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Lessons of the FBI Miami Shootout

Studying gunfights of the past allows concealed-carry licensees to prepare for the ever-changing dynamics of a life-threatening encounter in ways that practicing on a typical square range cannot. On April 11, 1986, FBI agents were engaged in a gunfight that … Continue reading

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Self-Defense: Stick WIth What’s Tried and True

We live in an era of instant gratification, and this can be a real pitfall for the defensive shooter. There is a great temptation to believe that people can quickly become adept at defensive shooting if they have a certain … Continue reading

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A Critical Self-Defense Skill: The Tactical Reload

The tactical reload is a term for topping off your partially empty pistol. It has been termed a method of getting your pistol fully loaded when there is a lull in the fight, but let’s examine the technique a bit further.

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No Safe Spaces: Personal Defense Skills and Why We Need Them

All you need to do is check the evening news to realize that there is no safe place. It’s somewhat naive to assume that bad things can’t happen in any city, town, village, or rural setting. Neither is it reasonable … Continue reading

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