Category Archives: Philosophy

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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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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