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Not all Tourniquets are Created Equal

This is a guest article from my friend Jonathan Willis.  Jonathan is a veteran fire department lieutenant, paramedic, and instructor.  He teaches the “Real World Trauma” classes for Dave Spaulding’s Handgun Combatives program.  Jonathan is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things medical and has written an excellent article on tourniquet selection. […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 19, 2014

Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend. State Variation in Hospital Use and Cost of Firearm Assault Injury, 2010   It’s relatively rare to find decent academic […]

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Free Books- Part 65

Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can find approximately 11,000 free kindle books on Amazon’s site every day!  These books can be downloaded to a Kindle reader or your personal computer.  Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle reader for your […]

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New Knife Class Added

  Ohio Carry and Gun Envy will be hosting my “Defensive Knife for Concealed Carriers” class in Columbus on Sunday, November 23rd.  This is a four-hour introductory knife fighting class with no prerequisites required.  Come and learn how to use that knife you carry in your pocket!   Registration details can be found at this […]

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Understanding Decisions to Burglarize from the Offender’s Perspective

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I recently found a very interesting piece of research linked up on the Practical Eschatology website.  The report “Understanding Decisions to Burglarize from the Offender’s Perspective” provided the conclusions researchers amassed after interviewing more than 400 incarcarated burglars. The study proposed to answer the following questions:   1. What motivates […]

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Church Safety

  This is a guest post written by long-time police trainer Ron Borsch.  Ron has been a friend for many years and has done more research on active killer events than likely anyone else in the world.   Ron is now semi-retired and looking to write a little more.  He will be contributing a few […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 12, 2014

Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   Throwback Thursday: Point Shooting An amusing point shooting article written by Charles Askins back in 1955.  Askins was a […]

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“Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings”

Written by Greg Ellifritz I recently finished this very informative book on school shootings.  It was published in 2008, but somehow it escaped my notice until now.  The information contained within is timeless and just as relevant today as it was when it was published.  From the author’s description:   “In the last decade, school […]

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One Handed Pistol Shooting Drill

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I got this drill from the excellent Police Marksman magazine.  Most of us don’t shoot very well one-handed.  This is an easy 50-round one-handed shooting course that will improve your skills.   The drill goes as follows (from Police Marksman Magazine):   –          Load 10 rounds in each magazine, chamber […]

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“I’m in Fear for My Life!”

Written by Greg Ellifritz “I’m in fear for my life!”   I’ve heard this phrase pop up a couple of times in the last month.   The first time was during a close quarters shooting class I was teaching.  The students were working a weapon retention drill and I had instructed them to use loud, […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 5, 2014

Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   50 Top Personal Defense Blogs I found this article on the Practical Eschatology site.  It’s a listing of 50 […]

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Free Books- Part 64

Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can find approximately 11,000 free kindle books on Amazon’s site every day!  These books can be downloaded to a Kindle reader or your personal computer.  Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle reader for your […]

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Your Tactical Training Scenario…Daytime Rape on a City Street

You are walking down a city street on Saturday morning when you hear the sounds of a woman screaming. You see a man throw her to the ground and begin to remove her pants. What do you do?     Several people were confronted by this exact scenario in Los Angeles, California.  Read the full […]

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“Burglars On The Job”

  Burglary is the crime of stealing something from an unoccupied home or business.  It is one of the most common property crimes and occurs more than two million times a year in the United States.     The book Burglars on the Job by Richard Wright  is the definitive book about how burglars work. […]

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Plan For The Worst- Preparing for Abduction and Restraint

  Read the following story and tell me if you are prepared to handle a situation even remotely similar to this.  This woman was abducted, bound and gagged with duct tape, transported to a Detroit alley, set on fire, and shot.  It truly shows the extent of savagery that some criminals are capable of. Pregnant […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- August 29, 2014

Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   Spot shooting “When I explain this concept to students in my Defensive Pistol classes, I reference the Internet meme […]

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Book Review- “Mettle- Mental Toughness Training for Law Enforcement”

    The advanced practitioner in the combative arts quickly realizes that a proper mindset trumps skill and equipment issues in a fight. Two of the most common questions that I get from my students are “How do I learn how to control my reactions to fear” and “How do I cultivate the mindset of […]

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Medical Class Scheduled in Upstate New York

Written by Greg Ellifritz   Chris Fry from MDTS is hosting my Tactical First Aid and System Collapse Medical class in Marcy, New York on Sunday, November 2nd.  Cost is only $150.  Check out the flyer below or go to the MDTS site to register.     I hope to see some of you there! […]

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Pig Carcass Wound Ballistics Lab

In my AAR of the Paul-E-Palooza 2 training event, I mentioned that one of the medical classes involved a wound ballistics lab where two (humanely killed) pig carcasses were shot with various weapons in order to take a look at the accompanying tissue damage.   Dr. Brian Springer taught the class and led the exploration […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- August 22, 2014

Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   Flying With Guns The Beretta Blog gives some good guidelines for traveling with your guns.     When Citizens […]

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