About Stu

I was once considered an expert marksman. Standard issue M16 at 500 yards, iron sights, 10 bullseyes in a row!

After graduating high school, I used my first paycheck from my first job to buy a Remington 870 Express pump-action shotgun. I loved that gun and put, literally, hundreds of rounds through it some days. My next acquisition was the now-famous Ruger 10/22 which I totally tricked out with a folding pistol-grip stock. Yep, that’s all. Okay, maybe just a little bit tricked out.

Things changed in 1995. I was riding my motorcycle when a little old lady cut me off and I t-boned her. I suffered what the docs call a brachial plexus avulsion. I don’t know much about that. All I know is I haven’t been able to use my right arm since.

One Thing Leads To Another

Since losing my right arm I’ve given up my rifle and shotgun, thereby leaving myself to sidearms to achieve firearms satisfaction… and that ain’t bad. My first (and still favorite) is a Smith & Wesson SW99 in 9mm.

If you simply just can’t get enough Stu in your life, then feel free to check out my YouTube channel where I think I do a decent job of making a fool of myself.

My goal in life is simple: make millions so I can buy happiness. And if I find the saying, “You can’t buy happiness,” to be true, well then, I guess I’ll have to rent it.

6 Responses to About Stu

  1. Brad says:

    I noticed you had a taurus 709 so I am hoping you may be able to help me … My GF recently purchased a 709 cause she was wanting to get her concealed carry.

    When she was field striping the gun to clean it she put it back together without the recoil spring. It has the barrel but but not having the spring has caused it to cant upwards and I cannot get the slide to come back off.

    I found a few videos where people have been able to fix this problem with glocks but none of that seems to be working with the 709.

    Anyways man I am hoping that you can help me out cause i’ve run out of ideas.


    • Mario says:

      Hello Stu, appreciate your story and testimony. I also appreciate your thorough review of the Taurus PT709. My question to you is , with Taurus reputation and with the major issues you personally had with this gun, why would you risk your wife’s life & trust that this gun will be dependable when it is ever called to be? I was contemplating purchasing this gun for the price but others have also had extraction issues & mag release issues which has made me rethink this option for conceal carry. Your thoughts? Thanks

      • Stu says:

        I’ve put a lot of thought into that question and the honest truth is I would not carry it as a primary, though I’d consider carrying it as a backup.

  2. Stu says:

    I made that mistake with my 24/7 Pro once, but it seemed to come back off without too much fiddling. No experience with that kind of a problem with the PT709 though. I’m afraid I’m not going to be much help there. Good luck to you!

  3. PT709 Owner says:

    Enjoyed all of your videos. Can you please tell me where you ordered your Taurus PT709 Slim Extractor? I’ve searched on line and can’t find a place to order one. Thank you and good luck. Brandy

    • Stu says:

      Thanks for watching! I actually had to call and order directly from Taurus. The bad news is that I’ve heard from a couple of people who tried to do the same as I did and Taurus told them they no longer sell the extractor, and they should instead send their guns in for warranty repair.

      Hopefully you’re able to get one though. Good luck!

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