Don’t Be Afraid To Modify Your Gear, Part VI: Painting Your Front Sight

One of the biggest complaints about smaller handguns is that they often lack good, usable sights.  Often advertised as “pocket guns”, tall, high-visibility sights work against their concealability and hinder their draw from a pocket.  Accordingly, their sights tend to sit low on top of the handgun and be well-sloped to avoid snagging, often amounting […]

Las Vegas Commentary

When Robert and I began writing this blog, there seemed to be a spate of events that prompted me to write about how to approach and deal with the active shooter. I wrote less and less about them as I began to sound like a broken record. Unfortunately, not much has changed. Whether the threat […]

The Carry Rotation

Spend enough time on any of the gun forums, as I tend to do, and the question invariably comes up:  “What guns are in your carry rotation?”  On manufacturer-specific forums like GlockTalk, Sigforum, etc., the handguns that are featured in the members’ carry rotations tend to be “variations on a theme”, i.e. several pistols from […]

Dressed for Success

. In prior articles (see here, here, and here) I have provided some tricks and tips for concealment that have worked for me over years.  However, I must admit that I am lucky in that I am able to dress in a very casual way at work.  While some old-timers might bemoan the fact that […]

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 […]

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 […]