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9-Mar-13 – 11:38 by ToddG<p>By now you may have heard of the big Facebook flap regarding a newer training outfit and a video showing someone using an …

Self Defense

Building the fighting AR15

<<First Name>>,<p>One of the things that we most enjoy about the AR15 is that it is sort of like LEGOs for big kids. It's easy to customize the right …

Ammunition

Drill: Finding Your Level

There are a lot of good drills out there. Some are designed to develop a skill, some are designed to test a skill. “Finding Your Level” I am pretty …

Self Defense

If It Bends

During Jiu-Jitsu class I frequently remind my trainees if it bends it will break. The <b>it</b> being any joint in the body from head to toe.<p>Your Jiu-Jitsu …

Martial Arts

Meditations on death

Part of my personal belief system is the certainty that the time of each of our deaths was written when we were born; and can not be changed.<p>Where …

Breathing strategies for better performance and recovery with Bill Hartman and Mike Robertson

The current model of performance and recovery is broken (Or, why humans are not machines)<p>Hey everyone, this is Bill. As the owner of IFAST Physical …

Immune System

How Do You Trust the Process?

Recently, a reader named Martin wrote and asked, “<i>…Because right now I am not confident enough to let go of traditional strength training. I want to</i> …

Exercise

Book Review: Red Zone Knife Defense

Coach Jerry Wetzel of Red Zone Threat Management just released a book outlining his excellent unarmed knife defense program. It is 185 pages of rock …

Advanced Skills

My buddy, Paul Sharp, of Straight-Blast Gym—Illinois, and proprietor of Sharp Defense, posted the following on Social Media:“<i>When people start</i> …

Self Defense

Dr. Strangegun or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the S&W M&P Family

If you look at any of the regular gun blog or Youtube channels, you’ll notice the perpetual trend of the, “next best thing,” in carry guns. This …

Hung Up

8 Symptoms Of A Toxic Command Climate

A great deal of time and effort has been spent by military leaders trying to seek out and prevent horrible command climates. The term often used is …

Military

Modifying the 1911 for Service Use

The legendary 1911 pistol is one of those things that creates urban myth, conjecture, and misconceptions among the firearms community. For many …

Self Defense

Disrupting Housing: Younger Generations Leading the Way to Develop a Model for Ageless Homes

Every person, regardless of age, can participate in creating a livable community. According to a newly published report from Generations United, …

Retirement

Everything you know about police shootings is wrong

The woman with the advanced Harvard degree says, “Why did the cops shoot him so many times? Why not just wound him?”<p>The sophisticated lawyer, …

Law Enforcement

A stop for a snack at QuikTrip, then a stranger appears out of nowhere

She only wanted a drink and bag of chips while her son was at soccer practice, but in turn she got the scare of a lifetime.<p>Candace, who requested The …

Crime

Gunfighter Moment - Mike Pannone

<b>Mind Games: The Benefit of Conscious Contradictions in Training</b><p>One of the drills I do in pistol classes is to have shooters execute a Bullseye string …

Self Defense

Mike Pannone’s “Mind Games” Drill

Written by Greg Ellifritz “Changing gears” is a concept I often employ in my practice shooting drills. Altering shot cadences between fast imprecise …

Self Defense

The Suicide Contagion: How The Effort To Combat Veterans' Suicide May Be Making It Worse

In May 2011, amid President Barack Obama’s troop surge, the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division began leaving Afghanistan after a grueling year-long …

Mental Health

Here's What Mattis Sees As The Biggest Single Problem With Military Leadership

<i>Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude<i>, a new book by Raymond M. Kethledge and</i> …

Military

Swing For the Fence

When we examine the use of an impact weapon to defend ourselves we find a lot of complicated ways to approach something that should be fairly simple. …

Self Defense

How Democrats keep guns in the hands of the rich

When it comes to voting rights, any obstacles outrage liberals; even free government-issued IDs are viewed as disenfranchising poor and disproportionately black people. But when it comes to the right to own a gun for self-defense, liberals don't hesitate to pile on fees, ID requirements, expensive …

Fighting Through Pepper Spray

Written by: Greg EllifritzIn case you missed it, a deranged suspect attempted to commit mass murder at a Tennessee movie theater yesterday. The …

Self Defense

Afghanistan Hero Gives His Medal Of Honor To His Airborne Brigade

<i>Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in Stars and Stripes. Read the original here.</i><p>VICENZA, Italy — The Medal of Honor has always hung …

Military

Nest Founder: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”

Tony Fadell, one of the minds behind the iPod and the iPhone, mulls design’s unintended consequences.<p>Tony Fadell’s wife likes to remind him when their three children’s eyes are glued to their screens that it’s at least partly his fault.<p>Hard to argue. Fadell, who founded the smart thermostat company …

‘We Own the Night’: The Rise And Fall Of The US Military’s Night-Vision Dominance

The sky was moonless on the night of May 1, 2011, as two MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flew toward a walled compound in an upscale enclave of …

Military

The hidden signs that can reveal a fake photo

A picture may say a thousand words, but what if the photograph has been fabricated? There are ways to spot a fake – you just have to look closely enough.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>Take a look at the photograph below – it’s just an …

Computer Science

The massive volcano that scientists can't find

It was the biggest eruption for 700 years but scientists still can't find the volcano responsible.<p>It was 10 October 1465 – the day of the hotly anticipated wedding of King Alfonso II of Naples. He was set to marry the sophisticated Ippolita Maria Sforza, a noblewoman from Milan, in a lavish …

Earth Science

Now That A Hollywood Plot Has Turned Real, Will Congressmen Be Allowed To Defend Themselves?

This question brings shootout scenes from Hollywood cop dramas and action movies to mind. There is a member of Congress, gun in hand and back against a marble pillar. Chips of stone are flying off the pillar as bullets shot by terrorists slam into the stone. The terrorists are trying to assassinate …

Guns

7 Digital Learning Trends

Research<p>Project Tomorrow recently released information about seven digital learning trends uncovered in their most recent Speak Up research …

Tactical Professor – Establishing Your Baseline

A long, long time ago, a sagacious and scholarly fellow who understood the application of violence by virtue of various tools wrote a series of …

Self Defense