Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Rangemaster Newsletter May 2015

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Check out this month's Rangemaster Firearms Training Services newsletter for a reprint of the post All or Nothing: Red Dots as well as some excellent articles by Tom Givens, Chuck Haggard, and Craig "Southnarc" Douglas. Tom's "S.M.A.R.T." approach to establishing training goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) should be particularly ...

An All or Nothing Example: AIWB by Darren LaSorte

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Darren LaSorte is a genuinely good guy. Scratch that, he's a genuinely awesome guy. He has spent most of his adult life working full time in jobs to promote & protect the Second Amendment freedoms that we enjoy, in particular as a key member of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. This ...

To Infinity, and Beyond!

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Some recent ... let's call them discussions over on my Facebook page have once again reminded me that some people don't understand what training issue really means. All too often it is used as a catch-all to blame anything and everything on the shooter. Had an accident with a gun with a two ...

Cleer EDC Pocket Kit

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Most of my friends (and I) tend to carry a full IFAK -- Individual First Aid Kit -- or two on our range bags for emergencies that hopefully will never happen while we're practicing. But as we see new emerging threats like the attacks in Paris and Nigeria, people are ...


Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Every time someone visits my site, I make a few pennies. That's what those ads on the right do. After a recent explosive "debate" on my Facebook page I have discovered the fastest way to becoming a millionaire. Glocks are not perfect. They have some design features which are not necessarily ideal. Some ...

When You See It

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

All or Nothing: The Press-Out

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

As anyone who has followed me here or on has to know, I'm a big fan of a technique called the press-out. So following up on last week's "All or Nothing: Unsighted Fire" I thought turnabout is fair play and so I'll examine the pros and cons of this ...

Nor I

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Tam talks Russian roulette: I literally can't even. "Court documents say other party-goers warned Saye that a semi-automatic pistol would not work for the game." They were probably trying to decide who was right in a debate over a lightsaber cross guard. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG


Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

My family consists of pretty well educated, intelligent, and fair-minded people. Nonetheless, recent events regarding law enforcement use of force (UOF) -- Ferguson, NYC, etc. -- have thrown into stark relief just how much their ideas of right & wrong, reasonable & unreasonable are based on fictional television events rather ...

Starting From Scratch … Again

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

As many of you know, eight weeks ago I had my right elbow completely replaced. The titanium elbow is a fairly new and uncommon procedure, with the mechanism itself costing about $20,000 (thank you, insurance company!). The surgery required a lot of moving and stretching of the nerves in my ...