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LIFE SKILLS | Choose Wisely

  Where should we go for lunch? Which shoes should I wear? When should I schedule that? What’s for dinner? On the daily, we are tasked with making decisions almost every waking moment of every day. Such decisions can span the gamut from shopping, travel, eating and of course tactical decisions. The mechanics of our world are based in cause and effect. As such we are free to make any decision we wish, but we [...]

By |June 4th, 2021|

LIFE SKILLS | Perishable Skills

By |May 10th, 2021|

  Whether you are learning how to speak a new language, or play a musical instrument, the more you train the greater your familiarity. The same applies to learning any hard skills such as martial arts, defensive tactics or shooting. More time with a qualified instructor equates to greater learning [...]

LIFE SKILLS | Optimal Response

By |April 16th, 2021|

  In managing a violent physical threat you have only three available protective measures: proactive measures, active measures and reactive measures. You guessed correctly; the “A” answer is proactive measures. If you can hear it, see it, smell it coming, then you’ve got all the time and opportunity at your [...]

LIFE SKILLS | Good Intel

By |March 26th, 2021|

  Intelligence aka intel is defined as information discretely collected and processed to provide guidance and direction in helping leadership make decisions. It can be applied to politics, the military, business and in your own personal life. You can develop intelligence on anyone or anything. The need for intelligence has [...]

URBAN TRACKING | Applications for Safety and Survival

By |March 18th, 2021|

  When we begin to get serious about survival and preparedness, it’s very easy to become obsessed with stuff. What equipment, how much food, where to store it, and so on. Even when we get wise and start looking at skills, it is easy to not prioritize what types of [...]

LIFE SKILLS | Increase Your Performance By Failing

By |January 4th, 2021|

  How can you increase your shooting performance by failing? Make more mistakes. When in training, most of us try to do our best to either increase or maintain our shooting skills which takes commitment, time on gun, and hard-to-find ammo. It takes even more of the same to reach [...]

BUILDING A BETTER MOUSETRAP | Handgun Sitting Positions

By |December 17th, 2020|

Long-range handgunning rarely receives much training effort. Consequently shooter’s ability at distance is often pretty erratic. The standard training approach, often thrown in quickly if time allows, is to have the shooter take a knee or go prone. I’ve seen a great many shooters who actually shoot worse from kneeling [...]

LIFE SKILLS | Your Best Defense During Civil Unrest

By |December 8th, 2020|

In today’s world of high-probability sporadic violence, it is important to stay ahead of the action-reaction power curve. Roman Philosopher Seneca (4 BC – AD 65) is credited with saying “The man who has anticipated the coming of troubles takes away their power when they arrive.” The sooner you can [...]

THE GOD SQUAD | Protecting Houses of Worship

By |December 8th, 2020|

Americans are fast learning that churches are particularly vulnerable to the actions of murderous criminal actors. Motivations for those actors may vary, and include robbery, domestic spillover, personal conflict, mental illness, political differences, and religious bias. Interestingly enough, religious bias in the United States has most recently played a relatively [...]

CQB You’re Doing It Wrong

By |November 5th, 2020|

Stacking up, entering a room, to conduct close quarter battle (CQB) is one of the most dangerous tasks a Soldier or law enforcement officer may have to face. Some of the hardest CQB fighting U.S. forces faced, happened during the U.S occupation of Iraq in the mid-2000s from the 1st [...]

Why Are We Still Teaching Choreographed Handcuffing?

By |September 10th, 2020|

By Ralph Mroz Photos Jason Frank It's Time To Rethink The Suspect Hokey Pokey. Back in grandpa’s day, cops grabbed the bad guy, slapped the cuffs on and dispensed with the small talk. Then, sometime in the ’80s I think, someone looked at the stats on officer injuries and noticed [...]

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