It appears more common today to hear of folks carrying a tourniquet as part of their EDC, but how many have made a true effort to understand when and where a tourniquet, pressure bandage, hemostatic gauze, and/or an occlusive dressing should be used? How many recognize when and where to use those tools in addition […]
Is a Lever Action Rifle Good For Home Defense?
With today’s uncertain times folks have flocked to firearms retailers looking for guns and ammunition. As if by clockwork recent events have caused those having an opposition to guns now finding themselves rethinking their position. Perhaps a gun is not such a bad thing to own after all with current world events continuing to be […]
Why I Prefer Blacked Out Rear Pistol Sights
I recently, as in the last two years, have made the switch from a traditional three dot sighting system to a blacked out (or nearly blacked out) rear sight with a front dot (usually tritium) on my EDC gun. The reason why I have made this switch comes after years of shooting pistols and realizing […]
The Best EDC Flashlights, And How To Use Them 
Do you carry a handgun for self-defense? If so, you may also want to carry a good flashlight. The statistics indicate approximately 60% of all confrontations occur in dim light conditions. That does not necessarily mean complete darkness, but rather diminished lighting to the point where your ability to identify the threat is jeopardized. You […]
Talon Grips Review
Often times, the stock grip on our gun leaves a lot to be desired. Gun companies tend to go on a rampage trying to fix them, and their intentions are pure. Sometimes, however, they just make them worse. And sometimes, they make them better for the average person, but worse for the individual. After all, the […]
Revolver Vs Semi-Auto Pistol For EDC, Which Is Better?
The choices for an everyday carry (EDC) handgun are endless today. Handgun make, model, double stack vs. single stack, and caliber are but a few of the questions you will need to answer if you are new to concealed carry on a daily basis. And then there is the age old question of, do I […]
Five Decisions That Will Help You Win a Self-Defense Encounter
When training new shooters, especially those new to concealed carry or rookie law enforcement officers, I always provide a solid foundation of basic marksmanship. There is, however, another critical element of preparedness and training for those relying on a firearm for defensive purposes. When I started out many years ago in a law enforcement career, […]