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Pocket Life-Saver EDC Med Kit

Apr 26th, 2013 | By

  “Without a doubt, tourniquets were a difference maker and saved lives.” said Dr. Joseph Blansfield, Trauma Program Manager, Boston Medical Center days after the Boston Terrorist Attack.  Dr. Blansfield went on to say, “Tourniquets that were applied both in the field, on the scene…as well as applied either en route, or on arrival at […]



Searching for Judas: The peril of being in the Gun Business today

Jan 30th, 2013 | By

As we all should be aware of, the Information Super-Highway is most certainly a double-edged sword.  Valuable information that can be of benefit to all people is disseminated immediately.  Genuine news stories, no pap, are available to anyone with a mobile device.  You don’t need to wait for a newspaper or magazine any longer.  The […]



HANDGUNS: The American Talisman

Jun 1st, 2012 | By

Most everyone has a favorite storyteller or someone about whom the stories are always worth listening.  In my circle of friends, there is one man about whom more stories have been told than any other.   My friend is a retired Special Forces soldier and the story in question took place while his “A” team was […]



THE OTHER BAD GUY: A More Sinister Threat

May 12th, 2012 | By

When we were little kids we were taught to identify the villain in our favorite cartoon or TV shows.  All the bad guys wore black masks, were unshaven, and often wore black knit caps.    Consider the bad guys that Ralphie shoots with his BB gun in “A Christmas Story.”  As we matured and were educated […]



WE CAN ALL USE SOME INSPIRATION

May 3rd, 2012 | By

No man is an island and we all need inspiration time to time. If you can pull your head out of your iPhone or laptop long enough you just might be amazed at what’s going on in the world around you. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a fan of the TV […]



THE WARRIOR DEFINED

Apr 24th, 2012 | By

An overused and most often misunderstood word, the true definition of what it means to be a warrior or the warrior mindset eludes most people.  Humans have a natural tendency to define all things down to the simplest most easily digestible level.  Deep thought requires effort and effort is as foreign to many citizens as […]



A QUESTION OF PRIORITIES: Killing with no Regard for Healing

Apr 11th, 2012 | By

Take note of the date and time.  Check your clocks and your calendar.  Write it down if you have to, I’m about to admit an error on my part.  That’s right, my judgment was clouded. I mistakenly thought that when addressing the matter of traumatic first aid, life-saving measures used to stop-gap a potentially terminal […]



SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: You Can’t Sterilize the World

Feb 28th, 2012 | By

Publisher’s Note: There are never an appropriate collection of words to use in order to communicate on something as visceral and deplorable as what happened at Chardon High School this week. We can only offer our deepest condolences to the town of Chardon, Ohio. In the aftermath and rethinking of policy, perhaps the following article might […]



The Super Ego, or Why Men are Afraid to Train

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

No, I’m not a psychologist; I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Nonetheless, I’ve been around long enough to know that men have an innate belief, even if subconsciously, that the mere possession of testicles makes them skilled drivers, lovers, and shooters. From a coldly analytical perspective we know that this […]



THE POP CULTURE PACIFIST: Making the World a More Dangerous Place

Feb 9th, 2012 | By

During a recent outing to an indoor shooting range I encountered a fellow shooter and the subject turned to concealed carry and using a handgun for personal defense. My practice sessions tend to be far from the normal stand and shoot affair and after observing me for a while the gentleman asked where I learned […]