Fitness: The Mindset Benefits of Exercise

Exercise is of extreme importance for all people.  As is the agenda of this blog we look at the world of self-defense and personal protection.  From that perspective exercise is an integral component to your ability to fight and defend yourself.  This, of course, is just one of the many life benefits to exercise, but... Continue Reading →

Review of the Streamlight Protac 2L-x

I have used Streamlight products for quite a few years now. I have used several Polytac series lights as long gun lights and I have carried numerous Protac series lights. I have had seven Protac lights, none have failed. My favorite has been the Protac 1L model due to its small size yet considerable output.... Continue Reading →

Green Ops Defensive Pistol II AAR

I highly encourage training with good instructors at any opportunity you can manage. All good shooters, especially those who are instructors themselves, are life-long students of the craft that seek out knowledge from others at all opportunities. As a guy who is busy with family and work my ability to take training is more limited... Continue Reading →

The Realistic Reload

I find it interesting that a lot of shooters get more hung up on the speed of their reload than on the speed of their first shot from a concealed holster.  Granted, for competitive shooters who often perform several reloads on even a single stage the speed of the reload is important and this is... Continue Reading →

Do You Need a BUG?

Small revolvers, in particular the light weight variants, prove versatile secondary weapons. My bug (backup gun) has been a Ruger LCR for some years now. The truth is, I usually do not carry a bug on a daily basis, but I sometimes carry a bug if traveling. The bug also serves other purposes for myself:... Continue Reading →

Closing the Revolver Experiment

This past year has been one of significantly more work with a revolver than I usually do.  This was fostered by my acquisition of a Ruger SP101 in early 2017 which quickly usurped my Ruger LCR as my primary deep concealment gun.  The LCR and other such light weight small revolvers are ideal for pocket,... Continue Reading →

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