Blow Out Kits – One Medic’s Perspective

Originally posted on CIVILIAN GUNFIGHTER:
Overview I was recently asked to write about what is commonly referred to as a blow out kit. The term refers to an individual medical kit carried to treat immediately life threatening extremity hemorrhage, tension pneumothorax (collapsed lung), and airway obstruction. These three things are responsible for most traumatic battlefield…

Going to the Range with a Plan!

Most of us do not enjoy the luxury of stepping off our back porch and being able to shoot whenever we want. For most of us, we are limited to local (or not so local…) public ranges or private clubs. For me, the decision to go to the range involves an hour of travel each […]

The Case for Weapon-Mounted Lights

This article is primarily intended to piggyback on my earlier article on home defense. In that article, I touched on the overall utility of having a weapon-mounted light (WML) attached to a firearm used for home defense. In this article, my intention is to provide a rationale for their use as well as debunk some […]

A Few Perspectives on Home Defense

I always find articles and blog posts about home defense weapons, equipment, and tactics to be fascinating. I don’t know that any other event (short of “bugging out”) conjures up more opinions or spurs our imaginations more than having to defend our homestead against some sort of attack. There is plenty already out there on […]