Make 2018 a Year for Training!

We tell you over and over: Get more training! Training will save your life. Training will help you overcome the dynamic and confusing nature of a self-defense incident. But there is another side of training as well. Consider the fact that, following a self-defense incident, just about every element of your life will be scrutinized and you will quickly realize that investigators will want to know what kind of training you had. Your training will

Clearing Corners in Home Defense

If you have a partner, he or she can cover your six—the area behind you—while you are occupied with the corner. A partner can also watch additional openings or danger areas beyond your front or to your side, such as a doorway across the room. Communicate with your partner before you begin clearing the corner, so he or she understands the roles each of you will undertake in the process. A partner is vital when

Determine Your Dominant Eye 5 Easy Steps

  Direct your attention and focus onto an object across the room. Hold your thumb up and in front of the object. Do not focus on your thumb, but rather maintain focus on the object. The thumb should be a bit blurred. This test works best when the object appears larger than the thumb and the lighting is brighter on the “target” than the thumb. Wear your distance prescription eyeglasses, if any, and not your

Wild-Game Grilling Tips

GRILL PREP: Whether your grill is gas, charcoal or wood fired, the grate has to be clean, hot and greased. Take a wire brush and remove any leftover burnt bits from the last barbecue. Wipe it down with a clean, wet cloth to remove any debris. Nobody wants to eat stray wire bristles from the brush. Apply a coating of oil. Pan sprays work OK, but a clean rag dipped in vegetable oil works better and

Gun Safes, Floods and Water

Damage estimates from hurricanes Harvey and Irma are astronomical—and growing with each person as they slowly return to what is left of their home—but those lofty figures don’t reflect many of the heirlooms a family considers priceless, a list that includes inherited firearms. Even those “safely” stored in a gun safe have fallen victim, because those heavy-duty steel systems capable of frustrating burglars and shrugging off a fire’s heat, aren’t usually waterproof. Our thoughts and

Shooting Skills: Injured Hand Drill

The Details: This drill consists of two different shooting sequences and each is broken out below. Try each one first with an empty firearm and perform all actions dry fire before moving on to live fire. Non-Dominant-Hand-Only Fire: Load your firearm with six rounds and make ready to fire. With the pistol in your non-dominant hand, face the target from around the 3-yard line. Starting position is the low-ready position (arm angled down at approximately 45-degree