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Free Books- Part 82

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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June Classes Scheduled in Virginia

Written by Greg Ellifritz   I have a few more openings for my upcoming classes in the Culpeper, Virginia area in a couple weeks.   I will be teaching a close range shooting class on Saturday, June 20 and a Tactical Medicine class on Sunday, June 21.     Registration for either (or both) classes […]

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Chest Decompression Needles: Vital kit or Tactical Talisman?

This is a guest article from my friend and veteran paramedic Jonathan Willis.  Jonathan is a fire department lieutenant and teaches tactical first aid classes for Dave Spaulding at Handgun Combatives.  This is a good article.  I carry a needle in my kit, but I know how to use it and also go places where […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 22, 2015

Links to some of the best tactical information on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.     11 Ways To Survive A Media Shitstorm If you are a police officer involved in a publicized controversial arrest or if you are an armed citizen who prevails over a criminal […]

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Bandaging and Splinting Injured Dogs

After the outstanding responses to Dr. Lauren Pugliese’s previous article on emergency trauma management for dogs, she had numerous readers contact her for followup information.  One of the most common questions she was asked was how to apply a longer term bandage once bleeding has been controlled.  She wrote an excellent followup post to address […]

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“The Reluctant Partisan- Volume Two: The Underground”

Written by: Greg Ellifritz I am hereby providing all appropriate “trigger warnings” for those of my readers who can’t handle a little coarse language.  The last time I reviewed one of John Mosby’s books, I was deluged with emails about the adult language present in some of the book’s passages.  Don’t send me that shit.  […]

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The ISIS Bus Attack

Written by: Greg Ellifritz Although it went virtually unmentioned in the US national media, ISIS perpetrated a vicious massacre against members of a different Islamic sect in Pakistan last week.  The terrorists targeted a bus full of Shiite Muslims on their way to a community center.  Six terrorists used motorcycles to ride along side the […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 15, 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: 4 Precision Rifle Shooting Errors Are you making any of these precision rifle shooting errors?     The Problem With Remaining Silent Many gun gurus will advise you to […]

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Free Books- Part 81

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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Marcus Wynne’s 100 Round Neural Fluidity Practice Course

Written by: Greg Ellifritz     My friend Marcus Wynne sent me a practice shooting course a couple weeks ago.  He asked me to give it a try, noting that when he used it with some students he noticed some dramatic improvement in fluidity while changing hands with a pistol.  I shot the course and […]

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Back from Mexico (and almost Cuba)

Written by Greg Ellifritz   A quick little travel narrative for you today…   Lauren and I had a few days of vacation planned last week.  Our goal was to get to Cuba, but it’s difficult to arrange a flight.  There aren’t any direct flights out of America for tourists, so we would have to […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 8, 2015

Links to some of the best tactical information on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.     Carrying a Handgun – Separate Facts From Fallacies Some words of wisdom from the legendary Pat Rogers.     The brutal consequences of a street fight Wim Demeere’s breakdown of a […]

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Some Recent Class Reviews

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   A few weeks ago, I taught the “Unthinkable” class with Dr. William Aprill in Manasass, Virginia.  The class was a resounding success with 25 students who all had great things to say about the curriculum.  A couple of the students wrote reviews of the class on the internet.  If you […]

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Compliance Doesn’t Always Ensure your Safety!

Written by: Greg Ellifritz     Many of my students tell me that, should they ever be robbed, they plan on complying with the robbers’ demands.  While I can’t presume to tell anyone the individual best course of action during a dangerous situation, I can provide some general statistics about past events.     Statistically, […]

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The North Thurston High School Shooting

Written by: Greg Ellifritz On Monday, April 28th, a sophomore student at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington walked into a commons room and fired two shots with a revolver.  One shot hit the ceiling and one shot hit the floor.  No one was injured in the shooting.  The shooter was stopped by an […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 1, 2015

Links to some of the best tactical information on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.     Enroll in Ohio Firearm Training Events Buckeye Firearms Association is the premier gun rights advocacy group in Ohio.  They host me and several other instructors to teach classes as fund raisers […]

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Free Books- Part 80

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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Mob Mentality…Escaping from Riots and Flash Mobs

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Re-posting this one in the hopes that it may provide some options for those of you caught up in the violence in Baltimore.  Stay Dangerous- Greg     I’ve read some articles by various “tactical gurus” advising that if people get caught up in a riot or confronted by looters, they should start cutting throats […]

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Comments on TDI’s “Snubby Revolver” Class

  Even though you “tactical types” don’t like to admit it, there are a lot of folks who carry small-framed revolvers for self protection.  But since they are not “cool,” many sources don’t write about them on the internet or in gun magazines.  That leads people to carry revolvers with less than optimal sights, grips, […]

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How the News Media Skews Reporting of Mass Murders

Written by: Greg Ellifritz “Research on the content of crime news has long shown that the news media misrepresent the social reality of crime.  Although news organizations are obligated to inform the public, they are also compelled to generate revenue, for they are businesses whose primary purpose is to create a profit….In an effort to […]

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