Another Reason to be Armed

Florida homeowner shoots, kills pair of armed intruders holding his mom hostage


When I read stories like this I am reminded that in a self-defense situation, very often the difference between living and dying is measured in split seconds.

When the time comes to defend yourself or your family from harm, YOU CANNOT HESITATE!


“The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail; the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation.” -Jeff Cooper

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!



Better a .22 Than Nothing!

Self-Defense in Texas: .22LR Single Shot Trumps AR-15 and.40 Cal Pistol?


Although this self-defense story violates two primary rules of Self-Defense, namely that Alcohol and Firearms is a deadly mix and always AVOID obvious People or Places that could cause you trouble, it does demonstrate three practical facts about Self-Defense shootings:

  1. It is better to be ARMED with something versus NOTHING
  2. COVER is King in a gunfight
  3. Aiming for the Center of Mass is always the best bet, regardless of caliber

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!


How to Ram Through a Vehicular Roadblock

How to Ram Through a Vehicular Roadblock


Great Information on a scenario many of us may face in the near future the way things are going with all of these street protest by groups such as ANTIFA and BLM.

It reinforces something I am always telling folks about self-defense while driving: Forget that pea shooter on your hip or in the glove box, use that two ton monster you are sitting in and ram those ass*oles!

Using a vehicle to defend your life is no different than using a gun legally…they are both deadly weapons!

Learn to use them effectively!

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!


Real World Threats: Carjackers with Pepper Spray

Thugs with Pepper Spray–A Growing Carjacking Tactic?


Very informative piece on a growing criminal trend in urban areas.

Remember the golden rule of Security: If something bad is going to happen to you, chances are it is going to happen in transit, when you are most vulnerable. Keep that Head on a Swivel.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!


Self-Defense Skills: Mastering the Shoulder Stop

Self-Defense Skills: Mastering the Shoulder Stop for a Quick Counterattack


Mike Janich goes over a simple and effective Counter-attack method to keep you vertical when the shit hits the fan.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!


Farnam Quips: Legal?



“Is it ‘Legal?’”

I’ve written about this subject before, but the question keeps coming up in classes.

Inevitably someone asks:

“When this or that is going on, and this or that circumstance is extant, can I shoot this guy?

Is it ‘legal?’”

Such questions are meaningless and mostly irrelevant!

When you are compelled to shoot immediately in order to save your life, you won’t be asking yourself such silly questions!

When confronting a deadly threat, and you have no other viable option, then shoot carefully and don’t miss!

What other answer can there be?

We can’t know what prosecutors will do with a particular set of facts, but we shouldn’t be surprised when we see them enforcing agendas, not laws!

Three factors are universally present with recent mass murders:

1) The perpetrator suffered from well-known and long-documented mental illness, or was a religious ideologue, usually both.

2) Laws already on the books, IF ENFORCED, would have prevented the catastrophe.

3) Bureaucracies, whose job it is to protect us from these violent criminals, seem mostly interested in growing
their agencies, expanding their powers, protecting themselves, and little else!

When laws are not enforced (by design) and government bureaucracies thus consistently fail to protect us, politicians have only two “answers,” and they are oh so predictable:

1) More suffocating laws, bigger bureaucracies (with chilling new powers), and our individual rights as Americans “regulated out of existence.”

2) More malignant, burdensome, and noxious restrictions, not upon criminals (who won’t observe them anyway), but in an effort to “punish” every productive citizen who has something to lose and who therefore doesn’t commit crimes, who works for a living, pays taxes, tries to be a good person, and plays by the rules (incomprehensible though they may be).

Thus, who constantly ask, “Is it legal?” need to rethink the subject of gun ownership.

There is no “safety!”

In a recent bank-robbery trial, during cross-examination the defense attorney grilled the lead detective, who was on the witness stand, with:

“Do you really expect this jury to believe that my client was so stupid that he wrote the stickup-note on the back of his own deposit slip?”

The detective calmly answered:

“We don’t catch the smart ones!”

We all need to worry less about being “legal,” and more about being honorable, and smart!

It will never get better!

We’re on our own!

(Reprinted with permission from John Farnam, DTI)


Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous


Armed Citizen Corner: Another Case of Fleeing Suspects

Angry guy with rifle shooting at a burglar with a stolen bag isolated on white background

Home Owner Arrested After Shooting Burglar

(click on above link to be re-directed)

I agree with Bob on this one, I expect the charges will be dropped unless there is more to the story than we are being told.

However, let’s look a little bit closer because I have been noticing a pattern as of late with some recent incidents involving armed how owners or Concealed Carriers and “fleeing suspects”

If your life is not in IMMINENT DANGER (and please forgive me for using these ‘legalese’ terms, but I want you guys to get into the habit of thinking this way if you are going to carry and use a gun for self-defense) and you get into a self-defense scenario and the suspect or suspects FLEE… let them go!

DO NOT CHASE THEM as it can result in the Cops thinking you are the BAD GUY WITH THE GUN !

And definitely DO NOT yell the ubiquitous Hollywood action film  “STOP OR I WILL SHOOT!”

Yeah OK, the scumbags broke in and stole something, but at this point, they are not trying to HARM YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONES. They are fleeing away from you and your home. Yelling “STOP” and inviting them back into a confrontation is not a smart move. Yes I know they violated your property and had no right to do that and you are pissed off, But consider: It’s 3am, it’s dark you are still half way asleep and your brain is not all the way together because of the combination of all this and stress…do you really want to invite a confrontation with a thug who is possibly armed for the sake of either retrieving a MATERIAL object that can be replaced or worse yet, trying to do the job of Law Enforcement and make a citizens arrest? No of course not.

Let the Cops do their job and catch this idiot and retrieve your stolen goods if possible. Just remember to get a good description of the guy (or vehicle and plates) and the direction they went.

Now I know it is real easy to armchair quarterback a hairy situation like this, but I am only doing it for the sake of helping you guys remember that when you use a gun in self-defense, there is not just ONE FIGHT for your life, but TWO. The First happens on the street and the second happens in the Courtroom, and believe me when I tell you the one in the courtroom often suck way worse than the one on the street (unless you are killed on the street that is.)

Be Smart!

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

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