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Cleaning and Lubing with Motor Oil?

gun cleaning

Cleaning products gain loyalty and cultish followings like 80’s rock bands. After playing around with a few, I stumbled into something a little out of the ordinary. In fact, I heard it from a gentleman I shoot with who is an armorer for the County Sheriff. He heard of this tip while at an armory program for a big name gun company (who will go un-named) that works quite well for the 1911 platform. The miracle oil? Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil. Not only does it clean, but boy oh boy does that … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry While Traveling

concealed carry while traveling

Not being armed brings a naked feeling (in a bad way). When I'm on the road I want to stay armed if at all possible. But what happens if you’re traveling overnight in hotels, flying, or traveling out of state? First and foremost: know the law. If you're traveling out of state you must first find out if you have legal reciprocity to carry in that state as well as the laws surrounding concealed carry. Where can you and cant you carry? What defines the lethal use of deadly force? Visit … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry while Camping

concealed carry while camping

Who doesn't stay armed while camping? With the arrival of summer comes the joys of the outdoors. Overnights with family, fun in the RV, or backwoods adventures - no matter what the flavor is we all prefer to do it armed. Carrying concealed safely while camping is something many of us overlook. Well its on me or in my truck, so its safe right? It's the gaps in the day or our routine that could leave us liable for a gun-gone-missing or being found/stolen by someone else. Carrying in your … [Read more...]

Intruders and Home Defense Strategies

Our home is our castle and nearly all of us are willing to protect our family, ourselves, and our home. So what is the best strategy should someone break and enter your home? Far too many people have their "nightstand gun" for when they hear a "bump in the night." Now it is only human instinct to go find out what made the noise! Was it your dog? The wind against the door? Or worse yet, was it someone who shouldn't be there? In the end, is it even worth the risk to find out what the noise … [Read more...]

Tunnel Vision & “After Action Drills”

tunnel vision

Know what tunnel vision is? It’s a physiological response to stress and fear that enables ones vision to be so sharply and acutely focused on one thing (the threat) that the periphery becomes blurry or obsolete. It’s like looking through a paper towel roll. Most of us have experienced this at some point in our lives, but why does it matter if you’re carrying a gun? Since tunnel vision is a natural response to stress and fear, it becomes ever-present for most people during violent … [Read more...]

“Do unto others as they would do unto you – but do it first.”

Take a moment to watch this video of an armed robbery and notice how the adversaries used the elements of speed, aggression, surprise, and violence to initiate the attack: Criminals most often use these tactics to catch the victim off guard or gain a competitive edge in an encounter. Often times their level of force becomes so overwhelming that the victim has no ability or desire to fight back. So the quote goes, “Do unto others as they would do unto you – but do it first.” How … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry and Loved Ones

Paper family in hands

Carrying a gun is a hot topic and an emotionally charged one for many. For those of us that are familiar and comfortable with guns, it’s really no big deal. We feel very comfortable with them, confident with the idea of having to use it, and actually feel naked without one on. But what about our loved ones? Our wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, and kids? Does it matter? To most, it does. Carrying concealed is one thing. For that simple fact alone it is very important to have the … [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...]

Critical Response Tactical Lo Pro Holster Review

lo pro holster

Critical Response Tactical sent CCA a Lo Pro holster (inside the waistband) and Q-Mag carrier and asked me to give it an honest review. Let me first start off by saying I am not associated with the nice folks over at CRT and dive right into our review! The Lo Pro holster and Q-Mag carrier are an all kydex construction. The fit, finish, and definition in the kydex is superb. The holster has adjustable retention (a big plus) and has a very smooth and predictable draw. For the testing I was … [Read more...]

Multiple Target Engagement

engaging multiple targets

Let’s face it. Shooting at one target all the time can get a little boring. Its way more enjoyable to shoot at multiple cans, targets, bowling pins, steel plates, or whatever else is fun (and safe) to throw lead at. So how do you properly and quickly engage multiple targets? Eyes and head first, gun second. Just like when you are driving a car and your back end is sliding out you look into the direction of the slide and then steer into the direction of the slide. This is the same practice … [Read more...]

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