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 […]

Don’t Make Assumptions About Your Gear

Regular readers of this blog, especially those who might focus on my AARs and my range visit posts, might have been surprised over the last couple of years at the number of malfunctions my OD Generation 3 Glock 19 has experienced (Glock perfection?).  My black Glock 19 has suffered three or four malfunctions over its […]

A Couple of New Books…

Usually when Robert or I read a good book that is relevant to our commentary here at the blog, we add it to the Recommended Books list. Either Robert or I will be doing that for two more soon, but I thought both of them worthy of a somewhat more in-depth review here. First up, Varg […]

R.I.P. Anthony Bourdain

Found this on pistol-forum tonight… I read his book several years ago and watched his show a couple of times, although I don’t really watch much TV. I didn’t really have a firm grasp on his political leanings, but apparently he was one “lefty” that I would have liked to have a beer with. There […]

Random Day(s) at the Range: Spring 2018 Edition

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted one of these articles (see some prior iterations here, here,  and here).  Though my writing productivity for the blog has slowed a bit in recent months, I am happy to say that I have been shooting a bit more than last year. Changes The biggest change I […]

Shotgun Patterning Part 4: Robert’s Experience

My blog partner John has mentioned more than once in his articles on shotgun patterning (see here, here, and here) how I too have been working on an article addressing this same need. John and I largely ignored the shotgun—in terms of training classes and articles—during our first couple of years writing for the blog.  […]