The Family of Guns and Magazine Compatibility

I strongly promote settling on a “family” of guns as your primary defensive handgun option.  Personally, I use the Glock 9mm family, in particular the Glock 19 and Glock 26.  I don’t bother with the small-frame Glocks like the model 43 because they don’t accept the standard magazines.  Being restricted to model specific single-stack magazines... Continue Reading →

The 5 Essentials of EDC

After many years of carrying concealed I have concluded that there are five tools that I insist upon carrying at all times legally possible. Before proceeding I have a caveat: there are other tools that I believe you should also always carry when in civilized society that I do not include in this 5.  These... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Political Ideologies

While many of the tactical gurus have chimed in on the recent church attack in Texas, giving us all sorts of excellent insights into the lessons learned for personal protection, I am now going to share with you the most important lesson of all that the self-proclaimed “politically agnostic” trainers out there won’t touch.  Here... Continue Reading →

Modular Medical Carry

In the 21st Century, the prepared citizen carries emergency medical gear: in particular, gear to stop traumatic bleeding.  A trauma kit is quite similar in role to a handgun: if you actually need it, then nothing else will do.  If you are switched on enough to carry a firearm you need to be carrying a... Continue Reading →

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