My 2018 Year in Review and a Look Ahead

Last year was incredibly busy for me, and my primary avocation (firearms and this blog) somewhat suffered as a result. Nonetheless, I had a good year with some great training opportunities and acquired a few new pieces of hardware as well. As always, early in the year, the annual Rangemaster Tactical Conference provided some great […]

AAR: Agile Training & Consulting (Chuck Haggard) “Civilian Pepper Spray and Flashlight Use” Course, Upland, PA 11/11/18

It has reached the point in the training industry where there is no shortage of “Combative Handgun” or “Carbine Operator” courses.  Indeed, I often have to make hard decisions between different such courses offered.  However, there are not many instructors out there, in my experience, who choose to offer different things that would probably prove […]

Equipment Review: Thyrm Switchback 2.0 Large (on Fenix PD-35)

I cannot recall where I first saw the Thyrm Switchback.  It may have been on a light utilized by Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics in a video, or perhaps adorning one of the lights used by the guys at Practically Tactical, who always seem to get all the “cool-guy” gear first.  I do recall that […]

Some Thoughts on Holstering a Pistol…

Recently, Robert was kind enough to send me a spare copy of John Farnam’s “The Farnam Method of Defensive Handgunning.” While skimming through it, I was surprised to see a photo with a caption describing holstering the pistol without looking at the holster. Apparently, at least in the book (2005), Farnam advises to keep one’s […]

Equipment Review: MagPul PMAG 10 GL9-G19 Magazines

Earlier this year in January, I was excited to see MagPul bring a restricted capacity Glock magazine to market for those of us that live behind enemy lines. I immediately ordered three of the MagPul PMAG 10 GL9-G19 magazines. Over the past six months, I have put well over a case worth’s of ammunition from […]