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Concealed Carry – A Risk Management Perspective

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness….” – United States Declaration of Independence Risk at a basic level is the combination of the likelihood of something happening […]

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Haley Strategic D3CR

This past weekend, I traveled down to Houston and had the pleasure of hanging out with some good friends at the inaugural Carbine Home Defense class by 2 Vets Arms. In planning for the weekend, I had two main goals in mind. Goal #1 was to train with and gain some great insight from the folks at 2 Vets […]

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Gun Log SPC

As ammunition is starting to become more readily available and the prices are beginning to stabilize, firearms owners should hopefully be able to start hitting the range more and not having to worry about using up irreplaceable ammunition. If you spend a lot of time at the range and like to document every aspect of […]

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Firearms Inventory with My Gun DB

A couple weeks ago, Brandon asked me to kick the tires on a firearms inventory program called My Gun DB. I have not met or talked with the developers of the software because when I assess things like this, I like to do it with an open mind and not have any input on their […]

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The Fiscal Responsibility of Gun Ownership

When it comes to the subject of gun ownership, we often hear the phrase “responsible gun ownership” thrown around. Seems everyone does it, journalists, politicians, friends, foes but when it’s used it is typically framed around “responsibility” in the sense of people being honest and hardworking gun owners and we don’t tend to focus on […]

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Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Right before New Year’s, I took a trip to the new Academy in town to see what was in stock and hopefully pick up some ammo, and perhaps a weapon or two if the price was right.

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Gun Owners and Communication

How Words Shape the Way We’re Viewed As I sit here on my vacation, enjoying the sound of the waves hitting the white sands on the Gulf shoreline, a thought occurred to me. Why is it so easy for people to paint the typical gun owner as an uneducated and irrational person who is afraid of the […]

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