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Get to cover? A requiem for common sense.

Chances are, you have a pretty good idea of what is cover, and what isn’t.  If you have been professionally trained, and that professional training was founded in this man’s reality, you have an even better idea of what cover is.  Problem is, you are probably in the minority.  What is and isn’t cover is […]

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The Fallacy of Equal Force

What a wonderful world we live in; not too many years ago, the internet still loaded slowly, YouTube was barely a noun and cell phones were not the portable recording powerhouses they are today.  Law enforcement videos were dashcam or nothing and the cases involving use of force were often witness point of view only.  […]

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BFT01-G Tactical Tomahawk

It seems like forever ago that I did my first Hardcore Hardware tool review; running their LFT01 Tomahawk through its paces and finding that HHA knows how to make a tomahawk.  Since then I’ve abused a few of their fixed blade knives and continue to be impressed by their durability and quality.  Well, HHA sent […]

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Gun Craft Krypto

The search for the perfect holster never ends.  I think this is very true because the idea of the perfect holster is different for everyone based on needs, wants, body type, firearm and method of carry (to name a few differences).  I find myself always looking for the next best thing, even though everything that […]

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KEY-BAR Key Organizer

I hate keys.  Having to carry a ring of 10-15 keys around in my pocket in whatever configuration has always bothered me, almost as much as seeing the keyring of a man or woman who bought every cute saying acrylic keyring at Spencer’s Gifts or Hot Topic.  I often feel sorry for the ignitions of […]

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Experts and Experts

Video can make you think you know more than you really do. Cameras have become more commonplace in the world; technology has seen that cameras get smaller, cheaper and the quality of video has dramatically improved to the point that World Star Hip Hop is close to being High Definition footage, yet the local news […]

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Pelvic Shooting, the Best Worst Option

Let’s talk about terminal ballistics and the intentional targeting of the pelvis. This is a topic that has been around for a long time, though has recently experienced a resurgence in interest from the self-defense community as a preferable point of aim for self-defense, sometimes over more medically vulnerable parts of the body.  Using just […]

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Experience Counts

There are literally hundreds of reputable firearms instructors promoting their services on the internet as you read this and if you are reading it on a weekend, just as many running classes.  Videos are being filmed, some uploaded to YouTube and a few of us are pecking away at keyboards to get information and/or opinion […]

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Agency Arms Field Edition Glock

The Glock handgun; easily recognizable, prolific, accurate and dependable.  In use by as much as 60% of law enforcement, Glock has become one of the most popular and venerable handguns to fill many roles at once; every day carry self-defense, police and military sidearm, competition pistol and range toy.  It’s hard to go anywhere around […]

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Griffin Armament QD Blast Shield

Muzzle devices have as much flavor as any other accessory for the AR family of rifles and with good reason.  With muzzle velocities in the  sub 2500 to near 3000 FPS range depending on barrel length, there is a great deal of concussive pressure leaving the barrel with each round and that force has been […]

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