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  1. Training
    Pre-Attack Indicators by Kirk Lawson In the world of self defense, the prudent person wants to know when someone is secretly preparing to attack them. There are a number of what is often called "pre-attack indicators." These are behaviors that are associated with the person preparing to...
  2. Training
    Does This Change Your Training or EDC? by Kirk Lawson [Ruger LCR for 5 rounds or 10 with a reload vs. Kel Tec P11 for 13 rounds or 25 with a reload] In a recent forum thread To "upgrade" or not, I spent one paragraph talking about maybe wanting more ammunition on tap due to the seeming rise...
  3. Consumer Reviews
    The Hi Point of Revolvers by "histed" [Ghetto Glock meet Ghetto Colt] I love cheap guns. It is an addiction that the forum members here enable constantly. Recently I took another "hit" and purchased a Rock Island Arms M206 revolver. It's cheap - mine was 251.37 out the door. Knowing that...
  4. Consumer Reviews
    Class Review - Hojutsu; the Martial Art of Firearms by Kirk Lawson Over the summer of 2018 my goal was to spend more time and effort on personal training. The first weekend of May, I took a two-day course on Hojutsu. The instructor was Sensei Norman Hood and the course was hosted by Defensive...
  5. Lounge
    It is a common misconception that unarmed martial art techniques are not considered deadly force in the United States. Very often they are. And not just punching to the head or the like. Did you know that even joint locks at the elbow knee or ankle can be considered deadly force under most law...
  6. Lounge
    Definition Series - Part 6: "Ammunition" by Kirk Lawson Ammunition is to guns as gasoline is to a car. It is a consumable product that is required for the operation of the machine. There is some slang surrounding the product and we will identify a few of the slang words. We will use the most...
  7. Consumer Reviews
    SAFTD Pepper Spray Training by Kirk Lawson There is a lot of interest in Less Than Lethal self defense. While potentially lethal self defense, such as sticks, knives, firearms, and, yes, sometimes even bare hands, is often required, not every Force scenario necessarily requires a potentially...
  8. Training
    The First Rule is... MOVE! by Kirk Lawson [Sorry, Bert. Your advice just doesn't work.] There is a lot of chatter these days about what to do if someone is shooting at you. Run? Hide? Fight? Shoot back? Cower and wait for someone to save you? If you want to avoid being shot, the First rule...
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