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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Man Crush

I’ve got a man crush, on a Dallas cop. The guy is outstanding in every way, and he’s a gear freak. It’s Monday and we’re learning patrol basics, and this guy is outstanding. One of the first things I liked…

A Nice Note

This came, apropos of nothing that I can think of and totally unexpectedly, from the Karate Kid, whose name is Brad. Blue,The pleasure was all mine getting to work next to you this week. From lending me your mag pouch(which…

The, uh, Injury

For the past six weeks or so, the PT at the academy has been non-existent. Several cadets – notably Sig, GI Jane, Karate Kid, Welby and Pace (who work together on the force of a large university police department) and…

"Drop the gun!"

Day two of firearms week saw the introduction of some fast draws, at which time I promptly dropped my gun to the ground. Let me go back. The drills here are shots against white paper – plain, white, copy-paper stapled…

Firearms Week

Firearms week is upon us, and I, for one, am thrilled. First, it lets me put my real gun – a Sig Sauer P229R with an awesome custom trigger and bad-ass aluminum grips – into my now badly-broken Blackhawk! triple-retention…

Red Man is my Bitch.

The morning of Red Man day was spent reviewing exercises and doing a somewhat more stringent warm-up, with the same deal of pushups, situps, squat-thrusts and flutter-kicks, but the last of the four rounds of these was punctuated by three…