Author: David Bahde

No More Sloppy Seconds!

My relationship with the suppressor industry has always been a mixed bag. You find no stronger advocate for their use, especially in the gun media. My willingness to maintain a Class II manufacturing license allows me to continue this advocacy where others cannot or will not. Relegated to occasional use at an event, most writers …

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Suppressors, the Hunters friend, not an Assassins Tool

As a long time rifle suppressor user I am often asked why there is a need. A recent conversation along with several correspondence this week sparked the need to complete this blog. It addresses those issues in detail alone. It surrounds the mythology behind the suppressor, the mysticism of Titanium, and who uses them and …

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Survival Armor “WARRIOR” Tactical Armor

Having spent hundreds of hours in tactical armor, and over twenty years in concealable armor, it has encompassed a large part of my life since 1983 when my Second Chance vest was first donned. It was uncomfortable as hell, heavy and hot, yet from that day forward a vest was used continually; first as a …

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Constitutional Rights – Who needs them!!!

Recent events have prompted a thought. So who needs constitutional rights? Seems like a stupid question right, so why ask? Simple, at no time in my life have people been more willing to take them away from others! Ya, others, take mine away and I will fight to the DEATH!! But yours, well who cares, …

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Prologue This is my first training review on the blog. For the last few years I have been reviewing training nationwide for Harris Publications. Like all things in the magazine world, interest ebbs and flows. The last year there has been a noticeable lull in interest in straight up training reviews. When a weapon of …

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Guns, Tactics, and Hormonal Decision Making

A list recently published on why agencies are switching to the 9mm pistol resulted in the usual ignorant comments about cops somehow being less than manly because they use a 9mm pistol; or the typical mythology that “no officer” willingly makes that transition. Even more comical, the transition is yet another conspiracy on the part …

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Is Competition Evil? : in firearms and martial arts training

  While most of my notoriety these days revolves around the firearms world,  I have been practicing, studying, or teaching some form of Asian martial art (mostly Japanese) for 42 years now.  Most were traditional systems, a few have been anything but.  From early bare knuckle matches to a stint as a sparring partner for a …

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Where did my America go?

The most recent ambush and brutal murder of two patrol officers in Las Vegas is particularly disturbing to me.  Officers being killed in the line of duty is not new.  Even the targeting of specific officers involved in under cover or anti-drug operations is more common than most may think.   Having some psyhopathic anti-government whack …

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Doctrine or Dogma so whats the Difference?

Over the course of the last 20 + years I have attended dozens of classes involving firearms and tactics. My last ten years as a police officer they mostly occurred on my own dime. Critical training at the time, it supported me in my responsibility as a SWAT team leader, firearms instructor, armorer, patrol sergeant …

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