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Concert Security Experiment #01

Concert Security Experiment #01

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The She Shepherd and I went to a rock concert at a small venue last night. I knew the venue had a strict no weapons policy, including OC spray. However, the concert was in downtown Minneapolis and I expected the concert to last until at least 11PM at night. I wanted to carry a defensive […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics, September 2017 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics, September 2017 Edition

| October 6, 2017 | 1 Comments

September’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: 0/3 Total dead headlamps: 0/3 Two things of note this month: the rechargeable battery for my Nitecore MT1C survived, which may mean that I have a weak / defective […]

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The Satisfaction of Selling Out

The Satisfaction of Selling Out

| September 25, 2017 | 6 Comments

As time has gone on, the focus of this blog has been less about bag carrying an SBR or PDW (which I still do, every work day), and more about training and being a good advocate for self reliance. Part of this shift was financial. It costs a lot of money for us to buy […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics, August 2017 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics, August 2017 Edition

| September 7, 2017 | 1 Comments

August’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/10 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights: 1/3 Total dead safe lights: 0/3 Total dead headlamps: 0/2 My Nitecore MT1C was dead at the end of the month. I pocket carry this light, and I use it the most frequently. Last […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics, July 2017 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics, July 2017 Edition

| August 3, 2017 | 1 Comments

July’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 1/10 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights: 0/3 Total dead safe lights: 0/3 Total dead headlamps: 0/2 Well, I jinxed myself. Last month I wrote about how well the RMRs were doing, and I posted an image my trusty RMR RM07 […]

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5 3 1 Weight Lifting Program: Cycle 1 Complete

5 3 1 Weight Lifting Program: Cycle 1 Complete

| July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The She Shepherd and I are doing the 5-3-1 Weight Lifting Program by Jim Wendler. We just completed our first four week cycle. This workout was mentioned by personal safety coach, career law enforcement officer, writer, and world traveler Greg “Gorillafritz” Ellifritz. I picked the 5-3-1 because it met most of my criteria: heavier weight, […]

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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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Advanced class registration for the SBS community

Advanced class registration for the SBS community

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are extremely pleased to bring three high quality personal safety instructors to the Minneapolis, Minnesota area this fall and winter. We are giving SBS readers an advanced, private registration opportunity for our 2017 visiting instructor program. Starting today, you will be able to register ahead of the general public for: September 09/10 – Cecil […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics, June 2017 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics, June 2017 Edition

June’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: 0/3 Total dead headlamps: 0/2 After last month’s high body count, this month was placid and even a bit boring. We have about 15 hours of daylight here in […]

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Socket to Me, or How to Remove a Stuck Socket From a Remington 870 Magazine Tube

Socket to Me, or How to Remove a Stuck Socket From a Remington 870 Magazine Tube

| June 28, 2017 | 1 Comments

Earlier this month I bought a Remington 870 Tac-14 firearm (please read our initial write-up). I’ve been very busy with a new job, changes in schedule, out of town guests, and training, so I haven’t had a chance to start my the Tac-14 project in earnest until last weekend. The first modification was to install […]

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