John and I had the pleasure of attending the First Responder Pistol class offered by Hardwired Tactical Shooting this past weekend. Hardwired Tactical Shooting is the brainchild of Wayne Dobbs and Darryl Bolke and is based in the Dallas, Texas area. Both are former police officers (Texas and Southern California, respectively), both have served as […]
New for this year, Kyle Defoor has begun to offer one day carbine classes held either immediately before or after his regular two day classes. Fortunately, one such single day class was scheduled within easy driving distance for me. Seeing that it was on one of my normal days off, I jumped at the chance […]
“Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” I’m not sure who first coined that phrase, but he or she was only right about half the time. For I know from first-hand experience that if you want to get really good at something, try teaching it. Once you have a room of students asking every […]
Last weekend, while everyone else was watching the Royal wedding, I was traveling to train in one of my favorite states. John Murphy of FPF Training was kind enough to invite me to attend his “Concealed Carry: Advanced Skills and Tactics” class held in southern New Hampshire. Robert has taken several of Murphy’s classes, and […]
A full weekend spent learning Defensive Carbine from Defense Techniques Academy.
This review will be different from most of the other AARs John and I have written. Some backstory: Regular readers of this blog should know by now that I am a special education teacher. The school where I currently work is a non-public special education facility. What this means is that we serve students with […]
In the pantheon of firearms and self-defense instructors who teach classes to the general public, Tom Givens has to rank near the top of anyone’s list. For years I have been reading his writings in magazines and books and listening to podcasts in which he was interviewed. Despite the high regard in which I have […]