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  • The King and Queen of Handgun Stopping Power

    Following a discussion with gun writer/photographer Tamara Keel on social media last week about the originator of this quote, I sent an query to Massad Ayoob on Saturday: Me: I’m looking for the originator of the aphorism: “Shot placement is king, adequate penetration is queen, and everything else is just angels dancing on the heads…

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  • Practical Pistol Practice

    A recent meme on social media complains that it’s a mystery how “a hundred dollars worth of ammo turns into only 15 minutes of range time”. We all laugh at this, but there is chagrin behind the chuckles… because we all know that there is an unpleasant truth behind the laughter. Ammo is expensive, and…

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  • AAR – SXRV Instructor, 05/6-7/2023

    We just wrapped up the first Tactical Anatomy Shooting With Xray Vision Instructor Class this past weekend. It was an intense experience for all of us. This material never fails to shake up everyone’s expectations and prior assumptions, including me. There comes a time in every class when the utter finality of self-defense shooting hits…

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