How fast should you shoot?

For at least a decade I’ve subscribed to the idea that a teacher needs to be open to change, and that in fact one of the best ways to gauge the quality of a teacher is to ask what he (or she) has changed their mind about. If they’re learning, if they’re growing,...

Once you’re in contact, the defensive problem changes

Last week I talked about the mistaken notion of seeing self defense and personal safety as a battle to be won, because such a mindset can lead to bad decisions. Today let’s look at a related topic: your view of the place for your concealed carry gun might be affected...

Your Hump Day Reading List for March 14, 2018

It’s almost the Ides Of March, but I’m not going to stab you in the back — instead, my new camel caravan has brought information to keep you from being stabbed by the sharp knives of misfortune of all kinds!     Have you given this any thought? Preparedness is more...

You don’t need to win. You need to survive.

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m not a fan of macho nonsense. And I don’t particularly care where it comes from. So much of the defensive training world is built around the lifestyles of people who spend all their free time on the range or at the gym; some shooting...

Your Hump Day Reading List for February 28, 2018

It’s the last day of February and I’m finishing out the month with more great resources for your health and safety!     Being a fan doesn’t mean you have to be irrational It’s probably fitting that, in some circles, I’m known as “The Revolver Guy”. I’ve written what...

Porn takes many forms

Ever heard of “defensive gun use porn”? It’s a term to describe a genre of stories where good guys use their guns to beat the bad guys. Such stories are a staple of many firearms-centric blogs and news sites, and they serve not so much an educational role as they do a...
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