Category: Commentary

Shooting to 400 Meters

Training for the 99% – The Lazy Mans Copout!

This may be the longest standing argument in the police and self defense  training world.  It survives across the spectrum of training but is practiced most visibly during force on force, combatives, and firearms training.  What will we encounter “99 percent” of the time, and lets focus our training there.  Seems like a no brainer, right? …

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Firearms training

Be Careful what you Look For, YOU JUST MIGHT FIND IT!

  Decades ago while beginning a life long passion for Martial Arts training a concept lived by those most experienced was drummed into my brain.  Training to win a fight is designed to provide  the confidence to avoid them if at all possible.  This can apply even if your job in life may be as …

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Police Chief Chryptochidism and the War on Cops

Police Chief Chryptochidism and the War on Cops

So Why Aren’t you still a Cop? Although I am a bit on the old side to start another police career, it is a topic that remains pretty consistent, especially when talking to former colleagues.  Turns out I was pretty good at it, maybe really good at it. Do I miss it, sure, especially the …

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Groups for accuracy

Groups – The Biggest Lie of All

I have been shooting “groups” with my precision rifles for a couple decades now, and pistols since becoming a gun writer.  There are so many  myths surrounding its importance it is almost ridiculous.  Its just one of those things that should die, but just never will.  It may be the most over used and least …

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Have We Evolved?

Americas Favorite Past Time the BASHFEST!!

So, have we really evolved? The inability to contribute to any argument outside criticism, derogatory statements, or outright profanity is not new.  It was something experienced many decades ago in grade school.  My guess; its been around since humans began interacting with some form of communication beyond a grunt.  I think they call that evolution, not …

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Consequences

Yesterday a concealed carry holder in Utah intervened during a car jacking and was forced to shoot and kill the suspect.  It is so far proving to be the perfect example of why many carry a concealed firearm. Most carry for the protection of themselves or loved ones. Some feel compelled to help others.  The …

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Gods, Gurus and Followers – Sifting through Social Media Sewage

  Forums and Social Media – its not new Almost two decades ago my love / hate relationship with Internet Forums began.  Recently charged with training our swat team and sniper unit,  information was needed and the Internet was the easiest place to get it.   As a graveyard sergeant there was plenty of time given …

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The Scourge of “comparison”

It was some four decades ago my journey started as a student, practitioner, and teacher of the “martial arts”.  The term itself can be controversial, everything is these days, but it encompasses most of my training and has become mainstream as a description of what I do.    Most training included (and still does) traditional Japanese …

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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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