Category Archives: Self Defense

Somebody Picked the Wrong Girl

Seen over at Joe Huffman’s

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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Conflict Studies, Guns, People, Self Defense


Safe vs. Dangerous

I’m shamelessly stealing this:



Remember Your History Or Be Doomed To Repeat It

It all begins with a dictator taking away your tools if self defense.


The definition of a dictator

When one person begins to curb your specific, enumerated rights, isn’t that person a dictator?

“The president is going to act. Executive orders, executive action, can be taken,” Biden told reporters before meetings with groups representing survivors of mass shootings. “We haven’t decided what this is yet, but we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and all the rest of the Cabinet members.”

A storm is brewing…


New Hornady Critical Duty Round

I’m a fan of Hornady’s Critical Defense round and carry them in my Sig P238. I have wanted to carry them in my 45, but have not the .45 ACP Critical Defense round uses a 185gr bullet. The Firearm Blog reports that Hornady has now released a .45 caliber Critial Duty round with a 220gr bullet, which is closer to the traditional 230gr.

According to Hornady, the differences between their Critical Defense line and their Critical Duty line are:

Critical DEFENSE® = Personal Protection/Concealed Carry

Critical DEFENSE® handgun ammunition was developed to provide the best performance for DEFENSIVE or PERSONAL PROTECTION SITUATIONS and is the ultimate choice for any short barreled, concealed carry style firearm.

Critical DUTY® = Tactical

Critical DUTY® handgun ammunition is built to meet the needs and requirements of LAW ENFORCEMENT and TACTICAL PROFESSIONALS, as well as those law abiding citizens who prefer a full-size handgun for their personal protection and demand superior barrier penetration and subsequent terminal performance.*

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Posted by on January 7, 2013 in Self Defense



Via Breda comes this video which will make you smile –

It’s unfortunate that some on the Left would rather see this girl injured or traumatized rather than able to defend herself.  Good job Alyssa!

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Posted by on December 22, 2010 in 2nd Amendment, People, Self Defense


Funny How That Works

Joe Huffman points out one more example of how “Gun Free Zones” don’t really work.

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Posted by on September 30, 2010 in Guns, Self Defense


Weak-Hand Shooting Practice

Something I’ve read about from time to time on the interwebz is “weak-hand” shooting.  Usually it’s on a message board where some mall ninja is talking about his experiences with spec-ops team that you’ve never heard of because it’s so uber-classified that the President doesn’t even know it exists.

Okay, back to reality.  In a self defense situation, do you really need to be able to shoot weak-hand and should you practice?  Before Thursday I would have answered that question saying “more than likely not.”

Now, to avoid the appearance and accusations of being a mall ninja, I have not been involved in a self defense situation where I needed to use my weak hand.  I was, however, playing flag football at work (yes, I like my job) and I broke the pinky finger on my right (read strong/dominant) hand.

Thankfully the spiral fracture does not require surgery or even a cast, only to be buddy taped using the finger next to it as a splint.  But this brings me to the point of my post – weak-hand shooting.  I have NEVER practiced shooting weak-handed.  I don’t even has a carry rig that will allow me to carry my .45 and draw it left handed.  That firearm will now sit in my safe for the next six weeks unless I’m able to get to the range and get some practice in with my left hand.

Thank goodness for the Ruger LCP.  A few weeks ago, Impact Guns in Ogden was running a special on LCP’s: $264.  I’d been saving up for a pocket pistol and when I saw that deal I had to get it.  Carried in a Blackhawk! Inside Pocket holster, I’ve been able to switch Elsie Pea from my right pocket to my left.

I wish I would have done some weak-handed shooting practice before this unfortunate event.  Do I think it’s necessary because your hand could become disabled during a fire fight?  No.  But you never know when  game of flag football might force you to change your carry routine.

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Posted by on September 11, 2010 in Guns, Life, Self Defense


H.B. 78

Yesterday, H.B. 78 was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert.  H.B. 78 “clarifies the use of force or the threat of force necessary to defend a person against another’s imminent use of unlawful force[, and] clarifies when a person may threaten or display a dangerous weapon in self defense….”  This bill was necessary because the previous language in the law left small loopholes where law abiding citizens could be snared.  The text of the bill is here.

Also, H.B. 380 was signed into law on Monday.  H.B. 380 “provides that a private property owner is not civilly or criminally liable for any harm or damages resulting from discharge of a firearm by a person who holds a concealed firearm permit while on the owner’s property; and provides that the exemption from liability does not apply if the property owner solicits, requests, commands, encourages, or intentionally aids the permit holder in discharging the firearm while on the owner’s property.”  Basically providing a legal incentive for businesses NOT to ban firearms on their property.

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Posted by on March 31, 2010 in Guns, Local, Self Defense



McDonald vs. Chicago oral arguments will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow.  Joe Huffman points to an article by Alan Korwin where he explains, in simple terms, why this court case is so important.  Trust me, it’s more about civil rights and less about guns than you may have previously thought.


Common Sense Gun Laws

They’re called “common sense” gun laws because criminals have the common sense to know how ridiculous they are.  Unfortunately for law abiding citizens, you have to jump through the hoops.  Good thing the 1st Amendment doesn’t have any common sense laws attached to it!


Check With Utah, They Know How It Works

Downrange TV’s weekly video podcast with Michael Bane

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Posted by on February 24, 2010 in Guns, Local, Self Defense


Brady Bigotry Continued

Joe Huffman continues his discussion of the Brady Bunch’s bigotry.  It is very, very insightful.


Gun Control is Racist

Josh Sugarman and the Violence Policy Center advocate greater dependence on the system and the government in black neighborhoods by disarming blacks.

Pictures by Oleg Volk, here, here, and here.


Tactical Pen (Part II)

First the Uzi Tactical Pen.  Uncle made fun of it 20 days ago.  Now, he reviews his Smith & Wesson TacPen.

The S&W looks more practical as a defense (read stabbing) device.  It also looks very similar to the KZ Xtreme Defense Pen.

But who needs a special pen?  Jason Bourne was able to use a regular plastic bic  😉

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Posted by on January 25, 2010 in Follow up, Self Defense, Tech

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