Is Arming Yourself a Rational Response to a Mass Public Shooting?
Concealed Carry / Fear / Firearms / Risk

Is Arming Yourself a Rational Response to a Mass Public Shooting?

I haven’t had time to write this up yet, but an underlying theme in academic studies of guns is that carrying a concealed firearm (and in some cases even owning one) is not a rational decision for most Americans under most circumstances. “Rational” here understood in the classical economic sense of maximizing benefits and minimizing … Continue reading

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts About Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite
Books / Faith / Fear / Firearms / My Experience / Personal Defense

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts About Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite

This page provides convenient access to links to all my posts about Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite Academy, in reverse chronological order (i.e., newest first). The Combat Triad: How Gunsite Has Changed Its Mind(set) Whither the Weaver Stance and the 1911 Heavy-Duty Self-Loading Pistol at Gunsite? Updating the Modern Technique of the Pistol at Gunsite … Continue reading

From Armed Self-Defense to PreFense While Armed
Books / Concealed Carry / Fear / Personal Defense

From Armed Self-Defense to PreFense While Armed

I concluded my previous post about Gabe Suarez on Mike Seeklander’s podcast by mentioning seeing Steve Tarani at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville last year. Continuing my foray into the private citizen gun training industry via podcast this morning, I was surprised to find an interview with the very same Steve Tarani on Episode … Continue reading

Defining Problems and Offering Solutions in the Private Citizen Gun Training Industry
Fear / Personal Defense

Defining Problems and Offering Solutions in the Private Citizen Gun Training Industry

I wrote yesterday about an interview with gun trainer Gabe Suarez of Suarez International on gun trainer Mike Seeklander’s American Warrior Show podcast. Near the end of the 1+ hour interview, Seeklander asks Suarez for concluding thoughts, which I found worth noting: There’s alot of people out there today that are comfortable with violence. Comfortable … Continue reading