Category Archives: Advice

Reality: Good Guys Don’t Always Win

There is a very real possibility that a lot of armed citizens take for granted: good guys can lose fights. I meet a lot of people in the gun culture who thump their chests and suggest that simply because they … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the PRACTICE of Open Carry

The open carry of a handgun by a license holder became legal in Texas as of January 1, 2016. In the anti-gun community, this was met with the usual anticipation of blood in the streets and vigilantism that has yet … Continue reading

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Nehemiah and the Armed Believer in 2015

Over the past few days, I have been contemplating the state of our fallen world in light of the most recent terrorist attacks in Paris. With these horrific attacks, we have once again seen what just a few dedicated extremists … Continue reading

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“Whatever Works for You” is BAD Advice

There are far too many instructors in the defensive/tactical training industry who have no ability to backup or defend what they teach. The way you can spot these charlatans is by noticing their inability to answer “why” questions. Instead of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Oregon Spree-murder: Always Fight

Once again, mass murder has occurred in the United States. This time, it took place at a small community college in Oregon. Before the bodies of the victims had even been removed from the building, the predictable political talking points … Continue reading

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“Tools for the Toolbox”– Another way to look at the metaphor

One of the most overused cliché’s in the training industry is “another tool for the toolbox” when referring to a tactic or technique and its viability. Usually you hear it when an instructor is trying to explain why they teach … Continue reading

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Armed Parenting: Meeting Your Responsibility

If you have kids living in your home and own guns for personal defense, you have a big responsibility to fulfill. You must make sure that you are taking the proper steps to balance your need to secure your firearms … Continue reading

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Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a 3rd Person: My Analyis of Southlake “Good Samaritan” Story

The interwebs have been buzzing over the past 72 hours with the story of an armed citizen in Southlake, Texas who stopped a brutal assault by calling the police and confronting the attacker with his handgun without having to fire … Continue reading

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Irresponsible Flippancy

            One of the most frustrating things I see time and time again on the interwebs is irresponsible flippancy on the part of some armed citizens toward the concept of using deadly force. It usually comes in the form of … Continue reading

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Advice for self defense while running in light of recent events

  Last week, there was a lot of talk about an incident in Midland involving a “suspicious white van” that was spotted in the northwest area of town on two separate occasions by a couple of females who were out … Continue reading

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