Your Hump Day Reading List for December 13, 2017

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It’s getting closer to Christmas, and though we don’t have any snow on the ground at my house that doesn’t mean I don’t have any presents for you — here are a bunch of great articles to stuff your electronic stocking!

Don’t be there when it happens

Some interesting observations about riots, from someone who’s been there. We’re accustomed to thinking of riots as being somewhat organized, but in reality they’re usually not. The author explains three often misunderstood characteristics of ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for November 22, 2017

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, a buffet of great articles — and not a turkey among them!

 

Low light shooting isn’t really about shooting

Lots of folks are sticking lights on their carry guns these days without a real understanding of their purpose or their use. The light isn’t supposed to facilitate your shooting; it’s to enable you to search and find a threat. That’s not something that’s efficiently (or safely) done with a WML mounted on your pistol. Jeff Gonzales ...

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This week on Training Talk: Church and synagogue security

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Church and synagogue security

After the attack on First Baptist Church in Sunderland Springs last week, many houses of worship — and their congregants — are taking a hard look at their security procedures and plans.

This week on PDN Training Talk, I’ll be having an in-depth discussion about security for our religious institutions. My guests, both of whom have experience in consulting and training for worship ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for November 8, 2017

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Hump Day Camels

Only the best of the information I find goes into the Hump Day Reading List — why would you trust your family’s safety and security to anything less?

 

Beyond “stranger danger”

I’ve always winced at the notion of teaching children to be fearful of strangers. When I was doing wilderness search-and-rescue I learned that lost children who’d been indoctrinated with the “stranger danger” mindset ...

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Your Weekly (More Or Less) Hump Day Reading List for October 14, 2015

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Happy Hump Day! I’ve decided to move the “Weekender” to Wednesdays in the hopes that it will help ease you over the hump and get you to Friday unscathed!

Here are some things I’ve found recently that I think you can make use of: what we can learn from the Umpqua Community College killings; a new ruling about self defense versus your employer’s policies; a young girl who defied stereotypes; a prominent activist perpetuates the stereotype that the young girl smashed; ...

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Staying Safe While Traveling, Part 10: your smartphone as a safety tool? You bet!

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Your smartphone is probably with you all of your waking hours, and believe it or not can be used for more than just selfies!

The smartphone is a phenomenal piece of technology, and I’ll be honest when I say that even after owning one since they appeared on the market I’m still coming up with new uses for the things. Some of those uses can help keep you safe when you’re away from home!

Naturally, you should have all of your emergency ...

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Do you use Flipboard? If not, this might be a good reason to start!

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Now you can get trusted self defense and training information delivered directly to your smartphone, tablet, or even computer, by way of the ultra-popular Flipboard app!

Flipboard has become one of the most popular information apps on the iPad and iPhone (as well as Android devices.) Flipboard is essentially an electronic magazine that you build yourself and fill with the information you want to see!

There’s information from all kinds of sources, ...

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Spitfire machine gun fires after being buried for 70 years. Hysteria ensues.

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Ahh, peat – is there anything it can’t do?

You may be familiar with peat as an important part of malt whisky production, but did you know it could do even more amazing things?

Gunsmith Todd Koonce sent me this link last week of a M1919 machine gun recovered from a peat bog in Ireland. Turns out that a peat bog is a terrific place to preserve metal objects, like the British Spitfire Fighter from which the gun was ...

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Now this is just weird: we make AKs, they make ARs?

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This actually happened: last night I had a dream that I was living in my grandfather’s beach residence. This was unusual inasmuch as I haven’t seen that place since I was about five or six years old (my grandfather sold it shortly thereafter) and have only vague recollections of what it looked like.

Oddly, I remember his neighbors and their house more than his. My dream had me in my grandfather’s garage, engaged in firefight with a group of invaders who ...

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Muckraking, Chapter 2: what’s with Dan Wesson?

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Poor Dan Wesson. The marque, famed for their switch-barrel revolvers, has suffered through more inept management regimes than your average banana republic (no, not the clothing chain!) Today you can ask ten random shooters about the company, and almost none will know that Dan Wesson is still in business. Their innovative revolvers – the work of the incomparable Karl Lewis – are no longer found on dealer’s shelves.

How did we get to this sad state of affairs? To understand, we ...

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