Louisiana born, but Oklahoma bred. Lee Matthews has been in the radio business since 1982 both behind the mike, behind the scenes and in most all formats. "Talk Radio is my favorite format because it is the one format left that still reaches the listener one on one", Lee said.
One of Lee's favorite charities is the Leukemia Lymphoma society. "Working with the late Mark Shannon tought me a lot about living. If dancing around Bricktown stark naked would help raise money to find a cure for that terrible disease then I'll do it!". Frequently you will see Lee running in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, and other local races, in Mark's honor raising money for the cause.
Lee's other hobbies include cooking, music, scuba diving, model railroading, antique clocks, and playing the ukulele. "Nothing bad can happen to you when you are playing a ukulele", he said.
Lee's mom is from Louisiana, but his father and father's family hails from Seminole and Maud; which is why you will frequently hear him reference it on the air. "I have a grand aunt that once said at a gathering, 'Maud, I sure do love that little town!' and it has become a family joke I use on the air".
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What is the best part about hanging around a gun range? The people you meet and the things you can learn from them. Today I made a new friend in Ed Cohen. We were waiting our turn for a lane when we struck up a conversation about the guns I have reviewed on this blog. He suggested I try his brand new Springfield XDS. Why not?
That is it on the left. No it is not just like my S&W 9mm. The XDS is a .45! I have never seen nor shot a .45 this small. It is smaller than my 9mm and shoots like a dream. Although it has a single stack magazine that holds 5, a larger magazine is available. David Elderton, instructor with Heartland Outdoors and owner of KyTac training and gear, took some video of me giving it a try.
I wish I could say I was as good a shot with it as David.
The Springfield XDS .45 caliber is a brand new model, only available as of this year. It is small, easy to conceal, and the handling of a much smaller caliber. Accurate, easy to operate and maintain, the XDS has the punch of a much larger gun. It retails for around 500 dollars, making it VERY affordable. The only negative I can come up with is the newness of the model may make finding a holster or other accessories a problem.
Springfield XDS Positives:
-smallest .45 I have ever seen and easy to conceal.
-accurate up to 20 yeards.
-powerful .45 and a 7 round magazine is available.
-light and well ballanced
-very little kick to interfere with your aim.
Springfield XDS Negatives:
-so new holsters or other accessories may be a problem.
-so popular it may be hard to find.
Special thanks to Ed Cohen for loaning the gun, and David Elderton for the tips.
P.S. . . Get into the true spirit of Halloween with Heartland Outdoors Zombie Apocalypse Match, Sunday October 28, 2012 at 6 Pm. David does an excellent job setting up a bunch of Zombies for you to kill, complete with fun effects and challenges. Participation is limited to 50 shooters. Sign up is stongly suggested so if you want to come:
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Bonus Video Blog: An example of the Zombie Match Course