Training

Why Do You Bear Arms?

Why Do You Bear Arms?

(In response to Bob’s gracious invitation to share some of my unconventional views on the defensive use of firearms with the readers of Bearing Arms, I’ll follow some conventional advice – start with the general, […]

Shoot/Don’t Shoot: A Matter of Honor

Shoot/Don’t Shoot: A Matter of Honor

Bearing Arms Editor Bob Owens’ article on the shooting of 70 year old Bobby Canipe by York County Deputy Terrance Knox asks if the shooting is “A Law Enforcement Training Failure?” It is that and more. […]

INNOCENT MAN DOWN: A Law Enforcement Training Failure?

INNOCENT MAN DOWN: A Law Enforcement Training Failure?

This heart-wrenching video strongly suggests that we’re failing law enforcement officers with our “modern” training standards. In this dash-camera footage, a York County, SC Sheriff’sdeputy pulls over a truck for expired tags. The elderly driver […]

Does the NYPD have a training problem?

Does the NYPD have a training problem?

A rookie NYPD officer is alive after being shot three times, after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with a fleeing suspect. At a news conference Wednesday evening, NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks III […]

IDPA Competition: “It’s Like a Lay’s Potato Chip, You Can’t Just Have One”

IDPA Competition: “It’s Like a Lay’s Potato Chip, You Can’t Just Have One”

After nearly 10-hours of coaching me through my first International Defensive Pistol Association Nationals, world shooting champion and Smith & Wesson Team Captain Julie Golob left the range with a smile on her face, and […]

SHOT-BY-SHOT: Katie Pavlich competes in her first IDPA Match

SHOT-BY-SHOT: Katie Pavlich competes in her first IDPA Match

[Bearing Arms friend Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com is shooting her first IDPA match over the next few days. We'll post excerpts of her progress here, and provide the full story at Townhall.com] Video: Last year’s […]

Force-on-force shooting center catering to civilian scenarios opens in Plano, TX. More, please.

Force-on-force shooting center catering to civilian scenarios opens in Plano, TX. More, please.

In all the years I’ve been writing about war, crime, and firearms, I’ve yet to hear of a person being assaulted by a piece of paper stapled to a stationary cardboard backer, or a steel […]

Sheltered woman tries something new and freaks out

Sheltered woman tries something new and freaks out

This is Ashley Perks. Ashley wrote a long article on xojane on her experience firing a single shot out of a Glock 9mm at a gun range in Maryland. Her story is interesting. It takes me […]

So what is this Appleseed Project, anyway?

So what is this Appleseed Project, anyway?

You might have picked up on me mentioning the Appleseed Project in recent weeks, perhaps in either my post on the new Marlin 795 LTR designed in conjunction with Appleseed that is hitting store shelves, […]

Drones! Marine Riflemen transitioning to moving targets

Drones! Marine Riflemen transitioning to moving targets

Considering that so few bad guys have the courtesy to stand around patiently waiting to get shot, you kind of wonder why to took so long to get Marine riflemen more realistic training. Marine Corps […]