Your Hump Day Reading List for November 7, 2018

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It’s the first Wednesday of November, and I’m starting the month off right with some great articles for you! 


Have you ever heard the term “violent criminal actor”?

This article explains what that means, and why it’s important to understand. It’s possible for a violent criminal to appear normal and “safe” until they’re put into the environment where it’s necessary to use violence to achieve the desired result. This is contrary to a lot of people’s thinking, but it’s something you need to know.


Survival tactics you do every day 

It’s easy to think of self defense and preparedness and special things you do when something bad has happened. In reality, though, you make survival decisions every day without thinking twice about them. What if you were to use these minor decisions as ways to increase your safety, even if it’s just a little bit?


Phishing scams that hit close to home

In the last couple of months we’ve seen a targeted email phishing campaign that strikes people where they’re most vulnerable — their sex lives. Read about how it’s done, how many people have been taken in, and how to protect yourself.


Do you have a “prepared vehicle”?

No, I’m not talking about a bugout 4×4 loaded to the gills with survival and tactical gear! A prepared vehicle is simply one which carries the supplies necessary to deal with plausible everyday emergencies — they kind that can escalate quickly if not attended to properly. This is an introduction to the concept, especially for those who spend a lot of time in their cars.


A gripping idea from days gone by

Grip adapters used to be sold in every gun store in the country, but with the rise of good factory revolver grips (stocks, if you prefer) as well as a wide range of custom options, grip adapters fell by the wayside. They’ve never really disappeared, though, as they can be very useful. This article explains what they are and why you should have one.


Prepping for busy people

A quick read for those who have a lot on their schedule: 10 ways to become better prepared when you just don’t have the time. I guarantee at least one of them will be useful for you!


Interacting with police after a shooting

There are widely varying opinions about this, from the “just say nothing” camp to the “tell them everything” people. Greg Ellifritz has seen them all, and has some advice from the perspective of a police officer who’s watched the justice system run over people who said too much — or too little.

– Grant Cunningham




About the Author:

Grant Cunningham is a renowned author and teacher in the fields of self defense, defensive shooting education and personal safety. He’s written several popular books on handguns and defensive shooting, including "The Book of the Revolver", "Shooter’s Guide To Handguns", "Defensive Revolver Fundamentals", "Defensive Pistol Fundamentals", and "Practice Strategies for Defensive Shooting" (Fall 2015.) Grant has also written articles on shooting, self defense, training and teaching for many magazines and shooting websites, including Concealed Carry Magazine, Gun Digest Magazine, the Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors ADSI) and the popular Personal Defense Network training website. He’s produced a DVD in the National Rifle Association’s Personal Firearm Defense series titled "Defensive Revolver Fundamentals" and teaches defensive shooting and personal safety courses all over the United States.
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