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The Grant Cunningham Blogcast

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May 21, 2018

What's important in self defense and preparedness? One way to measure is the likelihood of something happening, but it's not easy to ascertain that without a tool, a standard.

Today's blog introduces that standard: The Plausibility Line.

May 14, 2018

What is a balanced rifle and why is it important? Well, I'll tell you...

Apr 30, 2018

Another no-nonsense look at defensive gun use; this time, it's all about rifle capacity and the "short duration gunfight".

Apr 23, 2018

Why do we focus so much on marketing defensive shooting, and very little on how to stay safe? Because there's no money in the latter, and almost anything can be spun to make it a shooting problem. Here's one example.

Apr 16, 2018

What happens when your desire for protection conflicts with the life you lead? Here's one example.

(Notice the change in labeling? Readers requested that I swap the title and subtitle, so they could see the actual topics in their podcast player. I'm happy to oblige!)

Apr 2, 2018

What happens when you take self defense and preparedness too far? Believe it or not, chef and inveterate traveler Anthony Bourdain has the answer.

Mar 26, 2018

I've come to the conclusion that the defensive training world is doing something wrong, something which leads their students in the wrong direction regarding responsible self-defense.

Because of this, I've made an evolution in what I teach. Listen to learn more.

Mar 19, 2018

The goal of self defense isn't to get to your gun, or to use your gun — it's to get out of danger.

Listen to what happens when instructors forget that.

Mar 12, 2018

Here I go again...this time, I'm tearing into the notion of "winning a fight" and some people are going to be awfully mad at me!

Feb 26, 2018

Ever heard of "defensive gun use porn"? Ever read any of it? Here's why I don't like it, don't promote it, and suggest that you avoid it.

Feb 5, 2018

You may have been taught to move off the line of attack as part of drawing your defensive firearm. Why, though, is that important? It's not what you think, and probably not what your instructor thinks either!

Jan 29, 2018

Should you avoid carrying the gun you like just because it might be taken as evidence in a self defense incident? I think not, and today I explain why.

Jan 22, 2018

What does the term "worst case scenario" bring to mind? I'll bet I have a different way of looking at it than you do!

Dec 15, 2017

Understanding your tripwires, what they are and where they're set, is key to living a prepared yet relaxed life. Here's why.

Nov 28, 2017

What did I do in 2017 - and what plans do I have for 2018? Listen to find out, and how YOU can be a part of them!

Nov 6, 2017

Can you take care of the safety and security preparations you've made — or plan to make? It's an important question too few consider!

Oct 27, 2017

I was recently asked why I don't have logo apparel for sale on my website. The answer may surprise you.

Oct 23, 2017

Does the Las Vegas attack have you rethinking going to concerts or other public events? I think that's the wrong attitude, and in this episode I explain why.

Oct 16, 2017

58 people dead and over 500 wounded — what can we learn from this attack to keep ourselves safer?

Sep 15, 2017

Is bugging out always a good idea? In this episode, I look at the idea a little differently and give you actionable ways to do it properly!

Aug 28, 2017

Avoiding a fight is always preferable to being in one, but not many people think of it in the way I'm going to describe.

Jul 25, 2017

Don't let your anger cloud your judgement, especially when dealing with firearms!

Apr 28, 2017

I have a new book coming out in a couple of months, this time dealing with a new approach to integrating all aspects of your personal safety and preparedness. This excerpt is from the chapter on practicing and maintaining your preparations.

Apr 14, 2017

A good defensive flashlight isn't cheap — here's how to keep it running perfectly for a long time to come!

Mar 27, 2017

What is it about the pistol caliber carbine that brings out the haters? I'm not sure, but I have a few ideas!

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