Category: In My Shoes

Daily events, frustrations, failures, and successes.
Inova T1 Flashlight (and How to Gunfight with It)

Inova T1 Flashlight (and How to Gunfight with It)

From checking out what just went ‘ribbit‘ under-foot in the yard, to illuminating a gunfight, flashlights can come in handy almost every single day of anyone’s life. Whether you’re an outdoorsman or a homebody, work a blue collar job or a white collar job, we would all take advantage of […]

Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

I have loved fireworks for as long as I can remember. I love the colors. I love the duality of their danger and beauty. I love the feeling in my chest when a large shell explodes. Since I was little I’ve made it to a fireworks display every 4th of July, […]

What is the Best Home Defense Weapon?

What is the Best Home Defense Weapon?

You just woke up at 3am to the sound of a loud thud, and no, it wasn’t the dog knocking a plant over. Your home is being invaded by a violent criminal and he’s done this before. Unlikely scenario you say? Lets look at a few numbers… 1,030,000… that’s the […]

The Nissan Xterra – A Symbolic Step

The Nissan Xterra – A Symbolic Step

The STi is gone. Evaporated into misty vapor and absorbed into the recesses of my mind, reserved only for the most powerful of life lessons. My experience with it taught me more than I would care to try to articulate, but thankfully, it’s GONE. In it’s place, now sits a […]

Turning A Page – Out With the Old, In With the New

Turning A Page – Out With the Old, In With the New

Many things have ramped up and changed in life of late; far too much to sum up in a single post that can entertain a reader, so here I will only focus on the material… Specifically cars. The last time I wrote about my Subaru STi, things were looking up. […]

Star Wars Episode 1 3D – The Midnight Premier

Star Wars Episode 1 3D – The Midnight Premier

Juice boxes, carrots, stuffed animals, and Star Wars. That pretty well sums up my childhood. I am blessed to have grown up in a house where my dad appreciated the classics from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, to Lawrence of Arabia, to the original Star Wars trilogy. Obviously […]

Massachusetts Firearm Licensing

Massachusetts Firearm Licensing

As if Massachusetts didn’t already make it a huge pain in everyone’s ass to own firearms, things have just become more complicated for me… I recently called the Massachusetts Firearms School (where I took my Firearm Safety Course) to get some advice on what to write on my Class A-LTC […]

Bug Out Bag – The Start

Bug Out Bag – The Start

If you keep up with my blog at all, you surely know that I subscribe to a mentality of being prepared for anything and everything I can be, regardless of how unlikely, and that my level of preparedness is limited only by my financial means. Finally, months after I decided […]

Picking Out The One

Picking Out The One

After numerous outings to my shooting range NH, over the last few months, I’ve been giving more and more thought to what pistol I will choose for concealed carry when I get my Class A LTC. Now I’m getting ready to submit my application, and my co-workers – who I […]

The Big Shoot – 31 Guns, 3600 Rounds, $3331

The Big Shoot – 31 Guns, 3600 Rounds, $3331

Most everyone who knows me, knows that I have but three passions in life that can be easily defined. Cars, currency, and firearms. My most recent outing to Manchester Firing Line ran rather heavily in the currency and firearm departments…

The Nissan Leaf – First Drive

The Nissan Leaf – First Drive

Friday, October 21st, was the grand opening of Milford Nissan. I was in attendance primarily to film with the Canon 5DMkII and Stedicam that we have at work. Also in attendance was a new Nissan Leaf from corporate, which was there for prospective customers and local business owners to try […]

First-Time Shooters, Female Shooters, and a Birthday Shooter

First-Time Shooters, Female Shooters, and a Birthday Shooter

About a week ago, my good friend Andrew turned 23. A week prior to his birthday, our friend and mentor, Tim, and I decided to come up with a surprise birthday event of some kind for Andrew. We decided right off the bat to do it the week after his […]

Firearms – Graduating from Novice to Intermediate

After a decade of interest in firearms I finally acquired enough knowledge and experience to graduate from being a novice shooter, to one of intermediate experience and advanced knowledge. I had owned dozens of airsoft guns with the mindset that they were more replica firearms than toys. I had been […]

Shooting – What Could Be Better?

Firearms have been a growing and evolving interest of mine since I was about 7 years old. One of my most distant memories is actually of sitting at Joan and Ed’s Deli Restaurant in Natick, where they would give kids a box of crayons and a paper place mat that […]

2005 Subaru STi – It Lives Again…

After my 2005 Subaru STi’s engine failure in October 2010, the car limped around under 3,000RPM for three more months, before it came off the road at the end of December. The motor swap was expected to be a relatively simple matter of pulling it from the car, replacing the […]

Feel Good Farm – May 14th BlackSheep6 Squad Tactics Training After Action Report

Throughout my entire Airsoft career, the biggest problem I’ve had, personally and while leading a squad, is a lack of proven tactics. Lacking effective tactics, I have always resorted to my rifle’s extreme range and accuracy to take out enemies and get kills. Once things get up close and personal, […]

Feel Good Farm – May 7 NEASG Sniper Qualification Course After Action Report

Since I started my Airsoft career in the 2006 season, the NEASG Sniper Qualification has been something of a myth to my teammates and me. We’d never met anyone who was sniper certified and had never even seen official literature or heard official word on what it entailed or what […]

Too Much Skill – Subaru STi Performance

I have a great understanding of vehicle dynamics and car control for my age and experience level. For a number of years now I have been reading about car control techniques. I knew, in theory, how to double clutch rev match before I even learned to drive stick. Owning my […]

Feel Good Farm – May 1st Op: BaconPaloosa II After Action Report

When Operation Squirrel Hunt took place at Feel Good Farm on April 17th, I was in Orlando, FL on business. Having apparently missed a superb Op, I came back from Florida with a bad sunburn and a lowered immune system as a result. Over the following two weeks I have […]