AAR: 2018 Hunting Trip

As I write this, I am returning from my annual hunting trip. I hope that the following post will be of interest to both hunters and non-hunters alike. As usual, I’m going to share a brief summary, along with a few observations that may pertain to the armed civilian lifestyle. This year’s trip was notable […]

An Evolution of Thought on the Three Gun Battery…

When Robert and I first started writing this blog, we specifically wrote that we reserved the right to change our minds based on new experiences and evolution of thought. Well, this past year, I’ve experienced just such an evolution of thought, and I wanted to explain it here. A little over three years ago, I […]

Skydiving and Gunfighting Parallels?

Recently, as a birthday gift, I surprised my wife by taking her skydiving. We both did a tandem skydive and she joined the ranks of those who have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane for the fun of it. This was her first jump, and my second. In discussing our experience after the fact, […]

Some Thoughts on Holstering a Pistol…

Recently, Robert was kind enough to send me a spare copy of John Farnam’s “The Farnam Method of Defensive Handgunning.” While skimming through it, I was surprised to see a photo with a caption describing holstering the pistol without looking at the holster. Apparently, at least in the book (2005), Farnam advises to keep one’s […]

A Critical Look at Hornady’s Critical Defense and BLACK Buckshot

In a recent blog post, I wrote that I wasn’t really sure the difference between Hornady® Critical Defense® buckshot and Hornady® BLACK buckshot. Specifically, I was curious if the BLACK ammo used the Versatite™ wad, since both loads seemed to offer similar performance. Dr. Sherman House from the Civilian Defender blog suggested in the comments […]

Shotgun Patterning, Part 5: Some Unexpected Results…

Last week, I finally had time to go to the range and continue my shotgun pattern tests. Specifically, I wanted to see how my 870P SBS with its modified choke compared to my Winchester 1300 Defender that has a Vang Comp barrel treatment. In a recent class, Tom Givens remarked to me that the introduction […]