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Free Books- Part 66

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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Observations from Last Weekend’s Extreme Close Quarters Shooting Class

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Last weekend I was hosted by Ohio Shooting Sports to teach my one-day Extreme Close Quarters Shooting class.  I had a great class filled with 17 very motivated students and everyone seemed to learn quite a bit.   Here are a couple of significant learning points I can share from […]

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“Aim Small, Hit Small” Shooting Drill

      Reader “Franky2Shoes” sent in this description of a shooting drill he developed for an instructor class at the Sig Academy.  I ran it last week and found it quite beneficial.  Here is “Franky’s” description of how to shoot it:     This drill uses the “Press Six” target from pistol-training.com.  It is […]

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10 Lessons Learned from the new FBI Study on Active Shooters

Written by Greg Ellifritz Last week, the FBI released its most recent research report on active shooters in the United States.  The 47-page report is quite informative and worth the time to read.   The study looks at a very small and well defined subset of mass shootings.  According to the publication: “This is not […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 26, 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.   The Babysitter Home Invader Plan! If you have young children, does your babysitter have a plan for countering a home […]

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Shootout: Glock 42 versus Kahr CW 380

This is a guest article from friend and student “Gaston Garand.”  I think the Glock 42 and the Kahr are the two best .380 autos on the market right now.  When Gaston found 400 rounds of .380 ammo, he put the two to a test and offered to write up the results for my blog.  […]

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Your Tactical Training Scenario- Robber on Motorcycle

Written by Greg Ellifritz Being an avid traveler and having spent some time in Argentina, several of my friends sent me this video of a recent Buenos Aires robbery that was caught on camera, asking if there were prevention lessons that could be learned for people both at home and traveling abroad.   The video […]

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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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