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The Grant Cunningham Blogcast

A blog about self defense, personal security, and everyday readiness. No politics, no religion, just reliable and responsible information to help you lead a safer, more secure life!
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Aug 29, 2016

Lots of people think that taking lots of shooting classes will make them safer. What about the people who don't believe that, or don't have the time to become "expert" shooters — who speaks for them?

Aug 26, 2016

Lots of people go through a CCW class and come out convinced they know everything they need to know about defensive shooting. There's a lot that they don't learn, however, and that's why the smart person will take training beyond that state-mandated licensing course. 

Aug 26, 2016

A lot of people think that those of us who prepare to face adversity are paranoid and fearful. Some certainly are, but not all — and if you approach preparedness with the right attitude, it can make you more hopeful and thankful than they'd believe. Here's why.

Aug 26, 2016

Most attackers aren't strangers. This fact will come as a surprise to a lot of people, but what's more of a surprise is that they won't see the attack coming. Here's a look at a very uncomfortable subject, and why your defensive training needs to take this into account.

Aug 26, 2016

It's time to take a new look at defensive shooting fundamentals. Instead of the traditional approach of teaching a lot of irrelevant material, how about being more task-focused?

Aug 26, 2016

Everyone tells you to have situational awareness, but no one tells you what you should do with it — until now! Learn why you need to be able to put your awareness to work in order to truly stay safe.

Aug 26, 2016

I've been playing with the Steyr AUG bullpup rifle for over a year now, but I'm still discovering new things about it. This time, how much easier it is to handle than even the short, light AR-15 carbine!

Aug 26, 2016

What if you're having trouble deciding what to do first (or next) in your security plan? That's a common problem, and in this episode I'll tell you how to break that "analysis paralysis" and make progress!

Aug 26, 2016

You can't prepare for everything at once, so some sort of prioritization is needed. But how do you decide what needs attention first? This episode details some of the things you should do to help you make those choices!

Aug 26, 2016

The first step in your security planning needs to be figuring out the threats you face. Without some idea of the things that can harm you, you can't equip and prepare to deal with them. I outline a simple process that will help you determine what threats you face and what to do about them.

Aug 26, 2016

Most people spend far more time planning a trip to the beach than they do their own personal security! Here's how to start planning to keep yourself and your family safer — in your own home and at the beach!

Aug 26, 2016

Those safety tips you see on websites or in the newspaper may not actually make you any safer. Listen to find out why, and what you should do instead to enhance your  personal security.

Jun 20, 2016

I review a couple of great defensive flashlights from FourSevens!

Jun 17, 2016

Why should you take notes during your self defense classes? I'll give you four really good reasons!

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