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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What Good is a Right?

As I write this post, I am less than 24 hours away from teaching my first defensive shooting class of the 2016 spring/summer training season. Tomorrow I will have 12 armed citizens from across the state of Texas who are … Continue reading

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Warrior Devotional #2: Do Not Place Your Trust in Swords

For Warrior Devotional #2, I want to talk about a flawed mindset that far too many Warriors have adopted: making their tools into talismans. This devotional ties very closely to a blog post I recently wrote for Personal Defense Network, and … 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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