Monthly Archives: March 2016


31 Mar 16 This telling note from a friend and colleague in Belgium: “I’m still home, and dreading to go back to my office, which is less than a kilometer from the Brussels Airport. The government department responsible for security is run by the same Socialists (you call them ‘liberals’) who have let our national […]

We didn’t have to wait long!

27 Mar 16 “When you are unwilling to defend your right to your own lives, then you are like mice trying to ‘negotiate’ with owls. You regard their ways as ‘wrong.’ They regard you as dinner.” Terry Goodkind in “Naked Empire” We didn’t even have to wait a week this time! Another bombing attack today […]


25 Mar 16 No Rifles? Video of military presence at Penn Central Station in NYC (in the aftermath of the Brussels bombings) reveals NY ARNG guardsmen teams “patrolling,” while unarmed! I saw at least one Guardsman who had what appeared to be a holster attached to his right thigh. I could not determine if it […]

Too Late for Europe?

22 Mar 16 “If you will not fight when you can easily win, without bloodshed, and if you still will not fight when victory is sure and not too costly, you may well come to the moment when you will have no choice but to fight with the odds against you, and you have only […]

It Strikes Me…!

21 Mar 16 “With all the pain and sorrow in store, why do we always arrange for more?” Kipling Even in America, where most of us have enough to eat, and more than a few opportunities to make some species of success of ourselves, as well as the freedom to exploit them, many still, through […]


19 Mar 16 PERF “Standards” The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is ostensibly and organization made up of “police executives” who seek to “improve policing.” In my opinion, it is little more than a police-hating, leftist-front, dedicated only to advancing leftist politics. PERF recently published a list of thirty new “standards” with regard to police […]

ILEETA Convention, 2016

18 Nov 16 2016 ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators’ and Trainers’ Association) Convention in Rosemont (Chicago), IL Vicki and I attended our just-concluded annual Convention. Both of us presented Classes, participated in panel discussions, as well attending as many other Classes as we could. Vendor’s area was big, as usual. Live-fire Range Classes were available, […]

“Polite Society,” 2016

14 Mar 16 2016 “Polite Society” Event and Training Conference in Memphis, TN Vicki and I just departed Memphis, TN and the 2016 Polite Society Conference there. This annual event, put on by my friends and colleagues Tom and Lynne Givens, has become a fixture on my annual calender. It is held at the Memphis […]

Video Games

9 Mar 16 “Virtual” Reality? “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said. The art of ‘reading-between-the-lines’ is the lifelong quest of the wise.” Alder In every currently-popular video game that involves shooting, rifle optics always come effortlessly and perfectly sighted-in. And, the rifle is always absolutely steady, as if stabilized […]

Without Warning!

8 Mar 16 Personal Preparedness in our Exciting age: “Now remember, when things look bad, and it looks as if you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. Because, when you lose your head, and you give up, then you ain’t gonna win, and your ain’t gonna live. […]

Rifle Zero

7 Mar 16 From a friend with a big department: “Not long ago, I supervised a standoff situation where our officers were placed in positions to engage a dangerous suspect. Several officers were armed with M4s. Bystanders were thickly mixed-in! Range to suspect was between 10 and 30m. Happily, our situation was resolved without our […]

EOTech Problems!

4 Mar 16 Trials at EOTech! Otherwise-popular EOTech red-dot optics are currently at the center of controversy and litigation involving military customers. It is alleged that some models of EOTech will experience a slight precipitous zero-shift under certain temperature extremes. Many students have anxiously asked me about this emerging issue, and here is my advice […]


2 Mar 16 Land of “Opportunity” … to filch off of your follow citizens! Recently, in CO, a local screwball/loser became involved in a lethal confrontation with sheriff’s deputies during an eviction proceeding. As a result, one deputy was murdered, one seriously injured, and one slightly injured. Suspect was DRT. Details are still emerging, but […]