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Ammo Update

Hope is the denial of reality - Margret Weis I pointed out last month that the leftists will be going for broke now that they have stolen control of Congress and the White House. This past week the House passed two gun control bills - The "Bipartisan" Background Checks Act of 2021, which requires a [...]

Snow shooting

I’ve received a few notes from friends and students asking for my comments regarding the recent shooting in Pennsylvania involving a dispute between neighbors over snow shoveling. One suggested I write it up for public consumption – so, here it is. On Monday, February 1st, in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, 47-year old James Spaide shot to [...]

Pretty Loaded Podcast

Frank was a recent guest on the Pretty Loaded Podcast with host Beth Warford. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPk2uE4LA1o&feature=youtu.be Visit the Pretty Loaded Safety Training website at prettyloaded.org 

Civil War?

Note from a friend and student: “I just read your recent blog…How close do you think we are to a civil war?” We’re already in a civil war. The real question is: When will it go hot and how far will it spread? My answer is: I don’t know. My instincts are telling me to [...]

Tick-Tock

6-months ago our nation was enjoying the best economy in its history. 3-months ago we were being played by China, the WHO, the CDC, and leftist governors and mayors into destroying that economy. Two weeks ago, every major city experienced rioting, looting, and general civil unrest. Again, leftist mayors and governors did little to stop [...]

Virus Panic

Yesterday’s Presidential/CDC press conference had little effect on quelling any stock market jitters. Today the Dow dipped below the correction threshold, losing close to 1200 points. There are now 51 nations with cases. Regardless of the actual severity of the situation, public panic will eventually set it if there isn’t an immediate reversal of the [...]

COVID-19 Update

Last week we posted our advice on dealing with the latest Coronavirus update. That advice has not changed other than a rise on the urgency scale. On a 1 to 10 (1 being no point in even occupying any of your thoughts with it, and a 10 being find an underground bunker and lock yourself [...]

Rob Me!

"Showing off is the fools idea of glory" - Bruce Lee We practice what is referred to as the Stealth Existence.  Those of us who carry in public should not be drawing any attention to ourselves or our guns. Daily movement should be low key with as little friction as possible, never sticking out, never [...]

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Equipment Recommendations

We are often asked for our recommendations on carry gear and accessories - below is a current list of what we consider serviceable for serious purposes, as of 4/19/19 We make nothing from any of these brands, nor do we “endorse” products. Our opinions can, and do change, on a regular basis, and what we [...]

Gun Oil?

We're often asked what oil should be used to lubricate guns. Our response: "Oil." I use whatever is around. But, I clean my firearms after every range session. Long term storage, salt water air, prolonged missions, etc., aren't major concerns in my life. For lubrication and rust prevention, if one must have "the best", Hornady [...]