Author: David Cole

I’ve walked my winding path in the shoes of: ski lift operator, forest fire fighter, radio announcer, US Army officer, police officer, and SWAT team member. These days, I work full time as a corporate security professional at a major financial services firm, while providing firearms and personal safety training part time as Aegis Solutions LLC. I am an Endowment Member of the National Rifle Association, and a certified NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor, and Range Safety Officer. I compete regularly at my local club in steel plate pistol matches, and am a “C” Class competitor in the Single Stack division of United States Practical Shooting Association. I have been a student of the martial art of aikido for 16 years, and hold the rank of nidan (2nd degree black belt).

Anatomy of a Reload

During my United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) matches this summer, I’ve been running a GoPro camera to record some first-person video. After my last match, I decided to pull a clip of a reload and slow it down to show the component parts that make up a good speed reload. I thought it might […]

I Went to Africa

I got back from Africa about two weeks ago. Since then I have been struggling to find a way to compress the experience into words adequate to share it with you, and I have come to the conclusion that it really isn’t possible. What I will do is tell you about the trip…what happened, and […]

Crazy Talk

Crazy talk, that’s what it is. All this business about recognizing licenses from other states is just crazy. Just because someone has a license from a state like maybe Mississippi…just a little bit of training, and a perfunctory test…well, it doesn’t mean they would meet the standards to get a license in say, New York. […]

Never Enough

California is a gun-controller’s wet dream, and it’s still not enough. In response to the recent school shooting in San Bernardino, California, Gabby Giffords has spoken the truth, even if accidentally. When she claims that California’s gun control laws (ranked #1 by the Brady Campaign) are still not enough, she lays bare the two essential […]

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