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Off-Centerline Tool Carry – Every-Day Carry (EDC)

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Every-Day Carry (EDC) of personal protection tools is a highly individualized subject. EDC is often developed around specific mission requirements, personal experience, previous training and environment. How and why a law enforcement officer carries tools is quite different than how and why a citizen may carry tools. I hope to explain the benefits and efficacy… Read more »

Defensive Detour: Coping With Limited Mobility

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Life throws us the occasional curveball. Circumstances beyond our control can compel us to change the way we do things, and these changes can manifest themselves in any aspect of our day-to-day activities, including our self-defense strategies.My family and I recently encountered one of these curveballs. Although it was a relatively minor and temporary situation,… Read more »

Readiness Considerations

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Considering the recent active-shooter killings in Colorado and Wisconsin, these spontaneous/flash-type domestic “terrorism” incidents are a burgeoning personal protection problem. Though such an incident may not have occurred in your area, that doesn’t mean it can’t or won’t. Because of this, our personal and family awareness levels have to be elevated and congruent with the… Read more »

Deter. Detect. Defend.

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Deter. Detect. Defend. is a phrase used for many things, including identity theft awareness and various military units. I picked it up while serving in 3rd FAST Company, and it has served me well ever since. I believe that when this approach is applied to the concealed carry holder, it will greatly increase their awareness… Read more »

Self-Defense Checklist

Integrating empty-hand and firearm skills is a complex process that relies on having a solid foundation of striking and grappling techniques. I am working on striking and shooting at the same time, an advanced skill that allows me to defend my handgun from a grab yet still utilize it if lethal force is warranted.

Are you shocked to find firearms-related training last on the list? How can this be, coming from Mike Seeklander, the guy who promotes, teaches, and constantly tells you to train harder on the range? The simple answer is that there is much more to self-defense than just training to use a firearm. While that aspect… Read more »

Multiple Person Response Training Drills

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When you are in a public environment with another armed and trusted person, you may end up dividing your responsibilities in regard to checking certain areas for danger. You also need to be very aware of each other’s location and be especially sure that you are positively identifying threats and communicating what you see or… Read more »

Responding to a Threat as a Passenger in a Vehicle

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Most of the time when we look at using a firearm from inside a vehicle, we are thinking about ourselves as being in the driver’s seat. Of course, that may not be the case. While responding to the front of the vehicle is pretty straightforward and responding to the right or the rear are simply… Read more »