Category Archives: Firearms

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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Don’t Just Get Licensed, Get TRAINED!

                The most common response I get when I talk to potential students about coming to a Defensive Focus Shooting class is: “I already have my license”. I probably heard it 20 times minimum from people who stopped by my … 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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The 6 Most Annoying Gun Cliches (updated)

Anyone who has been a part of America’s gun culture for a good amount of time has probably heard plenty of clichés at the gun store counter or the local range. With the growth of social media over the past … 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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