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Wilson Combat EDC X9

National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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Safety Solutions Academy is the name of my company and it shouldn't…
Wilson Combat EDC X9
Wilson Combat EDC X9

0303 - FF Surprising 1911 Fail

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Those of you that have been around for a while know that my shooting is originally founded in the competitive arena. I cut my teeth with a 1911. I must say that I still have a soft spot in my heart for the platform. I'm actually surprised that I don't hate the guns. If I was a rational man, I probably would.
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0301 - Having the Guts to Cut the Cord

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Life is full of struggles! Some are physical, some are intellectual, some are financial, some are emotional. The list of challenges we face goes on and on and what amazes me is how often we get in the way of solving our own problems. Right now I am realizing that I am in the midst of making some ridiculously painful decisions regarding my pickup truck. The process that I am going through reminds me of something that I often see my students struggle with in class. So, today we are going to talk about my 1995 Dodge and training.
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0240 - Proper Maintenance of Life Saving Tools

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It is really a pretty simple. Life saving tools have to work. Your seat belts must function every time you wreck your car. Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and sprinklers must work every time there is a fire. You should be getting the point. When your life is on the line you must have well maintained equipment. I have talked about some of the pass times I have pursued in my younger years. Among them were climbing and diving. Both pretty intense when it comes to life saving gear. You better bet that as a climber I took pretty good care of my harness, rope, carabiners and rack. Ignoring any signs of wear or damage could have deadly consequences in what would normally be a routine fall. Routine inspections and replacement of worn gear was a regular occurrence. The same was true with my diving gear. Being at 165' of 40' fresh water is no less dangerous that 165' off the deck. If gear fails the consequences are catastrophic. Maintenance takes place on an annual basis or at the first sign of any problems. Why would we treat our self-defense handgun any differently. We shouldn't.
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0208 - An Evaluation of Manual Safeties in Fighting Handguns

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Facing a violent encounter and prevailing can be quite a daunting task. Violent attacks are often a surprise for the victim. We know and understand that violence is fast and chaotic. We know that no matter our physical strength, our size, our training, our weapons and proficiency with them that we can lose because of the above factors. Today we will take a look at one of the common questions that people have when they are shopping for a self-defense handgun. Manual safety, or not?