It seems as though it was only a short time ago that I could not imagine looking back on a distant past, reminiscing about the way things were. Suddenly, it’s nearly the end of 2014 and here I am, doing just that.

Take a trip back in time with me at my weekly article for The Truth About Guns: Firearms Technology: Take Nothing For Granted.  It’s a memoir of how we now take for granted technologies, accessories, devices and even methods of purchase and marketing via the Internet that I could barely imagine in my youth.


How long ago was that? It was the mid-70s when I first played cops and robbers in the civilian world, and carried Colt Pythons. Oh, I wish I had one or more of those guns, even though I don’t own a single duty-sized revolver these days. I saw the Beatles arrive in NYC–on TV–for their first American performances. I saw the invention of cassette tape, the digital watch, and Apple computers. Fix yourself in history: all of that was long before the cell phone. I was around when Jeff Cooper founded Gunsite and the modern technique of the pistol was being developed.

Truly, we have it easy today, and we have much for which to be thankful. If you have a few minutes, the article may be worth your time, and I always appreciate your comments, there and here.