Street Smarts: Cop-Community Relations

It’s pretty obvious we have a problem in this country regarding police-community relations. Police feel they simply cannot do their jobs anymore, especially if policing involves other races, without being subject to public outcry, media assassination, automatic assumption of discriminatory intent, and even criminal investigation. Right now, it’s tough to be a cop. Meanwhile, a

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Briefing Room: Winter Projects

This time of year, most hunting seasons are over and training organizations are ramping up for spring. With cold weather setting in, evenings are the perfect time to complete projects you haven’t had time to get to. First up: a complete breakdown and cleaning of your firearms and other gear. Most semi-auto pistols are easy

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Force Multiplier: Knife and Gun Integration

We’re all familiar with the old adage, “Never bring a knife to a gunfight.” And while we should always carry a gun as our primary weapon, having one doesn’t rule out also having the other. In fact, we should carry both. We need to prepare for all contingencies. It’s about options. In a close-quarters lethal-force

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Shades of the Gray Man: Blend in and Survive

Imagine that a serious crisis is unfolding right before your eyes. Almost immediately, conditions begin to deteriorate in ways few ever anticipated. Widespread panic and desperation quickly follow as the downward spiral accelerates. After careful consideration, you determine that the only relative safety lies outside the hot zone—you need to get moving right now. But

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Against All Odds: Pine Fire All-natural Fire Starters

Pine Fire Shop started out as Pine Fire Fatwood in 2014 with mainly fatwood. The company often appeared in online videos showcasing their fatwood products and reviewing other outdoor gear they believed in. When they came back after a short hiatus in late 2016 as Pine Fire Shop, the business was more focused on fire

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Offbeat: RMH Custom 1911 Grips

There’s nothing like a 1911 to beg for a personalized set of panels. Have you looked at a set of 1911 grips and thought how you’d like some with the texture or shape just a little different? You know, a set “kinda” like this or that from another maker, but maybe more this here and

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Lawful Carry: Enhancing Safariland ALS Holsters

In spite of its liberal persuasion, lots of good things related to shooting happen in Oregon. A “why didn’t I think of that” invention has been developed by Oregon Trail Defense, LLC (OTD) located in Baker City, Oregon. And here is a situation where bigger is better. SAFARILAND ALS The Safariland series of synthetic holsters,

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Frontline Debriefs: Judicial Perception

In recent times, a number of court cases have not being adjudicated in favor of police. While some cases are clearly in favor of the plaintiff and for just cause, I know of others in which the facts would not seem to justify an award against law enforcement, and yet this is precisely what occurred.

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Enemy at the Gate: Suppressor Deregulation Panics Anti-Gun Zealots

As of this writing, H.R. 38, the “National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2107,” has garnered 212 sponsors—almost half the House of Representatives. This would seem to indicate its chances for passage—at least in the House—are fairly high. The Washington state-based Alliance for Gun Responsibility certainly thinks so, breathlessly telling their email list that, “Thanks

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