Category Archives: Equipment & Reviews

The Modern Day Gunslinger: The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual

The-Modern-Day-GunslingerWhile my Understanding the Use of Handguns is a great beginner book, the Modern Day Gunslinger is a great advanced text. This book is designed for those that have mastered the basics and want more training to increase their skills.

Don Mann, the author of this book, is a former Navy SEAL, the foreword was by LT. COL. Grossman, and so I had high hopes for this book. It delivered. (more…)

Homeland Insecurity

homeland-insecurityEvery day, busy Americans scurry about attending to the needs of daily life. With pressures of family and work, most don’t have the time it takes to think about let alone fully understand the vast government bureaucracy that they trust to take care of everything else that affects them. This bureaucracy remains cloaked behind a veil of secrecy designed to keep inquisitors on the outside at arm’s length.

Those “in the know” that operate behind the veil aren’t saying anything beyond the problem that is periodically fed to media sources to either document the latest agency achievement or to manage full-on damage control. (more…)

The Preparatory Manual of Explosives 3rd Edition

The-Preparatory-Manual-of-Explosives-3rd-Edition-1Knowledge is like guns. It is a tool that in itself has no moral values. It is how it is used that makes it good or evil, or similarly (but not quite alternatively) lawful or unlawful.

This is a valuable reference book, full of great information rarely found elsewhere, however, it is also highly illegal to actually construct, or plan to construct anything in this book without the proper licenses.


Home Workshop Explosives, Second Edition

Home Workshop Explosives, Second Edition

Home-Workshop-ExplosivesI like to joke (not really a joke, but more of gallows humor) that I am on several “lists” due to my eclectic and controversial book purchases.*

However, as I used to tell my college kids (in intro to terrorism) if you don’t know the bad guy tactics then you can never hope to catch them. you will hear more about that when I get around to reviewing The Monkey Wrench Gang, The Mini-manual of the Urban Guerrilla, and Turner Diaries, I don’t suggest you follow any of the things in today’s book, and almost all of it will get you a LONG prison term, but I can see where having the KNOWLEDGE could be useful. (more…)