Customizing the Modern Lever Gun

I get it, most guys come from a tradition where lever guns are supposed to look like what John Wayne carried in True Grit.  I also like the beauty of a historic lever action.  However, I am also one member of the growing crowd that has embraced the lever action rifle for its continuing utility. ... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Average CCW Holder

I was once standing in the waiting room of a particular indoor range with the late, great, Todd Louis Green and we were watching the people in the bays fire their guns.  Most were shooting typical self-defense handguns, with the occasional AR15 thrown in.  The range was full, and not a single person was even... Continue Reading →

The Compromise Carry Gun, Again, Still

I am entirely in favor of carrying as much gun as possible.  A man should carry a real fighting pistol, just dress around the gun, etc…  However, when someone tells me that he or she only owns and carries full-size pistols, there are two possible conclusions: first, this individual might literally have no professional or... Continue Reading →

OC Spray: Stream VS. Cone Pattern

Having worked with different OC spray devices over the years, and being quite vocal in my recommendation to carry OC spray even (especially) if you are a gun carrier, I am always experimenting with these options.  I recently picked up a few of the POM units and, like many who have moved to it, I... Continue Reading →

The Support Hand Knife

Any amount of combatives training leads the practicing handgunner to realize the value of a blade for contact distance fighting.  There is no better place to carry this knife than in the appendix position so that it is accessible quickly, from most positions, and accessible to either hand.  The priority, however, should be in using... Continue Reading →

Valuable Training or Screwing Around?

There is a whole lot of screwing around in the world of firearms training, and in the broader field of self-defense and fighting in general.  How can we determine the difference between training and screwing around?  Well, here is one way: Ask yourself, is what I am doing actually applicable to my life, or not? ... Continue Reading →

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