Two NYPD officer wildly fire at murderer Jeffery T. Johnson as a bystander flees for cover.

Because Journalists Know More About Guns Than Firearms Instructors, That’s Why

I’m in the process of wrapping up my first post in a series about my week at the “Harvard of Handguns,” Gunsite Academy. I spent five days (and part of a night) in the celebrated […]

Carrying one handgun accessible to each hand greatly enhances your ability to end the fight if one hand or arm gets injured. Guns, gun hands and gun-side arms and shoulders often get shot in real gunfights.

Are You Prepared to Fight Through An Injury?

At a recent meeting, another attendee commented to me that she is currently unable to shoot due to an injury to her dominant-side right arm. (I specifically avoid the terms “strong side” and “weak side” […]

Range Time’s Cory Jackson Addresses “Stolen Valor” Claim

Range Time’s Cory Jackson Addresses “Stolen Valor” Claim

Cory and Erika of Range Time have a popular YouTube channel, and seem to have built a decent firearms training business. Some people have recently accused Cory of “stolen valor,” saying that he claims to have […]

Tactical officers use the FBI  flashlight technique in a night training exercise on

RULE FOUR: Even Worse

Earlier in the week we discussed the incident in Virginia where a homeowner failed to follow Rule 4 (Always be sure of your target). He shot his teen-aged daughter as she attempted to reenter the […]

NJ Logan's revolver... a 5-shot Smith  & Wesson J-frame, perhaps?

Menace to Society: The Untrained, Frightened Gun Owner

Last week we brought you the story of NJ Logan, the Holmes Beach, Florida grandmother who grabbed a revolver when a burglar broke into her home. As she was on the phone with 911 the […]

The Worst Self-Defense Advice You’ll Hear Today?

The Worst Self-Defense Advice You’ll Hear Today?

Theories on the best way to employ firearms in self-defense are constantly evolving. Instructors, trainers, and gun writers come at the problem from various angles and with varying levels and kinds of training and experience. […]

My preference, when wearing two guns on the belt, is to set one up for primary access with the right hand and one for primary access with the left hand.

Re-Examining The “New York Reload”

Just when I thought that I had run out of topics for discussion in this forum, I ran across and took exception with a blog posting presenting what I view as a somewhat distorted view of the […]


Rule Two, Shoulder Holsters and the Safety Circle

As I do not believe in posting articles every week if I lack a meaningful topic, I asked the members of my mailing list for suggestions. Montana instructor (and author of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act) Gary Marbut […]

An introduction to the reality of shooting another human can be attained with the use of color, photographic targets, particularly if the images do not all face the shooter squarely. In this drill, the students have drawn and fired because they were positioned at a close enough distance where that made more sense than first moving to the cover behind them. However, after shooting, they scooted to the cover to their rear, then performed a 360-degree scan for other possible threats.

For What Do You Train?

When Bob first invited me to post at Bearing Arms, I led off with an article entitled “Why Do You Bear Arms?”  In it, I said: …Closer to the age of 70 than 60, I […]

Thoughts On Pocket Carry

Thoughts On Pocket Carry

Years ago, I heard a student describe an attempted invasion of his rural home. He was puttering around one Saturday morning, wearing painter’s pants that lacked the belt loops allowing him to wear a holster belt and […]