Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
Pocket Pistol Shootout: 380 vs 22
More evidence that the .22 might be a better defensive choice than most people consider.
A Frank Discussion of Knives for Self-Defense
Thoughts about using knives for self protection.
Defensive Lever Gun 6 – The Wall Test
What kind of walls will your defensive lever gun defeat?
Buying a Gun Does Not Make You a “Responsible Gun Owner”
We now have an unprecedented number of new gun owners entering the fold. Buying a gun is just the first step to becoming a responsible gun owner. Unfortunately, that’s where many new gun owners stop.
Too Many Training Junkies?
A great podcast episode where my friend Michael Bane discusses the work of two more friends (Kjell Rosenberg and John Hearne). You’ll learn something if you pay attention to this one. On the theme that not everyone is a “training junkie” we must also realize that our students all have different Initial Personal Investments in Self Defense.
Why I’m for COVID vaccines, but against vaccine mandates.
Dr. Attia is one of the smartest men in the room. His weekly podcast is one of the best health references available. Here’s his take on Covid vaccines. For an even more in depth discussion of the issues, listen to his podcast with some other incredibly smart doctors.
Double-Feed — How To Clear the Stoppage with One Hand
Important information here. Do you know how to clear a double feed with just one hand?
The .410 For Home Defense
I think a Ruger 10/22 rifle with a red dot is a better home defense weapon for the recoil sensitive than a .410 shotgun.
Should You Modify Your Carry Gun?
Dave Spaulding provides sensible advice about modifying your defensive carry weapons.
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
What I’m reading…
When half a dozen of my friends all recommend the same book, it’s time for me to read it.
Best Handguns & Aftermarket Grips for Small Hands
Hand size affects shooting ability.
Shelf Life of .22 Rimfire Ammunition: Test of 65+ Year Old Ammo by Dean Weingarten
This is very similar to my personal experience.
When Dry Fire isn’t “Dry” – I Don’t Remember Loading the Gun
Having structured rules for dry fire practice is critical if you do not want to shoot yourself or someone else. For better solutions, read 14 Fantastic Dry-Fire Firearm Training Tools
Liberated Manuals.com — Free Military Manuals
Nearly 5000 free downloadable military manuals are available at this site.
11 Critical Training Basics That Concealed Carriers Often Neglect
Where your skills may be lacking.
60 Savage WODs for Bodybuilding [PDF]
If your workouts are getting boring, give these a try.
Safely Re-Holstering for AIWB
Tips that may keep you from shooting yourself in the junk.
What Cops Need to Know About Autism
A must-read article for my police officer friends.
USCCA on how muggers pick their targets
Interviewing criminals about how they choose their victims.
[Guide] Private Sales of Firearms for Beginners
What you must know to make your private firearms sale legal.
Officer uses improvised tq on a negligently discharge
If you are a working street cop, you should have a tourniquet ON YOUR PERSON during every working hour. Improvised tourniquets suck. Skinny medic claims that they are only about 50% effective. In a review of the research studies, I found effectiveness ranging from 1% to 50%. Fifty percent is the most optimistic number one should consider.
Sight Compromised Shooting
Many situations can contribute to your inability to clearly see you handgun sights. Are you training for that possibility. I had LASIK surgery 20 years ago. Before that, I wore glasses or contacts. I would ensure that I completed a couple of shooting classes every year without wearing my corrective lenses.
Extreme Winter Weather Preparedness
Good cold weather survival tips.
7 Ways to Teach Kids Situational Awareness
You’ve taught yourself to have superior situational awareness. Have you done the same for your kids?
Florida Man Attacked With Bike And Hammer
I disagree with John on this one. If I was a witness to this shitshow, I would absolutely not get involved in this situation. Review the scenario and decide what is the right response for you.
Training Weak Hand Shooting is Important
I’m happy to have met the author at a recent Rangemaster Master Instructor class. What he says is important.
The Lightweight 9mm 1911
Mas discusses the 9mm 1911.
Average civilian casualties per suicide bombing globally rose 56% in 2021 compared to 2020, AOAV finds
For many years I’ve noted that the potential body count from explosives would be increasing and would eventually surmount that of people killed with firearms in the USA.
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