Reviews

Old Workhorse: SBR Mini Draco AK47 Fall 2017 Update

Old Workhorse: SBR Mini Draco AK47 Fall 2017 Update

| October 11, 2017 | 5 Comments

We carry pistols because they are convenient, not because they are effective. – John Farnam In November of 2011 I purchased a Mini Draco AK47 pistol, with the intent of converting it to a short barreled rifle (SBR) and carrying it daily. I carried it for about two years before experimenting with my .300 Blackout AR15 […]

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That’s What She Said: The Freshette Saves the Day

That’s What She Said: The Freshette Saves the Day

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

I saw a video of a competition shooter using the Freshette in early April of this year. She liked it because it was an easy way to keep her gear stable while using the porta-potty at events. I was curious enough to check it out. The Freshette website says: The world-renowned Freshette, the original urinary […]

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Remington 870 Tac-14 Update: First 25 Shots

Remington 870 Tac-14 Update: First 25 Shots

| July 26, 2017 | 3 Comments

I attended the Vehicle Defense class from QSI Training last Saturday (3×3 review will be done as soon as I figure out where to film it). After class, Erik allowed me to test fire my Remington 870 Tac-14 firearm. It was the first time I’d fired it, and after reading about the recoil I was […]

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Timberwolf Aftermarket Glock 19 Frame After 2000 Rounds

Timberwolf Aftermarket Glock 19 Frame After 2000 Rounds

| July 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

In late April of this year, one of our Glock 19s was damaged during a training exercise. The pistol was set up for a failure to extract (sometimes called a “double feed”). Two live rounds were used for this drill. I have done this drill well over 200 times over the last six years, and […]

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Honeywell UVEX S8500 Bionic Face Shield Airsoft Test

Honeywell UVEX S8500 Bionic Face Shield Airsoft Test

I’ve been doing force on force training since 2010. I’ve always used to forms of head protection: either a paintball mask for Airsoft-based training, or a FIST helmet for combatives + Simunitions work. Both have protected my noggin well over the years, but they share two common problems. The first problem is that they greatly obscure […]

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Ankle Medical Kit Comparison

Ankle Medical Kit Comparison

I am a big believer in getting medical training and carrying trauma care equipment wherever you go. Thankfully, I can wear whatever I want at my job, so it’s easy for me to put a tourniquet, dressing, and gloves in a pocket. However, sometimes I wear pants with fewer pockets. I also have friends who […]

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That’s What She Said: Vertx EDC Transit Review

That’s What She Said: Vertx EDC Transit Review

| May 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

I began carrying the Vertx EDC Commuter Sling 2 years ago (read my review). Apart from the everyday wear and tear you might expect of a daily carry bag, I pressure tested this bag through: 16 hours of force-on-force training 16 hours of close quarters force-on-force training 16 hours of low-light force-on-force training 8 hours […]

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Developing Force on Force Training Programs with Erik Pakieser 2017 3×3 Review

Developing Force on Force Training Programs with Erik Pakieser 2017 3×3 Review

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Erik Pakieser gave his lecture “Developing Force on Force Training Programs” twice at the 2017 Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference, and I was pleased to attend the second session. I was present for one of Erik’s first force on force classes. It was held in a gym. We did a lot of the same types […]

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Just Enough Jitsu with Cecil Burch 2017 3×3 Review

Just Enough Jitsu with Cecil Burch 2017 3×3 Review

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Self defense is a multi-discipline, multi-skill endeavor. With so much to learn, and so little time to do so, I really admire and respect blocks like “Just Enough Jitsu” from personal safety coach and Shivworks Cartel member Cecil Burch of Immediate Action Combatives. Here’s my 3×3 review of Cecil’s 2017 Rangemaster block “Just Enough Jitsu.” I discuss the […]

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Trauma Medicine with Caleb Causey 2017 3×3 Review

Trauma Medicine with Caleb Causey 2017 3×3 Review

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics kicked off my final day at Rangemaster with his lecture on Trauma Care. This was the third time I’ve watched Caleb give this lecture, and I’ve enjoyed watching it evolve and a learn something different each time. Here’s my 3×3 review, which discusses the top 3 things covered in […]

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