Civilian CCW

To gun or not to gun, that is the question….

Guns are not in fact for everyone, and that’s a fact.  Seeing a post from my friend Claude Werner on Facebook prompted me to start thinking about that subject again. “Deciding whether to carry, or even own, a gun is an intensely personal decision on the order […]

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AAR; Agile Training, Basic AR15 class, 4/25/2015

This was a by request class that I held at my friend Buck Peddicord’s excellent Defense Midwest range and training facility.  Buck has hosted a number of trainers over the years, including TDSA-Tulsa, Pat Rogers’ most excellent EAG carbine course, Max Joseph’s team tactics classes, etc. The […]

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AAR; Agile OC spray and low-light tactics training, Pittsburgh PA, May 8, 2015

The training site for the day was the excellent Stout Training dojo in Pittsburgh PA, and I was hosted by Shawn Lupka of Antifragile Training. The class was a special request for training ref OC spray for a CCW or home defense person, and a module on low-light […]

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Ammo review- Hornady 135gr +P Critical Duty

I am always on the look-out for possible alternatives to my carry and duty ammo, just in case what I prefer to use ain’t available. My go-to for my carry guns (all my serious carry guns are Glock 9mm and J frame .38s) and duty carry has […]

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Special Edition; Outdoor Wire Concealed Carry edition

Lots of good stuff in the one, and not just because I did one of the articles.  The bit on OODA and Boyd by Claude Werner was very well done;   http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/specials/ccse2015/

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There are no magic bullets, part 2, just so the .45 guys don’t feel left out……

I’ll dump this quote right here; “…there is no appreciable difference in the effectiveness of the 9 mm and the .45 ACP cartridges.” Vincent J. M. Di Maio, GUNSHOT WOUNDS: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques SECOND EDITION, Page 150.   Dr. DiMaio is one […]

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There are no magic bullets………….

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but lately the derp reference defensive ammunition choices has gotten off the charts again. There are no magic bullets. One can not beat physics. It sucks, but that’s the reality of life.  People trying to sell you magic […]

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Quality holster info; Keepers Concealment

The “Errand” holster in question is good kit, and Spencer is a great guy to deal with. As a bonus, on this video one gets an example of a perfectly executed AIWB draw stroke. Recommended. Spencer’s “Keeper” AIWB holster is also good gear, IMHO one of the […]

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Range vs real world safety considerations

Another well written, and well reasoned, article on this subject. Note that Mike Pannone was a part of the same unit where the “This is my safety” while wagging trigger finger bullshit supposedly came from, yet he notes; “Keep your weapon on safe and finger off the […]

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Excited Delirium and the non LE/First Responder

A few years back I gave a presentation at the first Paul-E-Palooza  on the subject of Excited Delirium (aka ExD).  I was a bit surprised by the level of interest in that class since the students turned out to be mainly non LE or medical folks (my normal […]

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