About the Blog…

Welcome! The primary goal of this blog is to explore and identify the best training, tools and tactics available to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. We hope to share that knowledge with like-minded individuals. We’re not experts, but we do have a lot of combined experience. We intend to keep this blog relatively free of […]

Think Before You Act!

On occasion, I think back to situations that I’ve experienced and wondered how things might have gone differently, specifically in the context of being an armed citizen. Recently, having finally finished Andrew Branca’s excellent “The Law of Self Defense” book, I lay awake contemplating potential different outcomes to a property theft that I suffered several […]

Be Alert!

I was going to make this a simple Facebook post, but thought it might deserve a little longer post here on the blog.  Not unlike my post here, nothing really happened, but I was able to use this situation as a good thought exercise. Background There is a trip made from my house to the […]

Equipment Review: The Glock 43

I’m on record here on the blog as being against the early-adopter philosophy, particularly when it comes to mechanical devices.  Thus, when the Glock 43 was released in mid-2015, I did not run out and purchase one.  Fresh in my mind were some of the issues with the Generation 4 Glocks—especially in 9mm (how many […]

The Other Strong Hand

Readers of this blog are most likely familiar with the term “the other strong hand”.  Many firearms instructors use this terminology (Bill Rapier used this term in this class) in lieu of “weak hand”.  Words have meaning, and the idea is to use positive words (“other strong”) versus words with more of a negative tone […]

Range Trip – The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Standards

In a blog post earlier this week, Robert discussed shooting the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting standards as suggested by Claude Werner, the “Tactical Professor,” on his excellent eponymous blog. In short, Claude suggested that not being able to shoot to a certain standard would be cause to seek out some competent instruction. If you […]