The ever so popular Brigid over at Home on the Range was nice enough to stop by here and post a flattering comment on my last post regarding my SIG pistols. She also just posted an article on her beloved P220 here.
If you do not regularly read this ladies blog, shame on you. This blog expounds some of the same material that I try and comment on in a way the brings me to my knees in shame. Sometimes her stories of memories of her youth, family and events that have brought her to this point in her life are truly awe inspiring. Many times I have finished digesting a post of hers and literally been speechless about it. It is one thing to tell a story, another to bare your soul for the masses. And masses they are, I currently have 4 people following my blog on a regular basis - including my own account. Brigid has 217, not including the numerous "drive by reads" that she gets regularly. Where one of my posts may generate 5 or 6 comments if I am lucky, hers routinely draw 2o or more.
Another thing about her blog is that you are not constantly bombarded with firearm related articles. I know, almost heresy to say that but what she sometimes lacks in weapon talk is more than made up with her writing style. Sometimes a story about some distant memory of a fall morning in the woods that she describes is a nice diversion from the normal grind. And hey, she is apparently one hell of a cook because some of the recipes that she has posted are simply awesome!
She also brings the unique perspective as someone who is required to carry a weapon as part of her job. She works in the crime lab for a police agency in the Midwest and as such has a much more familiar frame to talk about daily carry as opposed to us Joe's who strap one on to and from out day jobs and on the weekends for a bit. Make no mistake, being in law enforcement does not automatically make you a weapons expert. The same can be applied to persons in the military, defense contracting and the like. I know of more than one or two soldiers that are totally a mess when it comes to weapons handling and application, they just shoot once a year to qualify (which in the Army is not that difficult, though adding a kneeling portion to the qual standards is going in the right direction) and then shove the weapon into the arms room for another 6 months. Matter of fact, most soldiers are better at cleaning their weapons than they are at shooting them! You are after all proficient in what you do most often. Back on point, Brigid does not fit this mold obviously. Otherwise I would not spend my time reading her stuff. She routinely has a post on here about range time and I would not want to challenge this lady to a shoot off on my best day!
There are a lot of us out here on the net blogging about firearms. And thank God for that. Unfortunately not everyone out here on the digital frontier expressing their views are doing so in a way that brings credibility to the 2A cause. Thankfully their are people out here, such as Brigid, that make up for the rest. Do yourself a favor and bookmark her site or follow her blog if you have a Google account. You'll be glad you did.