Author Archives: Ox

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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Top 5 AR-15 Laser Training Options Compared – Mantis Blackbeard, SIRT Stic, LaserAmmo Birdcage, LaserLyte

Good stuff for you today.  I’ve got 5 different options for you for doing AR-15 dry fire training with a laser and a resetting trigger. These are all options that I’ve used quite a bit…it’s not some silly “Unboxing” video. I know people from each company on the products I’m reviewing.  Some are good friends. …

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AR Dry Fire Training With paintball and airsoft for home defense

I’m a huge fan of the AR in all of it’s variants. But between limitations on where you can train, the cost of training, and safety concerns when doing 270-360 degree training, it can be a challenge. You can practice with your real AR, but you’ve got to be exacting with your safety procedures and…

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