25 May 24   “Cultivate your capacity for surprise”   Richard Barron   “The List”   Violent insurgencies worldwide have always carefully collected names and addresses of “counter-revolutionaries”   These names include military (particularly the Spc Op Community), media, police, political officials and their families, “reactionaries,” who have a history of boldly speaking-out against Communism, […]

2024 NRA Show, Last Day

19 May 24   2024 NRA Show, last day   Attendance at this year’s NRA Show was significantly lighter than in past years, according to people with whom I talk. In fact, some vendors are more than a little upset with the light attendance!   Many current NRA members are disturbed with the organization as […]

NRA Show, 2nd Day

18 May 24   NRA Show, Second Day   Today, DJT spoke, as promised. We did not personally attend, but he received NRA’s enthusiastic official endorsement, as expected. There were news reports of protestors outside, but we didn’t see any.   In the vendor area:   Savage’s “Stance” Pistol is flat (9mm, single column) and […]

2024 NRA Show and Convention, Dallas, TX

17 May 24   2024 NRA Show and Convention, Dallas, TX   Vicki and I are here in Dallas, TX for the 2024 NRA Show. The Show started today and will go through Sunday.   The high-level political meeting is on Monday!   On Monday, it will be decided who will lead the NRA into […]


16 May 24   “It’s not about what people claim.   It’s about what the other side believes you might do to them.”   John Mearsheimer   On 8 Feb 24, at a swank concert in Scottsdale, AZ, a woman (an attendee) noticed an angry, drunken man tearing-down barricades at the event’s entrance.   She […]


14 May 24   “… and sometimes the Circus comes to you!”   A random knife attack took place on Times Square (NYC) this last Saturday.   A “disabled person,” sitting in a wheel chair on a sidewalk suddenly jumped-up and stabbed a female tourist with a long knife.   The perpetrator then sat back […]

Regret in Heaven!

8 May 24   Few things in this world upset me more than witnessing unworthy scum-bags desecrating/vandalizing our nation’s national monuments, particularly our war memorials!   These craven buffoons, none of whom ever served their country, are unfit to stand in the shadow of heroes who fought and died, along-side me, in Vietnam!   Their […]


4 May 24   “It never troubles a wolf how many the sheep be!”   Plato   A long-time friend, currently living in the LA area, called yesterday expressing concern for the physical safety of himself and family.   He is Jewish, and like most of my Jewish friends, not particularly religious. Only rarely does […]

Upside Down!

1 May 24   “In the City of Constance (present-day southern Germany) on 6 July 1415, John Hus was burned at the stake by the Catholic Church for the ‘heresy’ of criticizing corrupt Church practices that were not supported by Scripture (much as Martin Luther did a century later).   Curiously, Hus’ personal safety had […]

AGAG Annual Conference

30 Apr 24   A Girl and a Gun, Annual Conference, Cameo Range Complex, Palisades (Grand Junction), CO   The AGAG Annual Conference (25-28 Apr 24) just concluded, and Vicki and I were both there, both conducting Classes. We were joined by sixty other instructors!   Attendees numbered over seven hundred. This is a huge […]


23 Apr 24   Update, from a friend in Israel:   “What has saved many innocent Jewish lives in the past manifested itself, once again, yesterday:   ‘Terrorist weapons that are poorly made, poorly maintained’   Two teenage Islamic terrorists drive a car directly into a group of Jews congregated near a synagogue, then they […]

The “Right” People

21 Apr 24   “In the land of the deaf, you have to shout!   Flannery O’Connor   The “Right People!”   In the interest of full-disclosure, I surely qualify as one of HRC’s hated “Deplorables,” and I have clearly failed to live-up to her standards, so my perspective is thus likely not one that […]

When it’s least expected…!

15 Apr 24   “Fate makes no appointments, nor does it wait! You have to be alert and ready the instant it arrives.”   Anon   Shopping mall stabbing in Sidney, Australia, Saturday, 13 Apr 24   Six unsuspecting, innocent shoppers were murdered at a busy shopping mall in Sidney, Australia last Saturday afternoon.   […]

Oh Boy!

13 Apr 24   “In an emergency, who does something is sometimes wrong. Who does nothing is always wrong!”   Canadian General Julian Byng, 1917   Here we go in April, 2024!   Hold-on tight!   Iran’s conspicuous (and ongoing) missile-attack upon Israel today may be just a diversion. The “main attack” may materialize elsewhere. […]

Six Months Later!

10 Apr 24   “No ‘Plan of Operations’ extends with certainty beyond first encounter with the enemy’s main strength”   Helmuth von Moltke   Six Months Later:   Friends in Israel tell me that even after events of 7 Oct 23, gun-ownership among private (non-military) Jewish citizens in Israel is still rare.   Among American […]

Tac-Com 2024

8 Apr 24   Tac-Com, 2024   Tom Givens’ 2024 Tactical Conference in Dallas, TX just concluded, and it was Vicki’s and my honor and privilege to be included, once more!   As always, there were dozens of lecture classes (mine included), hands-on classes, as well as live-fire classes on various ranges, including defensive handgun, […]

Solar Eclipse!

4 Apr 24   “It’s dangerous business, going out your front door!”   JRR Tolkien   Solar Eclipse, 8 Apr 24 (Mon)   Friends in the System tell me that we were extremely lucky there were no major Islamic terrorist incidents on Easter Sunday, but we may not be so lucky on 8 Apr 24, […]

House of Failure

2 Apr 24   “The only thing standing between you and your goal is that bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”   Jordan Belfort   Comments on excuse-making, from a renowned circuit judge, now retired:   “I heard that excuse from nearly every defendant, in every case, no […]


1 Apr 24   “Never ruin an apology with an excuse”   Ben Franklin   “True repentance,” or merely “excuse-making?”   On 23 Mar 24 in Texas, a twelve-year-old boy entered the garage of an elderly woman and precipitously stabbed her (nearly to death).   The woman surely would have died had her own son […]


30 Mar 24   “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship”   Denzel Washington   Red dots, bird hunting, and exasperating lessons!   Yesterday afternoon, I was upland bird hunting at our local club here in CO. My quarry was the wily, drab-colored chukker partridge.   I’ve hunted chukkers many times, and I’m […]