Preparedness Bags: A Simplified Solution

Preppers have a thing for bags: bug-out bags, get-home bags, go-bags, and every variation thereof.  If you are into preparedness, which is likely if you are reading this blog, then you are probably swimming in a sea of bags.  The “bug-out bag” gets the most press and usually involves a backpack with everything needed for... Continue Reading →

Review of the Vertx Clutch Runner’s Belt

My hunt for concealment solutions never ends.  I find deep concealment solutions particularly difficult to formulate, as most people probably do.  For the past several years my deep concealment solution has revolved around a Ruger LCR revolver in some kind of belly band.  Typical bands can be problematic, and the newer generation of belly bands... Continue Reading →

Shooting Platform Part V: Single Hand Shooting

The modern technique of shooting the handgun relies on using both hands, but the ability to shoot well with a single hand only, and certainly either hand only, is a fundamental skill of the accomplished handgunner.  Many shooters change their stance when shooting with a single hand, generally putting the firing-side leg forward of the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Concealed Carry Class by Tom Givens

Among firearms training enthusiasts Tom Givens needs no introduction.  One of the most experienced trainers in the industry, Givens has written a few things along the way.  His latest iteration of work is the book Concealed Carry Class:  The ABCs of Self-Defense Tools and Tactics, and I just finished reading it.  It appears that Givens... Continue Reading →

Shooting Platform Part III: Arm Structure

Beyond the modern high-tang, thumbs forward grip technique for controlling the handgun, the grip is further, and drastically, influenced by the structure of the arms.  Many shooters never adopt an efficient arm structure.  There is a tendency among many to lock their elbows out too aggressively, and many also don’t bend their wrists in a... Continue Reading →

CCX2 with John Murphy of FPF Training

This past Tuesday night we had John Murphy of FPF Training join us to discuss criminal assault paradigm. I have met John several times in the past and I have actually taken his Street Encounter Skills class when it was a single day format, I reviewed that class here: Our discussion delves deep into the... Continue Reading →

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