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Operation Aspiration

As anyone who’s read The Last Psychiatrist understands, advertising is the sincerest form of psychology because the livelihoods of everyone involved depends directly on the accuracy of the assessment. The advertising agency / client feedback loop is nearly instantaneous and completely unforgiving, and therefore the manner in which the products are hawked to a particular […]

And Here We Go Again!

Oh James Yeager no, cameraman downrange @ 0:22! This is stupid. Before someone accuses me of donning my more-safety-than-thou halo, I will state that there are possible reasons to have students or instructors downrange, in tightly controlled circumstances, for strictly limited purposes. Getting cool pictures to promote future classes is not one of them. Neither […]

Saddle Up Your Llama!

OMFG we’ve got gun trainer dramas on the internets! A kind tip o’the hat to Tam the Ma’am, who alerted us to a Chernobyl scale meltdown at m4carbine.net. As best as I can figure out, industry insider and general fount of clue DocGKR posted a detailed and thoughtful review of a Ken Hackathorn advanced pistol […]

Firearms Training Scam Of The Day: instantaccuracy.org

The only thing I like better than personally junking a bullshit firearms training scam outfit, is when somebody else does it for me! And today, Caleb dip-dip-potato-chips instantaccuracy.org, with a bonus appearance from the scammer himself in comments! Read all about it at Gun Nuts. Protip: You want a gen-u-whine dry fire program that’s guaranteed […]

Tactical Bingo!

In order to help you detect the bullshit artists among the legit trainers in the firearms training world, my buddy Paul came up with this handy-dandy tactical buzzword bingo sheet! It’s probably not possible to find any current school that doesn’t use one of these catchphrases, but if you make a bingo, you should probably […]

Always Be Willing To Walk

In case you haven’t read it already, take a moment and look over fellow NC gun blogger Sean’s sad experience at Lethal Weapons Training Academy in Erie, PA. Short version: After their complaints about repeated lapses in gun handling safety by the staff were brushed off, Sean, his brother and his father forfeited their tuition […]

Profit Focused Instruction

It occurs to me that over the years, I’ve junked far more defensive firearm instructors and organizations than I’ve praised. This is partly due to my own short training resume, limited as I am by both money and travel time. But it’s also due to the fact that you can judge an operation on poor […]

James Yeager: Maybe Not A Coward, But Definitely Crazy

I wish to reemphasize my disendorsement of James Yeager’s Tactical Response as a legitimate source of firearms training. I’ll admit to following his youtube channel for a while now. He is entertaining but swings wildly between Very Right and Very Wrong in such a way that I could neither unreservedly endorse or dismiss the guy […]

Do A Barrel Roll!

So I guess it’s that time of year again where I pick on a bottom feeding “training” “school” for putting up a dumb video on Youtube. This time around it’s “360 Spartan Defense” and their “Javelin” system: Initially I assumed the worst with the grandiose title, tough guy guitar rock, drop-leg SERPA, and the instructor […]

Open Carriers: This Is Relevant To Your Interests

DCNC Handgun Retention Class review. These guys are the real deal, reasonably priced and genuinely dedicated to increasing the skills of all shooters. I have taken 4 classes with them and will again.