Vindication Part II

I am not sure if this will become a regular series on this blog, but this article will connect with at least a couple of others already on the blog.  While my last vindication article was all about why I choose not to carry a firearm at work (or some other places), this article will […]

More Scenario-Based Training, Please

Nearly three-fourths of the way through the calendar year, things have been going okay for me.  I have taken 3 classes (see here, here, and here), shot in five matches (I have not written them up…..they are some of our least-read articles), continued to shoot as a member of the training group I joined back […]

Vindication

John and I have taken at least a little flak over the years for not putting our full names, photos, videos, etc., out there.  I have personally taken some flak (including in some comments right here on this site) for admitting that I do not “always” carry a gun.  One recent event shared by a […]

Why Train and Take Classes?

Recently, I had a conversation with a gun owning friend that I think of as being a “typical” gun owner. He has no specific training, but goes to the range on occasion and is safety conscious. However, he doesn’t carry, and in fact does not yet even own a holster. I mentioned (again) the need […]

What’s Your Life Worth? Choose Your Training Wisely

Please read all of what follows while keeping in mind the mission of the Civiliangunfighter blog as outlined in this first post we made over 18 months ago. Several months ago I wrote an article describing how to take classes with a critical eye.  When techniques that are taught are questionable due to reasons of inefficiency or […]

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 […]