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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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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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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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Video and Observations on St Cloud Terrorist Shooting by Jason Falconer

Video and Observations on St Cloud Terrorist Shooting by Jason Falconer

| October 7, 2016 | 4 Comments

On September 17, 2016, an Islamic terrorist attacked the Crosswoods Center Mall with two knives. An armed citizen responded — off-duty law enforcement officer, 3-gun competitor, and firearms trainer Jason Falconer. He stopped the threat and escaped without injury. Earlier this week, the mall security footage from the attack was released. The original video had some […]

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