Lawyer and reservist, upholding the right to life and self-defense. These are the tools that defend these rights.


1. How to Choose a Defensive Handgun

2. Apocalypse Loadout

3. In Praise of Revolvers

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Neilson Sub-hilt Fighter.

Sweeping 12 1/4” blade forged from 5160 high carbon spring steel. The guard, spacer, sub-hilt and pommel are all stainless steel with a handle and spacers of African Blackwood. The skull-crusher is also forged from high carbon steel. The overall length of this Fighter is 19 1/4” and comes with a tooled leather sheath.

Why a Knife? by Michael Sheesley 

"Knives have some potential advantages over firearms as a self-defense weapon.  It takes a minimal level of training for a knife to become useful as a self-defense tool.  A knife can be used in situations where the use of a firearm isn’t prudent, in a crowd for instance where over-penetration and innocent bystanders may be a concern.  ”

"While disarming someone who has a gun is no simple matter; disarming someone with a knife generally involves grabbing a sharp piece of metal and is infinitely more difficult.  I don’t know many people, even those who are highly trained, who are willing to attempt a knife disarm.”

"A knife does not need to be reloaded and short of breaking the blade or catastrophic failure of the locking mechanism a knife does not malfunction.”

Explosive Response.

The victory of an explosive response by an obviously weaker party against superior force is easy to observe in the animal world. A toy poodle runs a German Shepherd off his property. A tiny kingbird drives off a marauding hawk. A forty-pound wolverine drives a whole wolf pack away from a kill that the wolves worked hours to bring down. 

Aggres­siveness carries with it an incalculable moral edge in any combat, offensive or defensive. And the very fact that the assailant does not expect aggressiveness in his victim usually catches him unaware.

Col. Jeff Cooper

Terrell Trench Knife.

The reinforced spearpoint allows it to stab through armor.

Ed Brown Kobra Carry.

One of the finest 1911 pistols in the world.  The bobtail grip makes for a snag-free draw. 

Bowie Knife.

"[The Bowie knife] must be long enough to use as a sword, sharp enough to use as a razor, wide enough to use as a paddle, and heavy enough to use as a hatchet.”

Russell T. Johnson

Instructor Zero - a martial artist with the gun.

"Instructor Zero"

An incredibly skilled shooter featured on Funker Tactical. Apparently, a former Italian special forces soldier   

Glock 17.

Notice the molded grip.  One way of addressing the most serious gripe with the Glock - its overly fat grip.

Trucker’s Friend.

Hack, pry, pull and pound with this durable multitool.  Includes a curved axe, spanner, hammer, nail puller, tire chain hook, pry bar and lever.