Exploring the Limitations of EDC Choices…

A few weeks ago, I managed to make two trips to the range… I shot the same drill each time with two different handguns that I commonly carry, and I thought I would discuss my experiences here in this post. The August Drill of the Month from Tom Givens’ Rangemaster Newsletter was his “Five-Second Standards.” The […]

Asleep at the Wheel

Over the last three years, I have attended quite a bit of training with Tom Givens.  I took two seminars with him at the Rangemaster Tactical Conference in 2017, and another seminar in 2019.  I also took a one-day Defensive Shotgun class with him, a two-day Combative Pistol class, and his three-day Firearms Instructor Development […]

Shotgun Patterning, Part 7: SlapShot Home Defense High Velocity Shot

Several weeks ago, I read about SlapShot USA LLC‘s new high velocity buckshot on Greg Ellifritz’s Facebook page. He was questioning whether anyone had conducted formal gel tests with it, reasoning that its published velocity should be enough to defeat body armor, something that most conventional buckshot won’t do. In reading the description of the […]

An Unplanned Detour…

Robert and I took an unplanned, but worthwhile and somber detour on our way out to Alliance, Ohio today… of all the stories from 9/11, Flight 93 has always resonated with me. While it cost them their lives, the passengers and crew fought back that day and altered the course of events, no doubt saving […]