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When Does a .380 Beat a 9mm?

Photo: authorHave you ever heard the phrase “Friends don’t let friends carry mouseguns”? I have; in fact, I’ve uttered it more than a few times myself over the years! The implication, of course, is that calibers below a certain threshold, arbitrary though it may be,… Read More

Diversify Your Self-Defense

Standing on a line and developing your defensive shooting skills is important, but shouldn’t become your obsession. Photo: authorCommit yourself now to the reality of your responsibility to protect yourself and those you care about in a worst-case scenario. If you’re reading this, I assume… Read More

Poker Defense

A poker game is a good metaphor for personal defense. Some of the same basic elements are in play, from the cards you are dealt to the bets you must make. Sometimes your strategy works out and you walk away with a big stack of chips, and sometimes you fail miserably despite your best efforts. Read More