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More on the “Educational Beatdown”

Written by: Greg Ellifritz Last week I wrote an article about an “Educational Beatdown.”  The article was extremely well received and generated more than 10,000 pageviews.  If you haven’t read the article, go back and check it out before reading further.   In the article, I stated: “It isn’t a black/white thing.  The same type […]

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Your Tactical Training Scenario- Brutal Attack on Senior Citizen

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Tactical Training Scenarios

  I was searching for an old email I had sent when I found a correspondence with Marcus Wynne from several years back.  Marcus sent me the video embedded below. Watch the short video . It’s short, but very violent. Don’t watch it if you have a weak stomach for extreme brutality.  An elderly woman […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 20, 2016

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Weekend Knowledge Dump

Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   .22 vs .223 – Home Defense – Drywall Penetration Did you know that .22 LR and .223 rounds penetrate a similar number of interior walls?  The key to avoiding collateral damage inside a home isn’t […]

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Gun and Gear Issues in Last Weekend’s Class

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Firearm Reviews, Gear Reviews, News and Tactical Advice

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I require the completion of at least one day of advanced firearms training (over and above a CCW class) from a known shooting school or traveling instructor as a prerequisite to take my close range handgun class. I find that after completing some advanced training, students generally have a basic […]

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The “Educational Beatdown”

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News and Tactical Advice

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Rory Miller and Marc MacYoung often talk about social dynamics and what they call an “Educational Beatdown.”  The best description of this phenomenon is found in Rory Miller’s article More About Violence Dynamics.  Rory says:   “Most of the people reading this will be comfortable products of comfortable homes with […]

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Lock Your Damn Doors 2016 Edition

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News and Tactical Advice

Written by: Greg Ellifritz     Two years ago, I wrote an article titled Lock Your Damn Doors.  In that article I looked at a month’s worth of burglary and theft reports from the city where I worked and tracked how many theft victims had left their houses or cars unlocked before the thefts occurred. […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 13, 2016

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Weekend Knowledge Dump

Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Emotional Components of Knife Defense, Part 1 A detailed look at why some folks fear being stabbed more than being shot. It’s a very common, but scientifically baseless fear. A medical study of criminal […]

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Back from Cuba!

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Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Lauren and I spent last week on a short vacation.  Our primary destination was Cuba, where we spent four days in Havana.  As there are no direct flights for tourists from the USA, we had to catch a flight from Cancun, Mexico.  Since we both love the beach there, we […]

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Free Books- Part 105

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When the Criminal Doesn’t Obey your Commands

  Written by: Greg Ellifritz   It’s a rewarding thing to watch my firearms students as they learn and progress.  They start with safe gun handling skills, the basics of marksmanship, and learning when it is legally appropriate to shoot someone.  If they continue training, they might learn more “tactical” or combative shooting skills.  As […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 6, 2016

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Weekend Knowledge Dump

Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Appendix Carry (AIWB) Basics: Keep it Secret. Keep it Safe. “Usually, when somebody says they’ve tried appendix carry and then they  immediately decide they don’t like it, it’s because they’re using the wrong kind of holster. […]

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“A Vulgar Display of Power”

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Book Reviews

 Written by: Greg Ellifritz     I’ve been studying the active shooter phenomenon for a long time.  The one active shooter event that has occurred closest to where I live isn’t commonly discussed in the literature on the topic.  The event to which I refer is the 2004 shooting at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in […]

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8 Quality Carry Guns for Under $400…Or Not

Written by Greg Ellifritz     Guns and Ammo’s online magazine ran an article touting the 8 best “quality” handguns available for under $400.  I like the premise of the article, but I can’t say that I agree with the author’s choices.  Check out the article HERE.   The author chooses the following guns as […]

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Your Tactical Training Scenario…Robbed While Doing Yard Work

    Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Have you ever thought about what you would do if you were attacked while outside doing yardwork?  Most people working in their yards aren’t expecting criminal violence.  That makes them a good target for predatory criminals.   A man in Florida was confronted by two teen-aged robbers as […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 29, 2016

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Weekend Knowledge Dump

Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   .45 ACP to the Midface If you think your handgun really has stopping power, check out Sherman’s account of a patient with a .45 slug stuck in his face complaining of a toothache.  You’ll […]

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Everyday Carry of Trauma Medical Gear

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Articles, Gear Reviews

Written by: Greg Ellifritz One of the most common questions my students ask during my tactical medicine class is “How can I carry essential trauma medical supplies when I wear normal clothes.”   It’s a good question.  Most of us won’t wander around everyday public life with a large backpack filled with trauma supplies hanging […]

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Shooting Drill- 15 in 10

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Shooting Drills

Written by: Greg Ellifritz     My friend Dave Spaulding introduced me to the 15 in 10 drill in a recent article he wrote for Handguns Magazine.  According to the article, the drill was originally developed by Mike Pannone of CTT Solutions.   It’s a great drill for developing rapid shooting skills at (relatively) small […]

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Triggering a Lockdown

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Articles

Written by: Greg Ellifritz Many of you who have been reading my work for a long time recognize that I have been vocally critical of the “lockdown” process in the past, especially in the case of school shootings.  While I have been critical, I don’t have any problem with the idea of lockdown itself….I just […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 22. 2016

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Weekend Knowledge Dump

Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Escaping Common Restraints – Greg Ellifritz @ Rangemaster 2016 A short interview from Dr. Z about some of the restraint escape options I taught during the Rangemaster Tactical Conference.     The History of […]

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Free Books- Part 104

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*For those of you reading this in my email update, click the “Free Books” link above to see all the selections.  Your email browser may not allow the content to be delivered as seen on the web page.  If that doesn’t work, your ad blocker may be preventing “live links.”  You would have to adjust […]

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