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National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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Safety Solutions Academy is the name of my company and it shouldn't…

0223 - Less Training = Less Competence

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When the chips are down, we need to be ready. The last thing we want to do in a violent encounter is to put more on our plate. Think for a moment about what is involved in dominating a violent encounter. You must recognize the situation for what it is, decide what you are going to do about it, do it, reevaluate and repeat. All of those steps take time and time is something you have very little of in violence. Don't add to the list. Train so that you are ready to dominate when life deals you a rotten hand. Train to avoid incompetence.

0221 - An Interview With Dave Spaulding

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I love to learn as much as I love to teach, probably even more. The great thing about learning is that each teacher you have has new lessons to teach you or new ways to learn the lessons you have seen before. Today we talk with Dave Spaulding and for most of you he will probably do a bit of both. Teaching some new and improving on what you already know. Grab some paper, prepare to rewind and re-listen. This stuff is good!

0220 - FF Enhancing Combative Pistolcraft Skills with Dave Spaulding

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The weather was perfect, the guys were great and the course of fire was challenging. I got a chance to shoot it and shoot others shooting it. The latter was done with my Nikon of course. That's what I am going to share with you in today's Friday Film. Enjoy the pics.

0147 - Range Log

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We spend a lot of time talking about how it is that we can extend our resources. Ammo is a pretty precious resource these days and anything we can do to increase the training effectiveness of rounds we send down range can help to improve our training buck. With that end in mind I have started to play with a website to track my training with live ammo.

0133 - A Different Take on Safety

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Last night I went to the range to do a bit of training. This time instead of witnessing a safety violation, I was the safety violation, at least in the minds of the insurance company and the attorneys. I don't know why I was surprised, but I was asked (very nicely) to refrain from drawing from my holster. This is an incredibly common rule at ranges, and it bugs me.

0114 - Tools of Unarmed Self-Defense: Your Knees

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I love the fact that everyday we are walking around with a pair of sledge hammers to use to defend ourselves when the need arises. The premier striking tool we posses as unarmed combatants is without a doubt our knees. Today we will take a look at how our knees can be used as our most powerful tools of unarmed combat.

0101 - SDFAQ Selecting the Correct Gun for the Job

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There is no topic more heavily debated across gun shop counters, at shooting ranges, during training courses and of course on the web that what is the perfect gun for _________? My favorite part of this debate is that people actually think there is a universal answer. Today we will take a look at what criteria we should use to help us select the proper firearm for the job.

0098 - The Wilderness Tactical Instructor Belt

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We know that when we carry a handgun concealed everything has to work together to successfully carry and conceal our handgun on a daily basis and be able to deploy that handgun when that lethal threat presents itself. The first item most people begin to think about when it comes to CCW is the gun and I think that this is a mistake. There are many things to consider that can have a profound effect on the success or failure of a CCW system. One item that I think of as the foundation of a concealed carry system is the belt.