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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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Survival Gun: Air Rifle versus .22 Rifle

Survival Gun: Air Rifle versus .22 Rifle

I was about 10 years old when my father bought me my first air rifle. I’d been begging for one for years but mom had always told me no. One day, my father and I were at Sports Authority and I talked him into wandering over to the gun section. If my memory serves me […]

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How a Marine Stopped This Kidnapping

How a Marine Stopped This Kidnapping

I have a two year old daughter so when I hear about a child getting kidnapped it always hits close to home. And, unfortunately, you can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about a horrible kidnapping story somewhere in the U.S. or around the world. Thankfully, the story I want to share with […]

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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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8 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Gun Owners

8 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If you still need gift ideas or if you’re looking for an excuse to buy yourself a gift, here are eight Father’s Day gift ideas that no dad (or family) should be without. (See also: 10 Father’s Day Presents for Gun Owners) 1. A Water Filter - It might be a pipe bursting, or something worse, […]

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Top 7 Rules of Pocket Carry

Top 7 Rules of Pocket Carry

Over the past decade, the popularity of “pocket guns” has exploded and it’s safe to say that more people are carrying guns in their pocket (instead of on their hip) than ever before. I count myself among this group of people, as you’ll frequently find me with a Ruger LCP in my front, right pocket. […]

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