How Good is the 1791 Gunleather Gun Belt

A couple of months ago, the folks at 1791 Gunleather asked if I would be interested in doing a product review for them. I’ve seen a lot of their ads, so I was interested in seeing if what got delivered was what I saw in those ads. After looking through their product line, an item…

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They Gave Their Tomorrow

As we observe Memorial Day, my thoughts go back to a trip my wife and I took. Two years ago, my wife and I had the opportunity to go to Europe with a group from the Warrior Poet Society. The tour was World War 2-themed, so we visited many monuments and battlefields. Normandy, Bastogne, Dunkirk,…

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EDC Update: Switching to the Shield Plus

Last year, David and I each did articles on what we carry every day and a little info about why we made those choices. While most of my carry items have remained the same, there has been a change in the handgun I’m normally carrying. It’s now the Smith & Wesson Shield Plus. But the…

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Getting Ready for Hurricane Season

June 1 begins the Atlantic hurricane season. In case you haven’t been keeping track, we’re almost there. As the hurricane season approaches, it’s important for individuals and families living in hurricane-prone areas to prepare adequately. While the thought of an impending hurricane can be intimidating, preparing well in advance can significantly mitigate risks and reduce…

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Decision Decks: Church Safety Training in Your Pocket

The importance of church safety training simply can’t be understated. But, if we’re being honest, a lot of teams simply don’t have the budget to get as much training as they’d like. And we all know that getting everyone in the same place at the same time can be like herding cats. This is exactly…

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Your Gun Range First Aid Kit

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Spending time on the range is always fun. But we have to remember that there is a certain element of risk too. Even at the safest range, there is still a risk of injury. Sometimes it’s an accident, and sometimes a health issue. But being prepared is prudent. Here are some thoughts about a gun…

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Child Safety: Empowering Kids to Navigate the World Safely

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For children, there are countless adventures, discoveries, and experiences awaiting them. However, amidst the excitement and wonder, it’s essential for children to learn about personal safety and develop the skills to protect themselves in various situations. In this article, we’ll explore some important aspects of child safety.  With the right guidance and support, parents can…

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Church Safety: Cover The Basics First

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I was recently reminded of a meeting with our lead pastor on the first Monday after the Charleston church shooting in 2015.  At one point, of course, the events in Charleston came up. He asked me what our church safety team had done differently this weekend. He was a little surprised when I said we…

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CPR Techniques: Then and Now

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) stands as an important emergency procedure aimed at saving lives in dire situations where breathing or heartbeat has stopped. Through massive public education efforts, both healthcare professionals and everyday people are equipped with the power to offer immediate aid during cardiac emergencies. As a long-time student and instructor, I have seen a…

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