Taking Gabe White’s Tactical Success with Technical Skills Class at 2018 Tactical Conference
My Experience / Training

Taking Gabe White’s Tactical Success with Technical Skills Class at 2018 Tactical Conference

Toward the end of my second day wandering the frontiers of defensive gun culture at the three day Polite Society Tactical Conference, I could feel my brain getting full and my trigger finger antsy. As I have written before, there is a trade-off for me in participating in gun training classes rather than just observing … Continue reading

Exploring the Frontiers of Defensive Gun Culture at the 2018 Tactical Conference
Personal Defense / Training

Exploring the Frontiers of Defensive Gun Culture at the 2018 Tactical Conference

Some time during the 20th anniversary Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference (TacCon), I saw Dr. William Aprill standing outside one of the temporary classroom tents. I had been following his work for a while but had not yet met him, so I excitedly introduced myself as the author of a blog called “Gun Culture 2.0.” … Continue reading

20th Anniversary Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference, 2018
My Experience / Training

20th Anniversary Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference, 2018

2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference. I had only attended “TacCon” once before, in 2014. Even over the short period of four years, much about the event has changed. When I attended the 16th annual TacCon in 2014, 140 individuals – including me and my wife – paid $249 … Continue reading

What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Defining the Battlefield (2 of 3)
Books / Concealed Carry / Guns and Gear / Personal Defense

What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Defining the Battlefield (2 of 3)

This is the second of three planned posts reflecting on the civilian defensive firearms lessons to be learned from Matthew Ford’s book about military small arms innovations. Yesterday I wrote about balancing competing features of weapons, ballistic science and lethality. PART 2 of 3 DEFINING THE BATTLEFIELD Looming large throughout Ford’s book is the point … Continue reading

Tom Givens and Rangemaster – Collected Posts on Gun Culture 2.0 Blog
Concealed Carry / My Experience / Personal Defense / Training

Tom Givens and Rangemaster – Collected Posts on Gun Culture 2.0 Blog

As I have done for my posts on the civilian gun training industry, Col. Jeff Cooper/Gunsite, the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits, gun ownership statistics, Rob Pincus, and Gabe Suarez, this page provides convenient access to continually updated links to all my posts about Tom Givens and Rangemaster. Links below … Continue reading

Jiu-Jitsu is the Answer. What was the Question?
Training

Jiu-Jitsu is the Answer. What was the Question?

The question was, “What lessons should civilian gun carriers take from George Zimmerman?” This is a question I have been asking gun trainers recently, including those attending Rob Pincus’s Combat Focus Shooting Instructor Conference in September. I have received many different and interesting responses, including a very succinct one from one of the Combat Focus … Continue reading