LAWFUL CARRY: SureFire Masterfire Rapid Deploy Holster

Defensive handguns have evolved over the years with the addition of mounted weaponlights, red dot sights, and sometimes suppressors. Finding a proper holster can at times be problematic, especially if more than one handgun is used. SureFire has come up with an ingenious solution: the Masterfire® Rapid Deploy Holster (RDH), one holster that can be

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THE CUTTING EDGE: ColonelBlades NCO LowVZ

ColonelBlades™ has come out with a new version of its popular LowVZ™ fixed-blade knife. Distributed by Bravo Company USA, the new ColonelBlades NCO™ LowVZ has all the great design features and quality that make the Colonel LowVZ such a standout, but at a more budget-friendly price. I wrote a full review of the Colonel LowVZ

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GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

The clerk in an Albuquerque convenience store was nervous. A customer had told her he’d just been in an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven down the street and that the robber had gotten away. This is when her Monday evening took a turn for the worse.

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FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: A Sense of History

During my LAPD Academy days, we were debriefed on historical shootings on the LAPD. On the back lot of Universal Studios, SWAT debriefed us on the most famous ones during our one-day SWAT/Officer Survival training, a day that sadly no longer exists. These lessons sought to explain the history of the department you were joining

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TRAINING AND TACTICS: Eye of the Tiger

Eye of the Tiger. Whether it’s the theme song of the Rocky movie series, or extracted from William Blake’s immortal poem, it’s essential to the conqueror’s makeup. Without it, sooner or later you will lose the fight—literally and figuratively. Because the time you need it is when you’re on the downslide—on the losing side of

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BRIEFING ROOM: Gatekeepers at Houses of Worship

As this is written, the entire country has been shocked by yet another mass shooting. This one occurred at the First Baptist Church in the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Twenty-six people were killed, with the victims ranging in age from 17 months to 77 years old. An armed citizen stopped the carnage by

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STREET SMARTS: This Is a Stick-Up!

Lots of things suck about jobs. Lazy co-workers, stupid or bossy bosses, that vending machine in the break room that is really a low-odds slot machine, and somebody is always putting the bite on for little Suzy and Johnny’s school fundraiser or Junior Football League. Oh, I almost forgot the biggest of the workday blues:

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