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Why is Situational Awareness So Important?

Spending your life in Condition White is downright stupid, but constantly being in Condition Orange is not an option. Living with effective situational awareness requires balance. Some years ago, Col. Jeff Cooper USMC designed the Color Code to help us … Continue reading

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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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Empty Chambers

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

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Lights & Home Defense: Firearm Safety Rule 4 in Action

Target identification is perhaps the most vital aspect of home defense. Imagine waking up to a noise in the middle of the night, going to inspect the cause of said noise, and discovering your young child decided that 3 a.m. … Continue reading

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