Author Archive | Michael Jenkins

“Lone Wolf” Terror Attacks: Should You Adjust Your EDC?

“Lone Wolf” Terror Attacks: Should You Adjust Your EDC?

You’ve seen the news, over and over: “Lone Wolf” terror attacks—defined for purposes of discussion as an individual acting without the support of a larger organization and inflicting a terror attack on the public—have become a fact of life in Europe and are increasingly common here in the US. Guns aren’t the only weapons in…

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Domestic Violence and CCW

Domestic Violence and CCW

If you’re in the middle of a dangerous situation at the moment, please contact your local law enforcement for immediate assistance. If you need help getting out of an abusive relationship, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Let’s start with this: domestic violence is a fact of life, affecting people of…

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Rural vs. Urban: Some Thoughts on CCW

Rural vs. Urban: Some Thoughts on CCW

I have been blessed over the course of my not-quite-forty years on this planet to have lived in a great many parts of the US.  I’ve seen urban sprawl, small college towns, and I currently reside in an up and coming city by the shore. It’s been a hell of a ride, and over the…

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Cars, Escape and Evasion, and CCW

Cars, Escape and Evasion, and CCW

Americans love cars—our 20th century was defined by them in many respects, and they remain a huge part of everyday life in virtually all parts of the USA. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that car theft is an ongoing problem, despite the overall drop in crime over the last several decades.  Carjackings—the violent…

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Second Amendment Activism in the Trump Years

Second Amendment Activism in the Trump Years

At that time of this writing, we’re only a few days out from the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the President of the United States of America. Some of you are celebrating, some of you are sad, some of you may be protesting that day. With that mixed bag of feelings in mind, I…

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Transitioning from Handgun to Hand-to-Hand: A Wakeup Call

Transitioning from Handgun to Hand-to-Hand: A Wakeup Call

While this article is of  course written “for information purposes only”, I have to open by stressing that there’s a lot to learn about this topic and that these skills really need to be taught by a professional and practiced regularly and often. You can’t armchair-commando your way to success this time; we’re all going…

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Magazine Storage - Myths, Facts, and Commentary

Magazine Storage – Myths, Facts, and Commentary

There’s a little trick I’ve learned in my career as a gun writer: when in doubt, kick over a hornet’s nest--at a minimum, you’ll get an article that will start some conversation. Having flipped through a few online forums whilst doing the research for this piece, it’s pretty clear that magazine storage is one such…

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How to Handle a Bad Day at the Range

How to Handle a Bad Day at the Range

Once upon a time some poor nameless individual—whose name totally wasn’t Michael Jenkins—went to the range. And while there, this nameless soul—again, absolutely not named Jenkins—has a really crappy time. The facility was pleasant enough, the day was cloudy and cool but otherwise fine. It wasn’t even that crowded on the firing line. But for…

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