Revolvers will get you killed – Or will they?


Sheriff Jim Wilson posted an article on the NRA’s Shooting Illustrated website recently that has generated some controversy.

Pros and Cons of Concealed-Carry Revolvers

In particular, one of his statements wasn’t particularly palatable to many folks.

Frankly, while magazine capacity might be an issue for members of law enforcement, it is not much of one for the legally armed citizen. Research into actual gunfights involving the armed citizen seldom shows more ammunition is needed beyond what’s in their concealed-carry revolver.

Let’s look at some examples of how he might have arrived at this seemingly outlandish conclusion. At least one source that could be used would be The Armed Citizen (TAC) column of the NRA Journals. The May issue of The American Rifleman was just published.


One of the criticisms I often hear about The Armed Citizen column is that it may not reflect the reality of armed encounters. In other…

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My colleague Melody Lauer posted an interesting question on Facebook.

What malfunction to shot ratio would you accept on a carry gun (without said malfunctions being purposefully induced)?

Since this had been a topic of conversation with another colleague only a few days before, I posted the answer we both agreed on.

“How many magazines come with the gun? … It needs to be 100% reliable for the number of rounds in the magazine(s) that come with it or how many a person carries, assuming the person even bought a spare magazine. More than that is superfluous. For many autoloaders now that means one magazine plus the round in the chamber.

The multiple thousand round reliability tests that the ‘cognoscenti’ are in love with are meaningless except in a very narrow context. The desire for those kind of tests is generated by training junkies who want to make it through…

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Three Punks Enter a Nashville, Tennessee Shoe Store and Open Fire…Customer Takes one of their Weapons and Shoots all Three, Killing One…


Trigger Reset

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man died after he was injured during a shootout at a Bordeaux shoe and clothing store late Thursday night.

It happened inside retailer Hot Kicks, located in a strip mall at 3101 Clarksville Pike, around 11 p.m.

Metro police told News 2 a group of people were inside the store when at least three armed suspects came in through an unlocked back door and began firing.

Witnesses said one of the people in the group was able to wrestle one of the suspect’s gun away and exchanged fired with at least one person.

Damelvian Evans
(Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

The three gunmen fled and a 22-year-old inside the store called police.

Responding officers discovered 19-year-old Damelvian Evans critically injured behind the business. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

Authorities said officers found one man near the back door with several…

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SHTF Preparedness: How to Mask Noise and Light Signatures

Learn how to be unseen


By Jeremiah Johnson – Ready Nutrition

This article is an introduction on how to mask the signatures of light and noise that are given off if not controlled.  We are talking primarily about a scenario taking place in the forest, but the techniques can also be applied to an urban setting.  The tougher one of the two to overcome is the noise; however, each poses a challenge that if not handled can lead to a problem when you wish to remain incognito in the field.

How to Diffuse Light in SHTF Environments

First let’s deal with light.  The reason light poses a problem is we need light to see optimally, but in using it at night, the light can be seen by others, giving our position away.  Flashlights and any kind of hand-held lantern, battery powered or otherwise are the main problems here.  There are a few simple ways to cut…

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Prepper? Diabetic?


Not every prepper or their family member is the picture of health.  There are a lot of natural blood glucose control methods, and if this is something that affects you, you should be pursuing this now.  Of course, Insulin needs may be something you are unable to avoid.  Here’s an idea for you.  The article also has some links to articles you should read.  And if you think this is not a big deal, read ‘One Second After.’  If you haven’t already read this book, why not?


NSA? FBI? CIA? No, It’s Your Grocer.


It’s cheaper and easier for the feds to buy the info that your daily suppliers are collecting on you.  And what about all those private surveillance systems?  I guess the good news is that less of our tax dollars are being spent on invading our privacy.  What a relief!

Inviting Big Brother Into Your Life


Many people are embracing the surveillance society.  Do they think Big Brother and nanny-state big government will make their lives safer and better?  Or are they just too apathetic to care?  Probably the latter.  Ceasar’s bread and circuses are doing their job.