Naked and Afraid: Fighting an Active Shooter When You are Unarmed

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   In case you’ve missed the recent news coverage, four unarmed Americans and one unarmed Brit teamed up to take out a terrorist active killer on a train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris.  A complete news account and timeline of the extraordinary act of heroism is available HERE.   When we […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- August 28, 2015

Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Rifle Sling: One, Two Or Three Point? Here is a quick video of the relative advantages and disadvantages of the different types of rifle slings available.  One of my favorite slings is the Blue […]

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Free Books- Part 88

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.*   Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can find […]

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Your Tactical Training Scenario…Molested at the Beach

  You are relaxing on a public beach.  Your eyes are closed and you are lying in the sand, enjoying the sun.  You feel something touch your leg and open your eyes.  You see a large man (6’1” and 200lbs) squatting down beside you.  He is stroking your leg with one hand and stroking his […]

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Shot in the back! How does it happen?

Written by Greg Ellifritz   Folks were rioting last Friday in the St. Louis area following the coroner’s announcement of his findings regarding a police shooting.  Police officers state that they shot a man who pointed a gun at them while they were working a search warrant.  Area residents rioted when the coroner announced that […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- August 21, 2015

Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Officer Involved Shooting Shows How Quickly a Gunfight Develops Police shoot another unarmed man.  Watch the video.  Tell me you wouldn’t have done the exact same thing.  Keep this in mind when you hear […]

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The Bangkok Bombing

Written by Greg Ellifritz     In case you missed the news, on Monday evening a bomb was detonated in a popular tourist area in Bangkok, Thailand.  On one of my trips there, I stayed in the neighborhood where the bombing occurred.  You may not care about what happens in a country thousands of miles […]

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How Can I Best Protect Military Recruiting Offices?

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   After last month’s terrorist attack against two military recruiting offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, armed citizens nationwide have decided that the military members working in these offices need better protection. Per government regulations, most staff at recruiting offices are not allowed to be armed. Local police departments don’t have the resources […]

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Close Quarters Gunfighting Class for Buckeye Firearms

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   The Buckeye Firearms Association is Ohio’s premier gun rights advocacy group.  They work hard behind the scenes to ensure that the firearms/CCW rights of Ohioans remain secure.  I support this group every year by teaching a couple classes.  BFA gets a large percentage of the tuition fees for these classes.  […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- August 14, 2015

Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Armed Robbery At Mesquite Chevron I often have students in my close quarters shooting class say something like “I don’t need weapon retention skills. If the bad guy grabs my gun, I’ll just shoot […]

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Free Books- Part 87

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.*     Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can […]

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Three Great Products from Raven Concealment

Written by: Greg Ellifritz     I don’t write a lot of product reviews for this site, preferring to focus on the “software” side of things instead of the “hardware” stuff.  With that said, I still appreciate quality gear.  When I encounter truly outstanding pieces of kit, I like to share them with my readers. […]

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MOVIE THEATERS: NEXT FAVORITE TARGET?

Movie theaters seem to be a popular target for active killers lately.  I’ve written two articles in response t0the most recent Louisiana movie theater shooting (Surviving a Movie Theater Shooting and Should I Pull the Fire Alarm During a Mass Shooting?).  Here is Ron Borsch’s take on the subject. – Greg       MOVIE […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- August 7, 2015

Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   “Having a gun and being armed are two different things.“     Watch this video of two police officers being assassinated. It’s from Venezuela. In that country, gun control makes it impossible for the […]

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Fighting Through Pepper Spray

Written by: Greg Ellifritz In case you missed it, a deranged suspect attempted to commit mass murder at a Tennessee movie theater yesterday.  The suspect initiated his attack in the theater by using pepper spray against several people.  As they became disoriented from the effects of the spray, he began hacking at them with an […]

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FIFTH COLUMN: TRAITORS AMONG US

    This is a guest post from my friend Ron Borsch.  Ron is a retired police officer and trainer who is one of the world’s foremost authorities on active killers.  In this article, he explains some of the less commonly discussed facilitating factors involved in Islamic terrorism here in the USA. – Greg   […]

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Should I Pull the Fire Alarm During a Mass Shooting?

Written by: Greg Ellifritz     As more details about the Louisiana movie theater mass shooting emerge, we learn that one of the shooting victims pulled the fire alarm to facilitate evacuation as the shooter was targeting victims.  For more information about the incident, check out the link below: Hero Lafayette shooting survivor tearfully describes […]

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Back from the Peruvian Amazon Jungle

Written by: Greg Ellifritz     If you noticed the lighter posting schedule during the past couple weeks, it’s because I’ve been traveling.  I went down to Peru for two weeks.  I had visited Peru about 10 years ago and have already done all of the normal tourist activities like hiking the Inca trail, visiting […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- July 31, 2015

Knowledge to make your life better.  If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.     11 Things I Learned From Working In Social Media Alternate title: “Why stupid people drive me insane.”     Former Cop Shares Lessons on Deadly Force I like it when I see cops […]

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Free Books- Part 86

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.*     Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can […]

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