June 2016

Five Minutes For Fighting – The Shooting Stance

The Stance: A lot of time and energy is devoted to the shooting stance, basically how you stand and hold the firearm while shooting. This is as it should be, because if you are not holding the firearm properly and standing appropriately, you will not be shooting as well as you can. Today my focus is the stance I teach for self-defense shooting. This is different from how you would stand Continue reading “Five Minutes For Fighting – The Shooting Stance”

It Didn’t Get Better When They Got Promoted

It took me a while to figure it out, but eventually I learned. Just because someone gets a promotion, doesn’t mean they are any more skilled or qualified than they were before. And just because they are in charge, that doesn’t mean they know anything. There are a lot of knuckleheads out there in law enforcement – but somehow, I really believe that based on the size of our department, we had Continue reading “It Didn’t Get Better When They Got Promoted”

Awareness May Be The Only Weapon You Have

This past week we’ve had two more incidents where those who had a radical agenda killed people in an act of terrorism. Terrorism, defined in these instances, as using violence with the intent to coerce or intimidate a civilian population or influence government policy. In each case, victims who were unable to defend themselves, were targeted to be killed. As news coverage continues in the next few weeks, Continue reading “Awareness May Be The Only Weapon You Have”

Unloaded Handguns, Plastic Barrels, or Plastic Guns

Many years ago, an instructor friend was teaching a class at the local police academy. He was highlighting the dangers when facing an opponent armed with an edged weapon – essentially, his point was if you were struggling with someone armed with a knife, one or both of you would be cut. As an aside, in the real world getting cut doesn’t mean you will lose the fight, or die – what it means Continue reading “Unloaded Handguns, Plastic Barrels, or Plastic Guns”

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