Restricted Environment Weapons

Nothing chaps my ass like having to travel to “non-permissive environments,” particularly in reference to entire states or cities. Court buildings and other federal locations are typically restricted and this is unlikely to change.  The states and cities that prohibit the carry of defensive firearms are obviously populated with people who like having their betters,... Continue Reading →

Long Guns: The Wrong Tool for the Job

Once again, I accept that I will get skewered for this article by the chest-rig wearing mall ninjas, but recently we have witnessed another high-profile incident in which a long gun was involved, and I would submit that the display of the long gun in this incident contributed to the terrible and tragic outcome.  We... Continue Reading →

OC Spray: Stream VS. Cone Pattern

Having worked with different OC spray devices over the years, and being quite vocal in my recommendation to carry OC spray even (especially) if you are a gun carrier, I am always experimenting with these options.  I recently picked up a few of the POM units and, like many who have moved to it, I... Continue Reading →

CCX2 Podcast Discussion

Another great discussion on the CCX2 podcast this past Thursday. We discussed eight recent incidents and some of them are very bizarre, ranging from road rage incidents to cougar attacks. In the year 2020 people and furry creatures alike are losing their minds. Tune in to hear some good discussion on this variety of self-defense... Continue Reading →

Self-Defense Tools for Riots: Stay Realistic

Obviously, the civil unrest and rioting is on our minds of late.  This threat indeed warrants consideration beyond more typical criminal activity.  However, I think that many are not being particularly realistic in their approach.  Consider the following: Long Guns How should the possibility of driving into a riot and having your vehicle accosted change... Continue Reading →

Review of the The ASP Key Defender

Roughly 80% of assaults each year are deemed less-lethal in nature, but most gun carriers feel that there is no need for a dedicated less-lethal weapon.  Go figure.  Just like your firearm, a less-lethal tool should be standard carry.  I don’t understand the dudes with long beards and sleeve tats that walk around with a... Continue Reading →

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