Author Archive: CR Williams

CR Williams is the author of (so far) four non-fiction books: Three volumes of the ongoing "Gunfighting, and Other Thoughts about Doing Violence" series and "Facing the Active Shooter: Guidelines for the Armed Citizen Defender". He has also made entries into the fiction arena with recent releases of "Live Fire" and the first volume of the "An Even Break" series. He currently runs classes from either his home-base area in Central/South-Central Alabama or wherever anyone wants to host him for a class. An active and ongoing student of the fight in all its aspects, he continues to work toward his goal of making you the very best defender of life and loved ones that you can be.

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The Glock Pistol as C-PDW: An Example

The Glock Pistol as C-PDW: An Example

| December 5, 2016 | 13 Comments

This is a guest article from CR Williams, firearms instructor and author of several books on self-defense and firearms use (see our reviews of his book Facing the Active Shooter and Gunfighting, and Other Thoughts About Doing Violence). You can follow him at In Shadow In Light — Shepherd There has recently been a fair […]

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Training Groups: Bridging the gap between individual practice and classes

Training Groups: Bridging the gap between individual practice and classes

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

This is a guest article from CR Williams, firearms instructor and author of several books on self-defense and firearms use (see our reviews of his book Facing the Active Shooter and Gunfighting, and Other Thoughts About Doing Violence). You can follow him at In Shadow In Light — Shepherd If you want to maintain skill […]

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How to Get Free Training

How to Get Free Training

| January 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

In 2014 I got about twenty hours of quality fight-focused training without paying for it. Last year I got about twenty-four, again without paying a dime. It was not job-related as far as my day job goes, though I can’t say it isn’t job-related where my instructing and information-production business is concerned. But none of it was paid for by […]

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It’s Not A Magic Weapon

It’s Not A Magic Weapon

| November 17, 2015 | 11 Comments

This is a guest post from friend, firearms instructor, and author CR Williams. One mind, any weapon. After the Paris attacks, some CCWers have made forum posts about how hard it would be to fight attackers armed with rifles. Some of them sound almost like they’re giving up hope. They can only close their eyes […]

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Same Problem, Different Solution

Same Problem, Different Solution

| November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A review of Urban Warfare Weekend with Suarez International Instructor Greg Nichols This is a guest article from CR Williams, firearms instructor and author of several books on self-defense and firearms use (see our reviews of his book Facing the Active Shooter and Gunfighting, and Other Thougts About Doing Violence). You can follow him at […]

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Masterpiece Arms 30DMG and the  Concept of the Weapon System—Part   Two: Transport and Carry

Masterpiece Arms 30DMG and the Concept of the Weapon System—Part Two: Transport and Carry

| October 5, 2015 | 4 Comments

This is a guest article from CR Williams, firearms instructor and author of several books on self-defense and firearms use (see our reviews of his book Facing the Active Shooter and Gunfighting, and Other Thougts About Doing Violence). You can follow him at In Shadow In Light — Shepherd As I said earlier in the […]

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Masterpiece Arms 30DMG and the Weapons-System Concept

Masterpiece Arms 30DMG and the Weapons-System Concept

| August 28, 2015 | 7 Comments

This is a guest article from CR Williams, firearms instructor and author of several books on self-defense and firearms use (see our reviews of his book Facing the Active Shooter and Gunfighting, and Other Thougts About Doing Violence). You can follow him at In Shadow In Light — Shepherd You can’t stop with just the […]

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TNW Firearms ASP Update

TNW Firearms ASP Update

| June 22, 2015 | 3 Comments

This post is courtesy of CR Williams, firearms instructor, author, and continuing guest SBS author — Shepherd One of my working principles is that configurations are not set in stone. I’m always willing to change something on a weapon as long as I believe that change will bring some benefit, an increase of efficiency, effectiveness, […]

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TNW Firearms Aero Survival Pistol Review

TNW Firearms Aero Survival Pistol Review

| November 5, 2014 | 15 Comments

This is a guest review by CR Williams, firearms instructor and author of “Gunfighting, and Other Thoughts on Doing Violence” volumes 1 and 2. Please visit his Web site at In Shadow In Light – Shepherd My acquisition of the TNW Firearms Aero Survival Pistol was intended to fill a need for an ‘Urban Truck […]

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