Tag Archives: combat mindset

5 Handling Tips for a Home-Defense Shotgun

This article ran originally in the December 2016 issue of Shooting Illustrated as “Managing the Defensive Shotgun.” There is no doubt that the shotgun is an excellent defensive tool, generally stopping close-range fights with a certainty no handgun ever possessed. … Continue reading

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Concealed-Carry for Beginners: Tips for Continued Training

Many new gun owners seem to be a bit confused about the role that classes designed to facilitate the issuing of concealed-carry licenses play in this whole business of personal defense. The purpose of these classes is to make the … Continue reading

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The First Rule of Gunfighting: Get Training

Training on one of the many ranges at Gunsite in Paulden, Az. I have to take exception to the oft-quoted bromide, “the first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun.”  That really only works if a person already knows … Continue reading

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This Is Why You Always Need an Exit Plan

We’ve all heard the story of how Wild Bill Hickok died in that Deadwood saloon. One of the players in a poker game wouldn’t change places with Hickok so that he could sit with his back to the wall. Subsequently, … Continue reading

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