Shooting the NRA “Basics of Pistol Course”

In keeping with my post last week outlining a trip to the range, this week I thought I would post the results of my latest range session.  As readers of this blog are probably by now aware, I am a huge fan of the writings of Claude Werner, “The Tactical Professor”.  I find all of his […]

You Gotta Pay to Play: 2016 Edition

With the year coming to a close, I thought it might be a useful exercise to tabulate for our readers how much I spent this year on training.  The after-action reviews (AARs) that John and I write tend to be among our most read articles, and I have received many “atta boys” for the information […]

Credit Where Credit is Due: Benchmade Customer Service

This will be a brief article and serve as just a positive shout-out to Benchmade’s “LifeSharp” customer service.  I do not regard Benchmade knives as super-expensive, certainly not in the range of some of the custom or semi-custom knife makers out there.  But they seem to put out quality products with desirable features at reasonable […]

NOW is the Time

I am not one to get caught up in “panic buying”.  In the post-Sandy Hook months, I was one of those who was able to profit slightly while panic abounded.  I recall selling a couple of Glock 33 round magazines for $60+, and I unloaded a Keltec Sub 2000 (Glock 9mm model) for $700+.  I […]

Initial Impressions: American Steel Ammunition

On a recent trip to the range, for the first time in a long time, I didn’t collect any brass to bring home. That’s because there wasn’t any to pick up! In a previous post, I mentioned that I had purchased a couple of 50 round boxes of Freedom Munitions‘ new American Steel ammunition to try […]

Visiting the Great American Outdoor Show

This weekend I had the opportunity to ride with friends to go and see the Great American Outdoor Show held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA. The show runs February 6th-14th this year, and is worth a visit if you’re at all interested in guns, knives, archery, hunting, or fishing. While I […]

Hunting and Defensive Shooting… Huh?

For many of us in North America, November is synonymous with hunting season… White-tailed deer is a typical quarry, but for the purposes of this discussion, I refer to almost any big game hunting. So why am I discussing hunting on a blog largely dedicated to civilian self-defense? Simply because I think that the practice […]