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Month: January 2020


Building Rapport with Your Larger Community

Last year I wrote about building rapport with your (and my) neighbors. That post focused on making friends with the people who lived within eyesight or earshot of you. I think that is an incredibly important step to take in any neighborhood. Today I am going to cast the net just a bit wider and discuss how I plan to build rapport with the wider community.

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EDC Part 0: The Individual “Uniform”

One of the things I miss most about my brief time in the military is wearing a uniform. I don’t mean getting all spiffed up in dress blues or anything like that, and I certainly don’t mean being recognized as a military member. Much more simply, I just miss never having to think about what to wear to work. Today I’m going to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart: clothing as EDC, and creating your own individual “uniform.”

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Wives’ Tales, Sea Stories, and Gun Shop Lore

I recently had to attend my state’s concealed carry permit class. While I offered a detailed review of the class (you should really go read that for a more full explanation of this post), these are some of the wives’ tales that were passed off as gospel. I’m not going to fully explain all the ways that all of these are wrong; we’d be here all day. There’s going to be no consistent theme here – just a list of some of the dumb stuff I heard in class.

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State Concealed Carry Class Review

I recently had to attend my state’s concealed carry class. Most concealed carriers don’t get to attend these classes too often. I haven’t attended one in years, but through a bit of a fluke I had to attend one to one to get my current state’s resident permit. I love training, but was I ever disappointed in the class. Today is going to offer an after-action review of my state concealed carry class.

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Concealed Carry Class by Tom Givens

I just finished reading Tom Givens’ Concealed Carry Class: The ABCs of Self-Defense Tools and Tactics. This was the first book I read this year, and one that is worth sharing with the audience here. Bottom line up front: I will probably be purchasing a few copies of Concealed Carry Class for a few of my friends and family members…but this review isn’t all praise.

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