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Attack By A Dangerous Dog and the Use of Deadly Force

Attack By A Dangerous Dog and the Use of Deadly Force

So you are taking a casual walk by yourself near your home in your friendly neighborhood and suddenly an apparently vicious German Shephard dog leaves its fenced property and is aggressively running toward you growling and showing its teeth. The owner is not around and there are several kids playing nearby. You have your Florida Concealed […]

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Election Day - What It Means for Us

Election Day – What It Means for Us

Today, we go to the polls… However, not nearly as many of us will go as should be going. I realize voting isn’t the most exciting thing in the world and that nobody enjoys standing in those long lines… But the thing is, it’s an important right that we should exercise and people all over […]

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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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Ben Shooting IDPA Classifier, August 17, 2014

IDPA: Self-Defense Shooting Experience

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is an organization founded in 1996 that focuses on practical shooting equipment and ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios with practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. Some clubs expand that use and include long guns in scenarios.The main goal is to test the […]

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FNH USA Five-Seven

FNH USA Five-Seven – PS90 and the 5.7X28 Cartridge

Okay, I’ll admit, the first time I ever saw a Five-Seven pistol being handled or shot was on the History Channel’s Top Shot. I was staggered. Here these guys are blasting away with a gun that shoots a bullet roughly the size of a 22LR at roughly 70 feet hitting a gallon size glass jug […]

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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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