ALICE training for kids?
16 Mar 2018

ALICE Training for Kids?

I’m a member of my local neighborhood watch group and we have meetings every 2 to 3 months. I went to one on Sunday with my 10-year-old son and it was eye-opening, for both of us. The sheriff assigned to our area gave a presentation that was a shortened form

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09 Feb 2018

Maxpedition Debuts New Entity Line of Gear

Maxpedition has taken the next step in modern, low-visibility tactical equipment. About two years ago I wrote about Maxpedition’s release of the Advanced Gear Research line of packs and pouches and how it was a trend for tactical companies to invest more in lower-profile, civilian-style equipment. While the AGR gear

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21 Aug 2017

Video Review: TacPack Subscription Box Review

Subscription boxes are all the rage for people who have a bit of extra cash, crave some new gear, but don’t want the hassle of figuring out what they should buy. Box companies have become pseudo-Santas with monthly or quarterly deliveries with a mystery box of (hopefully) quality and usable

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Gun inside open safe
07 Aug 2017

Safe Gun Storage At Home

Since Shadowfox is going to debut a new tactical gun training section here pretty soon, it makes sense to stress the safety of proper gun storage in the home. I’m Donovan Beard, Shadowfox’s new tactical instructor, and I’m in the middle of filming a series of educational videos for tactical

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Pistol disassembled for cleaning
24 Jul 2017

The Basics of Gun Cleaning and Maintenance

More often than not, I see people fire their everyday carry pistol the least out of all of their firearms. This is not the best habit to get into as we should train the most with the firearm that we carry the most. That being said, if we are not

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Choosing a Defensive Handgun Sight
14 Jul 2017

Choosing a Defensive Handgun Sight

There are many things you learn when carrying handguns on a regular basis. Some call it “tricks of the trade” that are passed down from older generations to newer. Other things are learned over time through training and experience. As a professional firearms instructor I have had the privilege of

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Instructor with man aiming machine gun at firing range
10 Jul 2017

Vetting Your Firearms Instructor

We have been seeing a surge with a lot of so called “firearms instructors” on video going viral on social media. There are numerous videos going around of these “instructors” firing rounds into the ceilings of indoor ranges, teaching “Hollywood” tactics and just generally unsafe conditions in these classes. With

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Here’s What a Firearms Instructor Carries Every Day and Why
03 Jul 2017

Here’s What a Firearms Instructor Carries Every Day and Why

Everyday carry is a concept that most firearm owners know these days, however this should include more than just a firearm. I have had a few people ask me what my everyday carry load-out is and why, so I figured that this would be a great topic to cover. Ask

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Breaking In a New Firearm
28 Jun 2017

Breaking In A New Firearm

New firearms need to be broken in, and it is advisable to do so before you start carrying the firearm as an everyday carry pistol. It is very uncommon, however firearms can come from the factory with a defect. So it is highly advisable to break the firearm in before

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A Firearms Instructor Explains How To Develop Situational Awareness
15 Jun 2017

A Firearms Instructor Explains How To Develop Situational Awareness

Situational awareness is a serious concern for anyone carrying a firearm on their person for personal protection. We have a higher level of responsibility when we leave the house with the instantaneous ability to use deadly force. If we are not aware of what is going on in our surroundings

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