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The Magic of Tapers on Firearms

WTF is a Taper and how does it apply to firearms? Specifically barrels, muzzle devices and silencers / suppressors? Well, they are a marvel of physics and do some great things for us. Like how about creating alignment so that you don’t have baffle strikes? Or sealing off gasses so […]

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I only train with Ninjas

I only train with ninjas…  Pretty ridiculous right?  I used to have the mindset like this though.  People’s resume was more important for me than whether or not they had the skills and aptitude to teach me. It is easy to get wrapped up in the world of what someone […]

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Suicide Part 3: PTSD Continued

In Part 3 of my series on Suicide, I round out a few more ideas that may be helpful in dealing with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). A few simple steps that can hopefully have a big impact, as well as some things to just be aware of. A big […]

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Black Rifle Coffee Company: A Look Inside

While there are a lot of coffee companies out there, there aren’t many like Black Rifle Coffee Company.  A buddy from my contracting days, Edwin, runs me through what makes BRCC what it is.  A ground up (no pun intended) Veteran company. We take a look at the process from […]

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Suicide Part 2: PTSD – Mil/LEO/Security Contractors

Suicide can be an uncomfortable subject. Like talking about divorce as a spouse. As though speaking of it can bring it about, make it real. Well, spoiler, suicide like divorce, is real and I think should be talked about. In Part 2 of this series on suicide I talk about […]

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Suicide Part 1: Depression & Kids – The Epidemic

Suicide, a uncomfortable topic for conversation. Yet we seem to have no problem talking about school shootings. Which, at its heart, is a symptom of suicide. I’ve started this series on suicide and broken it into a couple pieces. The first part dealing with suicide and how it relates to […]

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Austin – A Cautionary Tale

While I love exploring and going on adventures with my boys, there are ways to go about it to mitigate risk. Like making sure we keep together. Making sure everyone has some essential gear like water. And making sure we at least have some sort of rudimentary plan. Austin and […]

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The Bike Tube Hack

Lighting a fire can be hard. And lighting a fire when you really need one lit can be even harder if you are cold, wet or maybe it is raining. This simple little hack can be a life saver. My buddy over at Jerking The Trigger mentioned it to me […]

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