Invisibly Armed: Concealed Carry Tactics

Carrying concealed can be broken down into high profile and low profile. In high profile, you might mask the sight of the weapon, but everyone knows you’re carrying. In low profile, the physical features of the firearm are obscured to the deepest cover. In the latter condition, you are not only trying to conceal the presence of a firearm, but the evidence you were carrying in the first place.

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Power to the People: Portable Emergency Generators

Electrical power is one of those things that most of us take for granted. Let’s face it, we expect electricity to be there whenever we need it—and it usually is. We are so dependent on electricity that we’ve developed our entire social and economic infrastructure on the assumption that we will always have plentiful, inexpensive,

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Training to Treat Trauma: Lone Star Medics

Medical issues can happen to anyone, from a rancher checking his fence line, to a hunter in a tree stand, to a cop patrolling a beat. Rural or metropolitan doesn’t matter. Medical emergencies occur more than gunfights simply because there are so many different ways for casualties to occur. Consequently, a situation requiring immediate medical

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True High-Capacity Magazines: SureFire MAG5-60 and MAG5-100

SureFire High-Capacity Magazines can provide the operator with some clear-cut tactical advantages, including increased initial firepower in ambush and active shooter situations, less downtime and target distraction in a firefight, the need for fewer reloads overall, and less bulk compared to drum magazines. Common SOP is to keep a SureFire High-Capacity Magazine in the weapon for initial contact and standard 30-round capacity magazines for reloads.

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Training and Tactics: Inattentional Blindness

Unlike a double-edged sword, which gives you at least a 50/50 chance, the battle spear has a double-ended threat. Either your enemy clocks you from the front with the tip of the blade, or you “take the shaft” from behind from yesterday’s friends. Either way you’re receiving an undesirable impalement. There is, of course, a

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Frontline Debriefs: Active Shooters

The active shooter is a relatively new phenomenon in the grand scheme of things. In the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, this scenario did not occur with the frequency or violence of today. From Sandy Hook, Aurora and the very recent LAX shootings, one can clearly observe that this phenomenon is here to stay. Motivations for

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Enemy at the Gate: We, The Rattlesnake

British colonists arriving on America’s shores discovered a lot of inhospitable things. Rocky soil and nasty weather in the north. Malaria in the south. And eventually hostile natives everywhere. Among the many unfriendlies were rattlesnakes. Colonists on the north coast encountered the timber rattlesnake. Those farther south had to deal with the eastern diamondback, the most massive pit viper in the world.

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