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 […]
A full weekend spent learning Defensive Carbine from Defense Techniques Academy.
This will be a short one, I think. I have been communicating with John in recent days about the most recent school shooting (Parkland, Florida). We have been talking less about the incident itself and more about the aftermath. Something about the reaction to this one seems different than all of the others. We try […]
Notice the title doesn’t say “First IDPA Match of 2018”. My first competitive match of the new year was something different for me: a carbine match. I first learned about this match on a local firearms forum about a year ago. Well, that is to say, I learned about the 2017 edition. I marked it […]
I had every intention of taking this course “someday”. While these days one can nearly throw a rock and find some ex-SOF guy teaching carbine classes, and I have trained with some of them, John Murphy of FPF Training is a known quantity for me (hereafter referred to as “Murphy” so as not to confuse […]
Recently, Melody Lauer of Citizens Defense Research posted an excellent and sobering blog article on kids and gun safety. She conducted an informal experiment with her own children and toy guns, and recorded the results of leaving the toy guns unsecured in her children’s play areas. You should go read it. The article spurred my […]
First of all, let me say that this piece is mainly for fun. If you’re expecting a deep thought provoking article, this isn’t it! With that out of the way, I wanted to talk about swag. Namely, free promotional items included in orders from manufacturers and distributors. Almost every company includes stickers or some advertising […]