Don’t own a gun? No better time than now!

October 2, 2015 Rourke 17

Seems like there are more and more terrible events happening where some mentally-unstable person takes the lives of innocent citizens via a mass shooting. When it happens it makes national news and the anti-gun movement […]

Panhandle Rancher responds…..EDC

August 5, 2015 Rourke 7

Every Day Carry, revisited.   Might I have erred by considering the military looking bag carrying male a threat? At least one reader thinks so. We have created a dangerous modern society and I submit […]

Smith & Wesson M&P9 9mm Pistol

July 21, 2015 Rourke 6

It cannot be overstated the  need to be able to defend not only yourself and your family – but your property/supplies after TSHTF. Those who have failed to prepare will reach a level of desperation […]

Running out of ammo!

February 26, 2015 Rourke 6

By The Coach, Contributing Editor   My wife and I are fans of the TV show “The Walking Dead” but not because it is a zombie show. We use the show as a teaching tool. As […]

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Women….Be Prepared

September 17, 2013 Rourke 5

Women….Be Prepared  by M.B.       Okay so here we go with another “preparedness” type of document, I know, but there is a subject that is not often spoken about specifically when the conversation turns towards […]

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Common Myths About Self-Defense

February 23, 2013 Rourke 4

Common Myths About Self-Defense There’s nothing scarier than facing a stranger in a dark alley. Every year in America, 5 million are victims of violent crime, and sexual assault occurs every 2 minutes. Most people […]

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Body Armor for Dummies……….

January 21, 2013 Rourke 11

Body Armor for Dummies  by Jesse James, Editor-at-Large   No doubt, the vast majority of you are aware of the fact that our federal government seems intent on violating our inalienable right to self-defense, among […]

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Gault speaks…..Ramblings from the Homestead

January 11, 2013 Rourke 6

“SHOOT HIM AGAIN, SHOOT HIM” And through the blur of a panicked moment, with an intruder breaking down doors, two fear stricken young children, heart racing, adrenalin seizing control of reaction, the flash of gunfire, […]

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Guest Post: Give Me a Hand Someone

November 27, 2012 Rourke 2

Give Me a Hand Someone by Bret Gould We talked about layering our weapons.  We talked about the rifle, pistol, tomahawk and knife.  What is the foundation for all of the skills?  Where do we […]

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March 21, 2012 Rourke 4

[This is a response to recent post A few thoughts on knife fighting…. – Rourke]   Rourke,   Shotguns are often touted as first response to home invasion or burglary. I arm myself with a SIG […]

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A few thoughts on knife fighting…….

March 8, 2012 Rourke 23

Alright. My very first thought and advice is DO NOT DO IT! Getting into a fight with another person and both yourself and your opponent are armed with knives is tremendously dangerous. To face off against […]