Category Archives: Personal Security & Safety

Why I Like Guns

Why do I like guns? They are simple mechanical devices and among the few durable items that can be as functional 100 years later as the day they were made. They are powerful.  It’s an explosion you can hold in your … Continue reading

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OnTarget Shot Group Calculator Software – a shooter’s review

I thought I’d do a quick review of a software program I’ve been using to analyze my precision rifle target groups.  It’s called “OnTarget.”  If you want to skip the “intro” or “review” of what shot group size means and … Continue reading

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A Defensive Gun Use That Hit “Close to Home”

On Facebook, I created a page with a long-running series of posts that I call, “From the Files of It Never Happens.”  It was inspired by a quote from Shannon Watts, founder of “Moms Demand Action.”  (I can’t help giggling … Continue reading

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Banning AR-15s Means Banning All Rifles

It’s been about 2 weeks since the heinous mass murder at the school in Parkland, Florida.  It’s about an hour away from where I live and only a few minutes from where my son played hockey 2 years ago. I’m … Continue reading

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How to Not Die at an ATM

I’ve had this article queued up for quite a while.  A local news story about an ATM robbery inspired it about a year ago.  But, I’ve been sitting on the article.  I’m finally getting around to publishing it, after seeing … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes – Can we prevent it?

Las Vegas…. Sigh. I’ve been a busy guy over on Facebook, as I cannot help being drawn into discussions about firearms, most recently stemming from the incident in Las Vegas.  As many of my readers and friends know, I am … Continue reading

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Skinner Sights – A Shooting Gear Review

A few years ago, my wife got me a beautiful rifle for Christmas, a lever-action .22LR-caliber Browning BL-22 Grade II with Maple stocks.  I love it.  It’s the one “pretty” gun in my modest collection. Getting old sucks! The Browning … Continue reading

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Second Amendment Firearms Database – Software Review

A few years ago, I reviewed a program designed to help gun owners document and archive important information about their firearms, related accessories, and ammunition.  While I liked the old program I was using, the developer has apparently abandoned the … Continue reading

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The Defensive Mindset – Mental Rehearsals

This post was inspired by a friend who recently told a story on Facebook about finding burglars trying to break into her family’s cars at 4:00 am.  She and her husband went outside (both armed) to investigate.  But, by the … Continue reading

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Avoid the “Monkey Dance” with Road Ragers

Last night, at about 7pm (still daylight), I was taking my son to “stick and puck” at the hockey rink.  I live in a semi-rural area.  I  was going down a road that “Ts” into another road (3-way intersection with … Continue reading

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