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Oct 15, 2018

There is a defensive preparedness skill that's more valuable than all the others put together - the ability to properly assess risk. If it's so important, why doesn't anyone talk about it?

Oct 1, 2018

The word "should" is often just a way to avoid reality. Here's why, and what to do instead.


Sep 24, 2018

For some reason, people don't pay attention to the little signs the universe gives them. This makes them less safe, and in this episode I explain why.

Aug 20, 2018

Choke tubes aren't popular on defensive shotguns, but they should be. Here's why.

Aug 6, 2018

The NRA would have you believe that storing your firearms responsibly makes you a victim. I disagree, and here's why.

Jul 30, 2018

Self defense is a serious business, but it shouldn't be void of humanity.

Jul 23, 2018

What does a German physicist have to do with self defense? More than you might think.

Jul 16, 2018

If nothing happens, what happens to you?

Jul 2, 2018

Is a gunfight inevitable? Some think so, but I think that's bad thinking.

Jun 25, 2018

What can Ferris Bueller teach us about self defense and preparedness? It's not what you might think!

Jun 18, 2018

What do fishooks have to do with preparedness and self defense? It's more about what they DON'T have to do with preparedness and self defense. It's all about asking the right questions.

Jun 11, 2018

A woman in Tennessee recently learned — the hard way — a lesson about trusting her child's friends, and her experience is a caution for the rest of us.

Jun 4, 2018

Some of the worst questions start with "but what if..." Find out why I avoid answering those questions.

May 28, 2018

What does minimalism have in common with preparedness? You might be surprised.

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!

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