Category Archives: Personal Security & Safety

A Defensive Gun Use That Hit “Close to Home”

On my personal Facebook profile, I have 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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The Civilian Defender – by Dr. Sherman House

This is only the 2nd time I’ve posted a link to another blog article.  But, this one deserves the acknowledgement and is worthy of a hat tip!  My friend and colleague truly deserving of the term “Dental Warrior,” Dr. Sherman … Continue reading

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Dry Fire Laser Training Systems Review

This Dry Fire Laser Training Systems Review is the longest article I’ve written so far.  But, it’s worth reading!  I cover most of the major products on the market… all purchased by me with my money.  Of course, there will … Continue reading

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