Author Archive: Short Barrel Shepherd

Short Barrel Shepherd

Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.

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Check Your Lights and Optics, November 2017 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics, November 2017 Edition

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

November’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/10 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights: 0/3 Total dead safe lights: 2/3 Total dead headlamps: 0/3 This month two of our safe / container lights were dead. One of our motion activated safe lights died. I put in two rechargeable […]

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Another One Bites the Dust Saves Another Life

Another One Bites the Dust Saves Another Life

| November 30, 2017 | 4 Comments

My father and his wife (we’ll call her Mrs. M) rode their horses the day before Thanksgiving this year. Dad put the saddles in the truck when Mrs. M heard a thud. Dad was on the ground, eyes wide open and completely dilated. He had “postured,” his body rigid and unresponsive. He suffered a massive heart […]

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The Q Honey Badger, Noveske Ghetto Blaster, and the SBS Briefcase Build Walk Into a Bar

The Q Honey Badger, Noveske Ghetto Blaster, and the SBS Briefcase Build Walk Into a Bar

| November 24, 2017 | 10 Comments

In 2011, AAC announced a very short barreled rifle prototype called the Honey Badger. Chambered in .300 Blackout with a 6″ barrel, collapsing stock, and special bolt carrier group, the Honey Badger was meant to be an extremely compact carbine that could easily switch back and forth between supersonic and subsonic due to its suppressor […]

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223 Velocity Experiment from Guns & Ammo

223 Velocity Experiment from Guns & Ammo

| November 21, 2017 | 3 Comments

Barrel length has a severe impact on .223 velocity. Make sure your ammunition reliably expands when shot from your vSBR / PDW at the distances you intend to shoot. You might be surprised at how low the FPS need to be to expand. Guns & Ammo ran an experiment where they started with a 26″ […]

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EDC Update: MDTS Pocket Shield and The Clemons

EDC Update: MDTS Pocket Shield and The Clemons

| November 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Mount a folded bill in your MDTS PocketShield in case you need to defuse a situation with hard cash instead of a hard right cross. I’ve used Chris Fry’s MDTS PocketShield since March of 2016. I’ve gone through a few iterations since I started carrying it, and I wanted to give an update on what’s […]

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EDC Medical Kit Updates, November 2017

EDC Medical Kit Updates, November 2017

| November 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

Update on my ankle trauma kit: I added rubber bands around my SOFT-T Wide after ejecting it during training. I added another roll of 4″ x 4 yards gauze after attending another medical class. Update on my pocket kit: I traded my ab pad for two rolls of 4″ x 4 yards gauze I’ve worn […]

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Announcing Instructor Feedback, a Free Way to Survey Students of Personal Safety Classes

Announcing Instructor Feedback, a Free Way to Survey Students of Personal Safety Classes

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Personal safety instructors can get basic, standardized surveys from our new project Instructor Feedback for free. Read more if you want to know more. Part of my day job is accumulating user data, looking at it, and making decisions. As we’ve taken more courses from more and more instructors, it occurred to us that very […]

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5 3 1 Weight Lifting Program: October 2017 Update

5 3 1 Weight Lifting Program: October 2017 Update

| November 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

We’re halfway through our 4th 4 week lift cycle of the Jim Wendler 5-3-1 weight lifting program. We started in June, and have consistently lifted three times a week. We were both sick last month, and that marked the first time I’d gone a full week without lifting at least once. This system is a […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics, October 2017 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics, October 2017 Edition

| November 3, 2017 | 7 Comments

October’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 1/10* Total dead weapon mounted lights: 1/4* Total dead handheld lights: 0/3 Total dead safe lights: 0/3 Total dead headlamps: 0/3 We had two “special circumstances” this month that are worth noting. The battery on my Mini Draco vSBR AK47 was strong enough to power […]

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Any Topic: Except Two

Any Topic: Except Two

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

If we consider self reliance training to be a product, the cost and difficulty of acquiring and keeping “customers” is very high. In order to retain people in our community, we should be as welcoming as possible. I encourage you to be friendly and outgoing to everyone — but avoid discussing two topics at class: religion […]

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