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In an email to a friend a few days ago, we were discussing ways to develop new firearms instructors via the apprenticeship model. I was talking about my own experience of learning from some of the best defensive handgun trainers … Continue reading

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What does training cost?

I’ve written before about the value of training: here (and here, and here, and lots of other places). And I’ve talked, in general terms, about its cost: here and here. For those trying to put together a training budget, though, … Continue reading

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Road maps, being cute, and Facebook rants

Something I posted on Facebook yesterday: I’m not a superstar. But by golly — if any woman new to the gun world has looked online for information about women’s concealed carry, she has almost certainly seen my website. The old … Continue reading

AG&AG Conference 2015

Whew, finally home again after a couple of weeks on the road. Might as well admit it: Texas hill country with the bluebonnets and other wildflowers in full bloom is a thing to behold. Yet another instance of finding beauty … Continue reading

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All fall down

What’s Cornered Cat doing this weekend, you ask? Well… Against the Odds is the name of the main class I’ll be teaching. It’s a two-day exploration of handgun retention and downed defender topics, designed to answer the question, “How do … Continue reading

Point of contact

Had a heartbreaking conversation with a friend a few days ago. She teaches entry-level to intermediate classes in another part of the country, and offers personal firearms coaching as well. One of her newest clients was a woman who had … Continue reading

“Am I Paranoid?”

“Am I paranoid?” The student stands on one foot, with one leg nervously twisted around the other, waiting to hear my verdict. Is she? Or isn’t she? She’s just finished telling me how she likes to pay attention to the … Continue reading

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Here are two headlines and first sentences from different news stations covering the same event. Story one: Police: Woman shoots boyfriend during roadway argument HOUSTON (KTRK) — A man was shot in southwest Houston Wednesday and his girlfriend is accused … Continue reading

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