Posts Tagged ‘ tactical ’

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 […]



Israeli Combat Fitness/Medicine DVDs Set [DVD review/Radio Interview]

Mar 15th, 2012 | By

Emergencies are called emergencies because we don’t expect them. They’re like ambushes in life. But, like ambushes, we can prepare for them. Such was the lesson I was reminded on the 16th February, when I lost my father. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, cancer we thought all taken care of seven years through […]



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 […]



ISRAELI SPECIAL FORCES TRAINING: COUNTER-TERROR CARBINE—The Israeli Method [DVD Review/GCT Radio Interview]

Feb 4th, 2012 | By

Members of the IDF and MOSSAD have always had my respect, because frankly, they just don’t mess around. My first introduction to the members of the Israel’s military and clandestine services was in Central America, when the Reagan Administration was looking for creative ways to arm and train anti-Communist forces, without having to deal with […]



“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 […]



A Day at Silencerco

Dec 17th, 2010 | By

      Mention suppressors and often a barrage of misinformation will come your way: they’re illegal, they’re “silencers” and go “pfft!” Even in the military and law enforcement you can get those types of responses thanks to the inundation of firearms-related inaccuracies in Hollywood films.     We can thank Hiram Percy Maxim, son of the inventor of […]