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Trump may be president, but America...and the world...have not changed. The Islamic Terrorists still hate us and want to kill us. The resurging Leftist Terrorists also hate us, and if given a slight chance will also kill us. In fact, we hear that they are now planning to arm themselves to promote and enforce their political agenda. And don't think this last point is far-fetched in anyway. Look up the Symbionese Liberation Army, the Black Guerrilla Family, The Weathermen, and other groups like them that operated in the 1960s and 1970s. We could do an entire article series on the "Violent Leftist Movement in America". The funny thing is that the media almost pretends that these people do not exist. It is as if if they do not acknowledge the Islam connection to terrorism...or the Liberal-Socialist connection to urban violence and riots, that somehow they don't exist...or is there another reason they refuse to say the words? But today we are here to discuss the events in Fresno, California. In a nutshell - Fresno Police report that a thirty-nine year... Read more →

Here is an old training film. It may not be as fashionable as what you see on YT today, but it has some very good footage. Much of this stuff comes from my era as well. Specially the ricochet shooting material starting at 4:00 Read more →

In The Land Of The Blind, The One Eyed Man Is King - Or You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know All combat systems, from archery to jujitsu, need to be blooded and tested if they are to true fighting systems rather than sports. The farther away from the combat experience a martial system becomes, the more stylized and artificial it becomes. Its advocates will relate how the “founder” did it way back during the war, although their own experience on the matter is based on third or fourth hand knowledge. The reader may not immediately see a problem with this. After all, not everyone can be a soldier or a cop, or even a street fighter. Moreover, many cops and soldiers never actually get combat experience, even though they may train for it. Those that do get it, many don’t really know why they prevailed, and of those that do know, few feel compelled to teach others how to do so. Something else that happens is that a trainer may have had a number of contacts, but their scope... Read more →

Oh, this is going to be a good one. So here is a clip from my forum warriortalk. Warriortalk is where we throw ideas around and many of those ideas come to fruition as actual training methods and weapons. Yes, I am a capitalist and I create and develop ideas for profit. But only reasonable ideas turn into products, or classes. There are a great deal of things that we simply never follow up on because there is no actual application. So we were discussing the weapon, and the exact term - "Pistol Caliber Carbine" widely in early 2009. We actually began using the term at warriortalk as early as late 2008. Everyone copies everyone in every industry. Historically interesting as now, even the competition crowd is using the term and created an entire category of gun game around the weapon. And recently the gun media have been debating and cogitating the utility of the weapon. First we must understand that our perspective here is gunfighting. I have no interest in gun sports so that aspect of application is never... Read more →

This article was written by Greg Nichols, an esteemed member of our staff The Shotgun or the Rifle As we start 2017, SI is taking a new look at an old LEO standby, the shotgun. It goes by many names, the shotty, bitch, gauge, room broom, boom stick, among others. So as the title suggests, why would I choose one over a rifle? What are it’s envelopes where it shines over other platforms? Would I select breech load, box fed, or tubular magazine? The current fashionable trend seems to be to take the shotgun outside of it’s envelope of operation and attempt to make it operate and perform as close to a rifle as possible (using the rifleman’s perspective), or turning it into an AOE (area of effect ) weapon for people (the wing/clay shooter’s perspective). In my opinion I see both of these view points as a bastardization of what a real fighting shotgun is purpose built for. It's all about efficiency here gang, when it comes to the semi/pump argument there really isn't a huge gap in performance... Read more →