CCW and Injury

Countless times, other gun owners have shared their lessons learned with concealed carry while recuperating from various illnesses, injuries, and surgeries. The common advice is to have alternate holsters and the skills to use them already hardwired in place. That’s good advice, and below, I’m going to share my take on the subject. What follows […]

Survival Skills in an Active Killer Scenario

Since John and I went live with the blog in May of 2015, there have been many mass shootings in the United States.  The mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the Dallas, Texas police shooter, the Las Vegas shooting, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida, and the recent shootings on a […]

25 Daily Presses

I have neglected dry fire for far too long now. Live fire too, for that matter. I would probably be embarrassed to go shoot at the range tomorrow. To compound the problem, I have recently been toting a J-Frame revolver either in the waistband or pocket. Say what you will, but I have also been […]

Instructor Report Cards

I cannot imagine there are too many people in my shoes.  I have been to many classes over the years, almost all of them documented here on the blog.  I have met a lot of people in those classes.  Accountants, police officers, information technology specialists, lawyers, doctors, army reservists, etc.  I cannot ever recall meeting […]

Visiting the 2022 Great American Outdoor Show

The following text does contain a few Amazon Affiliate links. Purchases made through our affiliate link allow us to receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. We always appreciate the support! As I have for the past few years, I spent this past Saturday wandering around the NRA Great American Outdoor Show […]

2022 Training Goals

As I like to do each year, I thought it would be a good time to set some general training goals for the year.  I like to do this as I am a “To-Do List” kind of guy.  I also tend to find it interesting how I veer off course each year.  As a teacher, […]

2021: Looking Back

As I have done each of the previous six years (see previous installments here, here, here, here, here, and here), and separate from my annual Pay to Play article, I thought it would be a good idea to review my year.  What classes did I take?  What goals did I achieve?  Any surprises along the […]

You Gotta Pay to Play: 2021 Edition

Well, 2021 was a bit different than past years.  I went into the year with less of a plan than usual in terms of which classes I might take.  On the flip side, I had a definite theme to most of the classes I did take. So, for the sixth year running (see my previous […]