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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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Pros and Cons of Ankle Concealed Carry

Pros and Cons of Ankle Concealed Carry

Like many things involving guns, Hollywood has made carrying a gun on your ankle look “cool”, which is why I hear a lot of new shooters wanting to give this carry method a try. But the fact is, there’s a lot to know about carrying a gun on your ankle and I don’t recommend it […]

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How You Can (Legally) Ship Ammunition

How You Can (Legally) Ship Ammunition

Let’s say you’ve traveled somewhere to take a rifle or a pistol course. At the end of the course you have some ammunition left over and you need to get it back home. What are your options? First, you can fly home with it. You are allowed to have 11 pounds of ammunition per checked […]

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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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3 Reasons I’ve Never Sent a Text Message

3 Reasons I’ve Never Sent a Text Message

I’ve never sent a text message before in my life. I realize that in today’s world this sounds unbelievable or bizarre but there are three important reasons why I’ve never done it and never will. 1. Situational Awareness – How many people do you know that walk around with their head down texting every chance […]

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What the DC Gun Ruling Means for You

What the DC Gun Ruling Means for You

When I was with the Agency, I would often end up in Washington, DC for work-related matters. I always had a gun on my hip when in DC, but it was my Agency gun, which I was legally allowed to carry there. I was grateful to have a gun on my hip since DC is […]

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6 Rules to Follow When Cleaning Guns

6 Rules to Follow When Cleaning Guns

Earlier this month, I called my dad to wish him a happy 4th of July. As soon as the conversation began he said to me, “I’m going to visit John (name changed) today, he just had his leg amputated and he’s not dealing with it very well.” John is a family friend of ours who […]

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Kydex Pocket Holster

A Quick Review of Pocket Holsters

More people are carrying a gun in their pocket than ever before. In the “old” days you’d likely find a snubby revolver in someone’s pocket, but now you’ll find not only snub-nosed revolvers but the Ruger LCP, Glock 42, Kel-Tec P-3AT, and numerous other guns. The pocket gun I use most often is the Ruger […]

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