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5 Myths About “Gun Free” Zones

[fusion_text]In light of the Orlando shootings, I wanted to re-share an article that I wrote after the Oregon shooting about the myth of gun free zones… There’s been a lot of talk recently about “Gun Free” zones and, frankly, a lot of it has been useless blather from people who know nothing about guns and…

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Situational Awareness & Immediate Action Drills

One of the things that makes the US military so effective is the use of immediate action drills. Immediate action drills are pre-programmed responses used to bridge the gap between a surprise hostile event and when you can come up with a plan.  Surprise hostile events like… Incoming mortars & artillery Ambush IED Incoming fire…

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Eyes In The Back Of Your Head Situational Awareness

One of the first lessons that you hear when you start learning about situational awareness is to position yourself where you can have your back protected and best see approaching threats. It’s not a new concept. 150 years or so ago, it was called the “Gunfighter’s Seat.” It’s the seat in a restaurant, bar, office,…

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Beyond 20/20 Vision At Any Age

Roughly 80% of the sensory input that the brain gets comes from the eyes. Vision is key to keep your balance when standing, and it’s the primary sense that you use to detect threats, identify threats, avoid attacks, target strikes (with a firearm or empty handed), and more. When most people think about vision, they…

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