Rationalization is a powerful thing. The temptation to convince one’s self that “it’s good enough” or that you’ll “do it later” is right up there with other irresistible forces of nature like gravity and checking your smartphone while waiting in line. It’s so tempting to rationalize training shortcuts, especially when the routine in question is […]
What’s that old saying? A lie, told often enough, becomes truth? We gun people are often guilty of a related thing. That would be passing along hearsay comments over and over, until they become assumed fact. Some of the things that I’ve heard a thousand times relate to gun sights. You know, observations like “Big […]
Many federal agencies have standardized their pistol qualification courses for security personnel under the program defined by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS.) The FAA, ICE, and others all use the same basic course as outlined below. However, there are differences based on agency, employment status, and position. For example, many contract security personnel shoot […]
Knowing at what distance a person becomes a threat is important for a good self-defense mindset. Here’s a reality check.
New third edition offers readers valuable advice and perspective on a dozen methods of concealed carry and over 160 different products. Charleston, SC (September 19, 2017) – The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry is now available in print and eBook formats. The book aims to help lawfully-armed citizens learn how to carry a […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. If you carry a gun for personal defense or keep one at home for the same reason, you really ought to consider investing in a paid self defense insurance or protection plan. Here’s why. If you ever have to draw or use your gun (or another weapon) in self-defense, […]
What’s the best way to draw from an ankle holster? You can take two basic approaches. Which one you use depends on your flexibility and the situation. Here’s a quick video that shows both.
This article originally appeared at OutdoorHub. If you make the decision to carry a pistol, you’re obviously concerned about protecting the safety of yourself and those you love. That’s exactly why it’s so important to approach your concealed carry plan with the utmost diligence, caution and dedication to continuous learning. Having a gun on your […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. I’m not sure whether I’m decisive or not. Can I get back to you on that later? When it comes to important decisions like whether I should break off hunks from a giant Hershey bar and dip them in peanut butter during my afternoon writing breaks, I’m pretty sure […]
Not to be confused with the already released PX4 Compact, this is a new model designed in large part by pistol guru (and especially Beretta double-action pistol wizard) Ernie Langdon. He’s been shooting Beretta’s for over 30 years, so he knows a thing or two about making them sing. This one is designed for carry […]