February 11, 2019

One of the most useful habits I've ever acquired is frequent and brutally honest self-assessment. Getting to know myself, learning more about my own personality, and understanding my fears and anxieties sounds like pretentious psychobabble and more than a little narcis...

February 7, 2019

I'm sure by now that y'all have heard this old saw: "I'd rather be tried by twelve than carried by six." The meaning, of course, is that the speaker would rather risk facing a jury trial for using his firearm than be carried by six pallbearers to his grave. This tired...

February 6, 2019

It's no secret that the Second Amendment is under constant attack by certain segments of the political establishment. And it's also pretty widely understood that left-leaning Americans tend to be less enthusiastic than right wingers about protecting our God-given right...

February 5, 2019

All too often, I hear someone comment that they respect my right and decision to carry a firearm but they themselves could never use a gun on another human being. They're utterly convinced that if push came to shove, they'd freeze and be unable to fight back. They woul...

February 4, 2019

Owning and training with firearms and other weapons is well and good, and of course I recommend it highly for anyone who is serious about surviving an encounter with criminals. But there are other steps we can take, some of them remarkably easy and inexpensive, that wi...

February 1, 2019

Depending on what state you live in, it might be entirely illegal to set even one foot into an establishment that serves alcohol while carrying a firearm. Or it might be legal to go into a restaurant whose primary purpose is to sell food, but not go into the bar portio...

January 31, 2019

From time to time, someone sends me a video or it pops up on my social media feed. It features someone handling firearms in an unsafe way that results in a negligent discharge, which results in a close call, a minor injury, a serious injury, or death. These videos are...

January 30, 2019

A few days ago, a customer at the range who was very new to shooting asked why hollow point ammo is so much more expensive than full metal jacket (FMJ, or ball) target ammo, and why can't we all just save a little money and carry target ammo if it works just as well as...