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 […]

Vindication Part II

I am not sure if this will become a regular series on this blog, but this article will connect with at least a couple of others already on the blog.  While my last vindication article was all about why I choose not to carry a firearm at work (or some other places), this article will […]

More Scenario-Based Training, Please

Nearly three-fourths of the way through the calendar year, things have been going okay for me.  I have taken 3 classes (see here, here, and here), shot in five matches (I have not written them up…..they are some of our least-read articles), continued to shoot as a member of the training group I joined back […]

Vindication

John and I have taken at least a little flak over the years for not putting our full names, photos, videos, etc., out there.  I have personally taken some flak (including in some comments right here on this site) for admitting that I do not “always” carry a gun.  One recent event shared by a […]

The Quest for the Sub-Second Draw

I am not sure when the quest for the sub-second draw became a thing, but clearly it did.  I am happy to not be on Facebook anymore, but whether it’s on Reddit, YouTube, or on the gun forums, it seems like this is the Holy Grail for many handgun owners. What is the sub-second draw?  […]

Guest Post: My Shotgun Build and Vang Comp by Stanley_White

John’s Note: This is a guest post from a blog reader that contacted me regarding his decision to send his shotgun barrel off to Vang Comp for their barrel work and his resulting pattern testing. While the introduction of Federal FliteControl did indeed nearly put Vang Comp out of business, I think the perennial ammo […]

Irreverent Religious Relevance?

I’m late to the party with this brief post, but I thought it was worth penning nonetheless. Despite the fact that I say a prayer with my children every night before bed and also before flying, scuba diving, or climbing on a motorcycle, I consider myself a relatively secular agnostic. My wife, however, is a […]