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Podcast 423 and 424

Life happened and I had to neglect my blogging. Over the past few weeks I have been working contract security and my hours are no longer my own. I am making the best of a temporary situation. Here are the last two podcast episodes of the show formerly known as the Urban Shooter podcast. What…

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Parent and student reunite after Washington school shooting. Image: King 5 News

Fortuitous Outcomes

“Fortuitous outcomes reinforce poor tactics.” That’s an old saw in the police and self-defense training business, and it simply means that just because you won, it doesn’t mean that you did it right. Maybe you just got lucky. I think we got lucky today. According to Bob Owens at Bearing Arms, we have a new…

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Round in the Chamber?

How many of you conceal carry a semi-automatic handgun, or have friends or family members that do? After knowing this, have you ever wondered their stand point of why they carry, or the amount of training they had with the firearm? Now a question with a twist; how many of you keep a round in…

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The gathering begins.

Home Again

Another NRA Annual Meeting is in the bag, and it’s time to collect some thoughts and memories from the big show in Nashville.                 I haven’t seen any official attendance figures yet, but prior to the show the NRA was projecting about 70,000 members and their families would…

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‘Bout That Time Again…

That’s right.  It’s just about time to head out for the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, 2015 edition…and it is no secret that the NRA “Show” is one of my very favorite times of the year.           It’s both a family reunion and showcase for the real grassroots of our gun…

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