2023 NRA Conference

14 Apr 23   2023  NRA Conference and Show, Indianapolis, IN   Today was the first day of this year’s NRA Show and Annual Meeting.   DJT is here, as is Pence. I understand Pence received a less-than-warm welcome!   Not being involved in NRA politics, I will not hear about major changes (if any) […]


12 Apr 23   “We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity.”   HG Wells   M4   The M4 is doing anything but dying!   Same can be said for the RA/XCR, CETME, even the Ruger Mini-14   BCM (Bravo) is making a new M4 upper receiver. Forged 7075 material, but […]

Serious weapons and training!

10 Apr 23   “In a real fight, I would no sooner kick someone in the head than I would punch him in the foot!”   Bruce Lee   Real vs Superficial   There are two general types of Japanese swords.   “Old Swords,” purpose-built strictly for battlefield use, most being made prior to 1600AD. […]

“Mostly Peaceful”

9 Apr 23   “I realize how much those in former colonies of the USSR hunger for individual freedom, while simultaneously naive citizens of Western Civilization are carelessly surrendering theirs. When you have been brutally enslaved for sixty years by Communist tyrants, the word ‘Freedom’ has special meaning!”   From a friend in Europe   […]

The First Five Seconds!

6 Apr 23   “The world is crying out for the very thing that it is shutting out!”   Craig Lounsbrough   Vainly Begging for Help   In today’s America, especially in our rapidly-deteriorating metro areas, bystanders to chronic urban havoc are progressively less likely to help anyone in genuine distress.   Military/police veterans, trained […]

Urban Rifle

5 Apr 23   Legitimate Defensive Rifle Skills:   “Some believe they can find satisfaction in good food, fine clothes, lively music, and sexual pleasure. However, when they have all these things, they are still far from satisfied!   They realize happiness is not simply having material needs met. Thus, society has set up a […]

Never Surrender!

4 Apr 23   “You don’t fight with what you have…   You fight with what you have LEFT!” Seyfried   As Russia’s ill-fated Ukrainian Invasion goes on longer than anyone ever expected, and the tenacity, courage, and resourcefulness of Ukrainians continues to both astound and frustrate Putin (and the rest of the world), it […]


28 Mar 23   “Property was first invaded,   … then liberty.   It is the method of oppressors first to make men beggars, then make them slaves.”   Matthew Henry   What we describe as “tyranny” is, and has historically been, the “normal mode” of governance in nations of the world.   In Western […]

2023 Tac-Con

27 Mar 23   2023 Tac-Con, Dallas, TX   This year’s Tac-Con get-together at the Dallas Pistol Club Range Complex just concluded.   There were somewhere between 300 and 400 participants, plus Instructors and staff.   There were lectures, hands-on personal defense (blades, Kubaton) classes, and live-fire classes.   Many ran simultaneously, so one could […]


22 Mar 23   ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association) Annual Conference, St Louis, MO, 2023   Vicki and I just departed St Louis, MO when we attended the 2023 ILEETA Convention. Both Vicki and I presented Classes there.   We’re now on our way to Dallas, TX for the 2023 Tac-Com, hosted […]


16 Mar 23   Historical Literacy:   As the Ukraine Invasion grinds on and on, Russia has sadly seen amazing numbers of its armored vehicles, trucks, transports of all kinds, etc destroyed wholesale by Ukrainian forces, or simply abandoned by their crews, because they broke-down or ran out of gas!   Losses have been staggering. […]

Faith in Fluff

15 Mar 23   “‘Shelter in place!’ will always be the bean-counter’s directive. They want only to be able to ‘account’ for everyone.   Dead or alive is all the same to their mission, so long as you are ‘accounted for’”   Gochenour   “Restraining” orders!   A current, court-issued “restraining order,” along with CCTV […]

Same old tactics!

14 Mar 23   “There’s an attrition that takes place inside, one in which options and choices and even desires are ground ever smaller until finally their existence can no longer be confirmed by observation.   … until desire is a ghost.”   Doug Dorst   Some things never change!   On the “Eastern Front” […]

Doing nothing!

10 Mar 23   “The beauty of doing nothing is that ‘nothing’ can always be done perfectly!   Indecisiveness and procrastination are thus chosen ways of life for most. They follow the course of least resistance, which is to do nothing. This provides a security blanket of never being ‘wrong,’ never making mistakes, never being […]


9 Mar 23   Observations, as our world continues to deteriorate:   When the WTC Towers collapsed, one consistent point I observed was the critical value of practicing E&E (Escape and Evasion) at the earliest juncture.   Many died in the South Tower, because they heeded orders from NY/NJ Port Authority Police who told them […]

The worm that destroys!

1 Mar 23   “Corrupt politicians make the other ten-percent look bad.”   Henry Kissinger   “The competent need not apply!”   This from friends in the System:   “It is difficult to grasp just how badly our officers corps, along with our military’s ability to conduct warfare, has been compromised by woke politics and […]


28 Feb 23   “We trained hard, but every time we were beginning to form-up into coherent teams, we would be suddenly ‘reorganized!’   I was to learn later, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, that we tend to meet every new situation by ‘reorganizing.’   And, a wonderful method it can be […]

“Safe Circus?”

26 Feb 23   Safe?   Last night (Sat) in Amherst, NY (ranked “Safest City in America” for a number of years) what the ever-dishonest media calls “several large fights” broke-out in the parking lot of an upscale grocery store. Cause not reported.   “Several large fights” is media code for “large-scale riot”   This […]

Short Supply!

24 Feb 23   “What you don’t have is always important!”   Botha   NATO’s current Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, is frantically urging all members to immediately ramp-up production of weapons and ammunition, military ordnance of all kinds!   Artillery shells and small-arms ammunition are in particularly short supply, due to the rate at which […]

Call to Arms!

22 Feb 23   Riflemen Rule!   Since the beginning of Putin’s military invasion of Ukraine last year, citizens in neighboring Poland have been voluntarily signing-up, in droves, joining the Infantry Branch of Poland’s Territorial Defense Force, their “National Guard”   Modern Polish citizens, teachers, farmers, bankers, industrial workers, are rediscovering their ancient warrior heritage. […]