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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…

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.

0295 - The Myth of the Do-All Self-Defense Handgun

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I don't know about you, but I really enjoy firearms. For the past 21 years, I'm guessing there hasn't been a single day that has gone by that I haven't at least though about guns. Almost every day I have physical interaction with my defensive firearms, and as you know, I spend a lot of time training with, learning about and talking about my guns.

0293 - Home Self-Defense Handgun Storage Condition: A consideration of consistency and efficiency

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In the past few months I have been struggling with an important issue, the storage of defensive handguns in the home. Today we will talk about some important logical points about the storage of defensive handguns in the home.

0285 - Three Important Lessons to Take From Sanford, FL

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We don't know all the details regarding the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, and I don't expect that we ever will. At the same time, however, there are some lessons that can be taken from this situation that are based on the facts that are clear to us. It would be wrong to not take some time to look for the lessons in this situation and how we can apply these lessons to our own life to make sure that we don't find ourselves in a quagmire like we see being played out in the media.

0280 - I.C.E. Training Defensive Firearms Coach Instructor Development Course

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I have worked hard to extend my professionalism in the area of continuing education as a defensive firearms instructor, but for the most part I have been relegated to nugget hunting. Spending hours and hours in courses to find that one piece of information that made it "worth my while." As time has progressed, I have found fewer and fewer nuggets and I have a harder time spending energy away from my family and my business squandering resources for little benefit. the I.C.E. Defensive Firearms Coach IDC wasn't that way.

0255 - Mike Boyle on the Combative Shotgun

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In recent years the popularity of the AR-15 platform has exploded.…

SHOT Show Media Day Update

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Hey folks  I wanted to take a few moments to update you on…

0235 - PR - CIA / Executive Ice Scraper

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Over the past month, as the weather has gotten colder the Executive Ice Scraper has made its way into may bag of tricks. It will come in handy for its intended purpose as the cold weather rolls in here in NE Ohio. When the weather warms up, due to travel, or change in season, I'm guessing the tool will stay right in the bag. Ready to get moved into primary position when I don't have a choice and waiting to serve as a deep backup when needed.

0227 - Knife Carry

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Lots of folks out there that care about their personal safety carry knives, and for good reason. They are outstanding tools that can help us to accomplish many tasks that we couldn't complete without them. In addition, they can be a formidable weapon. When we look at the legality of knife carry though, we quickly run into a quagmire of legal considerations that can be confusing, restrictive and in some situations, down right ridiculous. Today we will try to sort out some of the issues of knife carry.

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.