Weekend Knowledge Dump- December 13, 2019

Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   Getting Friends and Family (Slightly) More Prepared How to gently steer reluctant friends and family members in the direction of being better prepared for emergencies.     Factory 6.5 Creedmoor Ammunition Accuracy Velocity and accuracy

Shooting Drill- The Humbler | Active Response Training

Written by Greg Ellifritz   This shooting drill is one of the hardest I’ve ever attempted.   I got it from Kyle Defoor’s page.  It is a 70 shot drill with 700 possible aggregate points.  Allegedly, no one has ever shot a perfect score.  I certainly haven’t ever even come close. 

Choosing a Gun for the Woman in your Life

  Written by: Greg Ellifritz     Reading the article The Right Gun for a Woman, According to Women  got me a little fired up.  Go check it out before you continue here. Female Shooters On: Semi-Autos vs. Revolvers       As most of you know, I’m not a woman.  I don’t purport to know anything about

Weekend Knowledge Dump- December 6, 2019

Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.   When You Can’t Pull the Trigger I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard ignorant gun owners make the statement “I’ll just shoot him if he grabs my gun.”  It

Short Stroking the Handgun Trigger

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Read this article about a police gunfight that occurred following a traffic stop.  Some of the lessons learned have utility for the CCW carrier as well.   “I’ve been shot point blank!” “Then, the corporal thought his gun jammed. Actually, he discovered later, he had short stroked it. That

Stupid Active Killer Advice | Active Response Training

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I just finished the book Be a Hero.  It was a very good book, full of useful information about how to successfully survive an active killer attack.  There was one section, however, with which I profoundly disagree.  The authors talk about setting off fire alarms, breaking

Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 10, 2019

Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend. Criminals Often Carry Ineffectual Guns that are Broken, Unloaded, or ToysAn article about the types of guns carried by criminals, including a link and discussion of my research on the

The Best Tourniquets- A Research Review

Written by: Greg Ellifritz With the growing number of commercially made tourniquets, an increase in availability of medical courses focusing on gunshot wounds, a greater chance of getting caught up in an active killer event, and the classes like Stop the Bleed being offered everywhere, the issue of tourniquets is

Best Red Dot for a Pistol Caliber Carbine

The pistol caliber carbine (PCC) has been the new hotness in recent years.  Small carbines with folding or collapsing pistol “braces” allow rifles to essentially be labeled as “pistols” under a loophole in Federal law.  These short barreled “pistols” look very similar to the short barreled sub-machine guns chambered

Lock Your Damn Doors- 2019 Edition

Written by: Greg Ellifritz Five years ago, I wrote an article titled Lock Your Damn Doors.  In that article I looked at a month’s worth of burglary and theft reports from the city where I worked and tracked how many theft victims had left their houses or cars unlocked before

Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 3, 2019

Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.3 Ways to Escape Zip Ties: An Illustrated GuideAn informative infographic about escaping zip tie restraints.  This is useful, but the best advice I can provide is to AVOID BEING

Weekend Knowledge Dump- May 3, 2019

Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.3 Ways to Escape Zip Ties: An Illustrated GuideAn informative infographic about escaping zip tie restraints.  This is useful, but the best advice I can provide is to AVOID BEING

Free Books- Part 178 | Active Response Training

Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can find approximately 11,000 free kindle books on Amazon’s site every day.  These books can be downloaded to a Kindle reader or a free App on your phone or personal computer.  Even if you don’t

Free Books- Part 178 | Active Response Training

Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can find approximately 11,000 free kindle books on Amazon’s site every day.  These books can be downloaded to a Kindle reader or a free App on your phone or personal computer.  Even if you don’t

Compliance Doesn’t Always Ensure Your Safety

Written by: Greg Ellifritz  Many of my students tell me that, should they ever be robbed, they plan on complying with the robbers’ demands.  While I can’t presume to tell anyone the individual best course of action during a dangerous situation, I can provide some general statistics about past events. Statistically,

Compliance Doesn’t Always Ensure Your Safety

Written by: Greg Ellifritz  Many of my students tell me that, should they ever be robbed, they plan on complying with the robbers’ demands.  While I can’t presume to tell anyone the individual best course of action during a dangerous situation, I can provide some general statistics about past events. Statistically,

When the Criminal Doesn’t Obey Your Commands

 Written by: Greg Ellifritz It’s a rewarding thing to watch my firearms students as they learn and progress.  They start with safe gun handling skills, the basics of marksmanship, and learning when it is legally appropriate to shoot someone.  If they continue training, they might learn more “tactical” or combative

Drawing Attention Away From Your Concealed Carry Gun

Written by: Greg Ellifritz There are a lot of folks who say that deep concealment of your carry pistol isn’t necessary.  Those folks will tell you that people aren’t very observant and that most of the humans you encounter as you go about your daily life wouldn’t notice if you

Drawing Attention Away From Your Concealed Carry Gun

Written by: Greg Ellifritz There are a lot of folks who say that deep concealment of your carry pistol isn’t necessary.  Those folks will tell you that people aren’t very observant and that most of the humans you encounter as you go about your daily life wouldn’t notice if you

Overnight At The Super Shelter (2018)

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 26, 2019

Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.DIY Revolver Grip ModificationsIf you want to reload your revolver with speed loaders, you may have to break out the Dremel tool to reduce your grips.Speaking of revolver modifications, you

Shooting Drill- Diminishing Dots | Active Response Training

A good drill to work on this facet of shooting is called “Diminishing Dots.”  I got this exercise from the Tactical Performance Center website.  The target was designed by the late Ron Avery.  I first did the drill in a class I took with Ron. We’ve numbered the targets, but

Greg Goes to the Gun Store

Written by: Greg Ellifritz I made a rare trip to the gun store last week.  I decided to replace what Recoil Magazine calls “the ugliest gun on the planet” with a new Gen 5 model 19.  I’ve been carrying the old ugly 19 since 2001 and have almost 70K rounds

Don’t Dig the Rig- Special Pocket Holster Edition

Written by Greg Ellifritz When the weather is nice, I like to get out of my police car and do some foot patrols as often as possible. Every day (if calls allow) I’ll do at least one foot patrol around a shopping center, park, or school. Last week, a school in