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The Basics of How to Grip a Pistol

When it comes to the world of professional shooting and firearms training, every experienced shooter has the little tweaks and nuances for how they land rounds on a target. But those nuances are built on a foundation that’s agreed upon by anyone who’s serious about the art and craft of holding and shooting a pistol. So while there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to operating a pistol safely and effectively, there are the basics that make up 75 percent of your shooting …

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The 5 Essential Steps for New Gun Owners

There’s a lot of scary stuff happening around the world, and a lot of people are going out and buying guns for home and self defense and in response to threats to 2nd Amendment rights. Unfortunately, more guns in circulation doesn’t automatically mean people are suddenly more secure and ready to defend their homes. Owning a gun and knowing how to tactically deploy your firearm are two very different things, so I just wanted to provide a roadmap from 30,000 …

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Real World Combatives Training For Civilians

The effectiveness of your combatives skill set is only as good as your ability to deploy those skills in real world scenarios—when seconds and split-second reactions mean life or death. The ability to take defensive measures, deploy a weapon, and defend yourself, your wife, kids, and other innocents against surprise attack—this all requires well-trained reaction times. This is why Warrior Poet Society has developed the EDC Combatives – Force on Force training course working with Josh Griffiths, a current Special …

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Foot Fungus – The Enemy You Never Saw Coming

Did you know foot fungus is one of the most common and widespread ailments in the military and on the trail? Maybe you remember Lieutenant Dan’s words of wisdom to Forrest Gump and his friend Bubba Blue: “There’s one item of gear that can be the difference between a live grunt and dead grunt. Socks. Cushioned sole. OD green. Try and keep your feet dry. When we’re out humpin I want you boys to remember to change your socks whenever …

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The Most Dangerous Man in the Room

I realize there’s a lot of debate out there about how to appear like a hard target to a would-be assailant, so I wanted to address what I think makes you the most dangerous man in the room when it comes people who want to do harm. Let me start with a story about a man named Tony Lopez.  Tony Lopez was the Spanish teacher in my high school, he coached the girl’s soccer team, and when you looked at …

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Howard Leight Ear Pro: The Best Everyday Shooting Range Ear Protection

If you’ve been through as many ear protection options as we have, both in the field and on the training range, I know you’ll appreciate some thoughts on which options we’ve found to offer the most reliability and versatility for the money.  These would be the tried and true WPS-tested workhorses–the Howard Leight Ear Pro. This will be your absolute best bang for the buck if you’re looking for a durable everyday pair that you can wear to the range …

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WPS Fox Folder Review

If you’re looking for the perfect 2021 Father’s Day folding blade, you could do much worse than the Italian handcrafted, American hand-tested, WPS Fox Folder.  Created in small batches by Fox Italy, Italy’s oldest knifemaker and one of our favorite bladesmith partners, the WPS Fox Folder is a high-performance tactical tool that can also rest easy in the pocket for convenient carry and (relatively) quick deployment.  With a G10 handle and N690Co ceramic-coated High Carbon Stainless Steel blade, the Fox …

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Principled Aggression with Dom Raso

Former SEAL Team Six operator Dom Raso knows the real-world application of the defense techniques he teaches others through Dynamis Alliance. His company trains and equips individuals in battle-tested skills that can help defend against real-world threats to you and those you love.  Our friend Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills and Escape the Wolf, met with Dom to learn how we can train ourselves to make his techniques a natural response against attackers. Dom …

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WPS Supreme Appendix EDC Belt

The Supreme Appendix Belt by Nexbelt couples a rugged ratcheting buckle design with a heavy-duty strap to make one of the most reliable EDC belts on the market. Nexbelt didn’t cut any corners with this design. The ratcheting buckle makes it easy to quickly and discretely make adjustments while transitioning between seated and standing positions. While pin buckles offer only 1” adjustment increments, Nexbelt’s PreciseFit allows for ¼” adjustments. That means whether you’re adjusting for a holster or the 3-course meal …

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WPS Ankle Med Kit – How to Save a Life

Lieutenant J.D. was on duty when he and his crew were dispatched to a penetrating trauma call. Someone was on a stabbing rampage. J.D. and his team from the Porter Fire Department were sent to one of two locations where victims with multiple stab wounds were found. The rescue company had been assigned to the other location. As soon as J.D. arrived and assessed the situation, he realized one of the three victims had a life-threatening injury to her back, …

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