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Case Study: Situational Awareness

Two weeks ago, I got the following note from a fellow named Jared Bailer… Jason, I was in your class in LV last month and learned a lot. I wanted to share with you what happened the other day and how your training kept me from what I think could have been a nasty situation. […]

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Why Bunkerville, NV Was Good For America

Why Bunkerville, NV Was Good For America

Bunkerville, NV is about 90 minutes south of my house. I didn’t head down there during the recent standoff with the cattle rancher and the BLM, but like many people, I was watching everything unfold with interest. To tell you the truth, I don’t agree with everything the rancher is doing but I love seeing […]

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Should Gun Owners Study Martial Arts?

Should Gun Owners Study Martial Arts?

Years ago, I was spending time with well-known firearms instructor Massad Ayoob. Since he’s been in the shooting business more than 40 years, I asked him, “What’s one thing you wish you’d known or done when you first started out?” To my surprise, he said he wished he’d started studying the martial arts and hand-to-hand […]

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186,873 Reasons to Carry a Gun

186,873 Reasons to Carry a Gun

Picture this scenario… You’re a police officer in Florida who pulls someone over for speeding. You run the driver’s information and it comes back that he’s wanted in Pennsylvania for sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl. You call the Philadelphia police department who issued the warrant and tell them you’ve got their fugitive under arrest […]

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6 Self-Defense Tools To Save Your Life

6 Self-Defense Tools To Save Your Life

Since I travel around the country doing training, I often find myself having to rely on different tools for my own safety. For instance, today, I’m in New York City appearing on the Rachael Ray show. New York City has extremely strict gun laws (among other things) and NYC’s slogan might as well be: “we […]

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A Home Invasion Drill

A Home Invasion Drill

One of the many gun magazines I subscribe to is Combat Handguns. Each month they have a section titled “It Happened to Me” where a person tells the story of how having a firearm saved their life. This month’s story is about a woman who was home alone at night with her children because her […]

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My Armed and Dangerous Wife?

My Armed and Dangerous Wife?

I realize not everybody loves guns as much as I do, but you’ve got to have a way to defend yourself against a home invasion. Some people choose baseball bats, others choose knives, and my wife and I choose guns. Of course, the gun is a tool of last resort, which is why we also […]

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Justifiable Use of Deadly Force or Not?

Concealed Carry Lesson: Retired Policeman Shoots Man Texting in Theater [POLL]

What about this scenario below? It is strikingly similar to a recent January 2014 incident that is currently ongoing in Tampa, Florida. The facts of the actual situation are uncertain at this time and are being investigated. There are many legal and moral considerations, situational variables, witness statements, and facts we as concealed carry licensees […]

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How to Avoid Getting Knocked Out

How to Avoid Getting Knocked Out

Even though it’s already been in the news for weeks, it still seems like you can’t turn on your TV without hearing about the latest victim of the “Knockout Game.” In fact, I was in California over the weekend doing a seminar when someone told me it had recently happened to a man in his […]

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A Furtive Movement Can Get You Killed

A Furtive Movement Can Get You Killed

“Furtive” as defined by many dictionaries is “being shifty; characterized by stealth; surreptitious; sly and underhanded movement; an expression of hidden motives or purposes.”  In New York City (NYC) in 2003, police officers stopped and frisked 160,851 people and recovered 604 guns. In 2012, there were almost 700,000 people stopped there with 780 guns recovered. […]

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Why Both Spouses Should be Armed

Why Both Spouses Should be Armed

With all of the holiday shopping going on over the next month, you ought to consider getting your spouse a gun. Or, if you want to be selfless like me, you can give your spouse your current gun so you can get a new one. (Yes, my wife’s a lucky lady.) So why do you […]

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