Last night on Training Talkā€¦

You know what’s fun about doing a live webcast? When things don’t go according to plan and the host has to tread water for 30 minutes!
Last night’s Training Talk started out great, but my first guest ran into technical issues (thank you Google, for your wonderfully buggy software.) Yours truly jumped in and covered the subject of sight adjustments on defensive pistols, but it wasn’t exactly what I’d expected to be doing!
Luckily the second hour went a …

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Your Hump Day Reading List for February 15, 2017

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Another selection of useful self defense and personal security articles this week, including a look at surviving your normal life; the real security risks of connected devices; how to harden your computer against ransomware; how to carry a trauma response kit; the tactical pen is dead, long live the tactical pencil; a simple security precaution almost no one takes; and finally a level-headed look at travel and terrorism.
 
Can you survive your everyday life?
I know lots of folks …

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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

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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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