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 […]

Practicing the Drawstroke….

This past week, I spent some time working on my concealed draw at the range. As I mentioned in a recent AAR, lately I’ve been practicing the draw as taught by Mike Seeklander. He teaches a one handed draw that can basically be described as drawing a large circle around the gun. The strong hand […]

Shooting the “New” (2019 version) FBI Pistol Qualification

Ten months ago I wrote an article entitled Shooting the FBI Handgun Qualification.  In that article, I outlined some reasons for shooting law enforcement—in particular the FBI—qualifications.  I also described the course of fire, which consisted of 60 rounds fired over 15 stages shot from 3 yards out to 25 yards.  The course incorporated one […]

A Gunfighter’s Gun

One of the side benefits of taking classes is the opportunity that sometimes presents itself to sample someone else’s  gear.  Students show up to classes with all sort of gear—some good, some not so good—and I have found members of the community in such venues to be very open and accommodating when it comes to […]

Choosing a Carbine Sight…

Something that a fellow blogger and reader of the blog mentioned on our Facebook page got my brain in gear again… in response to my recent updated carbine set up article, he posed a statement and question regarding choice of optic and reasonable expectations of use contrasted with typical training environments. This isn’t so much […]

Carbine Setup for Civilians – 2019 Edition…

Although not one of the most popular, one of the most consistently viewed posts on this blog is the carbine setup article that I wrote back in 2015. To my mind, this speaks to the undeniable popularity of the AR-15. Given the continued assault on our rights and renewed efforts to legislate a ban on […]

The Water Hole

In one of our most popular articles of all time, I wrote in one paragraph about how gas stations and convenience stores are the water holes of our time.  Even in the best neighborhoods, gas stations and their associated stores attract all manner of cretins. Of course, it all makes sense.  Where commerce is taking […]