Big-game hunting, 2022!

30 Sept 22   “For us, hunting isn’t  ‘sport.’   It was a way to be intimate with nature, an intimacy providing us with wild, unprocessed food free from pesticides and hormones and with the bonus of having been produced without the addition of great quantities of fossil fuel.   In addition, hunting provides us […]

Beyond the Pale!

27 Sept 22   “The one willing and able to employ force, makes the rules”   Brunken   Since 2015, FL’s “Hurricane Gun Law” allows citizens without concealed-carry permits to carry guns concealed for an arbitrary two days during mandatory evacuations.   Looters are known to be omnipresent during weather evacuations, and have a well-earned […]

Trends

20 Sept 22   Trends:   Friends in the distribution business are telling me:   1) 7.62×39, and particularly 5.45×39 (Soviet), rifle ammunition is currently in short supply on this side of the Atlantic.   Ammunition in these two calibers that is manufactured in eastern Europe (and subsequently speedily consumed in the Balkans) is all […]

Hypocrisy!

18 Sept 22   “Your hypocrisy insults my intelligence.”   Toba Beta   Isn’t it ironic that after working so hard to disarm private citizens, and simultaneously de-fund and otherwise weaken local police, Democrats now want private citizens (presumably unarmed) to step-up and be “The Tip of the Spear,” in confronting armed and violent criminals? […]

Locals

14 Sept 22   When you want to see the latest Quips at Locals.com, you can use this link:   defense-training.locals.com/content/articles/playlists/4419   It does not require user registration.   You can also view Quips at:   defense-training.locals.com/newsfeed   as I indicated in my last Quip, but you’ll be required to register at Locals.   Either […]

Rifles!

14 Sept 22   “Victorious warriors win first, then go to war.   Defeated warriors go to war first, then seek to win”   Sun Tzu   Lethality and “Stopping Power”   At a recent DTI Course, I had in my Class several southwestern State Troopers.   State Troopers work alone and are dangerously isolated […]

Quip Posting Update!

13 Sept 22   Posting Update:   At the end of July, DTI’s Facebook page was canceled, by Facebook. It seems my Quips were just not quite pro-Democrat enough for their sophisticated tastes!   So, Facebook is history, and we’re now on “Locals!”   Quips are now posted on Locals, and simultaneously on the DTI […]

Las Vegas Warning!

13 Sept 22   Anti-gun terrorists!   In May of this year, I was invited to teach a Class at our annual IALEFI (International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors) Conference in Las Vegas, NV.   The official Convention Hotel was the “D” on Freemont St. It’s a very nice high-rise, with all the amenities, […]

Language Police!

9 Sept 22   “Flashmobs” and “Newspeak”   “Newspeak” is a term coined by George Orwell in his classic novel, “1984.”   Newspeak represents “language rules” designed to force conformance with ideological dictates of “The Party.”   It severely restricts vocabulary and is specifically intended to suffocate a person’s ability to think and articulate dangerous […]

Even while jogging…!

7 Sept 22   “A superior man, when resting in ‘safety,’ forgets not that peril is ever-present. When in a state of ‘security,’ he forgets not that ruin is only a breath away. When all is ‘’orderly, he forgets not that chaos ever hovers over him.   Confucius   Even while jogging…!   As the […]

Unity?

5 Sept 22   This is “Unity?”   Communists seeking to seize and expand their political power (is there any self-respecting Communist who isn’t?) always start by picking-on groups/causes that have, or that can be denigrated to have, unpopularity, like gun-owners, the “non-vaccinated,” police officers, business-owners (capitalists), private employers, private investors, etc (collectively knows as […]

James Yeager, 1973-2022

3 Sept 22 “The thing that’s always worried me about being ‘One of the Few,’ is the way we keep getting fewer!” British Flight Officer David Campbell (played by Richard Burton) in the 1962 epic film, “The Longest Day” James Yeager, 1973-2022 My esteemed colleague and long-time friend, James Yeager, died of Lou Gehrig’s Disease […]

Fascists!

2 Sept 22   “Abracadabra, thus we learnThe more you create, the less you earnThe less you earn, the more you’re givenThe less you lead, the more you’re drivenThe more destroyed, the more they feedThe more you pay, the more they needThe more you earn, the less you keepAnd now I lay me down to […]

“Expert” advice?

29 Aug 22   Brush-off “expert advice,” particularly when it is politically motivated (as most of it is)!   How many times do we hear smug, clueless clowns, paraded before us by liberal media, claiming to be personal security “experts?”   Examples of their “expert advice:”   1) Never resist violent criminals! Give them everything […]

Who do not study history!

27 Aug 22   “If, after establishing The League (League of Nations), we are so stupid as to allow Germany to train and arm a large army and again become a menace to the world, we would deserve the fate such folly would surely bring upon us”   Strangely prophetic comments by American Col Edward […]

Lemmings!

23 Aug 22   Stampede of Lemmings!   Whenever a “celebrity,” or a close relative in this case, is the victim of violent criminal act, liberal politicians, along with their ever-obedient media mouthpieces, reflexively and hysterically denigrate whatever instrument the criminal used, predictably calling for an immediate and global ban on whatever it was.   […]

Deception, as an Art Form!

18 Aug 22     “War is an ill thing, as I surely know.   But, it would be an ill world for weaponless dreamers, if evil men were not slain, now and then!”   Kipling   S&W is the current pitiable target of sleazy Congressional Bolsheviks who just can’t wait to prohibit (for everyone […]

Twenty Seconds!

15 Aug 22   “We were ready for ‘crazy,’ but not that kind of crazy!”   Jason Medina   We see that even when he enjoyed “protection” provided by at least two armed LEOs, who were both close-by and assigned to look-after him, author Salman Rushdie was forced to endure (by himself) twenty seconds of […]

Let’s Pretend!

11 Aug 23   “The problem with knowing just enough about a subject to think you’re right, is not knowing enough to know you’re wrong!”   Journalistic Axiom   After assuring us that 9mm pistol bullets “blow the lungs out of people,” we learn yesterday, during one of JRB’s straight-faced, robotic diatribes (where no questions […]

Sign of the Times!

9 Aug 22   “Leftist politicians exercise a classic parasitic paradigm, which adds no value and harms its host (us citizens), to just shy of death. And, they will continue to do so for as long as we vote for them, as they try to bribe us with our own money.   Until we overcome […]