Ideas & Concepts,

Light and the Inverse Square Law

By Michael Johnson So I've debated posting this for a while because I'm not a firearms expert (not even close), but I wanted to share some knowledge that I do have that I don't think most people understand. I work as a photographer and thus my expertise is in light


Stop Blinding Yourself

  People that complain about too much light from flashlights or weaponlights seem to have the same weakness in their argument as those who argue against 9mm. Too much light blinds me, the reflection into the wall/mirror gets to me / 9mm doesn’t get the job done, it’s too weak.


Be Like Han

Training helps you be like Han. You will process information faster. Your response will be faster. You can be like Han. What training has helped you be like Han?

Emotion is Soft and Cuddly (and Sometimes Bad)

Emotion is soft and cuddly.  It is comfortable. Emotion is reassuring.  Emotion makes bad decisions. Emotion does not have a place with your decision on guns, gear, and/or training. Effective options are the ones that help win the fight. People’s sentimental attachments to antiquated options that do not perform as


Weapons For Home Defense

The ability to protect ourselves and our loved ones at home is of paramount importance.  With this in mind it is best to understand the options available to maximize your effectiveness if you need to use deadly force in defense of yourself and your family while at home. Before delving


The Basics

I found early on the training I was provided as a police officer was insufficient for the tremendous weight of using firearms in the line of duty.  It seemed most of the training was to pass a qualification as opposed to expanding my skillset.  Even if the training was so


Thought for the day.

If you have firearms and think you are ready for whatever and you don't train, you are wrong. If you think your weekly/monthly shooting trip with Skeeter is training, you are wrong. Unless you are doing this under the watchful eye of a VETTED instructor - it is practice or


The Roland Special and when to follow when to question…

There is a person who I know via the Internet who is known for extremely accurate gun/gear/videogame/training/combat/warload information. He and I have some of the same contacts within our networks. He mentioned something about his daily carry weapon in a conversation. Due to that conversation I copied the weapon and


Follow Through Consulting: Scoped Carbine AAR

  Follow Through Consulting Buck Doyle, Instructor Scoped Carbine (light) – three day course Teasdale, Utah Feb 20-22, 2015 Buck Doyle served over 21 years in the US Marine Corps, including 17 years and multiple combat tours with Special Operations units. As a Reconnaissance Marine attached to 1st


Preparation for the active gunman

This was something I wrote a few years ago aimed at police.  With recent events, I thought a lot of this can be used by a responsible gun owner- Don't let the word "gunman" set you up for failure.  The shooter may be someone you know, they may be male