As a student of self-defense, I have taken literally hundreds of hours of self-defense training courses spanning the broad spectrum of self-defense learning. Unarmed courses, armed courses, different types of weapon courses, decision-making courses, driving courses, instructor-level courses, and many more have been part of my quest, if I can borrow a phrase from my… Read more »
This article covers the reasons you shouldn’t look at your gun while working on it, period. This includes loading, unloading, and clearing malfunctions.
“Gun-free zones” are a part of life for just about everyone I know.
You’ve got a gun? There goes the neighborhood!
Two other areas of focus for those committed to personal defense preparedness: gear upgrades and emergency driving.
Car enthusiasts generally have a relentless pursuit of horsepower. But the pursuit triggers what sports car engineers refer to as the devil’s cycle, where bigger engines make a car heavier, and thus slower, by virtue of power-to-weight ratio. While hobbyists with time and money enjoy the pros and cons of tuning a car for maximal… Read more »
A sound training program relies on very basic principles.
Have you ever thought that female holster options for concealed carry could be better? Maybe you’ve thought that the only holsters made for women are the ones that fit in a bra or purse. Could it be that those thoughts are stemming from the fact that you’ve not tried all, most, or even any of… Read more »
Ask any professional shooting competitor or firearms instructor worth their salt and they’ll tell you how important it is to conduct as much dry-fire practice as you can. Every step of the process — from drawstroke to presentation of the firearm, sight alignment/picture, and trigger pull is just as important as the others. Even those… Read more »
This is the second article in a series aimed at helping new shooters become comfortable with the idea of not only engaging people in the shooting community, but also taking the first step into that community and participating in all it has to offer. If you are a seasoned veteran of the shooting world, please… Read more »