Equipment Review: US PALM Ankle Cargo Cuff

In my article on my EDC gear, I included a flat-folded SOFTT-W tourniquet that I had been carrying for quite a while.  Part of that time I had rubber-banded some flat folded duct tape and a package of Quik Clot Combat Gauze to it for a nice, compact blow-out kit I could carry virtually anywhere in […]

Intuition: Listen to Your Gut Instincts!

This post is going to deal with a facet of situational awareness that I’m going to refer to as intuition for lack of a better term. If you prefer, think if it as your sixth sense or a gut feeling. I’m going to look at this aspect of situational awareness through the lens of my […]

How Eating Ice Cream Can Make You A Better Shot!

Made you look!  Just so no one thinks we’re creating “fake news” here on the blog, I want to be clear from the get-go that I know of no research, study, or story claiming that eating ice cream can make you shoot better. None.  Zero.  Got it? I love ice cream and occasionally overindulge.  If […]

The “Lounge-Around-The-House Gun”

Last week I posted an article entitled The “Run-to-the-Store Gun”, lightly criticizing those who pocket a small pistol for quick trips to the local Stop-N-Rob.  In just over one week, this has become the most shared article in the history of our blog.  The response has been, from what I have seen, probably about 90% favorable.  The […]

Cold Weather Concealed Carry Considerations

As cold weather encroaches upon us, Robert suggested that I write about how to approach concealed carry in winter since I live in a region where it sometimes gets very cold indeed. By way of example, as I type this, it’s 2° F outside. Also, in my first blog post of the New Year, I […]

The “Run-to-the-Store Gun”

A recent thread on Reddit, of all places, spurred me to write something on the topic of what I call the “run-to-the-store” pistol.  Here’s how this tends to work:  people online discuss their vast arsenals, the benefits of a Sig P226 versus a Glock 17 versus an HK (actually, on Reddit, it’s almost invariably a […]

The Fort Lauderdale Airport Massacre

Today, the U.S. witnessed yet another active killer take out his sociopathic rage on hapless innocents, this time in a busy airport, in a common area outside of the security checkpoints. This one hit close to home for me. I’m a scuba diver, and I’ve made my way down to the Florida Keys through the […]