Simply Rugged Cumberland (Versa Clip II) Holster

Moving back to the 1911-based pistol platform for self-defense, I decided to invest in a new holster for my EDC and went on a quest to find just the right holster. For the past several years I have been carrying … Continue reading

Product Review – Remora IWB Double Magazine Pouch

I recently received my new Remora Double Magazine Pouch. It had been on my list for a short time, as I have been looking for that “near perfect” means of carrying two spare magazines of ammunition without the bulkiness of … Continue reading

Keeping It in Check

Recently, and while traveling out of state, I realized that I have a tendency to “keep things in check.” Normally, when I am at home or at work, I try always to keep things in check, lest I find things … Continue reading

The Single-Action Revolver for Self-Defense

Stepping into the firing booth, I reached low inside my vest; pulled the 4.62″ barreled .357 Ruger Blackhawk from its cross-draw holster, reached into vest pocket, and retrieved the 125 grain, .357 magnum rounds that resided there. With a slightly … Continue reading

It happened on a recent Thursday…

A recent Thursday… Prelude… Home sold, moved into RV, met “The Girl!” in South Georgia, and (except for our trips together) parked the RV in her side yard. Life got full…and a whole bunch better than good! Bucolic living…hot days … Continue reading

I Cannot Predict. I Can Prepare

You leave the house this morning and predict that at 8:30 a.m. a knife-wielding person will rob you while you are filling up the gas tank of your vehicle. You predict that your vehicle’s right front tire would suddenly explode … Continue reading

When You Leave Home…

… it begins to change with out you immediately. Moreover, when you go back it will be different. You can never go back to the home you left. While the physical aspect may be true, the imagery of home, however … Continue reading

Fend For Yourself?

It seems that all too often these days’ cities are going bankrupt. In some cases, and to alleviate the pressure of bankruptcy, cities and small towns are cutting back budgets for public safety. Police and Fire Departments enduring the most … Continue reading

Point/counterpoint – Self defense training

I am interested to read C R’s opinion on this point/counterpoint article. By no means am I an advocate to the “No Training” needed side, or that self defense training is not beneficial, but this article has some merit. We … Continue reading

Cold Steel Irish Blackthorn Walking Stick

Specifications: Weight: 28.2 oz. Head: 2 3/4″ Material: Polypropylene Overall length: 37″ Thickness: 1″ (Base) 1 3/8″ (Neck) Price: $61.99 (Cold Steel), $36.99 (Amazon) A “walking Stick’ is a fashionable stick that is more than a cane and that is … Continue reading