Reviews

Combat Focus Shooting (2010 Edition) by Rob Pincus Book Review

Combat Focus Shooting (2010 Edition) by Rob Pincus Book Review

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Hey, I want to get a gun to protect myself.” The bottom drops out of my stomach like I’m on a roller coaster. I have three immediate goals: Determine how serious this person is about protecting themselves. Talk about firearms in a way that makes sense to a novice without fully understanding their capabilities and limitations as […]

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That’s What She Said: Weaponology by Ed’s Manifesto

That’s What She Said: Weaponology by Ed’s Manifesto

| November 14, 2016 | 3 Comments

… it’s like arts and crafts with your favorite uncle who could totally kill you. Day 1 The two day Weaponology class from Ed’s Manifesto started with hand-to-hand techniques that are not covered in most martial arts or self defense classes. It’s because they’re terrible. And brutal. And my absolute favorite. Much of the work […]

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Ed’s Manifesto Weaponology Day 2 3×3 Review

Ed’s Manifesto Weaponology Day 2 3×3 Review

| November 11, 2016 | 1 Comments

“But wait, there’s more.” This phrase was heard multiple times during the 2-day Weaponology class with Ed’s Manifesto. Ed’s calm, charismatic voice assured us that no matter how much we groaned or cringed when he described a technique that “we can make it worse.” Day 2 built on the foundations of Day 1 and focused […]

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Ed’s Manifesto Weaponology Day 1 3×3 Review

Ed’s Manifesto Weaponology Day 1 3×3 Review

| November 8, 2016 | 1 Comments

We hosted Ed from Ed’s Manifesto for his two-day Weaponology course. The class was a collection of techniques, observations, and skills that Ed has accumulated in his career. The material comes from many sources — some traditional, some darker in origin. The overall theme of the course was how to fight with our bodies and […]

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My Unflinching Thoughts on the Startle Response

My Unflinching Thoughts on the Startle Response

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The She Shepherd and I attended Dynamic Focus Shooting in mid-September of this year. DFS is the the condensed, one day version of the Rob Pincus / ICE Training Combat Focus Shooting 2-day handgun course. Please go back and watch my 3×3 review, otherwise the rest of this post won’t make as much sense to […]

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3×3 Review: Employment Carbine From AIM Precision

3×3 Review: Employment Carbine From AIM Precision

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

I attended the Employment Carbine class taught by Adam Link of AIM Precision last Saturday. I learned a lot, and it was extra meaningful, as Adam is moving on and this was his last class in Minnesota. I review the classes I attend in order to compel people to take them. This review is a […]

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Moo Luxe vs GotPrint Trifecta Business Card Comparison Review

Moo Luxe vs GotPrint Trifecta Business Card Comparison Review

| October 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

Today we’re going to talk about business cards. This might seem like a weird EDC item to talk about on a blog about SBRs and learning how to taint-stab people while upside-down in a car. However, many of you are businessfolk, consultants, instructors, or content creators, so I hope you’ll find this post of interest. […]

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3×3 Review: Immediate Action Pugilism with Cecil Burch September 2016

3×3 Review: Immediate Action Pugilism with Cecil Burch September 2016

| September 28, 2016 | 3 Comments

  Day 2 of the Immediate Actions Combatives course was Immediate Action Pugilism, a combination class of striking and standup grappling. I’ve been spending more time lately with grappling / Jiu-jitsu, and I definitely felt less comfortable with striking at this point. I’m grateful that we had some private instruction from one of our instructors earlier […]

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3×3 Review: Immediate Action Jiu-jitsu with Cecil Burch September 2016

3×3 Review: Immediate Action Jiu-jitsu with Cecil Burch September 2016

| September 26, 2016 | 1 Comments

Many of us came from a “tool-first” background. Maybe you carried a handgun. Maybe you carried a knife. Or a baton. Or a squirrel. On roids. The reality is that we may focus so hard on these tools — or a combination of tools — that we ignore the most important self-defense tool of them all: […]

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GMB.io Elements Workout Video Review

GMB.io Elements Workout Video Review

| September 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

I really like dynamic exercise like kettlebells. I also like low-weight / body-weight exercise routines like P90X3. Over the last 2 years I’ve come to enjoy balance and core strength training, like yoga and Pilates. I sit a lot for my day job, and I also have a lot of stuff on my plate. I have […]

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