One tactic constantly being thrown around during survival, self-reliance and preparedness discussions is the concept of “bugging out.” Simply put, this is the idea when a large-scale emergency or social disruption occurs, you will grab your BOB (Bug Out Bag), jump into your official Bug Out Vehicle, call in the Bug Out Dogs and rush headlong to your official Bug Out Location somewhere in the hinterlands. It's a great plan — in theory — but [...]
Tools For A Variety Of Situations And Distances. The oldest-known weapon used by man was an impact weapon, be it a bone, rock or tree branch. In this most-simple form, they were used, literally, to beat back early man. Today we have more modern options (we might call them batons), [...]
By Ben Douglas Phiscally-Phriendly Conductive Electrical Weapons. Aagh!” was all I could get out as I seized up and fell to the mat. I had “enthusiastically” volunteered to experience a full 5-second TASER cycle back when my department approved them for carry in 2006. Others in my training group managed [...]
By our own data, much of our contact with people is in low, altered or failing light. There’s no question: things like proper sight pictures are under stress while being applied in the dark. Even if we add laser sighting assistance tools to our weapon platforms, the laser systems are [...]
Anyone with anything between their ears except air knows a fight is in the wings over the lawful ownership of firearms. The proposed registration will ultimately (based on history) amount to confiscation. Think about the last time you voted in what are called “free and fair” elections, and see how [...]
The US military began using chemical agents as weapons in 1918. Law enforcement personnel followed suit, but not until the late 1960s when they began using chemicals to quell group civil disturbances — think riots. Everyone who works in the business knows once it happens on the outside, it’s only a matter of time before it moves inside. Most prisons recognize chemical agents are an effective option when group resistance elevates or when individual detainees act out.
SABRE Red announces the Pepper Gel Dorm/Apartment Kit and the RAINN Key Case Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring. The Pepper Gel Dorm/Apartment Kit is ideal for college students. The kit’s Door Stop Alarm emits a 120-dB signal to alert residents and others in case of an uninvited entry.
You may still be chipping and shoveling your way out of winter when this reaches you, but believe it or not, spring is coming. You may not do a traditional “spring cleaning” — we don’t expect you to toss out your teetering towers of empty pizza boxes — but some [...]
As I write this, the active shooter incident at the Navy Yard in D.C. just occurred, and while conjecture runs wild, details are scarce. But something important we do know just 24 hours later: SWAT or a tactical team working in a coordinated operation did not take out the shooter. [...]
This came out of a scratch gathering of sergeants, discussing the drumbeat of petty details, the constant “white noise” and perpetual distractions that plague the job, and their worst effect: distracting them from the core elements of their responsibilities. One of their suggestions was to write up a simple “bullet [...]