Uncle Zo

It's always good to get back to the basics and that's exactly what I did by attending the Defensive Pistol Skills 1 course at KR Training. Here is the after action...

Every time I engage in the caliber vs capacity debate, I end up ruffling some feathers. The feather ruffling often yields conversations that challenge my opinion and help me grow. So,...

My updated opinion on the caliber vs capacity debate. Short version: there would be no debate if we detach emotion and put aside personal preferences as objective weapon selection naturally yields...

Ready, aim, fire! While that is all takes for fire a shot, it's an over simplified way to describe the process of taking a shot. This post explores the shooting cycle...

Comfort, concealment, and capability are three simple aspects of carrying a handgun that folks often discuss. As simple as they are independently, optimizing one of those aspects implies compromising the other...

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...

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...

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...