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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2018 : the No Gear Year

2018 : the No Gear Year

| January 3, 2018 | 3 Comments

I will limit my purchases in 2018 to items required for training, or need to be repaired / replaced due to training. Training Over Tools This is a phrase we’ve written and said over the last few years, but we are putting our money where our mouth is in 2018. Unless we need something for […]

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Use a Vacuum Sealer to Save Space and Increase Durability to Your Trauma Gear

Use a Vacuum Sealer to Save Space and Increase Durability to Your Trauma Gear

| December 19, 2017 | 3 Comments

For about $50 you can get a new vacuum sealer and pre-scored bags that will add durability to your pocket / ankle carried trauma gear, and save you a little bit of space. The Problem Medical gear has been part of my everyday carry (EDC) for the last three years. One thing I’ve noticed is […]

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Nitecore P12 Warranty and Repair Experience

Nitecore P12 Warranty and Repair Experience

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

I had a good experience getting my faulty Nitecore P12 replaced, but where you bought it from may influence your experience. Keep your receipt, even if it’s just an email from Amazon. We use Nitecore P12 1000 lumen flashlights as weapon mounted lights on our rifles. The concussion from the faster shooting and volume of […]

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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 | 8 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 | 2 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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