Is OC Spray effective? Most of the time it proves an adequate deterrent. Its effectiveness is essentially determined by how motivated and aggressive the attacker is. Most defensive shootings end within only several shots fired, if shots are needed at all. Why? Because criminals don’t like being shot so they decide to make like a... Continue Reading →
Versatile Carry: The Snub as the Vacation Gun
What you are looking at here is a Ruger LCR in a well-worn Sticky holster. The small frame revolver is my alternative when I can’t carry my preferred weapon, a double-stack auto loader, for whatever reason. If required to dress in a way that I can’t hide the auto or if in environments where I... Continue Reading →
Stop Forecasting and Prepare for all Contingencies
There is a disturbing trend in the community of self-defense, shooting, and overall preparation in which many people “forecast” and try to predict the nature of the danger they may face and what that will actually look like. This can be seen in a number of ways. In his best-selling book The Black Swan renowned... Continue Reading →
Shotgun or Rifle for Self-Defense?
What a complicated question. There is no wrong answer. Each has significant advantages and disadvantages versus the other. I am a decidedly rifle guy. I always was in my youth. However, I spent a few years as a dedicated shotgun guy and I was convinced it was my go-to defensive option for that duration. I... Continue Reading →