Monthly Archives: July 2013

Light triggers

19 July 13 At a Three-Gun-Program, here in CO, earlier this week, a female student was with us, sporting an expensive, custom 5-inch 1911, from a well-known manufacturer, for whom I have a great deal of respect. However, the trigger, crisp and breaking-glass-like as it was, was far too light for a serious, carry pistol. […]

What to say to police

12 July 13 When involved in a lethal-force incident, where you fired shots, otherwise attempted to apply deadly force, or even brandished a gun without firing, you’ll likely be confronted by police a short time later. They’re just doing their job, but you need to be the one to look after your own best interests. […]


11 July 13 For the past few days, I’ve been working with State Police instructors, and some local officers, in an eastern state. The curriculum was Urban Rifle. My students are competent and enthusiastic, and we did a number of exciting drills. My students are into the modern gun culture, go armed all the time, […]

Lessons from the past

7 July 13 “When two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.” Richard Dawkins The beautiful Krag-Jorgensen Rifle was officially adopted by the US Army in 1886, replacing the Trap-Door Springfield, which had […]

The Making of Nations

4 July 13 The term “Manifest Destiny” had been on the lips of many Americans since Jefferson’s presidency. It represented the “superior morality” associated with pell-mell Western expansion, bringing goodness and light to vast expanses of real estate, occupied only by widely-scattered, and only rarely amalgamated, bands of Indians. Most Americans believed it was all […]

Lights for Marines!

3 July 13 A group of friends and veterans is sending flashlights overseas to our deployed Marines in Afghanistan, and other forward-deployments areas. Small, personal flashlights (the kind most of us carry routinely), are not normally issued to Marines in-country. But, they are extremely handy to individual Marines for navigating, reading, signaling, information-gathering, and as […]

Independence Day 2013

2 July 13 Earlier this year, BHO treated us to this drivel, to the dripping applause of his liberal henchmen: “Weapons of war have no place on our streets, nor in our schools, nor threatening our law enforcement officers” Good thing our Founding Fathers didn’t drink that Koolaid, eh? If they had, there would never […]