Life Balance as a Concealed Carrier

Carry your gun, all the time. This is the advice that most of the respected firearms and self-defense trainers will offer.  There is merit to this advice. Murphy’s law dictates that what can go wrong will go wrong, and if you carry a gun only 50% of the time, guess which 50% will most likely... Continue Reading →

Interview with Annette Evans

This Tuesday we had Annette Evans on the CCX2 Show. Even though Annette is a serious shooter, she focuses heavily on the many other aspects of personal security that are important, particularly for women. If you are a lady who is interested in personal protection, or if you are a man who wants some great... Continue Reading →

A Good Discussion on Preparation

The CCX2 Show typically focuses on concealed carry and personal protection, but in light of the scary times in which we live, we devoted an entire show to prepping. I think we managed to lay out a good preliminary outline for overall preparation. For those of you interested in having a sound stay home plan,... Continue Reading →

Proactive Avoidance

In the second decade of the 21st Century we need to be actively practicing the skill of avoidance.  No longer is it good enough to simply parrot the advice to “avoid the fight.”  Rather, the citizen self-defender needs to practice what I will refer to as “proactive avoidance.”  Unfortunately, we live in a time of... Continue Reading →

CCX2 Interview with Kelly McCann

The CCX2 show started back for our third season last night and we kicked off the year with none other than Kelly McCann. For those of you who are around my age and were martial arts or shooting enthusiasts back in the 90s and early 2000s Kelly is probably a familiar entity. This was an... Continue Reading →

AAR: Basic Combatives with Kelly McCann

You probably know the name, maybe you have seen the DVDs, or clips of his instruction on Youtube.  Kelly McCann is certainly synonymous with modern combatives.  I will admit that I have always wanted to train with him.  McCann is a noted combatives teacher, as well as a firearms instructor who proved a true innovator... 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 →

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