Do gun designers have your best interest in mind?

How are self defense guns designed?
You might have a romantic notion about engineers meeting with experts in the field, intently listening to their sage advice whilst drawing on graph paper, going back to their labs and making several prototypes to ensure they’ve understood the concepts, and only when the expert(s) approve of the product does it get produced.
In reality, it often works like this: “let’s ask our dealers and distributors what’s selling well and tell engineering to …

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Your Hump Day Reading List for February 8, 2017

Hump Day Reading List camel

Welcome to another Hump Day Reading List! This week: kydex vs leather holsters; saying NO!; an “everyday grab-and-go” bag; some historical perspective on readiness; kids can be criminals too; carrying in a purse; and a review of youth model rifles and shotguns.
 
Do you care what your holster is made of?
You should. I used to be a die-hard believer in the leather holster: they look good, form nicely to the body for maximum comfort, and have that comforting …

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“What is mindset?” — an excerpt from my new book!

Have you ever thought about what it takes to make the decision to protect yourself? Maybe it’s a matter of simply reframing your viewpoint.
Here’s an excerpt on mindset from my new book, Protect Yourself With Your Snubnose Revolver:
 
Mindset
First, you need to make a decision: that your own life and the lives of your loved ones are worth protecting. This isn’t an easy decision for some people because it carries with it three unpleasant realizations: first, …

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How do you deal with an active shooter? Find out on Training Talk!

This week’s episode of Training Talk was all about the threat posed by the active shooter.
My special Guest Expert was Aaron Jannetti of Endeavor Defense, and we had an in-depth discussion about how you can respond to an active shooter incident. Aaron presented some great information and dispelled a lot of myths and bad ideas.
This is one of the most important episodes of Training Talk yet. If you didn’t see it live, be sure to watch the replay.

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