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Carry With A Round In The Camber, Or Not?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EXzpUuk2V8 Should you carry one in the chamber or not? A common question in concealed carry. With an unloaded gun, we will practice drawing from concealment in a simulated attack. Watch the difference of the added step of chambering a round when drawing. The Israeli's teach it... I know. And for some of you, this may be a reasonable option. However, in a self defense situation we may not have both hands available to us. If you're in a ground fight, … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry and Road Rage

road-rage

You're cruising down the highway minding your own business when a jacked up truck cuts you off. Do you honk the horn and curse at him? Flip him the bird? Get aggressive back and tailgate him? Or do you let it slide and play defensive? Let's play this scenario out. You honk back, flip him off, and tailgate him. He gets mad and starts getting even more aggressive with his driving at you. You end up following him off the highway and get stopped behind him at a stoplight. He gets out of his truck … [Read more...]

Beware of Crimes of Opportunity

stranger at front door

Good people are being targeted in what is known as "crimes of opportunity." Let's use this real life example of a robbery that occurred within the last couple months. An elderly couple had just finished shopping and was walking back to their car carrying their goods. A fine young gentleman was courteous enough to offer a helping hand. After he helped the elderly couple all the way to their car, he robbed them. It is unfortunate times that we must be careful and observant even when people are … [Read more...]

Shooting From Behind Cover

shooting from concealment

When behind cover it is a very natural urge to get as close to it as possible and even snug up right against it. It feels safer, but is it? No! If you are all the way up against cover and you need to lean out to shoot, you will not have your weapon at the ready. This means that as you pop out, you will have to present your weapon. This extra step takes more time and results in a much slower target acquisition. Now what happens if you have to get behind cover again quick if you are taking … [Read more...]

My Gun Fell Out!

Smith & Wesson J Frame

I loved my first carry set up. A S&W J-Frame (5 shot “snub nosed” revolver) with a Clip Draw attached as a carry method. The Clip Draw is essentially a pocket knife-like clip that attaches to the gun and clips over your belt. It was super easy to carry, just grab-and-go! I liked the simplicity and reduced bulk when compared to a traditional holster. Then one day I learned the unfortunate lesson of the importance and value of a quality holster with retention that securely fastens to … [Read more...]

Step Off The X!

x marks the spot

You’re in a gunfight and standing still. The muzzle flash illuminates everything around you like a beacon calling for attention. What does your attacker do? Shoot towards the light!! So in the middle of the gunfight you get a stoppage, malfunction, or run the gun empty. You stand still and look down to assess the situation. Now your body is acting like a lead trap, absorbing the rounds the opponent keeps sending to the light he saw. If you are in a gunfight, you need to be shooting or … [Read more...]

Defensive Gun Use Scenario – In Response to our Facebook Page

What Should You Do?

We regularly post “scenarios” on our Facebook page to spark intelligent, thought-provoking situational responses. On April 8, 2014 we posted the following: “SCENARIO: You see a guy approaching the driver’s side of your vehicle while stopped behind two vehicles at a stop sign on a side street at night. He walks up to your driver’s door and aggressively tries to open it. You present your weapon and DO NOT fire. He runs away at the sight of the gun. What do you do next?” The result … [Read more...]

Carjacking Scenario – In Response to our Facebook page

We regularly post “scenarios” on our Facebook page to spark intelligent, thought provoking situational response. On March 25, 2014 we posted the following: SCENARIO You are driving to the grocery with your wife and two children in the back seat. You approach a stop light and the car behind you stops nearly touching your bumper. You're boxed in. The passenger of the car behind you gets out with a gun and starts to approach your car. What do you? The common responses were quite … [Read more...]

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