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Uniformed Terrorists

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Did you see the news last week about the terrorist cell operating in Belgium?  They were preparing a terrorist attack in that country and were arrested just a few hours before the start of their attack.  How were they going to do it?  They had Belgian police uniforms, explosives, and […]

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SHOT Show 2015

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   If you have been vacationing off the planet, you may not realize that the world’s largest trade show for shooting enthusiasts was held in Las Vegas last week.  The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trades (SHOT) show is the second largest trade show in Las Vegas every year.  60,000+ shooting industry […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- January 23, 2015

Links to some of the best information on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.     How to Keep Emergency Water in Your Vehicle Unfrozen During Winter Good advice here from the Survival Mom website.     How To Make Difficult Conversations Easy: 7 Steps From A Clinical […]

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Free Books- Part 73

*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

Written by Greg Ellifritz   My buddy Caleb Causey from Lone Star Medics has put together the medical education event of the year.  He’s hosting a conference in Dallas where all the rock star tactical  and wilderness medicine professionals will be presenting.  I’ll be attending and teaching a class about legally obtaining and stockpiling prescription […]

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Using a Fire Extinguisher as a Weapon

Written by: Greg Ellifritz     Details from some of the terrorist acts that occurred last week in Paris are starting to make their way into the media.  One story talked about how a man was planning on ambushing the terrorist at the deli by using a fire extinguisher as a weapon.  That prompted a […]

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Enough Gun?

Written by Greg Ellifritz   Last week on both my Facebook page and in my Weekend Knowledge Dump, I linked to a news article describing the guns used by the terrorists in the recent attacks in France. Here’s an excerpt from my commentary on the article:   “Let’s total this up. The four attackers had […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- January 16, 2015

Links to some of the best information on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   Castle Doctrine Fact vs. Fiction Massad Ayoob writes a very comprehensive piece on castle doctrine, focusing on some cases where homeowners thought they were justified to shoot, but were not.  Read the article.  […]

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Ken Hackathorn’s “Wizard Drill”

 Written by Greg Ellifritz Legendary trainer Ken Hackathorn requires no introduction.  As a founder of both IPSC and IDPA as well as a contract trainer for elite police and military groups around the world, his expertise is unmatched.  What test does he use to determine if a student is adequately prepared to defensively use his […]

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2014 Training Year in Review

By Greg Ellifritz   Ever since I started training people in the fighting arts for a living, I have kept very meticulous records.  Not only is it important for potential future legal action, it’s a great marker for tracking progress and improvement.     Each year at this time, I do a review of what […]

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Active Killers in Paris

Written by Greg Ellifritz   On Wednesday, January 7, 2014 three masked Islamic terrorists entered the offices of a satire magazine in Paris, France.  They used AK-47 rifles and an RPG to kill 10 journalists and two police officers before making their escape.  Ten more people were wounded in the attack.  According to news sources, […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- January 9, 2015

Links to some of the best information on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   Making Thermite…And It Is Perfectly Legal A tutorial about making thermite, an incendiary compound that will burn through metal.  Why would you need something like this?  Many tactical manuals (like this one) advocate […]

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Free Books- Part 72

*For those of you reading this in my email update, click the “Free Books” link 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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“The Errand”- Spencer Keepers’ New Holster Design

Written by Greg Ellifritz   A couple months  ago I got a package in the mail from my buddy Spencer Keepers from Keepers Concealment.  The package contained a prototype of Spencer’s new holster design “The Errand.”   I truly believe that Spencer makes the greatest appendix inside the waistband holsters on the market today.  I […]

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“Survivalist Lite”…Survival Book Recommendations for Reluctant Spouses and Families

Written by Greg Ellifritz   My obsession started early.  As a teenager in the 1980’s I would annoy my school teachers by using class time to catch up on my fictional reading.  The late Jerry Ahern’s “Survivalist” series was always a favorite.  Ahern wrote entertaining stories about living in the USA  following a nuclear bombing […]

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My Best Writing- 2014

Written by: Greg Ellifritz     Last week, I posted an article linking to my most popular posts in 2014.  In that article, I discussed how my “most popular” articles where not the same as my “best articles.”  I liked many of the most popular articles (listed by page view), but I think other articles […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- January 2, 2015

Links to some of the best reading on the web.  If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.     Western Psychiatric: Stopping An Active Shooter If you are interested in active shooter situations, you’ll want to check out this Ballistic Radio podcast.  In it. John Johnston interviews a police officer who […]

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Your Tactical Training Scenario: A Pistol Whipping and Gun Disarm

Written by Greg Ellifritz   You are out for a walk at night.  You have your CCW pistol concealed under your shirt.  You are set upon by two robbers, one of whom is armed with a pistol.  He uses that pistol to smash you in the head and then orders you to the ground.  What […]

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An Interesting Experience at the Shooting Range…

Written by Greg Ellifritz   I posted this little anecdote to my facebook page on Saturday night when I got home from the shooting range, not knowing that it would touch so many people.  Numerous friends asked me to post it up on my site so that it can live in perpetuity and be shared […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Seth Godin made a very powerful statement in a recent blog post.   “My most popular blog posts this year…weren’t my best ones. As usual, the most popular music wasn’t the best recorded this year either. Same for the highest-grossing movies, restaurants and politicians doing fundraising. “Best” is rarely the […]

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