Links to some of the best tactical information on the web. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
Some good features to look for in a defensive folding knife.
Hock shares some thoughts about when to punch and when to palm strike. Don’t forget hammerfists as well. At short range or on the ground, you can use hammerfists to hit harder than palm strikes and still avoid breaking your hands.
I think there is a lot more of this going on than many people realize.
I teach this skill in some of my classes. This video is kind of impromptu, but it shows that even a small teenage girl can break free of zip ties. This technique won’t work for police flex cuffs. You’ll have to come to my classes to learn how to escape those!
Some excellent tidbits of advice in this article.
This guy is a security specialist in Mexico. He has a very good perspective about the violence that occurs in third world countries and how travelers can better protect themselves. Here are some of his thoughts about kidnappings…
An attempt to answer the question: “How much ammo is enough?”
Presenting these recipes for educational purposes only. Don’t do anything stupid that will get you arrested or blown up.
Some of you AK aficionados might enjoy this article.
A very thorough review of the operation of most of the current speedloaders on the market. I like the Safariland Comp II and Comp III the best. They are significantly faster than the other loaders. I just picked up a couple of the “Speed Beez” loaders but haven’t given them a good workout yet.
Massad Ayoob shares some cases where active shooters were stopped by armed citizens. John Lott has an article covering similar subject matter as well.
An idea worthy of consideration. I like the concept of not putting all your eggs in one basket.
A lot of very good advice here about how to ensure you don’t get a used handgun “lemon.”
Some medical knowledge for the higher level practitioners reading this page. For more advanced level medical advice, check out Medical Kits – subverting the dominant paradigm.
Shooting drills for you to try on your next trip to the range.
Dave Spaulding shares his thoughts about the results of the recent Force Science study on handgun ready positions.
A document composed by doctors as an educational reference for other doctors. It’s a critical reference for parents, cops, teachers, and anyone who deals with children who may be using drugs. The reference explains how each drug is administered, what it does, and all of its “street” names. Takes some time to read it. Opens to PDF.
You’ll also want to check out 27 fatalities from laboratory-confirmed exposure to PMMA. Here’s the deal: Pure MDMA (“Molly” or “ecstasy”) is a comparatively safe drug that is used often in the electronic dance music community. It causes euphoria and feelings of love and connection. The problem is that pure MDMA is fairly expensive and somewhat difficult to come by. Unscrupulous dealers sell synthetic cathininones or powders like PMMA as “Molly.” People think they are getting a relatively innocuous drug and wind up with serious health side effects (like death).
I don’t buy into the whole “Just say no” drug strategy, but if you are a parent, it is crucial that you educate your children not to trust drug dealers (especially at concerts). There is no way to know what those “Molly” capsules actually contain.
Robb Wolf summarizes some of the recent research concerning the reasons why we overeat. It’s truly fascinating science. Robb is a smart guy. His The Paleo Solution book is the single best dietary reference that I’ve ever read.
Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast dives deeply into the problems of our current educational system and how we might improve them. It’s definitely worth listening to if you have children or any interest in the modern educational process.
Ever wonder how the new laminate automotive glass side windows perform against gunfire? Check out the video and see for yourself.
I was out hiking last weekend and saw chickweed popping up everywhere! It’s a useful herb that you should know about.
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