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 […]

Skinning the Cat

As a teacher, I often have to sit through various in-service trainings during which I get to hear fellow educators with less experience than me discuss “research-based best practices.”  It has gotten to be such an eye-roll moment for me that whenever I use the instructional techniques they advocate in my classroom, I preface them […]

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 […]

My Ameriglo Customer Service Experience

I’m going to share something with our readers that no one knows (not even John….until now). Over a year ago I wrote a review of the Ameriglo I Dot Pro sights.  I even went back to that article and updated it when I bought more sets.  Currently, ALL of my Glocks wear them (I do […]

IDPA vs. “Real Life”

In my last article, I outlined some reasons why I do not believe that competitive shooting in general, and IDPA in particular, should be one of the first steps one takes in learning to use a firearm defensively.  In that article, I provided my own definitions of “training” and “practice” and why competitive shooting falls […]

IDPA As Training?

From time to time here on the Civilian Gunfighter blog, I think it is prudent for us to downshift and remind our readers—and ourselves—why this blog exists.  John and I created this blog for several reasons, among which were that we wanted to help out newer shooters/concealed carriers with answers to common questions, to emphasize […]