The purpose of a sidearm is to fight to your rifle.
Not too long ago, perhaps as a rite of passage before becoming a new American, I did something I’d done only once before: I went to a range and shot some guns. Lots of guns. All shapes, ages, and sizes.
For a guy born British, such a thing feels very strange – because guns feature nowhere in British culture.
Accordingly, I was unsurprised by the reaction of my mother when I called home and told her that I’d had a great time learning about firearms and discovering I wasn’t a bad shot, even with a second-world-war Enfield. “That’s the last thing I’d ever imagine you’d enjoy doing,” she said to me. She wasn’t being judgmental: it was an expression of genuine surprise.
Susan B. Anthony Elementary near downtown Fresno was set up as a firing range to calibrate Shot Spotter technology. Gun control turning George Orwell into a clairvoyant.