Monthly Archives: April 2020

Shadow Systems

29 Apr 20Shadow SystemsI now have my copy of the Shadow Systems’ MR920 Pistol about which I commented last January at this year’s SHOT Show.Using the G19 as a model, the MR920 is designed as an “ergonomically enhanced” personal-defense carry-pistol. However, the MR920 does not use any Glock parts, and the entire gun is manufactured […]

What is it for?

27 Apr 20“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”Coco ChanelPeacetime/Wartime“Forward” slide serrations (forward of the ejection port) on pistols are not a new idea.The Colt M1900 pistol (that would eventually evolve into the 1911 pistol we know today) had them, and it was a bad idea, as it […]


24 Apr 20“Can a geology professor blithely tell his students that the earth is flat, or a European history professor that theHolocaust didn’t happen?That’s not ‘academic freedom,’That’s dereliction of duty.”Jerry CoyneThe Korematsu Decision, 18 Dec 1944:Executive Order 9066 was issued by the Roosevelt Administration on 19 Feb 1942, in the wake of the Japanese aerial […]


23 Apr 20Enemies!“We have a president (BHO) in the White House who referred to Americans who disagree with him as ‘our enemies.’Think about that.He actually used that word!When Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W Bush used the word ‘enemy,’ they reserved it for global terrorists and foreign dictators, enemies of the United […]


21 Apr 20“No matter how many people you kill in battle, using a machine gun, is not a war crime, because it does not cause unnecessary suffering. It simply performs its job horrifyingly well!”Sebastian JungerMachineguns!The rotating Gatling Gun, invented by an American (Richard Gatling), saw some service during the Spanish-American War. In addition, it caught […]

Operator Series Videos now on our DTI Web Page

18 Apr 20DTI Operator Series Videos:Our DTI Operator Series Videos, including our series on Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds, are now all posted and available for viewing by all on our DTI Web Page at defense-training.comYou can access them at any time!We’re doing this as a service to all our Students, Instructors, and Operators./John

“… armed only with 9mm sidearms!”

17 Apr 20“Who are easily shocked, should be shocked more often!”Mae WestExactly three years ago, during an virtually unreported incident in northwest Africa (nation of Mali), Islamic jihadis attacked a multi-national (UN) compound with car-bombs, RPGs, mortars, and a ground assault.The compound was staffed with French and US soldiers (officially “observers”), as well as assorted […]


14 Apr 20“Inside its shell, the three of them went about their early evening routine, like microbes trapped in the intestine of a monster.”Stephen KingConsequences!1. Residential burglaries are spiking, and a high percentage are occurring when residents are home!Most burglars will not break-into a home they believe to be occupied, at least until recently. Now, […]

Three Confusions!

11 Apr 20“First, they tell you it will never work, and they can prove it!Then, they admit it does work, but insist it’s not important.Finally, they concede it is important, but assure you they’ve know about it for years!”KetteringMilitary Rifle Calibers:During the black-powder era of the 18th and 19th Centuries, bullet diameters on military rifle […]

Rounding Error!

9 Apr 20Communist Chinese know and understand, that the economies of virtually all of Western civilization, since the end of WWII, have been shakily based upon exponentially increasing national debts (to be supposedly paid-off by yet-unborn generations of citizens who conveniently can’t vote against it), propped-up by non-stop printing presses, producing relentlessly inflating paper script.Of […]

DTI Quips Now Posted on the DTI Web Page!

7 Apr 20 DTI Quips are now posted and accessible on the DTI Web Page at:defense-training.com2020 Quips are also posted on the DTI Facebook Page at:defense training InternationalAll 2020 Quips, including today’s, come up when you go to and click on  “Quips”Go to the bottom of that page, and you’ll see a “search rectangle”Type-in the year […]

“Bang System”

7 Apr 20“The world is moving so fast that we have precious few experts on tomorrow.All we have are experts on yesterday.”Gyan NagpalFirst gas-operated, self-loading rifles:In the early 1900s, Soren H Bang was a well-known Danish gun designer, and his name has been permanently attached to the superannuated “Bang Gas-Trap System” used briefly by self-loading […]

Covid-19 doesn’t worry Islamic terrorist!

5 Apr 2020 Terrorists aren’t concerned! Yesterday, as dutifully masked-and-gloved French citizens in Romans‑sur‑Isère cautiously ventured out of their homes to buy groceries, I suspect their last concern was being randomly attacked and stabbed to death by a knife-wielding Islamic terrorist, illegally in their country! Yet, Saturday morning that is exactly what happened! An AA-shouting […]


4 Apr 2020 “I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles, and death. Who loves his country with his heart, not merely his lips, follow me!” Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) “Father of The Fatherland” Italian Rifles and Pistols: Salvatore Carcano headed the Turin Army Arsenal in Italy in […]

But there isn’t enough time, Maggie.

2 Apr 2020 “But there isn’t enough time, Maggie. You can have enough of everything else. You can enough food, enough land, even enough money, But you never can have enough time, because it’s the only thing you can’t save! David M “Carbine” Williams (played by Jimmy Stewart) in the 1952 feature film, “Carbine Williams” […]

Legal Gun Ownership in Brazil

1 Apr 2020 Legal Gun Ownership in Brazil Without fail, Marxists when they get into political office, immediately make the process of legally acquiring a gun all but impossible for citizens. They invariably accomplish this goal by assigning it to lethargic, bloated bureaucracies who garnish the process with hyper-voluminous “regulations” involving endless delays, vague criteria, […]

DTI Facebook Page

1 Apr 2020 DTI Facebook Page Our “Defense Training International” Facebook Page is back up and active! DTI Quips are now posted there as they were previously. DTI Quips will soon be posted on the DTI Web Page also! /John