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Why You Want to Avoid Self-Defense Sprays

Why You Want to Avoid Self-Defense Sprays

Over the weekend, someone sent me a video from a self-defense expert who was recommending wasp spray to stop a home invasion. I’m sure the gentleman was well-meaning (or had a spouse who didn’t like guns) but here are 7 reasons I would avoid sprays for self-defense purposes… whether it’s pepper spray, wasp spray or […]

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Only Hits Count

“Only Hits Count”

Recently I had the opportunity to read an article on 9mm for use as a defensive handgun cartridge. This article was the FBI 9mm Justification for Law Enforcement Partners by FBI Training Division, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA. This article discusses the long running debate over which defensive handgun cartridge is the best for law enforcement […]

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Will Your Response Get You Killed?

Will Your Response Get You Killed?

What will you do if you’re awoken in the middle of the night by glass breaking and then the sound of footsteps in your house? My response is to immediately grab one of the flashlights on my nightstand and open up the rapid access safe also on my nightstand that contains my Sig P226. Once […]

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How to Survive a Roadway Shooting

How to Survive a Roadway Shooting

A few days ago, a fellow sent me the email below about a close friend of his who was murdered. This tragedy occurred in Fort Worth, TX when a deranged man was going from convenience store to convenience store picking fights. Here’s the email and the lessons we can take away… So this guy goes […]

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Baghdad? (Lessons from Ferguson, MO)

Baghdad? (Lessons from Ferguson, MO)

Last week, the Huffington Post ran an article titled Baghdad USA. It described the chaos in Ferguson, MO and how protestors were lobbing Molotov cocktails at police and looting stores any chance they could get. This past Sunday, it was announced that the governor of Missouri was sending in the National Guard to try and […]

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What Are Your Concentric Rings of Security?

What Are Your Concentric Rings of Security?

When I worked for the Agency I was based out of Headquarters in Langley, VA. What most people don’t realize (unless you live in the DC area) is that the CIA has a sign out on the main road that says, “George Bush Center for Intelligence.” In other words, the headquarters to the CIA isn’t […]

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Who Would You Attack?

Who Would You Attack?

Let’s play a quick game today. Imagine you’re a crack addict and you need your next fix ASAP. Since you’re high on drugs you’ll do anything to get this next fix and in your mind the easiest way to do this is to rob someone coming out of the shopping mall. You post up outside […]

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The Truth About the CA Killing Spree

The Truth About the CA Killing Spree

Last Friday, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger went on a killing spree in California that took the lives of six people. It’s another sad tragedy that happens far too often in this country and a reminder for us to always be vigilant and prepared for the unexpected. The thing is, if you haven’t done much reading about […]

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How to Store Guns and Cash

How to Store Guns and Cash

A reader mentioned to me how he’s having his first child soon (congrats) and wants to not only keep his guns away from his child, but also have a safe that protects other documents. First, it should hopefully go without saying that if there are children in the house all of the guns should be […]

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