Shaking Hands

Your Tactical Training Scenario - Shaking Hands

by Greg Ellifritz

You are out shopping one night in an area with lots of pedestrian traffic, bars, restaurants, and stores. A drunken man approaches you and engages you in an argument, walking away after taking a swing (that didn’t connect) at you. The drunk reappears about 15 minutes later. He apologizes for his conduct and extends his hand to shake. Do you take his hand or refuse to shake?

First Aid Training

Why Gun Owners Should Get Tactical First Aid Training

If you own a gun, especially if it's for self defense, you should seek training to become proficient in the use of firearms. But there's another kind of training you should have as well: tactical first aid.

Why? Because inherent in any self defense situation is the possibility that you will be shot, stabbed, or otherwise face life-threatening injuries.

What's the good of having the tools and training to use a firearm to defend your life if you die moments later as a result of the attack?

Self Defense Stories

Stories of Armed Self Defense

courtesy of American Rifleman

Sitting at home, a couple was in the living room when they heard loud banging on their kitchen door. Going to investigate, the woman’s husband went to the other room and saw a young man hitting the door while demanding to see a girlfriend.

Training Scars

Training Scars

by Greg Ellifritz

Training scars...we all have them.

I’m not talking about training scars like the black eye you get when your partner goes a little too hard while sparring or the scars you get when you cut your finger trying to quickly open your fighting knife. The training scars I’m talking about are the unintentional bad habits you have acquired during the course of your training.

All You Have

All you have is all you have

by Drew Beatty

When it comes to a deadly force encounter, a perfect response isn’t among your menu choices. You will likely have very few choices at all in anything that happens, because if you are being attacked you are already behind the curve and are reacting rather than acting. So the choices you’ve made beforehand had better count.

Low Light

A Shot in the Dark

by Drew Beatty

Criminals like the dark. It hides their behavior and gives them an advantage to exploit over their victims. It is entirely possible that, if you ever face a critical incident, it could be at night, or at least low light. Have you ever practiced shooting in total darkness? What are the differences between shooting in broad daylight and shooting at night? I can tell you that there are stark differences.

Marijuana vs. Guns

Legal Marijuana? Say Goodbye to Your Gun Rights

by Dean Rieck

Many states have legalized marijuana, either for medical or recreational use. There is an ongoing debate about how this will affect health and crime, but one question most people are not asking is, "How does this affect your gun rights?"

The answer seems to be, if you use marijuana, you lose your gun rights regardless of state law.

Warrior Mindset

Sheepdogs and the Warrior Mindset

by Drew Beatty

On May 7, 2019, a brave young warrior, a sheepdog, was killed. He wasn’t a soldier killed in a war far away. He was killed just outside Denver in his English Class. His name was Kendrick Castillo. He was a mere three days from graduating high school, and he was killed defending his classmates from a wannabe mass killer. This young man and all his classmates who fought back that day exemplify the warrior mindset.

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