Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
Police shoot another unarmed man. Watch the video. Tell me you wouldn’t have done the exact same thing. Keep this in mind when you hear about how often police kill “unarmed” criminals. Quite a few of these unarmed killings are “suicide by cop” situations. When people view police shootings, they rarely see the WHOLE incident. Instead, they see a small part and their brains make up facts to fill in the gaps. How many people do you think reported that the suspect “had his hands up” in this shooting?
A list of all the state laws regarding when a concealed carry permit holder has to notify police officers when he is carrying.
A bandana is a vital piece of survival equipment. I don’t leave home without one!
Virtual kidnapping is a growing trend. Travelers (especially those traveling in Latin America) should understand how the process works and educate family members back home so they don’t get scammed.
I love my revolvers, but the author is correct.
Critical analysis regarding firearms murder rates worldwide.
I’ve been caught up in a couple different riots in my travels. Here are some good tips for making your escape if you find yourself in a similar position.
The proper cleaning of wounds is of critical importance, especially in austere conditions where there are limited (or non-existent) supplies of chemical disinfectants or antibiotics. With proper irrigation, chemical disinfectants and antibiotics aren’t likely to be necessary. Here’s how to do it right.
Optimal medical gear and training recommendations for anyone who carries a gun.
While we are on the topic of medicine, here is a fairly comprehensive article about dealing with parasites. It might be useful to stockpile a few of the recommended drugs/alternative treatments in case of an emergency.
Some frightening information about how “community leaders” have decided to avoid reporting violent crimes in their cities. This is probably more common than most people can imagine.
Good advice from my friends at Adaptive Defense Concepts:
“When I add up the amount of money I’ve spent on training over the years, it outpaces what I’ve spent just on the guns and accessories, and I’ll tell you this: I’ve never had buyer’s remorse from a training experience, but I sure wish I could have a few of the paychecks back that I spent on that HK PSG-1 clone build, or the 100 yd/1-MOA custom 10/22 project, etc… “Things” don’t make us happy or prepared, they just make us heavy. They weigh on our minds; they take up room in expensive gun safes that we outgrow way too quickly, and they detract from our training and practice budget.”
For a similar opinion on the topic, check out Brain Power vs. Fire Power by my friend Chuck Humes.
I really like the .30 carbine. It’s a great gun for any smaller-statured people or younger shooters who can’t stabilize the weight of an AR-15. Here’s a nice article describing how several different loads perform in ballistic gelatin.
Max Velocity provides some quality information about wearing ballistic plates. If this topic interests you, you may also want to check out my article on body armor as well.
I’ve personally never seen this particular malfunction. Even though it is rare, it’s good to recognize that it could happen and know how to fix it when it does.
The late, great Paul Gomez on pistol ready positions. You’ll also want to check out: G17 mags in smaller guns will get you killed?
If you believe writing letters to your congress critters makes a difference, then this might be a pretty good cause.
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