Picking a good instructor is critical to developing defensive skills quickly. This post explores how I go about finding and selecting a highly skilled instructor.
Folks considering or using a shotgun for home defense might want to pick up a copy of this book. It’s a fountain of knowledge that dispels myth and lays a firm foundation surrounding defensive application of shotguns.
Gathered my thoughts and put together some pointed actionable suggestions for folks who are getting started with armed self defense. I cover guns, ammo, gear, and how to go about getting and staying good.
A deeper look at the Vortex Optics AR-BDC2 reticle found on their previous generation Strike Eagle LPVOs.
Short version: It’s simple. It’s functional. It works. I just wish it had a better manual.
It’s time to add up to $25 worth of goodness to the budget survival kit. This month I am looking at defensive tools.
One of the things I’ve noticed after talking with folks about pistol mounted red dot sights, is that not everyone is aware of types of failures that may occur with an RDS and how to deal with them. Spoiler: back up sights aren’t necessarily the answer. Let’s explore front sight obstructions, rear sight obstructions, and complete RDS failures.
A reader pointed out that data I had previously published about the 6.5mm Creedmoor recoil was too good to be true. I second guessed myself and decided to take a deeper dive.
A deeper look at the Vortex Optics EMR-9 (MRAD) reticle found on their Razor HD Gen III LPVOs. Short version: it’s my new favorite LPVO reticle.
Revisiting the handgun cartridge selection debate. Short version: Unless defending against wildlife, the ballistic superiority of the handgun cartridge doesn’t really matter and it still comes down to shot placement.
Another simple yet very effective dry practice drill that helps a shooter develop a faster trigger press while maintaining a clean sight picture is Gabe White’s Three Triggers drill. Enjoy!