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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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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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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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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The U.S. Nuclear Shield isn’t enough for Japan and South Korea
Feb18

The U.S. Nuclear Shield isn’t enough for Japan and South Korea

Roughly 70,000 troops are split between South Korea and Japan remnants of wars past and along with those troops came part of the American nuclear arsenal. Non-nuclear weapons capable allies of the United States are often brought into the “nuclear shield” which ensures that if that nation is attacked with nuclear weapons the United States will respond in kind in defense of her ally. It’s a strong statement that almost guarantee’s no...

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North Korea is Quickly Alienating China
Feb12

North Korea is Quickly Alienating China

North Korea has always been quite brazen compared to other rogue states but China has always stood by the stubborn little nation in defiance of Western powers and at times the world however North Korea’s recent actions are receiving less fanfare in China. For the second time in just a few months China has actively condemned North Korea’s actions. In December their condemnation, and agreement to go along with sanctions, came after a...

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The Loss of an American Hero
Feb04

The Loss of an American Hero

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was murdered on Saturday by a fellow veteran whom Chris and a friend were helping work through symptoms of PTSD at a shooting range near Dallas, Texas. Chris Kyle is well known as the deadliest sniper in American military history with over 150 confirmed kills but he was lesser known for his work helping veterans through his charity FITCO Cares which donates home workout equipment to emotionally and...

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