Briefing Room: Global War on Terror Ends

The Global War on Terror has ended. The Obama regime has downgraded the war to an “Overseas Contingency Operation.” And Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano recently used the term “man-caused disaster” instead of terrorism, because “… it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear…” Hallelujah! Safe at last, safe

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Against All Odds: Kestrel Pocket Weather Tracker

Having evaluated all types of survival tools in our jungle training school, it’s rare that I run across an electronic instrument that I like. If you’re a regular reader of this column, you already know I’ve given some pretty low scores to big names in the GPS market. The bottom line for me is: if

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Offbeat: SWAT-T Tourniquet

According to a number of sources in the medical field, a significant injury to an artery located in an extremity is capable of causing unconsciousness and leading to eventual death in as little as ten minutes.

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Cutting Edge: Extrema Ratio Ultramarine Diver’s Knife

One indicator of the high quality and functionality of a knife is the number of special operations units around the world that use them. An Italian company called Extrema Ratio offers a very well-designed knife for special operations, even to include special ops helicopter pilots. One type of special ops unit that has traditionally made

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Frontline Debriefs: Long Distance Shooting

We have had thousands upon thousands of shooters come through our training both within International Tactical Training Seminars and while I was active on LAPD. Many shooters do in fact, enjoy shooting on different levels, and a common question posed is, “What is there left to explore within shooting?” Try long distance shooting. You do

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Lawful Carry: Sidearmor Kydex Holsters

Like many of you with significant time behind the trigger, I have a large cardboard box at home labeled “Holsters.” Inside are a variety of configurations from various recognizable manufacturers as well as some lesser-known offerings. It seems I consistently discover features I like and, more pressingly, features I dislike with each. Never have I

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