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Your Best Defense During Civil Unrest

By |2024-03-20T09:10:03-04:00March 20th, 2024|

I met Steve some years ago. He's one of those gray man guys you'd never give a asecond look, but he also has one of those backgrounds that make you stop and listen to what is has to say. You know, the guys in the background of event photos with Presidents and foreign dignitaries.

The Acorn That Started a Shootout

By |2024-02-29T10:59:15-05:00February 29th, 2024|

So, I won't spoil the whole story, but just suppose, an acorn fell from a tree, starting an officer shortly after capturing a suspect. Then the magazine dumps begin, calls for backup and "officer down" start going out. And then... the facts become clear through the fog of, well, in this case, all out war.

The Town Fights Back: The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang

By |2024-02-16T10:20:02-05:00February 16th, 2024|

I think it was Mike Tyson who modernized Helmut Moltke's combat wisdom, offering the nugget, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." The notorious Dalton gang had a plan to rob two banks at the same time in Coffeeville, Kansas. until the town punched them right back.

Top 10 Tips For Urban Survival

By |2022-12-20T07:54:35-05:00December 20th, 2022|

Some people are naturally observant. I’m not one of them. My wife can sprint through a crowded airport on a holiday weekend wearing noise-canceling headphones and then proceed to describe everyone there, who has middle seats on their next flight and which of their kids are taking violin lessons. On the other hand, I could trip over Jabba the Hut playing “I Am the Walrus” on a set of kettledrums and not notice. What’s the moral of the story? I have to work at situational awareness. No, I mean it. I deliberately have to “switch on” when I’m out and about or the world will pass me by while I remain blissfully unaware. As a result, I’ve had to learn and develop some techniques and hacks to help me spot potentially dangerous anomalies and lifesaving opportunities during my daily travels. Maybe some of these strategies will help you too.

Guncranks TV: Are Lever Actions Obsolete?

By |2022-07-30T10:33:01-04:00July 8th, 2022|

With the large number of modern, modular, semi-automatic rifles chambered for intermediate cartridges in circulation, do lever-action firearms still serve a role? Today, the Cranks discuss just that, as well as welcome back Brent Wheat of GUNS Magazine.


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