Monthly Archives: November 2019

Self-Defense & Communication: Be Careful What You Say

While keeping up with a recent murder trial, I noticed that the prosecution introduced into evidence a number of the defendant’s texts and emails, along with a fair amount of overwhelming physical evidence. In this case, the defendant was found … Continue reading

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Handgun Customization: What Do You Really Need?

All too frequently, I see a post like this one on social media: “I just bought a new (brand name here) handgun. What custom accessories should I get for it?”

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‘The Caliber Wars:’ Does the Round Really Matter?

I used to think that we gunwriters brought out the old “9 mm vs. .45 ACP” articles when we ran out of something else to write about. But, now I’m not so sure, because I see the same debates going … Continue reading

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‘My Way or the Highway:’ The Wrong Way to Teach & Train

Not too long before his death, Col. Jeff Cooper, founder of Gunsite Academy, was quoted as saying that he wished that he hadn’t made such a big deal about the difference between the Weaver Stance and the Isosceles Stance. I … Continue reading

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