My Best Writing 2015

Written by Greg Ellifritz

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Written by: Greg Ellifritz


Last week, I posted an article linking to my most popular posts in 2015.  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 that I wrote were better…not necessarily better written, but more valuable overall.  Many other articles contained far more useful information than the ones deemed “most popular.”


I received a deluge of requests asking for my opinion as to which of the articles were “my best” from last year.  Below is a list of just that…articles that I think were most useful for my average reader.  I didn’t rank them in any type of preference.  They are simply ordered by date.  I think all of them are extremely useful.



There are my top picks for 2015.  Enjoy!


Features to avoid when buying an IWB Holster



Uniformed Terrorists




Active Killers in Paris



Weapons and Carry Methods for Foreign Travel



Revolvers in a Grid-Down Collapse Scenario




Involuntary Hand Clenches Leading to Accidental Discharge



Emergency Management of Severe Bleeding in Dogs



Hating on the Ruger Mini-14



Lessons Learned from a Home Invasion Attempt





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



How Can I Best Protect Military Recruiting Offices?



Should I Pull the Fire Alarm During a Mass Shooting?



Helping an Officer in Trouble- Part Two



The Best .38 Special Defensive Ammunition



“Run, Hide, Fight?”- Not Always the Best Active Killer Response



The UC Merced Stabbing Incident





Weapon Malfunctions in an Active Shooter Event



Passing Off a Backup Gun



Thanks for reading!





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1 Comment For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Steve Owens says:

    Just curious why you think “Hating on the Ruger Mini 14” is one of the more useful articles you’ve written? I found the article to be well written and informative and I always appreciate hearing your practical real world experience. I have owned Mini14 in the past but currently do not know anyone (in my circle of shooters) who still own, shoot or recommend the Mini 14. My assumption was they weren’t all that popular and weren’t many of them around. Do you find the Mini 14 to be in wide use? And if so is there a segment of the shooting public that relies on them as a front line defense weapon?

    Again, thanks for the excellent articles and other information on your site.