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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Avoiding Paranoia in an Ugly Media Landscape

Avoiding Paranoia in an Ugly Media Landscape

We live in a media rich world, we’re bombarded by information, and this isn’t doing any favors for our mental and spiritual well-being. I’ve noticed that Second Amendment supporters tend to pick up a touch of paranoia as they become more and more aware of the events unfolding in the US and around the globe.…

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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Constitutional Carry

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Constitutional Carry

Even outside of CCW or Second Amendment circles, constitutional carry is making headlines right now—and ruffling more than a few feathers as a result. There’s a lot of media hype around the issue, and a great many talking heads and pundits tossing quips back and forth. But getting down to brass tacks, what is constitutional…

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Social CCW: A Guide to Meeting Like-Minded People

Social CCW: A Guide to Meeting Like-Minded People

  From a Second Amendment/CCW point of view, now is a pretty decent time to be alive. Constitutional carry is on the march, anti-2A legislation in Congress is in a relatively lull, and the community as a whole seems to feel pretty optimistic. This isn’t to say that there are no potential concerns or that…

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Tips and Tricks for Buying Used Guns

Tips and Tricks for Buying Used Guns

Following an informal poll of friends, family, and folks at the range, I’d guesstimate that most gun owners have a least a few used pieces in their collections, and a large number of us chiefly buy used firearms. There’s nothing wrong with this in principle—guns are the ultimate durable goods and they’ll stay in working…

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The Opioid Abuse Epidemic: What CCW Folks Need to Know

The Opioid Abuse Epidemic: What CCW Folks Need to Know

I’m sure by now most of our readers are aware that the United States is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid drug abuse. Derived either naturally or synthetically, opioids produce morphine-like effects and have a variety of legitimate medical uses, chiefly as painkillers. They’re also very popular as recreational drugs—heroin is an opioid—and…

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Revisiting the “Bump-in-the-Night” Bag

Revisiting the “Bump-in-the-Night” Bag

Fads come and go in any industry, and the firearms/tactical gear world is no exception. I recall about 10 years ago when tactical shoulder bags were all the rage and a lot of thinkers and pundits were advocating in favor of a bump-in-the-night/home invasion bag—ie: a grab and go tactical bag with extra mags, flashlights,…

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NiteCore MH27 [Flashlight Review]

NiteCore MH27 [Flashlight Review]

As I write this, SHOT 2017 is wrapping up and a lot of you are salivating over the latest whiz-bang tactical toys that you saw either in person or via the many folks covering the event. Some looking useful, some were pointless; we’ll talk about that in another article. For right now, I have a…

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“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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