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Your Tactical Training Scenario- Tied Up During a Home Invasion

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Have you ever thought about how you might defeat restraints if you are even tied up by criminals?  Imagine the scenario of two armed home invaders breaking into your house around 10pm.  They catch you by surprise.  One of the criminals points a pistol at your face while the other […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 17, 2015

Links to some of the best tactical information on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.    MOA & MIL Some precision rifle basics.  The article Mils vs. MOA provides even more information.  Some considerations on the topic of MOA/Mil or Mil/Mil adjustments on your precision rifle scope can […]

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Free Books- Part 79

*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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Your Tactical Training Scenario…Post Office Stabbing

    You are in the Post Office standing in line to mail a package.  When you get to the counter, the Post Office clerk informs you that you need to fill out some more paperwork before mailing your item.  The clerk instructs you to step aside and complete the form.  He then tells you […]

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The author practicing shooting on the run as TDI instructor Clay Smith coaches. It is important to include movement in your firearms training.

Training Scars

 Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Training scars … we all have them.   I’m not talking about training scars like the black eye you get when your partner goes a little too hard while sparring or the scars you get when you cut your finger trying to quickly open your fighting knife. The training scars […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 10, 2015

Links to some of the best tactical information on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   Q-Tips: An alternate way to install an AK cover   John Benner from TDI showed me this method of replacing the dust cover on an AK many years ago.  I’ve used it […]

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Extreme Close Quarters Gunfighting Class in Dayton Ohio

My friend Dave Spaulding is hosting me in Dayton for a one day Extreme Close Quarters Handgun Gunfighting class on Saturday, October 10th.  Dave tells me that the class is already half full and he expects it to sell out.  If you are interested, here’s the class announcement:     The skills you learned on […]

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Teaching Tips: Vocal Range Commands

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   At the Rangemaster Tactical Conference last month, quite a few of my fellow instructors and I had some in depth conversations about the topic of teaching.  The general consensus we came to was that there is an endless variety of information available concerning the relative merits of every tactic and […]

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A GLIMPSE OF MOST CURRENT RAPID MASS MURDER© STATS

    My friend Ron Borsch recently updated his statistics looking at the last five years’ crime stats with regards to what he calls “Rapid Mass Murders.”  Ron has consistently provided some of the highest quality research in the world with regard to active killers.  Ron agreed to share his latest research summary with my […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 3, 2015

Links to some of the best tactical information on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   Lowlight dryfire practice The Tactical Professor shares how to integrate a flashlight into your dryfire practice.     12 Survival Lessons from Ukraine What can we learn from the fighting in Ukraine?  […]

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Free Books- Part 78

*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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Lone Star Medics Field and Tactical Medicine Conference 2015

Written by Greg Ellifritz       Last weekend I was honored to present at the Lone Star Medics “Field and Tactical Medicine” conference in Dallas, Texas.  The conference was organized by my friend Caleb Causey, president of Lone Star Medics.  This is the second year of the conference and it was again a tremendous […]

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Assumptions and Biases in Training

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   A friend of mine recently pointed me towards Rory Miller’s blog post about assumptions and biases in training.  I’ve read most of Rory’s material and really like it.  Before reading any more of this article, please check out the link below:   Assumptions and Biases   My friend challenged me […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- March 27, 2015

Links to some of the best tactical information on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   Reaper Tips: The Hathcock Shooting Position A shooting position which has undeniable utility in some situations, yet most folks have never used it.  I find that it works pretty well.  If you […]

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New Medical Class Added in Clarksville, Ohio

  G4 Personal Safety is hosting me for a medical class in South Central Ohio on Saturday May, 23rd.  The class is a bargain at only $150 and is limited to 18 students.  As of today, we only six seats remaining.  Sign up quickly if you want in on this one!   Course Description Below: […]

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“Optimal Snubby Skills” Class Review

Written by Greg Ellifritz Last weekend I had the honor of attending famed instructor Ed Lovette’s final class before retirement.  Ed was a police officer in the 1970s eventually working his way into a position teaching firearms and officer survival tactics at his state police academy.  From that position, he was recruited by the CIA […]

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A few of the police trade revolvers I've picked up for cheap prices over the year. With holsters and ammo included, these five guns still cost less than the price of a single AR-15 rifle.  Which would be a better bet in a survival situation: five friends with hidden .38 revolvers or one friend with that new AR-15 you put in the safe "just in case"?

Revolvers in a Grid-Down Collapse Scenario

Written by:  Greg Ellifritz     Considering that I just got back from a snubnose revolver training class last weekend (review coming later this week), I have revolvers on the brain.  It  seems that the proficient use of a revolver has become a dying art in this age of self-loading pistols.  I think that is […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- March 20, 2015

Links to some of the best tactical information on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   The Perils of Concealed Carry: Remember There’s no Prize for the Fastest Reholster   This is the single most common problem I see with relatively untrained shooters.  They are WAY too casual about […]

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Free Books- Part 77

*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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Happy Blog-iversary!

  Today I am celebrating three full years of blogging about self defense, firearms, and personal safety topics.  I started this website on March 18, 2012 and have posted more than 700 total articles since then.   Over the course of the last three years, the website has seen nearly six million total page views […]

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