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Posts from January 2015
Report 14: The Jihad Menace
There is a problem affecting the world, and despite many years of trying by many nations, this problem is growing at an alarming pace. The problem is jihadism. Jihad, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary, is “a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; also: a personal struggle in devotion to Islam […]
Report 13: Why Practice?
In this report, I want to look closer at the reason I so strongly advocate practice. Let’s start by looking at a scenario with which, I pray, none of us will ever personally experience. You are relaxing at home in the evening, and a couple of bad guys break into the house. You grab your […]
Report 12: Civil Unrest and Jihad, a Linkage?
As a departure from my normal type of report, I am inspired to take keyboard in hand to bang out an editorial. This is not going to be a comprehensive discussion of the situation that has taken place in Ferguson, MO over the past couple of weeks but rather my thoughts on the causes and […]
Report 11: Why Reload
There are two main reasons people don’t get in the necessary range time required to maintain proficiency: accessibility of a range and the cost of the ammunition. There isn’t much I can do about the range accessibility, but I can address the ammunition cost issue. All shooters wrestle with practice costs, specifically, how to keep […]
Report 10: Attitude of Awareness
In my last report, Kids and Guns, I discussed attitude. In this report I want to expand on that idea. While knowing how to apply the five fundamentals of shooting is important, possibly even more important is the application of an Attitude of Awareness. I have been asked how I can justify not issuing a […]
Report 9: Kids and Guns
We’ve all heard or read accounts about a child shooting another person after finding and then handling [or, playing with] an improperly stored or secured firearm. No wonder just the idea of kids and guns raises strong passions in people! Perhaps your first thought is that the two definitely do not go together. In my […]
Report 8: The Responsible Gun Owner
Owning and using firearms is older than America itself. In colonial days and the early days of the republic, owning and knowing how to use a gun meant that you had meat to put on the table, or it increased your personal security from predatory animals, two-legged or four-legged. Today, unless you live in some […]
Report 7: Your Everyday Carry, Part 4 – Your Mode of Dress
In this report I will discuss your mode of dress for your everyday carry. Your mode of dress should reflect your normal day-to-day life. This is very doable with a little thought. A good resource is to talk to people who carry on a daily basis. They can give you tips on what works for […]
Report 6: Your Everyday Carry, Part 3 – The Holster
In this report I will discusses holster options for your everyday carry. As with everything connected with your everyday carry, holster preference and comfort is a personal choice. Just as with gun choice, there are “experts” who will tell you that you must use this type or brand of holster. While it may be worth […]