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Paul-E-Palooza 3 Recap: Chris Fry’s Small Knife Primer Class

One of the many awesome things about Paul-E-Palooza 3 was that Chris Fry ran this class on both days so that just about everybody attending the event had a chance to go. Chris is a beast and knows his stuff. I would not

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PROTIP: The gun is not a magic totem against evil.

Kermit says: "You Learned Nothing at that 2 Hour Class at the Gun Show. But that's none of my business..."

This is why hand to hand skills, a good holster, awareness, and a backup weapon matter.   From Lose Your Illusions …Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’m just going to republish what John Johnston at Ballistic Radio wrote, with his

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SouthNarc’s Managing Unknown Contacts

Classic reading. This document is a situational awareness primer that applies to open carriers, concealed carriers, or those not carrying guns. Seriously go take a Shivworks class or sign up for Paul E Palooza 3.  Click here to Download SouthNarcManagingUnknownContactsUPDATED Click

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Critical Analysis: “Open Carry While Old, Sick, and Tired”

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Read the article at and come to your own conclusions. I respect Dean Weingarten for his political activism but I have some issues with this article.  Quotes from the article are ©2015 by Dean Weingarten and used under fair use. My slow pace

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Shopper Assaults man legally carrying gun at Wal-Mart

The gun is not a magic rabbit’s foot that wards off trouble. Concealed means concealed! Small fixed blade knives can be very useful… Brandon, Florida — A Lithia man has been charged after he tackled another man Tuesday who had a

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