Target Tuesday: The RE Factor Tactical Essentials Target

In this edition of Target Tuesday, I’m going to discuss and review the Essentials Target available from RE Factor Tactical, as well as the “The Essential Shooting Guide” that the target is designed to be used in conjunction with. I first became aware of these products when Matt Devito of Downrange Firearms Training mentioned them […]

Wasp Spray? Pffft… Buzz Off!

Recently, some erroneous self-defense advice came across my personal Facebook newsfeed. Now, I rarely post about issues central to this blog under my personal account, but in this instance I did. I briefly and somewhat harshly commented about sharing bad advice that has been soundly debunked in the professional training world. I decided the subject […]

Target Tuesday: Aiming for Zero

In this new series on the blog, I intend to occasionally highlight the targets and associated drills that I have been using at the range. Since my normal range day is Tuesday and since alliteration is catchy, I’m going to call these occasional posts “Target Tuesday” and will always publish them on a Tuesday! For […]

Parking Lots and Car Seats…

In this post, in going to share some thoughts on dealing with one of the most dangerous transitional spaces, parking areas, when one is responsible for a small child or children at the same time. This is of interest to me as I play “daddy daycare” at least one day a week, and will soon […]

Think Before You Act!

On occasion, I think back to situations that I’ve experienced and wondered how things might have gone differently, specifically in the context of being an armed citizen. Recently, having finally finished Andrew Branca’s excellent “The Law of Self Defense” book, I lay awake contemplating potential different outcomes to a property theft that I suffered several […]

Range Trip – The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Standards

In a blog post earlier this week, Robert discussed shooting the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting standards as suggested by Claude Werner, the “Tactical Professor,” on his excellent eponymous blog. In short, Claude suggested that not being able to shoot to a certain standard would be cause to seek out some competent instruction. If you […]