Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
In the past, I’ve written about how evacuation for a non-specific bomb threat endangers more people than it protects. Here is an article from an official government entity that endorses my advice. Bomb evacuations should be based on the nature of the threat rather than an automatic evacuation.
You brought a gun to the fight. That doesn’t mean it’s YOUR gun. The gun belongs to whomever can keep it. Think about that before intervening in other folks’ problems. When is the last time you practiced your in-hand weapon retention skills?
Important concepts for my cop readers to understand.
A very comprehensive article from Chris Fry about choosing and carrying a folding knife for self protection.
I strongly discourage “truck guns.” Your vehicle is not a holster. Your “truck gun” is far more likely to be stolen or get you shot by responding cops than it is to be useful for any scenario you envision.
Not convinced? Read Karl Rehn’s article on the topic The false appeal of the car holster.
What I’m reading…
Erick shares some excellent advice.
On most days I’d rather leave my house without a gun than without a flashlight. You might also like The Importance of Color Temperature and CRI in Tactical Flashlights.
Revolvers are becoming cool again. Do you know how to function check a double action revolver?
When Kyle Lamb speaks (or writes), I listen.
One of the most common scams perpetrated against foreign travelers.
Thoughts on best practices for buying your first handgun.
Quality information about a topic that deserves more attention.
A drill that is much harder than you think it would be. If you are looking for something even more advanced, you should also check out either the The BATFE Handgun Qual or the “Par 4” and “Par 5” drills from Justin Dyal.
These follow home robberies or “jugging” attacks are becoming incredibly popular and widespread. Have a plan to deal with a situation similar to this one.
The issues of “stand your ground” and “castle doctrine” laws are often confusing to uneducated gun owners. Dr. Yamane gets it right in this article. For my take on the topic, read THIS.
Incredibly frustrating. At this point I think the best the gun owning public can do is to actively work to be on as many “lists” as possible. We can’t stop the government from gathering information. But if we give them so much information they can’t process it all, the information becomes essentially useless.
Biographies of some notable female shooters. Speaking of history, you might also like The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang.
I would generally advise most folks to stay away from anything bearing the Kimber name. Their revolver is one exception. All of the Kimber K-6 revolvers that have come through my classes have performed admirably.
If your regularly carry a gun, you should have an alternate carry option should your primary method become difficult due to illness, injury, or clothing requirements. I like the article’s recommendations but would personally choose the PHL-ster Enigma over any of the commercial belly band option.
An organization that is likely worthy of your support.
Some of the firearms training classes you may be interested in taking require that students wear body armor. Here are some budget options for armor that won’t break the bank.
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