A Few Thoughts on Two-Point Slings

Quite some time ago, John posted this article about single-point slings.  I must confess that, in my pre- and nascent training days, I dabbled around with a single-point sling on my first AR-15.  Truth be told, perhaps I had watched a little too much Costa and Haley coolness in the Magpul videos! Probably not surprisingly, my […]

Workplace Violence

Most of our readers have probably heard of the Rule of Four S’s.  I think John and I have both referenced it before in articles in the past.  I believe this rule is generally accredited to the great John Farnam (though I think his version had three S’s rather than four, but whatever).  The rule […]

Concealment Tricks and Tips, Vol. 3: The “Shoot Me Last” Vest

Those who love to mock the competitive shooting sports—especially IDPA—should be familiar with the concept of the “shoot me first” vest.  While various versions exist, and I am not entirely clear about the history of these garments, the basic gist is as follows.  IDPA requires shooting from concealment.  No doubt, many matches are held in […]

AAR: Rangemaster Tactical Conference, North Little Rock, AR, 3/17-3/19/2017, Part 1

John and I registered for the Rangemaster Tactical Conference (TacCon) almost one year ago, fresh off reading others’ AARs about the 2016 Conference.  This year’s conference—the 19th annual iteration of the conference—was held at the Direct Action Resource Center (DARC) in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Cost of the conference was $335 per person.  This AAR will […]

Survival of the Fittest (or Those Who can Problem-solve)

It should probably come as no surprise to our readers that each month I look forward to reading Tom Givens’ latest newsletter.  The March iteration of the newsletter was unusual in that it lacked a bunch of separate articles, but was instead the transcript of an interview he did about active shooters.  As with most things Tom […]