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The beat goes on!

17 Apr 21   “We are fast-approaching the stage of ‘The Ultimate Inversion:’   Where government is free to do anything it pleases, while citizens may act only by permission;   which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of ‘Rule by Brute Force.’”   Ayn Rand   Leftist Democrats […]

Unwise Choices!

16 Apr 21   “Life is short. Shorter for some than others!”   Captain Augustus “Gus” McCrae (played by Robert Duvall) in the 1989 TV adaptation of the 1985 Larry Mcurtry Western novel, “Lonesome Dove”   In otherwise-peaceful NC, on 8 Apr 21, a local otherwise-respectable basketball coach and another man were found shot to […]

Dying Civilizations!

14 Apr 21   “In a dying civilization, political prestige is the reward, not for the shrewdest politician, but for the man with the best ‘bedside manner.’   It is the decoration conferred on mediocrity by ignorance.”   Eric Ambler   This update from a friend and student who lives and works in SA:   […]

Domestic Air-Travel

13 Apr 21   Air-Travel Update Last weekend, I flew in and out of MDW (Chicago/Midway) on SW   The weekend before, I flew in and out of BUR (Burbank, CA) also on SW   As always, I had with me my customary complement of gear.   No issues at either Airport!   At BUR, […]


      6 Apr 21   The (now deceased) Nation of Islam aficionado who recently used a motor vehicle to attack two USCP Officers was also toting a common kitchen knife.   He exited his motor vehicle and waved that cooking knife wildly as he charged officers at the scene of the ramming attack. […]

Battle of Palma

8 Apr 21   Battle of Palma, March and April of 2021, Mozambique   You probably didn’t hear much about this!   This “battle” (actually a massacre of at least hundreds, maybe thousands, of unarmed non-Moslems) where the City of Palma was taken-over by a well-organized and heavily-armed murderous Islamist insurgency.   Police stations, banks, […]

Trigger “Prepping”

7 Apr 21   Trigger “prepping,” if you like penitentiaries (on the inside)!   I’ve seen and personally witnessed several professing self-defense instructors recently who are promoting the misguided procedure of “trigger prepping,” and teaching it to naive students.   With “trigger prepping,” one places his finger in contact with the trigger of his pistol […]

Live From The Field

6 Apr 21   The (now deceased) Nation of Islam aficionado who recently used a motor vehicle to attack two USCP Officers was also toting a common kitchen knife.   He exited his motor vehicle and waved that cooking knife wildly as he charged officers at the scene of the ramming attack. Happily, other officers […]

Evil people, supporting evil people!

2 Apr 21   Watch them squirm!   The now-deceased murderer of a USCP Police Officer who today rammed his car into two USCP Officers, and then jumped-out, knife in hand, is now revealed to have been an ardent follower of the rabidly anti-Semitic, black-separatist Nation of Islam.   How terribly inconvenient this harsh reality […]

Tac-Con, 2021

29 Mar 21   Tac-Con, 2021, Carrollton (Dallas), TX   Vicki and I just attended the 2021 Tactical Conference in Carrollton, TX, hosted by Rangemaster, and Tom and Lynn Givens (26-28 Mar 21, Fri-Sun).   We were at the wonderful Dallas Pistol Club Outdoor Range, a fabulous facility right in the center of town, with […]

“To conquer a nation…”

25 Mar 21   “Socialism is wimpy Communism. When you don’t have the courage to become a Communist, you become a ‘socialist’”   Jaggi Vasudev   “Gun control” is not the desired outcome of today’s Democrats/socialists/Communists!   The Left’s visceral hatred of armed and self-reliant citizens knows no bounds and is patently pathological. The desired, […]

ILEETA, 2021

24 Mar 21   ILEETA, 2021   Our annual ILEETA Convention (International Law Enforcement Educators’ and Trainers’ Association), once postponed, was finally held here in St Louis, MO this week.   Vicki presented her ever-popular “Size Still Matters” Class, about the subject of when duty handguns and hand sized are mismatched.   I was on […]

Sad Necessity!

21 Mar 21   “Music is not in the notes, but in the silence between them”   Mozart   Despite high-pitched squealing from France’s Green Party and the para-military CRCE (Communist, Republican, Citizen and Ecologist, their version of ANTIFA) at the French Senate’s legislative move on Thursday to allow carry of concealed pistols by off-watch […]

North Africa

20 Mar 21   “Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas!”   Erwin Rommel   Rommel!   During Germany’s North Africa Campaign in 1940-43, under the masterful generalship of Erwin Rommel, German forces were able, in the beginning, to recapture much of the area that had been lost to the British by Rommel’s […]

DTI Quips

17 Mar 21   DTI Quips   Some on our Quips “Direct List” have fallen-off, for reasons I’m not prepared to explain!   I generally publish a Quip once per week, sometimes more often.   So, when you notice you haven’t been receiving Quips for two weeks or more, I’m not sure what happened, but […]


17 Mar 21   “Safe” at home?   There is currently a nationwide surge in home-invasion/robberies, along with a significant increase in violent crime in general.   Among disarmed (by fiat) NYC residents, the phenomenon is particularly alarming! The media is playing this plague down of course, because it makes the JRB Administration look bad, […]


13 Mar 21   Ammunition update:   A new batch of high-performance defensive ammunition from Defiant Munitions in SD is available shortly, 9mm +p and 5.56×45.   You can get hold of my friend and colleague, Pete Pi Jr at:   605 490 3247 DTI Student discount code: DTI2021   Go to their Web […]

When the “cure” is worse than the “disease”

13 Mar 21   “Everyone thinks of ‘changing the world,’ but no one thinks of changing himself.”   Leo Tolstoy   Last Wednesday, and apparently with a straight face, the wife of NYC’s current Communist mayor urged New Yorkers, all disarmed by law, to nonetheless physically confront dangerous felons, as these felons are in the […]

I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination.

11 Mar 21   “The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.”   Eisenhower   Mexico’s foreign minister said in a recent interview that America, “must reinstate the ban on assault weapons; that would become the backbone of the strategy to reduce the flow of contraband weapons into Mexico that has […]

World History!

8 Mar 21   “This is not ‘peace.’ It is an ‘armistice,’ for twenty years French General, Ferdinand Foch, commenting on the Versailles Treaty of 1918 that officially ended WWI. As it turns out, Foch’s prediction missed by just a few months!   Likewise, Alexander Solzhenitsyn was correct in his assertion in 1975 that the […]