Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.


Structure Clearing for Armed Citizens With Greg Ellifritz

You Indiana/Ohio/Michigan folks should check this out. It’s a very unique class that Bryan McKean and I are teaching in Ft. Wayne on November 4-5. We have a commercial building to play in.

The class has 15 students registered and we have room for up to 20.



Under Stress

Gunsite’s Ken Campbell discusses stress mitigating strategies.



Bracken Sends

Take a look at the tactics during this pro-Palestine protest.  Stay far away from these events.

Matt Bracken’s books are highly recommended.



Classic Carry: Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless

Some history about one of my favorite handguns.



Ten Major Tactical Mistakes

Incredibly simple, yet profoundly useful advice.



How to Make a Practical, Affordable Survival Resource Library

You know I like book lists.



Defensive & Duty Ammunition Or Training?

“So, what can you do? When possible, acquire and maintain sufficient defensive and duty ammunition stocks for the firearms you carry. Additionally, buy ammunition you can train with when it is available. That may not be easy to do soon.”

You might also read What’s Going On With Ammunition?



Activist Randomly Targeted By Knife Wielding Maniac in Brooklyn

People like this exist.  You need to see them early and have a plan to deal with them.



Variations On Drills Part 1 | Pistol Power Drills

Have you tried “The Test,” “The Half Test,” and “The Super Test?”

Need another drill to practice?  Work your rifle to pistol transitions with “The Operator Readiness Test.”

You may also enjoy shooting Pennsylvania’s state LE firearms qualifications.



Why Are Army Riflemen Bum Shots?

I always like reading Col. Askins’ older articles.  The fundamentals of his 1962 articles aren’t much different today.



How to Travel with Rifles or Long Guns at the Airport

A solid article about flying with long guns.  I’ve flown with guns about 45 times this calendar year.  For some more information on the topic, read The Definitive Guide to Flying with Firearms.



P&S ModCast 359 – Deselect, Deter, and Deescalate

A valuable discussion.



The Disaster Myth Narrative: No One Panics, No One Loots, No One Goes Hungry

pmx0306katrina019_large-mdnHave you heard of the “Disaster Myth?”  It’s the mainstream media idea that chaos and predation doesn’t really happen after natural disasters.  In the mainstream narrative, people always help each other through such crises peacefully.  While I’m hesitant to allow the mainstream media to construct ANY narrative for me, I think that more often than not, it is correct.  MOST people are peaceful and help their neighbors.  But SOME people are predators, and you need to be prepared for them.



Another Chat with Dave Spaulding

Dave and Lee discuss trends in the firearms training industry and how to avoid training “slapdickery.”  For more of Dave’s wisdom, read What Should I Practice? (Part I).



Real World Personal Defense Lessons from Hamas’s Drugged-Up Terrorists

An interesting discussion of drugged-up attackers.  If you haven’t heard of Captagon, this podcast will give you some background.



Day of Wrath

What I’m reading…



What is offensive?

“Can understanding how offence worked in duelling cultures shed any light on how offence works today?”



On Her Own: Subcaliber Carry Guns

“Instead of feeling stuck with a gun that you leave at home because you don’t practice with it and don’t like carrying it, why not compromise with a gun you can shoot and carry regularly?”



17 Life-Learnings from 17 Years of The Marginalian

Some valuable life advice.



Empty Chamber Carry – II

Part two of The Tactical Professor’s take on empty chamber carry.



The 5 Keys to Surviving Attacks from a Social Media Mob

Very good advice for dealing with hateful trolls when you piss off the internet.



6 Principles For Talking to the Police After a Self-Defense Shooting

A look at what to say (and what not to say) to the police after a shooting incident.  For my take on the topic, read this article.



Preparing for Violence

General preparation strategies you should be considering.



Swift Belt

My friends at Wilderness Tactical and Dark Star Gear sent me their new belt to evaluate.  I’ve been wearing it for a couple weeks and like it.  Check it out if you are in need of a new gun belt.






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