Once you’re in contact, the defensive problem changes

Last week I talked about the mistaken notion of seeing self defense and personal safety as a battle to be won, because such a mindset can lead to bad decisions. Today let’s look at a related topic: your view of the place for your concealed carry gun might be affected...

Grant’s Monday Miscellany

A few quick notes of interest: — On last Thursday’s Training Talk, martial arts and combatives expert Cecil Burch and I talked about defensive use of the knife. Cecil may be known as “the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Guy”, but he also has multi-decade experience in...

Your Hump Day Reading List for February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are some Hump Day articles to help keep you and your Valentine safe, secure, and happy!     The best pistol you’ve never fired It’s not exactly a secret that my concealed carry autoloading pistol-of-choice is a Steyr S9-A1. I started...

Why do we teach moving while drawing a defensive firearm?

A popular concept taught in many defensive shooting courses (including mine) is movement off the line of attack. It’s variously referred to as “getting off the X” or “lateral movement”, and probably some other terms I’m not remembering, but the concept is pretty...

UPDATE: First class of 2018 — Threat-Centered Revolver in Phoenix, AZ!

If you saw this announcement earlier, we’ve changed the date to take advantage of the low airfares before Spring Break. When we checked airline tickets, we discovered that in the week before our original dates the prices dropped by more than half (in many cases)! If...