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 […]

Useful Training Tools

With all the training I have done over the last few years, I thought it might be useful to make a list of useful training items to have.  As such, this article can serve as a handy complement to my article on preparing for your first firearms class.  The items discussed in this list, however, are specific […]

Why Train?

I enjoy the brief “American Gunfighter” videos.  I have seen them all, regarding some as better than others, but Episode 7 really resonated with me.  For those of you who are not familiar with these brief videos or perhaps missed this one: I think it is only natural, after viewing a video like this, to stop […]

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 […]