It is wonderful when a whole handful of different “If you are in this situation, do that” rules can be boiled down to a single, simple principle that is easy to remember and easy to apply in a variety of situations. Let’s look at some of those sorts of tactical rules for very different kinds of situations,[…]
When are you entitled to use lethal force against someone? The best short answer I’ve ever seen is the doctrine promulgated at Lethal Force Institute: “You can use lethal force when there is immediate and unavoidable danger of death or grave bodily harm to an innocent person.” What does that mean? Let’s deconstruct it. “Lethal force” is[…]
Today the FBI is releasing a study of 160 active shooter incidents that occurred between 2000 and 2013 throughout the U.S. The primary purpose of the study? To provide our law enforcement partners—normally the first responders on the scene of these dangerous and fast-moving events—with data that will help them to better prepare for and respond to[…]...
An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, and recent active shooter incidents have underscored the need for a coordinated response by law enforcement and others to save lives. The FBI is committed to working with its partners to protect schools, workplaces, houses of[…]...
As a responsible gun owner, you’ve done everything you’re supposed to do. You took a concealed weapons class and got your permit. You’ve practiced every drill you can find. You have a firearm you’re comfortable with, and you go to the range at least every other weekend. You’re ready for anything. Right? Well, not so much. I[…]
In a recent article I gave a favorable review of the Rossi Rio Grande lever action .410 shotgun. It reminded me that I have a .410 Mossberg Cruiser I have never written about because, although it is close at hand, it is kind of out of sight, out of mind. I selected the .410 Cruiser for four[…]
Your home may be your castle, but that doesn’t mean you’re invulnerable there. As the nightly news tells us, a home invasion can be as deadly as an encounter in an alley at night. You need to have your concealed carry weapon secure from children and guests, but when someone is knocking down your door, you want[…]
I recently had the opportunity to shoot a Rossi Rio Grande Lever Action .410 Gauge shotgun. The Rio Grande is made for Rossi by Taurus in their Brazil manufacturing facility. The Rio Grande has a 20 inch barrel with a full choke. The stocks are wood and the wood to metal fit is very good. There are[…]
I often struggle to find a way to impart on the student, who I will come to consider family, the importance of training. There are many ways that will get the importance across to someone standing in front of me, though how do I speak to you who are reading these words? This isn’t so much a[…]