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GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

Rule 4 applies even in the home. Having the means to positively identify your target is important. Misfortune Cookie It was an hour before midnight at the China Kitchen restaurant in Columbia, South Carolina when the normal Thursday night routine was interrupted by a masked… Read More

STREET SMARTS: Countersurveillance Techniques

“Are ‘they’ watching you?” This is one of the first questions used to determine if you are in need of commitment to an in-patient facility, but it is also a question that you should ask yourself while conducting the business of daily life. The “they” in question are not the… Read More

AGAINST ALL ODDS: Gearward Escape Tools

Hostage situation exercise conducted at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in cooperation with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Being taken hostage or kidnapped can happen to anyone. DoD photo by TSGT James Burnette. We live in an age of increasing terrorism and criminal activity. Hostage… Read More

STREET SMARTS It’s a Good Time To Prepare for Bad Times

My buddy was depressed, seriously down in the dumps. We were meeting for our every-few-weeks beer at a local Mexican joint. He’s an old friend who has worked in the newspaper and communications business his entire life. He’s also a serious practicing liberal. I like him anyway. “Are you kidding… Read More

GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

While skill trumps gear, good gear like this Langdon Tactical Beretta can make it easier to apply learned skills. Pepperoni, Anchovies, and Ambush It seemed like another routine Thursday night delivery run for the Beaver Run, Pennsylvania pizza driver. He pulled up to a house,… Read More

FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: Common-Sense Tactics

I’ve been in the game for a few weeks now. I’ve fired some guns. I’ve seen my share of theories and techniques. Some have e-mailed me videos of some rather interesting, if not perplexing, techniques espoused by individuals of the “If I told you, I’d have to kill you” persuasion. Read More

ENEMY AT THE GATE: Banning Body Armor

With each new murderous beast apparently in competition with all who came before for the “Most Evilly Depraved” trophy, the sad reality is that we are in the age of mass shootings. Where concerts, movies, church sermons, and schools become killing grounds. Where to be a soft target is to… Read More

BRIEFING ROOM: 3-D Printed Guns: Facts and Fantasies

Eighty years ago, in 1938, with a very bad economy and war looming on the horizon, America was introduced to a new hero—Superman. His tag line was Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Sadly in the present time, the mantra has seemed to become Lying to Americans. In August, Senator… Read More

STREET SMARTS: Tactical Subterfuge, or the Art of BS

Once again, I’ve had a weird idea for a column. This one might be unique because I’ve never seen anything similar in print, and thus our discussion might be a World’s First. I’m going to talk about bluffing, or more pedantically: Tactical Subterfuge. This concept is a strange idea to… Read More

GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

Be ready for bumps in the night. He Kicked the Wrong Door In the wee hours of a Monday morning in July, the quiet of a St. Louis, Missouri home was disturbed by the sound of someone violently trying to kick in the front door. Read More