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You Big Bastard!

It’s not very often that a knife and tool company makes a blade that reminds me of my favorite character from an Austin Powers movie, but today I can honestly say it’s true. Although their blades aren’t in any way named after a movie character; http://www.borneinfire.com still makes some big ass beefy knives – the one pictured…

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The “Safe-Gun” Oxymoron…

As a gun enthusiast I tend to pay close attention to the news when it comes to new products or gun laws, And like me, you’ve probably seen this feel-good story pop up on social media feeds a lot lately. I figure it’s time to speak out against this bad idea. Allow me to explain…. The idea of…

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BPAUX-SAR: Making a Difference

Many times in our lives, we dream of being a real hero.  Anyone can be a hero really, all it takes is a single solitary person stepping up and doing one thing that goes above and beyond their normal routine of life. A real hero can’t be characterized by one thing. There are some heroes…

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Warrior Mindset: Mental Focus

In the first installment of The Warrior Mindset: Train the Brain, I attempted to define what a “warrior mindset” was as it seems there are several definitions used depending on how the term is being applied. In this write-up, I’ll discuss the topic of mental focus and how it pertains to a warrior mindset, along with…

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Situational and Spatial Awareness

  Have you ever had a conversation with someone, only to have them look at someone or something directly behind you or off in the background of your environment, but they still appear to be maintaining their focus point and listening to what you are saying? Most people would probably say that this is an example of Attention…

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Warrior Mindset: Train the Brain

We’ve all probably heard the term ‘Warrior Mindset‘ being used quite a bit in recent years, with very little explanation as to what it really is. Well, a true ‘Warrior Mindset‘ is the original way of creative problem solving and “thinking outside the box”. A brief look into human history will provide you with countless examples of this. Successful…

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Tex Creek Knife Review

The Tex Creek blade, by TOPSKNIVES is a tribute knife to the men and women who hunt and fish in the Tex Creek area in Southeast, Idaho. This wildlife management area, which includes 2 national forests, is home to an abundance of diverse wildlife and is accessible starting about 10 miles from the TOPSKNIVES facility. Open…

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Monday Rant: A world without guns?

I was engaged in a discussion this morning with a woman, when the topic of guns came up. The woman stated “…I’m totally against guns…”. I appreciated her blunt honesty, but these words immediately shut me down, much like a robot with his batteries being taken out. My mental shutdown was not activated so much because…

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POWER OF HABIT: LOADING

Travis talks about the power of habit and starting the training session off right. Out on the range we see a lot of shooters load quickly and forget or not even notice that critical point where they could have gotten so much more out of a simple process. Take advantage of that time to help…

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Benchmade SOCP Dagger Review

If you carry a knife everyday for defensive purposes, you’ll probably understand that there are some serious issues with folders…mainly, some are just flat out to slow to deploy when compared to fixed blades. Ever wonder why soldiers aren’t issued folders? That’s because fixed blades generally rule in terms of reliability, effectiveness and speed of…

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100 Round Drill…

Travis Haley shares his 100 round drill…check it. Travis walks through in detail his warm up routine when hitting the range. Whether you are out for the day or only have 2 boxes of ammo to work with this drill will help improve your performance by focusing on the fundamental processes to achieve your goal…

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Meet the TROIKA…

Are you a knife lover? Maybe you’re a blade collector? If you are, then you undoubtedly know that there are a lot of knives on the market claiming to be the very best design for self-defense, military use, etc. However, very few have been used and tested by individuals with the actual experience needed to…

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22422 Handgun Speed Drill

Travis Haley of HSP breaks down the 22422 drill and reiterates the importance of not just focusing on the technical, tactical and the physical aspects of shooting but the science and the “why” behind what you choose to do. “At HSP there are no systems, recipes, or styles, our job is to serve the shooting…

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Monday Rant: “Tactical Instructors”

I recently read a comment on a popular tactical instructors YouTube video that was referring to that particular instructors style of teaching – based on what the person commenting saw in this instructors video clips. The “commentor” was basically stating that the instructor took too long in his explanations (regarding a firearm shooting drill) and that…

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Training Announcement: TORIS Workshop

Are you free JUNE 21-22? Why not take a trip to Los Angeles and enroll in this course provided by TORIS? This is a introduction to the Threat Oriented Rapid Incapacitation System. This 20-hour workshop covers the TORIS methodology (including the basics of our proprietary Simulator) for usable options, capacity, and control in scenarios where incapacitating…

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Automatic Knives, for EDC?

Every once and awhile I get asked by friends of mine whether or not automatic knives are good for EDC use. Honestly, at first I wasn’t sure as I had never owned one. I was never a big fan of the designs and heard way to many stories about the blades deploying in someones pockets,…

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Monday Rant: Mc’Tacti-Schools

Have you noticed the number of “tactical training schools” that have popped up out of no-where recently? This all reminds me of the mid-nineties when the mixed martial arts craze started to happen. Dojo’s started popping up on every corner, and anyone and everyone was enrolling in class to learn the arts. I like to…