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Not all Instructors are Equal

Be cautious with whom you take courses from. General law enforcement and/or military experience does not make someone an instructor. Being a high level competitor does not make someone an instructor. NRA courses check a box for some organizations but does not make someone an instructor. …but they have a cert that says instructor… if… read more »

EDC Snakeoil

Commercially available defensive duty caliber pistol ammunition designed to defeat soft armor (NiJ IIIa) is a gimmick. 1 – Does the ammunition perform at the same level as HST or Gold Dot on non-armored targets? No. 2 – Does the ammunition perform at the level of HST or Gold Dot after penetrating soft armor? No… read more »

TLDR: Read/Listen to Understand.

After over twenty years of working as a cop, thousands of hours in training, interacting with people regarding firearms for longer, and being surrounded by all levels of knowledge on the internet – from old school forums to Facebook for almost twenty years, these are observations I have made which all the above have some… read more »

P&S Training Summit Assessment

I am personally looking forward to the 2021 P&S Training Summit this year. I wanted to explain why I am excited to be back again and why you might want to be there too. I understand that the ammunition availability situation right now is not ideal for many people.  For me, that is almost irrelevant for this event.  Sure, there are many… read more »

AAR: Sentinel Concepts Practical Shotgun

Sentinel Concepts Practical Shotgun6/6/2021Culpepper, VA Instructor: Steve Fisher Class Outline: “An entry level course where students are familiarized with their shotguns” Intro: I have taken several firearms classes from nearly as many instructors, but this is my first real shotgun training class.  I went in with an open mind, a good quality shotgun, full hydration,… read more »

Invest In Yourself Before Investing In More Stuff

We drive every day but that doesn’t mean we should be racing in the Indy 500. Consider the level of training and experience the average driver on the road has compared to paid drivers who compete in professional races. Who would you trust more to put in a formula one car and win a high… read more »

Leaping to Conclusions on Social Media

When someone posts a picture on social media, a lot of information beyond just what is featured in the picture is being shared. If it is one of those horrible “EDC drop” pictures where people are looking for praise and validation but not critical feedback, a lot can be gleaned from that picture. At the… read more »

Responding to People in Crisis

I think it is important to discuss and spread awareness of some issues that most people prefer to ignore and not think about until it is too late – mental health crisis. With lockdowns and Covid, people have been put in unusually stressful conditions, and not everyone reacts and responds the same way. As a… read more »

The Cult of the EDC Concealment Pistol Weaponlight

I am seeing trends in how people feel the need to go to extremes to virtue signal the use of weaponlights on every day carry concealment pistols. Not every weaponlight is equal and most are plain underpowered for their task. Most of the pro weaponlight people seem to latch onto the idea of weaponlights due… read more »


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