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Shot in the back! How does it happen?

Written by Greg Ellifritz With predictable regularity, the media and various civil rights groups become indignantly incensed when the cops or an armed citizen shoot a criminal in the back.  It somehow violates society’s ideal that all confrontations should be settled “face to face” and be a “fair fight.”  That doesn’t happen very often in […]

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SureFire Fury Flashlight Modifications

The SureFire Fury PX2 tactical flashlight has become very popular amongst shooters who use it as a very powerful everyday carry light.  Its streamlined construction, simple operating system, and 500 lumens worth of light make it a great choice for this role.  The sub-$100 price tag doesn’t hurt either.     One of my long-term […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 25, 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.   How to Shoot Your Handgun Faster Great advice for improving speed shooting.  I use the drill he demonstrates in […]

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Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting Class- Sept 27th

I’ll be teaching an Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting class September 27th at the Briar Rabbit shooting range near Zanesville, Ohio. Registration is halfway full already.  Last year’s class at this location sold out.  Sign up soon if you want to enroll in this one!   See below for details:   Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting with […]

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Attacked at Home

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I had a long time reader write me last week to ask the following questions:   “My wife (who is not a fan of guns, concealed carry, etc.) and I were talking about self-defense the other day, and she asked what percentage of self-defense incidents happen on a person’s property […]

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The Carjacker Beatdown

Written by Greg Ellifritz     A California man carjacked a woman who was driving with her infant child.  Shortly after he drove off in her car, he crashed into an electrical pole.  Several citizens rushed to the scene to detain the carjacker.  Someone recorded the entire event and posted it on YouTube.  Check out […]

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Free Books- Part 62

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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Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 18, 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. Why Kids Shoot Up High Schools, Why They Only Do So Outside of Big Cities, and How to Stop Them […]

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MPD Navy Yard Active Killer Report

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   The Washington DC Metropolitan Police issued their final report of the Navy Yard active killer event that took place in their jurisdiction last September.  If you are unfamiliar with the incident, here is the description given by the Metro Police:     “On the morning of Monday, September 16, 2013, […]

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Your Tactical Training Scenario- Shot Through the Door

Written by: Greg Ellifritz     I’ve recently noticed an increasing number of crime reports in my newsfeed where victims were shot through the door of their home while answering a doorbell or looking through a peephole.  A simple Google search on the term “shot through door” will yield over 90,000 hits.  It happens with […]

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New Medical Class Added!

      I will be teaching an all-day medical class on Sunday, September 21, 2014 just east of Columbus.  See the flyer below and contact Linda for registration.  I hope to see some of you there!   ON THE DEFENSE, LLC & GREG ELLIFRITZ HOST & PRESENT TACTICAL FIRST AID & SYSTEM COLLAPSE MEDICINE […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 11, 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.   How To Disappear In The Wilderness: A Natural Camouflage Tutorial A good technique to learn if you need to […]

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Your Tactical Training Scenario…Injured Hands

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Take a quick look at this news article…. Phoenix police make arrest in priest murder  A man broke into a church rectory and attacked the two priests who lived there with a tire iron.  The first priest ran to his bedroom and grabbed his revolver.  He tried to shoot the […]

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What Do I Say After a Shooting?

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   You’ve just shot the criminal who broke into your house and threatened you with a weapon. The threat has been neutralized and police have been called.  You’ve read my articles in the past, so you know it’s not a good idea to have a gun in your hand when the […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 4, 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 Criminal States of America An informative infographic showing how your state compares to the others in every category of […]

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Free Books- Part 61

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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Words of Wisdom from Louis Awerbuck

Written by: Greg Ellifritz Last week one of the world’s truly great firearms instructors passed away.  Louis Awerbuck served in the South African Defense force before moving to the USA to teach at Gunsite.  He was chief range master at Gunsite until 1987 when he formed his own company, Yavapai Firearms Academy.   He wrote […]

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Weapon Mounted Lights and a Dirty Little Police Secret

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Recently, there has been some high level media “reporting” about the so called “dangers” of weapon mounted lights (WMLs).  It seems that much of the interest about the story was prompted by the Denver Colorado police department banning the use of WMLs by its police officers. Check out the links […]

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Is the .380 ACP an Adequate Caliber for Defensive Use?

Written by: Greg Ellifritz     I received this question (edited for brevity) from a police firearms instructor last week:   “A lot of my guys on the department are going with .380 pocket guns for off duty carry instead of carrying their issued Glock 26 9mm pistols.   Our policy will not allow officers […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- June 27, 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.   Staying safe while traveling   Grant’s advice about travel safety is spot on.  I carry a rubber door stop […]

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