Survival Skills in an Active Killer Scenario

Since John and I went live with the blog in May of 2015, there have been many mass shootings in the United States.  The mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the Dallas, Texas police shooter, the Las Vegas shooting, the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida, and the recent shootings on a […]

AAR: Appleseed Project, East Granby, CT, Apr 23-24, 2022

This past weekend, I spent two days at the gun club where I’m a member taking part in a Project Appleseed event. This class took place shortly after the April 19th anniversary of “the shot heard around the world.” This is an important point, as the Appleseed Project is fundamentally based on Revolutionary War history […]

Instructor Report Cards

I cannot imagine there are too many people in my shoes.  I have been to many classes over the years, almost all of them documented here on the blog.  I have met a lot of people in those classes.  Accountants, police officers, information technology specialists, lawyers, doctors, army reservists, etc.  I cannot ever recall meeting […]

2022 Training Goals

As I like to do each year, I thought it would be a good time to set some general training goals for the year.  I like to do this as I am a “To-Do List” kind of guy.  I also tend to find it interesting how I veer off course each year.  As a teacher, […]

2021: Looking Back

As I have done each of the previous six years (see previous installments here, here, here, here, here, and here), and separate from my annual Pay to Play article, I thought it would be a good idea to review my year.  What classes did I take?  What goals did I achieve?  Any surprises along the […]

You Gotta Pay to Play: 2021 Edition

Well, 2021 was a bit different than past years.  I went into the year with less of a plan than usual in terms of which classes I might take.  On the flip side, I had a definite theme to most of the classes I did take. So, for the sixth year running (see my previous […]