Hidden Hybrid Holsters: C1 Review
Dec21

Hidden Hybrid Holsters: C1 Review

My Taurus PT709 Slim was feeling a little left out. I had bought holsters for my other handguns but the Slim had yet to get anything to wear outside the house and I didn’t want it getting angry with me. Yet again I turned to Instagram considering how well it did for me before and I quickly stumbled upon a recent picture of a Slim in a really nice holster which of course led me to Hidden Hybrid Holsters (HHH). HHH mixes the comfort of...

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ThinkFast Holsters: Minimalist Review
Dec03

ThinkFast Holsters: Minimalist Review

Being a early of adopter of the Sig Sauer P238 meant that holsters were in short supply and custom molded kydex ones were harder to find than the top button of your jeans after Thanksgiving dinner. Oddly enough the only place that I was able to find a kydex holster for the P238 was Instagram. I had searched everywhere but all the big names didn’t seem to be as enamored with the little Sig as I had expected but thankfully a small...

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A Year of Carrying a Gun Everyday
Nov25

A Year of Carrying a Gun Everyday

When I bought my first handgun I bought something that was specifically intended for concealed carry because to me a handgun is meant to be carried. I wasn’t expecting it to completely restructure how I looked at self-defense, life and the my right to bear arms. My thoughts before applying for a CHL were much like that of everyone else’s. I didn’t pay attention or care about crime because it wasn’t directly affecting...

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A Needed Break
Apr02

A Needed Break

I’ve been wrangling with a question that has crossed my mind a few times but has been weighing on me rather heavily recently – should I close the blog? It’s a question that has been hitting me harder as comments have slowed to a trickle and there has been a shift away from opinion blogs and it is honestly one of the tougher questions I’ve dealt with recently. This blog has taken on something that I never...

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Chinese National being Surveilled by FBI in Espionage Investigation
Mar20

Chinese National being Surveilled by FBI in Espionage Investigation

Why am I not surprised? A Chinese national living in the United States on a visa is under surveillance by the FBI after her boyfriend, a 59 year old defense contractor and Army Reserve Lt. Col, was arrested this week for disclosing classified information including secrets regarding nuclear weapons. The 27 year old is not under arrest at this time nor will the FBI confirm that she is a spy for the Chinese government but officials did...

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Goodbye HTC – Hello Samsung!
Mar18

Goodbye HTC – Hello Samsung!

Well I’ve kicked HTC to the curb after owning one of their smart phones for nearly 2 years. Before I got my HTC Thunderbolt I was desperate for it because it was not the iPhone and was being touted as the best Android at the time; it wasn’t. I still love my Thunderbolt but it’s a love that someone has only after mastering its failures and beating the device at its own game. I beat its terrible battery life, I beat Verizon’s lack of...

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The Future of Sniping can be Found in Texas
Mar11

The Future of Sniping can be Found in Texas

While attending an event at SXSW I was able to see quite a few developments in the area of technology. What I expected to see were things like the xi3 modular computer that is roughly the size of a Coke can but what I wasn’t expecting to see was something that I had just read about in Gun World magazine. TrackingPoint had a very busy booth at this event and it was easy to see why – they had guns and what looked like a video game...

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Author Recommendation: Chris Kyle
Mar07

Author Recommendation: Chris Kyle

As many of you know Chris Kyle was murdered on February 2nd along with another man as they were trying to help a veteran through various symptoms of PTSD. It’s incredibly difficult to be critical of a man who has done so much for America but it is especially tough after his death; thankfully Chris Kyle wrote an amazing book. I think the book takes on an entirely different tone now that Chris Kyle is deceased and to me it completely...

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United Kingdom’s Military Cuts put NATO at Risk
Feb25

United Kingdom’s Military Cuts put NATO at Risk

The last two Secretaries of Defense have warned that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is at risk of becoming ineffective and that more budget cuts will further put the alliance in jeopardy of failing. When NATO was formed in 1949 its success relied upon the United States’ military might to counter that of the USSR and without the Americans the alliance would fail yet now decades after the wall has fallen, the alliance has...

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Chinese Army Tied Directly to Most U.S. Hackings
Feb19

Chinese Army Tied Directly to Most U.S. Hackings

In 2011 the United States made acts of hacking linked directly to a nation an act of war. It was part of a 30 page strategy to deal with cyber threats but the officials stressed that not all hacks would lead to war. For an attempt to constitute an act of war it would have to threaten lives, commerce, infrastructure or worse. Oddly though most of the attacks coming out of China have targeted American companies with an emphasis on the...

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