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 →

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 →

CCX2 Show with Annette Evans

We had Annette Evans back on the show this past Tuesday and we had a particularly good discussion on training paths. Enthusiasts of defensive shooting, and self-defense in general, often forget that the average person who is not a hobbyist, but wishes to be able to protect themselves, needs reasonable advice and guidance. Annette provides... Continue Reading →

The Deployable Neighborhood Defense Rifle

Recent history has witnessed several incidents in which good men have armed themselves with a rifle to intercept an active threat not in their own home, but in their neighborhood or vicinity.  Stephen Williford, hero of the Texas Church massacre, comes to mind.  So does the man who stopped an active shooter in his apartment... Continue Reading →

CCX2 Show with Darryl Bolke

This week we had an excellent CCX2 show with guest Darryl Bolke. Those of you that are into firearms training are probably acquainted with Darryl as he is well known in the circle. Darryl has a lot of experience in many facets of law enforcement, private security, and indeed as a concealed carrier. We discuss... Continue Reading →

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