Category Archives: Self-Defense

Old TASER Footage

This is some old cell phone footage that was taken quite a few years ago after an NRA Pistol Instructor course. One of my students was a long time handgun permit instructor that had to retake the course after a new state administrator retroactively decided that instructor qualifications from a large segment of current instructors was invalid (after approving them previously) – basically it was one anti-gun bureaucrat messing with good instructors…

Anyway, the subject of TASERS came up, and my pet peeve of people thinking stun guns and tasers are the same thing – and since one of the students happened to be a taser instructor (and carried on for self-defense) he was kind enough to give me what is known as a “drive stun” basically instead of shooting me he just jammed the darn thing into my spine…

It felt like 1000 hornets stung me, but since I did not flop around I felt like I was superman – which led me to decide I could take a full ride with the probes (Bad Idea – seen here @ Prepper gets TASED)

Don’t Clear Alone

Don’t Clear Alone

imagesI realize that the idea of standing guard at a fixed point rather than actively searching for the bad guy in a situation where someone has entered your home is repulsive to many. In the article I wrote about “are you capable of using deadly force”  I discusses the morality of personal protection and my feelings on it. If you read that article with this one you may come to the conclusion that the two views are incompatible and I am being inconsistent. (more…)

Taurus Judge for Self Defense


4510TKR-3SSside_1Apparently the Taurus Judge is the most popular selling gun in the Taurus lineup, I didn’t know that when I started researching this article, but I believe it because I hear more students, coworkers and friends tell me how much they want a Judge for personal protection/prepping/zombie killing because it has the ability to shoot both centerfire ammunition as well as .410 shotshells. (more…)