Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
Sig Sauer Elite Performance Ammo Review
I’m not completely thrilled about the 9mm load tested, but the new Sig ammo looks pretty good overall!
Down Range Gear Safariland 6004 Thumb Break Kit
Here’s an old school thumbreak modification for those of you who can’t stand those new-fangled rotating hoods on the Safariland holsters.
Al Qaeda 2.0
A very comprehensive article about the fastest growing Islamist terrorist group in the world.
6 Of The World’s Cheapest Destinations
It’s a myth that exotic world travel is too expensive for most people. Airfare is expensive, but when you get to some of these countries, you will be paying $10-$20 a night for a hotel and $3 per meal. When everything is factored in, it’s often far cheaper than a visit to Disneyland. I’ve been to most of these destinations. I wasn’t a huge fan of Bolivia, but the others were awesome.
Do High-Protein Diets Cause Kidney Disease and Cancer?
The answer is “no.”
3 Ways to Escape Zip Ties: An Illustrated Guide
An informative infographic about escaping zip tie restraints. This is useful, but the best advice I can provide is to AVOID BEING RESTRAINED! I don’t care if there are five guys with rifles pointed at my head, it’s time to fight. Nothing good can happen after the restraints are applied.
The Ka-Bar Last Ditch Knife (LDK)
The Gun Safety Blog does a short review of the LDK knife I designed. It’s an even better way to escape restraints than the methods listed above! Amazon.com is our largest retailer.
Getting Started: AR 101
Kyle lamb covers some AR-15 basics.
Staking AR-15 Castle Nuts For Dummies
And if you are looking for some more advanced AR-15 info, here’s how to stake a loose castle nut.
Equipment And The Point Of Diminishing Returns
The Everyday Folder
Some features to look for in a defensive folding knife.
Key Observations: Anomalies During Student vs. Student Shoot-offs
Mike Seeklander identifies a training scar that could have very negative consequences in a gunfight. I don’t train many competitive shooters, so I don’t see this much. It’s something to be aware of.
The Twin Pillars of Alpha
“You can troubleshoot your life at this very instant by asking yourself just these two questions:
- Am I seeking pain?
- Am I reading enough?
Doubt me? Then continue reading.”
Shots Fired! What To Do If You Encounter An Active Shooter or Terrorist
Information about the vulnerability of our shopping malls and how to respond if you are caught up in a terrorist attack.
Meet the Army Veteran Who Could Once and for All Destroy One of the Left’s Key Gun Control Arguments
Dr. Eric Dietz recently presented research affirming what most of us who have researched school shootings have known for years…the faster we can get armed resistance to the killer’s location, the faster the killing will stop. Using statistical modeling software with data from past school shootings, Dr. Dietz projects that casualties could be reduced by as much as 70% in a school shooting, depending on how many armed resource officers/school staff are present.
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