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Rabbit Trail: What if it doesn’t lock open?

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” – John Muir As I’ve said many times before, one of the challenges I face as a writer is knowing when … Continue reading

Bullet Surprise and a bonus

Wrote a new article yesterday: How to Win the Bullet Surprise. Really owe a thank you to my son Timothy, who came up with a reasonably catchy title for it when I came up dry. You should probably go read … Continue reading

Give them what they want

This woman apparently believed that the criminal who approached her at the ATM wanted to steal her car. Which, he did. But that’s not all he was after. After he told her to get out of her car (she did), … Continue reading

Awkward Conversations

One of the things that most bothered me when I was a new gun owner was this idea I had that all my friends were judging me for it. Maybe it’s easier for new shooters now, since so many more … Continue reading


As armed citizens, our job is to stay safe and keep our loved ones safe. That’s the core of self defense. It’s not about justice, it’s not about fairness, it’s not about what anybody “deserves.” It’s just about staying safe … Continue reading

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American Ninja Warrior

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge.” ~ Stephen Hawking There I was, sitting in a friend’s living room with a group of people watching a television show called American Ninja Warrior. The … Continue reading

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Count the Cost

Here we have the story of an Indiana man who used a firearm in response to a home invasion, and was criminally convicted for it. (Read the story and an earlier account with more quotes.) This is where politically-focused gun … Continue reading

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Greedy scoundrels, part 2

You want to know what motivates me, as an instructor? You want to know why I say you should get some good training, and repeat it on a regular basis? It’s not money and it’s not just self-serving twaddle. Here it … Continue reading

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