Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
“The Great One” talks about zeroing your CCW and competition handguns.
My favorite article out of this week’s batch.
Massad Ayoob discusses snubby options. You might also enjoy his piece on Keeping Ammo Handy.
Wearing more layers of clothing adds layers of complexity to your draw stroke.
Caleb covers revolver maintenance issues.
The Revolver Guy talks pocket holsters. You may also like Swift, Silent, Deadly’s take on the topic as well.
Valuable AR-15 information.
Taleb’s idea of “antifragility” really resonates with me. Read this article that summarizes his work and then go buy his book.
A free 30-minute training session for bleeding control and penetrating chest injuries.
Even if you have no interest in muzzle loaders, you should still be familiar how cap and ball pistols work.
Why most instructors think this gun is trash. Having 15 rounds of shotgun ammo is actually a detriment rather than an asset. It makes the gun very heavy and unwieldy. In home defense scenarios, I seldom see shotgun users fire more than two rounds.
Bill Blowers’ thoughts about what aspect of fight training that officers should be focusing on.
How Ohio’s new permitless firearms carry legislation affected crime in several large cities. BFA’s take on America’s first ‘assault weapon’ is worth reading as well.
Try this one on your next range training trip.
This looks like a great option for those of you who can’t find or afford Federal Flight Control.
My Last Ditch Knife design is getting some good press. It’s now been on the market 15 years and still keeps selling. The LDK is a handy blade if discreet concealment is what you are looking for.
I generally avoid shooting Remington ammunition. If you have some of their subsonic .22, check the lot number for this recall.
A solid analysis of this controversial cartridge.
How hand strength affects shooting ability.
“Here’s the brutal truth: Nobody cares about your rights. They care about their rights, and pretty much every gun group out there has done a spectacularly poor job of explaining how expanding gun rights helps society as a whole.”
During my last few years of police patrol work, my agency finally authorized the Glock 17 for a duty pistol. As soon as I switched to that gun, I carried a 26 on my ankle for magazine compatibility. I like the 26 more than I should.
Speaking of “perfection,” Tamara argues that The “Perfect Pistol” Doesn’t Exist.
Mega-Study Finds That Minorities Don’t Receive Harsher Criminal Punishments, But That Academics Said So Anyway
I’m not really shocked to realize that almost everything I was taught in my undergrad criminology classes has been proven to be incorrect.
Some of you might need this kick in the ass today.
A relatively simple yet extremely valuable formula.
Dry firing tips. If you want to learn more, read Annette’s book.
Body armor standards and nomenclature are changing. This article explains all the relevant differences between the new and old designations.
The outcome and the tactics used by the driver are not that important here. Watch how the carjacker uses the guy selling flags along the side of the road as a visual distraction in order to facilitate his approach of the target vehicle. Pretty smart. You can bet most drivers would probably be watching the waving flags and coming up with a plan to turn down the salesman if he approached.
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