Author Archives: Ox

5.56 or 9mm for home defense?

One of the smartest reasons that people own and train with firearms is for home defense…to protect themselves and those they love during their most vulnerable moments. One of the big reasons why people don’t use a carbine for home defense is because they’re afraid of overpenetration…especially compared to a pistol round like the 9mm.…

Continue Reading →

Surviving Extreme Cold

The extreme winter weather this week made me decide to share another cold water video and give you some quick tricks for cold weather survival. I’m going to get right into it and try to skip the silly fluff that news anchors are putting out. Surviving cold weather emergencies is about maintaining temperature.  You do…

Continue Reading →

How to use Brain Based Diagnostic Splatter Targets

For years, I have mocked diagnostic targets.  I love the idea behind them, but they’re designed for slow fire, 1 handed, bullseye shooting using light single action triggers.  Besides telling you the problem and not the solution, they just don’t work for 2 handed defensive shooting. To be clear, in my opinion, “defensive shooting” doesn’t…

Continue Reading →

My Fitness Goals for 2018

Today, I thought it would be appropriate to share some wisdom on making and keeping fitness goals from world renowned fitness trainer and 58 year old power lifter, Charles Staley. Ah yes, the new year is nearly upon us, and most of us are thinking about the progress we have (or haven’t) made in 2017),…

Continue Reading →

Surviving cold emergencies, like falling through ice

We’re in the middle of one of the most dangerous times of the year for cold related emergencies. Clothes that are appropriate for going 20 feet from a warm house to a soon-to-be-warm car and 100 yards from the warm car into a warm store aren’t appropriate when you have an accident or the car…

Continue Reading →

“My Sights Are Off” and other Pistol Accuracy Myths

There are some trips to the range that I remember very clearly… A decade or so ago, I bought an H&K USPc. I immediately took it to the range, had the sights swapped out, and took it onto the range for a test fire. The darn thing shot low. I took it back to the gunsmith…

Continue Reading →

Why guns belong in churches this Christmas

I know that not all of my readers attend church.  Even if you don’t attend church of any kind, there is good information here that can be applied to other situations and locations.  I’m not going to get preachy, but there is some church-talk in here.  Regardless, I’d encourage you to read it to pick…

Continue Reading →

Why Combat Accurate Training Doesn’t Work (Except When It Does)

I got a very interesting email the other day saying that trying to shoot accurately with a pistol is a waste of time for a serious shooter.  The email said that it’s fine for a competition shooter, but not for someone who may use a pistol to stop a violent threat. The justification was that…

Continue Reading →

Avoiding Splatter Target Training Scars…

A TON of people took advantage of our weekend sale on diagnostic splatter targets…enough that we’re doing a combo version of it today.  We have some that you can get most ricky tick as part of a training package that includes 21 Day Alpha Shooter and Dry Fire Training Cards that you can get >HERE<…

Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Gun Control Conversation Survival Tips for EGRs…

The wife of one of our pastors had a term for people who needed a little extra grace–she called them EGRs (pronounced Eggars) and it stands for Extra Grace Required. You may have some EGRs in your family who go off on the insanity of gun owners this weekend. And I want to give you…

Continue Reading →