Category Archives: Philosophy

Is Your Chamber Empty?

Lately, I have been hearing that a number of people carry their defensive semi-automatics without a round in the chamber. I suppose that this is most often done with the thought of increasing the safety of the handgun and avoiding … Continue reading

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Staying Alert: The Key for Personal Defense

Maintaining one’s alertness involves monitoring not only what’s happening, but also any person or object that appears to be out of place. In personal-defense classes, we talk to the students about awareness. Some instructors love to use the term “keep … Continue reading

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Crisis Situations and Staying Alert

Photo by Andrey Zvyagintsev on Unsplash The various distractions of life are what keep us from being as alert as we should be. So, as if work, family, and just getting through a busy day aren’t enough, let’s add a pandemic to the whole thing. … Continue reading

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Realistic Practice – The Key to Firearm Training

One of the values of attending a good defensive training school is the realization that the necessary shooting skills are not going to be acquired overnight. A good school shows the student a good way to accomplish the task and … Continue reading

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