Category Archives: Self-Defense

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. Continue reading


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. Continue reading

Modifying A TDI Knife with Tek Lok

Modifying A TDI Knife with Tek Lok

imagesI love my Ka-Bar TDI, it is very ergonomic and designed to be used weak-handed to help defend against gun grab situations. The problem is that it is an extremely well designed knife, with a nice Kydex sheath, to keep it inexpensive something had to give. What “gave” was the belt clip.

I am not the only person to hate the mounting system on this knife – Ka-Bar even sells replacement mounting hardware to replace the belt clip when it invariably bends.

The belt clip is just a thin piece of tempered steel, and if the knife ever catches on anything the loop will open up, and will never bend back to hold the knife tightly again.

This problem with an otherwise fantastic knife has created a small cottage industry of custom sheathes for this knife, but I like the sheath that came with it so I decided to see if I could engineer a solution. Continue reading