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The Creeper in the Woods; A lesson in situational awareness

As I went for a run yesterday at my local forest preserve I had a chance to practice my self-defense skills. Here is what happened. As I was pulling in to the parking lot, I scanned the area and noticed a man by himself who seemed to […]

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Disrupting the Death Spiral; Healthy Living through Dry Fire

We all hit low points in life. We all struggle at times to focus on what we need to do for the business of living. Some recent heartbreak has had me searching for ways to deal and move forward. It was affecting my life and work—I couldn’t […]

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When Does Off-Body Carry Outweigh On-Body Carry?

I firmly believe that on-body is the best way to carry a firearm…until it isn’t. When the solution to Carry-On-Body-At-All-Costs results in extremely unconventional holsters mounted on the body in unconventional ways the dogma actually becomes detrimental. While there are a lot of drawbacks to carrying off-body, […]

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Professional Life as A Responsibly Armed Citizen – Part I

This series of articles is going to address balancing professional obligations with the desire for personal security.   Part I – Follow the Law….and Corporate’s Policies   I, like many of you, spend my life in relative safety. I work in an office in the suburbs and […]

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Keeping Your Gun Running

It all starts with your magazines. If they fail, it won’t matter how well your gun runs because ammunition won’t make it into the chamber to even have the chance to fire. While practicing my reloads and tap/rack drills at the range recently, this little bit of […]

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Range Attire and Range Safety

This unfortunate event occurred a couple of days ago at a range that I frequent (although I wasn’t there when this happened). This negligent discharge was easily preventable. Anyone who shoots for any period of time will have caught a piece of hot brass in his or […]

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Additional Thought on Identifying a Worthwhile Firearms Instructor

In a previous post about identifying a competent firearms instructor (here) I realized I left out one crucial item that is another hallmark of a worthwhile instructor—that is that the training they offer is relevant to your life. A promotional video by a particular ‘training’ group shows […]

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Predators vs. Prey

A little while ago I read a conversation on social media where an individual described an ‘encounter’ that he felt he ‘won’. He described going to a McDonald’s drive-thru in a bad part of town late at night with his wife, who, according to this individual, was […]

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How to Identify a Worthwhile Firearms Instructor

The first and foremost requirement of knowing if someone is worth your training dollars and time is knowing that instructor’s commitment to safety. The student shouldn’t have to ask about safety. The instructor must be up front and open about the safety policy with his or her […]

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