I Was Fooling Myself About Situational Awareness

I like to think I’m a fairly observant person. Most of the time I am intentional about trying to stay aware of my surroundings. I study the topic of situational awareness, teach about it, and have even written some articles about it. Even when I’m using my smartphone in a public area, I am intentional about using…

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The Smith & Wesson Folding Carbine: Gimmick or Gem?

Smith & Wesson Folding Carbine (FPC)

Earlier this year Smith & Wesson decided to jump into the pistol caliber carbine market with a folding 9mm rifle. Officially the gun is known as the M&P FPC (folding pistol carbine). For our purposes, we’re going to call it the Smith & Wesson Folding Carbine. Let’s take a look at the gun and how…

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Calm Is Contagious: 5 Ways to Stay Calm in the Middle of Chaos

Calm is contagious. If you don’t remember anything else that you read in this article, remember these three words: Calm is contagious. So why are those words so important? Because they can quite possibly be the difference between success and failure, even life and death, in an emergency. Let’s talk about why being calm matters…

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Is the Sig P322 a Good Gun?

Sig P322 (L) and a Sig P320C (r)

From single-action revolvers to high-tech semi-autos, there are plenty of choices if you are shopping for a .22 pistol. Of course, they all serve different roles. While we generally don’t recommend .22 pistols for self-defense, they still have a place in the world of defensive shooting. Let’s take a look at that role and, in…

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