2017: Looking Back

As I have done each year since the blog’s inception, I thought it worthwhile to revisit my goals for 2017 to see what I did, what goals were met, and how I (hopefully) improved. Formal Training I ended up taking 7 courses in 2017, six of which were one-day affairs (one was a two-day class).  […]

You Gotta Pay to Play: 2017 Edition

As I did last year, I thought it would be a good idea to look back at 2017 to see how many classes I took, how many matches I competed in, how much money I spent on those endeavors, and how many rounds I sent downrange in classes and matches. In 2017 I attended a […]

Handgun Ready Positions

I must admit that, as time has passed and John and I have written so many articles, sometimes I lose track of topics we have covered.  Rather than embarrass myself by asking John if either of us had written a full article on ready positions, I took the time to scroll through all the articles […]

Workplace Violence

Most of our readers have probably heard of the Rule of Four S’s.  I think John and I have both referenced it before in articles in the past.  I believe this rule is generally accredited to the great John Farnam (though I think his version had three S’s rather than four, but whatever).  The rule […]

2017: Training Goals

Last year, I took the time to get some training/practice goals posted so then I could at least roughly evaluate my progress by year’s end.  Frankly, as a teacher, I should do a better job of setting goals that are measurable and achievable within a year.  For this post, however, I am going be more general […]

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 […]