep Time drill is a useful practice that can help develop and maintain handgun motor skills without taking a lot of time or money to execute.
Once a practice primarily used for training law-enforcement and military personnel, force-on-force training offers a lot for private citizens who are looking to train for real-world scenarios against a simulated threat.
English poet William Cowper is credited with the phrase “Variety is the spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” That is certainly the case for firearm enthusiasts, who purchase new guns for a wide range of reasons, including hunting, competition, plinking, self-defense and collecting.
The last widely popular pistol cartridge intended specifically for concealed carry was the .380 ACP, designed more than 100 years ago by John Moses Browning for the 1908 Colt pistol. I have often looked with mild frustration at the .380 and the ubiquitous 9 mm Luger, our two most common “carry” pistol cartridges.
It’s been several years since the venerable Browning Hi Power was imported by its original European manufacturer. Now the classic is being made by Springfield Armory right here in the United States—
at a surprisingly reasonable price.