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James Bond-Worthy Finds From SHOT Show 2023

This is going to be somewhat of a quick highlight reel of things I saw and liked at 2023 SHOT Show.  It’s not all-inclusive by any means. Some of it is impractical, but cool. Some of it is fun. And some is super-practical. Let’s start with this James Bond-cool counter-drone gun that has taken out…

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My EDC for 2023 (Everyday Carry)

I told you yesterday about the tactical pen that I carry every day. Today, I’m going to share what else I carry every day. I’ll tell you right off the bat that some of the things that I carry are looked down on by other instructors. They’re unpopular. Uncool. I don’t care. And I’ll tell…

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Guns & Voting…Can YOU Carry When You Vote

One of the big questions that comes up every 2 years is whether or not you can carry your firearm when you vote. It’s an important question. Voter intimidation at polling locations isn’t widespread, but when it happens, law abiding people should be able to defend themselves if necessary and not left to feel disarmed and…

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Removing Creepy Crawlies From Your Water…

I love holidays…not the new made-up ones, but the ones that we had when I was growing up. Here’s a Halloween pic I found on my phone of my boys and I from a few years ago when we were dropping them off for pre-school.  Yes…I’m in disguise… In the spirit of the season, I…

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Are We 3 Weeks From “Diesel Armageddon?”

I’ll start by saying that I’m not an expert on petroleum, but headlines of the last few days made me want to figure out–very quickly–whether we’re really only 25 days away from running out of diesel fuel.  If you’re an expert, please chime in. Here’s what I was able to figure out. The headlines saying…

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The Fallacy Of “Training To The Test”

I’ve been shooting a lot of standard courses of fire lately. 5×5, FBI Qual, Casino Drill, and others. I’m trying to figure out airsoft times/distances that compare to live fire and which standards are even valuable to shoot with airsoft. Drills like these are kind of fun, but are they a good reflection of your…

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Mouse fart rounds for self-defense? .22 .380 .38 .32

We’ve got an interesting mix of shooters and instructors today and people with WILDLY different needs and capabilities. As an example, the capabilities, best technique, and “best gun” for someone in their 20s-30s who is spending an hour or two a day working out and an hour or two every week JUST on their grip strength…

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At-Home Draw Stroke Assessment

First things first…download this at-home Draw Stroke Assessment now by clicking >HERE< or the image below: Do the drills and let me know how you did. Second…this is big. I’m getting ready to kick off a 6 week LIVE, online draw stroke class this coming week! Some of the things we’re going to be addressing…

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When Can I Draw My Gun

One of the more common questions that I get is about when it’s legal or appropriate to draw a firearm. The short answer is, it depends 🙂 Part of it depends on where you are… Are you at home responding to someone trying to kick your door in the middle of the night? Are you…

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Dot Torture Drill (Airsoft Challenge)

If you’ve got an airsoft gun, I’ve got a fun challenge for you to try today… It’s called the Dot Torture Drill and it’s been a shooting standard used for the last 21 years to test basic skills like 1-handed & 2-handed shooting, draw stroke & presentation, reloads, and transitions without time limits. With ammo,…

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