Review: Martial Arts and Your Life

The following is a review of Martial Arts and Your Life, a new book by Lawrence A. Kane and Kris Wilder. Condensed version: I loved and believe you will too. Longer version: Last summer I got an email asking if I would be interested in participating in a survey for a Martial Arts book. I…

Review: Colt 1911 Combat Commander

Being a revolver guy, I never thought I could be turned into a 1911 guy. And, here we are. Today I will review the Colt Combat Commander in 45 ACP, first impressions, first 100 rounds, the Urban Carry Lock Leather IWB holster, and the Underwood Ammo .45 ACP +P 230gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Hunting &…

Top 5 Impractical Guns (That I Want Anyway)

Today I am going to offer my Top Five Impractical Guns that I want anyway. The guns on this list are guns that have some sort of appeal to me, in spite of being impractical for one reason or another. Here is my list: 5. The Kentucky Long Rifle This is the gun that won…

Why Are Pro-Gun People Against “Universal Background Checks”?

What follows is based on an answer I gave to a friend on why pro-gun rights folk are so dead-set against the cute sounding “Universal Background Checks” that are yet again being presented as a “common-sense” gun control measure that will “save lives”. Here is the basic rejection, we already have background checks on all…

EDC Knife: Smith and Wesson First Response

So the time has come to retire the Kershaw Black Horse. It has been my EDC knife since the 1980’s. It has been reliable, indestructible, and completely and totally badass since day one. But, it is dated, and there are designs that have since come out that are more appealing to me at this stage…

Kane and Wilder: 10 Rules of Karate

I wanted to give a quick review of the latest from Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder called 10 Rules of Karate, the immutable path to victory.  Here is what I wrote for the authors: “In your hands is a book that cuts straight through the chatter and gets straight to the point of unarmed self-defense….

2A: How to Help

I typically focus only on problems under my direct influence. There are an eff ton of issues going on right now that would stress me beyond the ability of my BP meds to keep me among the living. So, I place my attention on things I can control, makes my life easier. However, I have…

AR-15’s, Home Defense, and Politics

By now, everyone has an opinion on the AR-15 and whether or not civilians have any “need” for owning one. In this offering, I will be making my stance clear, and offering my reasons for taking said stance. But I will also take a look at how this has become a political issue and how…

Not Quite End of the Year Updates

Well, for having so much free time this year, I have not really done a lot of writing here on my beloved blog. In the words from an email from a longtime reader, “What gives?” I would like to say that the reason was the enormous interest in the Stand and Fight seminars, but the…

Home Defense Against a Mob

Since posting this, I have read more information on the events that occurred. I was unaware that the number of protesters was over 200 people, or that the sidewalk in a gated community is private property. I was also unaware that the protesters tore the gate down. I am leaving the post up because, regardless…