Another Option for Carrying Medical

Several weeks back I ran an article on carrying medical gear.  In that article I showed my methods for actually carrying this gear on-body.  I always have a Soft-T Wide tourniquet in my pocket, but when doing activities that are more dangerous than usual I have an ankle kit that carries a tourniquet, packing gauze,... Continue Reading →

Handheld Lights

I am a flashlight fanatic: perhaps not in collecting lights (though I have quite a few) but as a devotee to their usefulness in a defensive use and overall preparedness.  For myself, the three most important tools a prepared individual can carry is a pistol, a blade (primarily as an emergency cutting tool) and certainly... Continue Reading →

Focusing on the Essential Arsenal 

The past two years have witnessed a dearth of ammunition availability and sky-high prices on anything that actually is available.  Likewise, guns themselves were hard to find for a long time, although that particular shortage has greatly subsided at the time of this writing.  I suspect that the ammunition crisis will not subside for some... Continue Reading →

Break Contact Guns

When analyzing the role of the small, deep concealment gun I consider it a tool that is a last resort in forcing a “break in contact” with the criminal entity.  I have heard Claude Werner use this term when he refers to the mission of the armed citizen, which is to “force a break in... Continue Reading →

Knives and Self-Defense

I have dabbled with the application of the knife as a defensive tool over the years and it has remained the red-headed stepchild of defensive tools for myself.  Now, to be clear, it is a foremost preparedness tool in that having a cutting tool on person is essential; having a rescue-cutting implement to free people... Continue Reading →

Carrying Small Guns Post 2020

For those who say they only carry a full-size gun, and they carry it every day, all day, I want to I would say, I don’t believe you.  Either you don’t carry all the time, or, you carry smaller guns, at least occasionally.  I realize that there are some people who have almost no professional... Continue Reading →

AIWB Snub Carry

Most people who use a snub revolver as a deep concealment option probably consider it primarily a pocket or ankle gun.  Snubs do such alternate carry better than anything else, in my opinion.  However, for quite a few years now I have accomplished most of my deep concealment by using a belly band (I now... Continue Reading →

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