Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Emerging Threat

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

The world -- and the U.S. in particular -- is changing. There is no denying or arguing this point. The threat likelihood that we, as citizens, face is changing, too. While there are still muggers and rapists and thieves aplenty in our society, this year has seen a rise in organized, ...

Honesty: How Good Am I?

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

I've said for years, 95% of shooters think they're in the top 5%. They're not honest with themselves and fall into a spiral of self-congratulatory behavior for being mediocre while pretending it's excellence. I've realized recently that I fall into that same category. I've spent much of the past year telling myself that ...

Corollary Problem to the Safety Sin

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

I've written plenty of times about the Safety Sin and how the shooting community in general has turned safety into religion more than science. (see e.g., The Safety Sin, Follow-Up to the Safety Sin, and The Safety Sin Revisited with a link to Tim Chandler's excellent Thinking Critically article at ...

Discomfort vs. Disorder

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aim Fast, Hit Fast -- the signature shooting course -- was adapted (one might even say "blatantly stolen outright") from Rich Verdi's excellent Out of Your Comfort Zone class. Rich's program was based on pushing students to go past self-imposed limitations and push themselves to levels they didn't realize they ...

Modifications & Safety

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

There has been quite a bit of discussion about the Gadget over the past few days, both pro and con. What strikes me is that safety improvements are held to a different standard that other modifications. People will change their sights, triggers, even permanently modify the grip of a gun all in the name ...


Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Thanks to a Mr. Anonymous (which is clearly the most common surname on the Internet) and his contribution toward a pair of Gadgets, the Gadget Striker Control Device campaign on Indiegogo has already met its original goal in less than two days! Again, Tom and I want to thank all of ...

Day One of the Gadget Campaign

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

We made it onto Indiegogo's front page as a "trending campaign." When the page went live at 00:00 MDT, so many had stayed up for the midnight deal that we literally overwhelmed the Indiegogo servers. Thanks to everyone who contributed and encouraged us! Final day one tally: Almost $37,000 raised 92% of our ...


Friday, July 10th, 2015

Gadget Campaign Begins In:

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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Brace Yourself

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015