Book Review: Sentinel by Pat McNamara

While it is undeniable that Pat McNamara brings a good deal of entertainment value to the shooting and personal protection world, he is also exceedingly knowledgeable and skilled both as a practitioner and instructor.  I read his book, Sentinel: Become the Agent in Charge of Your Own Protection Detail some time ago.  McNamara approaches the... Continue Reading →

The Family of Guns and Magazine Compatibility

I strongly promote settling on a “family” of guns as your primary defensive handgun option.  Personally, I use the Glock 9mm family, in particular the Glock 19 and Glock 26.  I don’t bother with the small-frame Glocks like the model 43 because they don’t accept the standard magazines.  Being restricted to model specific single-stack magazines... Continue Reading →

Modular Medical Carry

In the 21st Century, the prepared citizen carries emergency medical gear: in particular, gear to stop traumatic bleeding.  A trauma kit is quite similar in role to a handgun: if you actually need it, then nothing else will do.  If you are switched on enough to carry a firearm you need to be carrying a... Continue Reading →

The Ka Bar TDI Knife

I will say up front, as I have written a number of times before, I am by no means a “knife fighter.”  I am generally a “fight avoider” and a knife fight would be the sort of conflict I would truly wish to avoid at all costs.  I am, however, a proponent of always carrying... Continue Reading →

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