Why Appendix Carry?

A while back I moved to appendix carry exclusively.  The benefits of wearing your gun forward of your hips are numerous.  Likewise, having a knife forward of the hips, accessible to the support hand, also makes good sense.    The mechanics of the human body clearly function best when we conduct tasks in front of us... Continue Reading →

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 →

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