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.
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.
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.
Seem like every day I hear somebody suggest “just shoot them in the leg” as self defense advice as an effective way to neutralize a deadly threat while minimizing the chances of inflicting a fatal wound. So I decided to explore the idea a bit.
After revisiting my suggestions for a first firearm, I realized I’ve changed some of my positions and recommendations. Most notably what I suggest now for a home defense weapon – something a lot of folks have been asking about recently.
A look at the lessons learned from the Texas Snowmageddon that can help us improve our emergency preparedness for future events.
Bad decisions make good stories. Or so they say. Well, I’ve got one of those to share. Here is what went down with a little hog encounter during a weekend of deer hunting.
Here is my brief after action report on the Stop the Bleed course I recently attended. I urge everyone to look for and attend a course like this to start developing some basic, but critically important, first aid skills.
Personally, I think defensive pistol skills are the second most important survival skills to have (next to first aid skills). In this post, I’ll talk why I think that and how I recommend going about developing that skill set.
A not so brief after action report of Gabe White’s Pistol Shooting Solutions course – a high intensity advanced pistol handling course that I highly recommend.