Psychological

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 […]



GCT MAG ADJUSTS TO THE WINDS OF CHANGE: Are You Prepared?

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

Nuclear Holocaust. Past Peak Oil. Economic Collapse. Influenza Outbreak…ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! The list could go on. Unless you’ve been living in Mother Goose’s boot, you’ve noticed things are not as they have been.  Things are much, much different… A friend from college, who had been living outside of the country since he graduated, visited last week. […]



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 […]



“We’ve Always Done it That Way.” And Other Lame Excuses.

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

    “WELL, WE’VE ALWAYS DONE IT LIKE THAT.”  If I hear that excuse one more time I think my head might explode.  I’ve been in the shooting business for more than two decades now as a student and instructor in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a police officer.    No one starts out as the […]



STUDENT OF THE GUN: VOL.1 CONCEALED CARRY BASICS with Paul Markel

Oct 13th, 2011 | By

Teaching is a hard job. Effectively teaching someone how and when to shoot is one of the hardest. That’s just in a person-person scenario. With the advent of video technology, the question of whether the information is not only getting across, but being also absorbed, becomes a really big question. When I received a review […]



Compulsory Military Service—The Tiger in the Room [Radio Interview]

May 25th, 2011 | By

Bring up the idea of compulsory service in the United States and you bring up a maelstrom. Some are vehement that we never have required military service, except during actual wartime. Others say we should have not only a draft, but we should be using that standing military to lay down the law in every […]