I have been regularly listening to Paul Markel’s podcast, Student of the Gun, for the past couple of years and I love it. I don’t agree with all of his firearms advice (what two experienced shooters agree on everything?) but he is certainly a squared away guy who knows what he is talking about and... Continue Reading →
There are numerous works available that explore the many facets of criminality and the topic of criminal psychology is particularly popular. However, most books that analyze this dark niche of human behavior tend to focus on the many environmental factors that play into the development of the monsters that walk among us. Inside the Criminal... Continue Reading →
I was on the CCX2 show again and we had an entertaining, and occasionally informational, discussion on current events. We also delve into the ammo shortage, dry fire training, building mindset, carrying a gun while exercising, self-defense during riots, and a lot more. You can check it out here.
Had a great discussion with USA Carry and Concealed Nation on the CCX2 show about justified force concerning some recent incidents, and a whole lot more. If interested, check it out here.
One of the best books I have ever read on human conflict is Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected by Rory Miller. I read this quite some years ago, actually, though this is the first time I am reviewing it. Rory Miller, a very experienced ex-corrections officer, offers an excellent overview of human predator types,... Continue Reading →
Tiger Tiger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? …. Did he who made the Lamb make thee? -William Blake Human beings encompass much of nature’s behavior and certain individuals are far more lamb than tiger, and vice versa. I am of the... Continue Reading →
Several years ago I read Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life. The authors detail the Combat Hunter program approach to identifying threats in the environment. The idea behind the term “left of bang” is that this material focuses on what happens before the “bang.” The desired result... Continue Reading →
In the past decade I have read a staggering amount of books related to personal protection. There is a lot of great written material out there, and some that is not worth your time. I intent to start doing more brief book reviews to share my thoughts on some of these works. The most recent... Continue Reading →
Like perhaps some of you who read this, I was privileged to be raised by a father who was a real man, and still is despite his now advanced age. Sadly, there are far fewer of them in this generation, but we still have some, thank God. As part of being raised by a man... Continue Reading →
There is no lack of books on the market that pertain to self-defense. A lot of this material is excellent, but much of it is junk. My advice is to read as much of this material as possible, but certainly aim to weed out the nonsense. As an enthusiast of this discipline I have read... Continue Reading →