There’s Never a CCW Holder When You Need One…

CCW Holder

It is really a shame that none of the defenseless victims in this crime was a CCW holder with the ability to respond appropriately to an armed felon. In this video, a man is shown walking up to a restaurant, which appears to be a take-out place.  In other words, the area for the customers is […]

Self Defense Shooting on Video

Self Defense Shooting

You may have seen a 71-year-old Florida resident shoot two armed robbers in this self defense shooting video.  But it is not likely you have read anything like my thoughts on what happened.

Mossberg Tactical Lever Gun

Mossberg 464 SPX

Introduced at the 2012 SHOT Show, the Mosberg 464 SPX is a tactical, lever action rifle chambered in .30-30.  This lever gun is black (of course) and comes standard with a tri-rail and AR-style, adjustable buttstock.  Yes, it can be had with a flash hider. Mossberg is also introducing a .22 LR version of the […]

Stress in Combat

The frequency of specific areas of perceptual narrowing as reported by police officers in deadly force encounters.  The range of percentages are taken from four studies.

Fighting for your life is likely the most stressful event any person can experience. That stress affects your performance: some of it good, some of it bad. This is the first in a series of articles that will explore what this stress is, and what it does to your body. Survival Stress Survival stress is […]

Quality Used Guns on Market

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Recently I talked about finding a self-defense gun that fits you.  One of the things I pointed out was to buy good quality firearms, not cheaply made firearms.  Used guns are often a great value, as you can often get a high-quality, “low mileage” firearm for much cheaper than new. At the time of this […]

Some Thoughts on Choosing a Defensive Handgun

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When it comes to choosing the right defensive handgun, there are many “right” answers and a few wrong ones. The best defensive handgun for you will likely be different than my choices. But the criteria in picking a handgun for self defense is fairly universal. Let’s take a look at some of the things you […]

Gun Gifts: Christmas Shopping Ideas For The Firearms Enthusiast In Your Life

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Trying to figure out what to buy the gun-guy or gal in your life for Christmas?  Here are a few ideas: Less Than $20 In the Gravest Extreme, Stressfire, and the The Gun Digest Book Of Concealed Carry are all excellent books written by Massad Ayoob.  I highly recommend each of them.  Another very good […]

D.C. vs Heller: Supreme Court Strikes Down Handgun Ban

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In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the District of Columbia’s draconian handgun ban is unconstitutional. Specifically the Court held that “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self defense within […]

Negligent Discharge by Pilot on US Airways Flight

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Negligent discharges (ND) are not only dangerous to people who are around when the bullet exits the muzzle, but they are also dangerous to all gun owners. A single negligent discharge may run on the evening news or on the front page of the local paper, whereas the millions of people who safely handle firearms […]

Don’t Quit Before The Battle Is Won: A Sad Self-Defense Story

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In Largo, Florida in 2002, an 88-year-old man and his 86-year-old wife were attacked in a daytime home invasion style robbery. The couple was attacked in their condo by a 19-year-old convicted drug dealer as they returned from a nearby supermarket. The 88-year-old victim was able to retrieve his .38 Special revolver (loaded with +P […]

The Dangers of Intervention: A Commentary by Evan Marshall

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Evan Marshall is a retired Detroit PD police officer who spent 20 years going into harm’s way for total strangers. In his police service, Marshall worked on the street, as a homicide detective, and on the tactical unit. Outside of the law enforcement community, Marshall is known to most people as an author and firearms […]