Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT AIRGUN PELLETS: MOST COMMON TYPES
An interesting article about a topic that doesn’t receive much attention.
Defending yourself against scammers: 3 easy steps
Scams are far more common than armed robberies. You should also read Annette’s article on avoiding random street crimes.
Bleach for Survival?
Bleach (or pool shock) is a useful addition to your survival supply closet.
THOUGHTS ON THE VERDICT IN THE ARBERY KILLING
Massad Ayoob shares his opinions on the trial outcome.
Gas Mask Comparison: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
A good reference for evaluating gas masks.
Is Electronic Hearing Protection Right for You?
I think electronic hearing protection is a “must have” for any formal firearms training classes. It makes life much easier, with no struggling to hear the instructor’s commands over the gun shots. While the high dollar muffs like the Peltor and the Sordin get most of the press, the Howard Leight is an inexpensive option that works well for the causal user.
LEG LOCKS FOR SELF-PRESERVATION
Cecil’s thoughts on leg locks.
Skin That Smoke Wagon! Fundamentals of Clandestine Carry Pistol
John Mosby gives some tips for structuring your CCW training program. Read Part Two as well.
.22 Magnum: What’s The Use?
I’m a big fan of the .22 magnum cartridge.
Stagg Jr and Tactical First Aid (Secondary Skills Pt. 1)
The Bourbon and Barrels’ podcast crew provide an in depth review of a tactical first aid class I taught in Virginia.
What is Situational Awareness?
Tips to cultivate better situational awareness.
Why Ankle Holsters are a Great Option for Concealed Carry
Ankle holsters fill a unique niche that other carry systems cannot duplicate.
Thieves Using AirTags to “Follow” Cars
The latest car theft trend. For more information, read CAR THEFT WARNING: THE CRIMINAL USE OF APPLE AIRTAGS.
Self-Defense for Women: Getting to “No!”
The fear of being “not nice” is a big issue for many women. If that describes you, take Tamara’s advice:
“It’s okay to be firm with strangers if that’s what it takes to keep yourself safe. Even if it makes you feel rude or, worse, Not Nice at the time, it’s still okay. It doesn’t go in your permanent record, promise.”
The PCC is alright
The pistol caliber carbine is actually a fairly good close range defensive weapon. If you have one, read Caleb’s thoughts about zeroing it.
The New Reality – Master Class with Ken Hackathorn
When Ken talks, you should pay attention.
The Armed Citizen – A Five Year Analysis
My friend Claude Werner did an analysis of all the defensive engagements reported in the NRA’s “Armed Citizen” column for five years. Take a look at what he found. This is how the majority of armed citizen defensive shootings happen.
Shotgun/Medical Class AAR, Lone Star Medics and Active Response Training
The Firearms Blog reviews a collaboration class I taught with Caleb Causey.
THEY CALLED HIM “FITZ”
There are lots of tall tales cooked up about the legendary J. Henry Fitzgerald.
Dry Fire Training – the 2 x 2 x 2 drill
Dave’s 2x2x2 drill is useful both fired live or done in dryfire.
Gun Skills – Tactics to Clear Houses
Gunsite’s Ed Head shows you some of the basics of building clearing.
DON’T MAKE THESE WEAPONLIGHT MISTAKES!
Some tips for running a WML.
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