Friday, March 29, 2013

That time has finally come ...

Yes, that time has come. My new novel is finally here! It's a thrilling tale of life after America. If you are a fan of apocalyptic fiction, if you enjoyed my first novel Joshua, this book is for you. It's not a direct sequel but is set in the same horrifying world.

You can go here and read the first chapter. If you like it I hope you will buy a copy. Currently it is available only in paperback and on Kindle. If you don't own a Kindle you can go here to get an app to read it from your PC. Amazon Prime members can even read it for free!

To celebrate I'm also giving away Joshua for free on Kindle! If you still haven't picked up a copy you no longer have an excuse. This promotion begins tomorrow and is only good until April 3rd. So don't delay!

PS - Those of you expecting complimentary paperback copies, I haven't forgotten about you. They are still being worked on and you should have your copy in a week or so.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gone Shooting - Déjà vu

I went down to my local shooting range this morning (sorry, no photos). Just like last time the only gun I took was my Colt Government Model. Also, just like last time, the weather was cold and dreary. At least it wasn't wet today. I can't wait for spring (weather) to finally get here.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Principles Of Personal Defense

Today I read Colonel Cooper's classic for the umpteenth time. It is a short book, booklet really, but it is essential reading for all of us determined to defend ourselves from violent predators. Although it's forty years old now the advice contained within is timeless. Everyone should read this and reread it every so often too, to keep it fresh in your mind.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Gone Shooting

Yesterday was a cold, wet, dreary day, but I went shooting anyway. One of my New Year's resolutions was to go shooting at least once every month in 2013; I'm doing my best to keep it.

The only gun I took was my main carry gun, my 1953 Colt Government Model. I didn't want to go trampling through the mud much so all shooting was done at one target at 10 yds. Once I filled that target with holes that was enough for the day. As usual the pistol was 100% reliable.

But I really did need to test this gun again and that's another reason I went yesterday. Recently I had new sights installed and I wanted to see if the point of aim changed. It does shoot slightly higher than it did but not enough to worry about. I had a Novak gold bead front and a Harrison Design Retro rear sight installed. I really like the sight picture of the new sights and my old eyes can easily pick up that gold front dot, even in low light.

I actually have several guns that need to be shot, either for the first time, or like this Colt, to recheck them. This spring is going to be real busy of me!