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 […]

Target Barn and Upcoming Ammo Evaluations

Earlier this year, a representative from Target Barn reached out to us here at the blog asking if we would be interested in doing an ammunition evaluation. As our communication progressed, I learned that Target Barn had recently started carrying ammunition for sale in addition to their long standing business of supplying targets and shooting […]

What if There Was No 911?

The title of this post should give readers some idea of the direction I’ll be going with this, but I want to maintain a distinction between probable and possible. In terms of prepping, I am much more of a probable rather than the possible mindset. To that point, just last week I took a screen […]

Are Night Sights Really Necessary?

I fear this article may stir up some controversy.  This is not, however, my intention.  Rather, I intend to outline a portion of my own journey in the area of pistol sights, share my own conclusions, and invite you to do your own testing.  Be warned:  the choice of pistol sights—just like the choice of […]

What Playing Tennis With My Brother Taught Me About Handgun Sights

  To date, I have written only one article on handgun sights, reviewing the Ameriglo I Dot Pros that are currently worn by all of my Glock handguns.  John, on the other hand, has written reviews of several different sights (see here, here, here, and here!…more to come?) as he continues on his personal sight […]

My Fifth IDPA Match of 2017

One of my goals this year was to shoot about twice as many matches as in 2016 (I shot four in 2016).  With the late start I got shooting in matches this year, there was no realistic way for me to achieve that goal.  However, if I can retroactively amend that goal to “shoot in […]