Your Hump Day Reading List for December 5, 2018

It’s Wednesday, and time once again for my hand-picked selection of this week’s best articles to increase your safety, security, and survivability! 
 
Positioning yourself to survive the attack
Cecil Burch is “the guy” when it comes to dealing with attackers who are in physical contact with you. In this informative PDN video, Cecil introduces a simple yet effective “survival posture” to ensure you’ll stay able to defend yourself when things get physical. This is a must-watch video!
 

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Product Review: Athlon Midas Tac 4-16×44

For regular followers of this blog, you know we don't frequently do product reviews. That said, you will see several reviews over the next week or two as one of our members over at 2AOS made us a great offer to give back to the club when folks buy any Athlon optics...

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State of the Club – 2018

Happy Holidays! I should have posted this right after the Annual Meeting (which was awesome, why didn't you come?), but wow, was Florida exhausting! A huge special thanks to Keith and the Florida chapter for hosting an awesome meeting! Wow, its been a great year for...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for November 28, 2018

It’s Wednesday, and time once again for my hand-picked selection of the best articles to increase your safety, security, and survivability! 
 
Protecting your guests
The holidays are a time when we typically invite guests into our homes to share in the celebrations. Everything gets cleaned and spruced up — but what happens to those defensive tools you have staged “just in case”? Those need to be kept out of the hands of children and other unauthorized people. Here …

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And then the one day you find, Ten years have got behind you …*

Happy Anniversary! Yup, the BBTI website launched on Thanksgiving weekend, 2008. That first weekend we had over 300,000 hits, and it’s been something of a roller coaster ever since, with millions of visitors, thousands of discussion threads, and countless references to our data. I can honestly say that we have made a fundamental change to […]

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Today we mourn the passing of Dr. Olivia Hooker

During our annual meeting this year in Orlando, one of our speakers, Kevin Dixie, reminded us that many folks never had the opportunity to learn about this or other events that substantially impacted African American communities around the country. At 103 years old,...

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Four EIC Legs Awarded at CMP’s Small Arms Firing School at Camp Blanding, Florida

By Steve Cooper, CMP Training & Education Manager STARKE, FL – Thanks to some great training assistance from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) and dozens of eager-to-learn participants at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) stand-alone Small Arms Firing School (SAFS), four students-turned-competitors walked away with introductory Excellence-In-Competition (EIC) points on Sunday, November 4. The class included 11 juniors and Continue Reading

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Competitors Set the Bar in 2018 at Evolving Western CMP Travel Games

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer PHOENIX, Ariz. – In October, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) loaded up its traveling targets and headed across the country to set up for its annual Western CMP Games event, held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Western Games contains a combination of specially designed vintage and modern rifle events, created by the Continue Reading

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Petrotto Takes Home Armful of Awards from 2018 New England Travel Games

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer JERICHO, Vt. – Hopefully PO1 Charlie Petrotto has a lot of free wall space. He’s going to need it. At the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) New England Travel Games, held at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Base in Vermont in September, the 34-year-old took home a plaque as the overall winner of every single event Continue Reading

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