Blog Archives

“With ‘friends’ like these…

25 Apr 22   “We have met the enemy, and they are us!”   Pogo (comic-strip character created by Walt Kelly, published from 1948-1975)   The Inter-Allied Military Control Commission arranged for the destruction of countless tons of German WWI small arms and other military equipment after WWI ended.   Not so in France and […]

Behold, I Make All things New!

21 Apr 22   New Rifle, New Caliber!   Two day ago, the Pentagon officially announced what many have suspected for some time:   After over two years (actually, more like fifty years!) of testing and evaluation, the US Army’s new rifle will be SIG’s candidate, an upscaled version of their existing gas-piston MCX Rifle, […]

Unsung Hero!

20 Apr 22   “Every war has martyrs, the unsung heroes.   They fight because they are trained to, kill because they are told to, and die because they are destined to.”   Anurag Shourie   Ferguson and his rifle!   Matchlock muskets were in use in Western Civilization starting in the 1400s, but were […]


15 Apr 22   Crime wave!   In the middle of our current manufactured national violent crime crisis, Los Angeles criminal gangs have recently targeted “the wealthy,” with scant interference from (defunded) local police!   “Follow-Home Robberies,” is the new catch-phrase.   An apparently well-to-do person seen exiting an expensive retail store, restaurant, or night […]


9 Apr 22   “Our own brand of democracy has reached a point in its evolution where we expect ruthless, self-protective pragmatism from our politicians, rather than idealism; where noble sentiments are likely dismissed as ‘the vision thing;’ where winning is everything, civility is in short supply, and the lack of respect between political opponents, […]

Live From The Field

5 Apr 22   “Who wants to be cruel will finds things to be cruel about”   Spanish Proverb   It’s the 1940s all over again!   Shortly before I was born, safe and sound in the USA, Nazis, Japanese, and Bolsheviks alike were carrying-out mass murders of both POWs and innocent non-combatants in Ukraine, […]

Ready of Not!

31 Mar 22   “Preparedness carries the day.”   FC Yee   Excitement in Israel:   Three deadly terror attacks, eleven innocent Israelis wantonly murdered (many more injured), in less than a single week!   And now Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, at long last, says:   “Whoever has a weapons license, this is the time […]


30 Mar 22   “Some people have greatness thrust upon them.   Few have excellence thrust upon them. They achieve it!   They do not achieve it unwittingly by ‘doing what comes naturally,’ and they don’t stumble into it in the course of amusing themselves.   All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose.”   […]

Tac-Con, 2022

28 Mar 22   2022 Tac-Con, Dallas, TX   Vicki and I just finished attending the three-day Tactical Conference for 2022, at the Dallas Pistol Club last Friday-Sunday.   My friends and colleagues, Tom and Lynn Givens, host this event every year for the benefit of the advancement of our Art and of all aspiring […]

Russians are Coming!

24 Mar 22   “God and soldiers we adore   In times of peril, not before!”   Francis Quarles   Signs of the Times:   1) Retail gunshops in Poland are currently being mobbed!   “Russians are coming,” is a frantic cry currently striking morbid fear into the hearts of millions, as it has repeatedly […]


21 Mar 22   “It is within the context of these forms of collegiate stupidity that we can understand the one that is now the most salient:   ‘wokeism’   Wokeism can be thought of as the opportunistic infection of a host with an already weakened intellectual immune system.   Students haven’t learned to think, […]


15 Mar 22   ILEETA Conference, 2022   Vicki and I are currently attending the annual ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association) Conference in St Louis, MO. We are both teaching classes, along with dozens of other well-known instructors.   Lots of wonderful Classes and Panel Discussions, as well as an extensive vendor […]

Decline is a choice!

12 Mar 22   “… and I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain?”   From “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” written by John Fogerty in 1970. Sung by Ceedence Clearwater Revival in the 1978 film by the same name, staring Nick Nolte.   We’re seeing a desperately renewed interest among Eastern Europeans in military […]

The Language!

9 Mar 22   “Only a few have become acquainted with Orwell’s ‘1984,’ because it is both difficult to obtain and dangerous to possess.   It is known only to certain members of The Inner Party.   Orwell fascinates them through his insight into details they know well, and through his use of Swiftian satire. […]

History Rewritten!

5 Mar 22   “Any scientist who wants to change the prevailing paradigm is automatically branded a heretic, apostate, infidel, blasphemer, maverick, lunatic.   That scientist must break with his peers, and thus have his job, career, and funding placed in extreme jeopardy.   How many careerist scientists are up for that?   The answer […]

Fear of our Freedom!

3 Mar 22   “When ‘faith in our freedom’ gives way to ‘fear of our freedom,’ silencing the minority becomes the operative protocol.”   Joel Salatin   A former UK Police Inspector, Colin Greenwood, wrote in his 1972 book, “Firearms Control” that it sounds so lofty and pious when politicians say that “criminals and lunatics” […]

Disenchanted Ears!

2 Mar 22   “They’re mortal. They have mortal weaknesses.”   Professor Clayton Forrester (played by Gene Barry) in the 1953 movie version of HG Wells’ “War of the Worlds.”   Last night, in his State of the Union Speech, JRB predictably called, once more, for a ban on (as yet undefined) “assault weapons” and […]

“Keep and Bear”

27 Feb 22   “Plans rarely work perfectly, but preparation always pays off.”   Eisenhower   “Vlad the Invader” is unhappily discovering that armed, free citizens don’t give-in so easily!   Arms are being issued to erstwhile unarmed Ukrainians rather late in the game, but free citizens with the will and means to fight effectively […]

Red Dawn!

24 Feb 22   “In what used to be referred to as “Western Civilization,” we’ve convinced ourselves that hard decisions, productive work, and sacrifice are things of the past, unnecessary in a “New Age,” where everything we could ever possibly want may be had without effort.   And, thus willingly self-deceived, we foolishly vote for […]

You’re next!

22 Feb 22   “Weakness, the oxygen of tyrants”   Dagen McDowell   Vlad P has all the respect and admiration for JRB in 2022 that Hitler had for Neville Chamberlain in 1938! Imagine the howls of laughter and knee-slapping occurring right now in the Kremlin at the news of White House’s indecisive hand-wringing, nail-biting, […]