Monthly Archives: January 2020

Aiming for ‘Condition Yellow:’ A Lesson in Awareness

Annie Oakley Wilson, mistress of condition yellow. My little Dachshund has me pretty well trained. That little girl will come and stare at me until I understand that she needs to go outside. When I open the back door, she … Continue reading

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Long-Distance Practice: A Good Idea for the Armed Citizen

Various reports indicate that most gunfights occur at seven yards or less, and my informal research seems to back this up. It is a certainty that these close-range encounters are the most dangerous. Consequently, we suggest that most of the … Continue reading

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Shooting vs. Fighting: Know the Difference

When a criminal attack is put upon you, it’s always best if you can multiply your chances for survival. You want to be able to use every legal advantage against your attacker. In short, you should do your best to … Continue reading

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Elmer Keith and The Golden Years of Gunwriting

Fair Use Keith Elmer Image (WP:NFCC#4) This past weekend, I played an event in southern Wyoming and then headed to Idaho on assignment for American Rifleman. Of course, I made time to be sure to visit Salmon, ID. Now, you old-timers … Continue reading

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