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 […]

An Unplanned Detour…

Robert and I took an unplanned, but worthwhile and somber detour on our way out to Alliance, Ohio today… of all the stories from 9/11, Flight 93 has always resonated with me. While it cost them their lives, the passengers and crew fought back that day and altered the course of events, no doubt saving […]

More New Books…

This post is just a quick summary of some of the books I’ve been reading lately. I will be adding them to our Recommended Reading page when I get a chance. (Robert and I have recently been discussing redoing that page to make it more concise, but aren’t sure how. If any of our readers […]

My First IDPA Match of 2019

One of my goals this year was to shoot in at least seven matches.  However, with a pair of graduate classes during late winter/early spring along with all the usual familial obligations, I was not able to get to a match until this past weekend.  We shall see if my goal is jeopardized down the […]

Shotgun Chokes, Barrel Modifications, and Ammo Selection…

Last year, I read a blog article from Grant Cunningham where he advocated for having a defensive shotgun barrel threaded for interchangeable chokes instead of sending the barrel off for modifications such as lengthening the forcing cone and back-boring. Since then I’ve been meaning to put that idea to the test. While I am always […]