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WL 416 – 9 Weird Dry-Fire Training Aids You Haven’t Thought Of

That’s right… tactical broccoli! Learn what I’m talking about, and more, in this week’s podcast.

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WL 414 – 3 Uvalde TX Shooting Lessons You Missed

There are some hard lessons we have to learn from the Uvalde shooting… and you’re not going to like some of them.

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You Can Skip Most Grip Secrets, But Not This One

Discover the one grip secret you MUST know – that works for EVERYONE – and instantly improves your combat shooting!

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Strange Symbol INSTANTLY Makes You A More Accurate Shooter

An ancient symbol can actually help make you a better shooter – instantly!

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3 Ways To Improve Your Shooting Speed And Accuracy Without Firing Your Gun

Everybody wants to be able to shoot faster and more accurately… but what if I told you there were 3 ways to do it that DIDN’T involve firing your gun?

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WL 397 – 8 Things You Aren’t Bringing To The Gun Range (But You Should)

In our podcast this week, Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to explain the survival lessons he learned the hard way — by stabbing himself accidentally.

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My Team Member Tested Several Dry-Fire Targets And He Couldn’t Stop Raving About This One…

Your at-home dry fire training has to do a few things for you… and this product turned out to be just the thing for one of our Warrior Life staffers.

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3 TERRIBLE Pieces Of “Road Rage” Advice (And How To Fix Them)

There are 3 pieces of expert “road rage” advice that could actually make the situation worse… so here’s what they are and how to fix them.

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WL 388 – “Quiet Eye” Training For Defensive Shooting

It’s time to get the “secret code” to top-tier shooting… with the mad scientist of gunfight training, Mike Ox, in this week’s Warrior Life podcast.

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WL 387 – Dry-Fire Secrets To Make Your Firearms Training More Fun And Effective

I don’t have to be psychic to know you aren’t dry-fire training as much as you should… and I’m about to DESTROY the top 5 myths that are stopping you from doing that training.

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You Wouldn’t Shoot Your Child – But You MIGHT Make This Shoot/Don’t Shoot Mistake!

A horrible tragedy in Columbus Ohio didn’t have to happen… but EVERY gun owner is in danger of making a similar mistake.

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Should You Fire? The Tragic Lesson From The Burlington Shooting

Even cops can make a mistake like this — and if YOU make this mistake, it could be the end of your gun rights (and your freedom)!

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3 Reasons You DON’T Want A “Home Defense Bat”

I have a funny storey about civil rest in the United Kingdom… and a certain sporting item that isn’t the best home-defense weapon.

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How I Almost Shot Off My Big Toe On The Range (Major Fail)

Yes, I really did almost shoot off my own big toe… and here’s how the Praxis Gunfighting Method helped me FIX that problem!

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How To Prevent Your Holster From Getting You Killed

Your life depends on this… IF you can’t draw quickly and shoot accurately, under pressure, what’s the point of concealed carry? Because when

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Guy With Nards Of Steel Refuses To Be Shot, Takes Gun, Shoots Bad Guys

This guy must have trouble walking with those huge “nards of steel,” and this is how his story relates to YOU if someone puts a gun in your face!

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How to become a “lightning fast” gun-hand (immediately)

Anyone can get a faster draw… with just a LITTLE special practice. In this post, I explain how.

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WL 377 – 911 Mistakes: The Call That Saves Your Life Could Put You In Prison!

You’ve already been through a traumatic experience. When the cops show up, are they going to put YOU in handcuffs…because of something you said on the 911 call? Learn how to avoid the most common 911 mistakes in this week’s podcast.

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Google this word. . . & get ARRESTED?

It’s like something out of “1984” or “Brazil”… but our government is actually issuing warrants based on secret keyword searches… and Google is helping them do it.

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WL 371 – Bad Home Defense Weapons (And Some Better Options)

When you’re protecting your home with something that ISN’T a gun, you have a lot of options… but some of those options are BAD. We explain why in this week’s podcast.

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(Home Invasion) How A Warrior Life Employee Fought Off A “Home Invader” – With No Gun!

Not everybody gets to find out exactly how they’d do in a home invasion – but our fill-in podcast host, Buck Greene, find that out without warning!

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Stranger Caught With A Blade: What Would YOU Do?

You know this guy is armed. He knows he’s armed… but he doesn’t know YOU know he’s armed. What do you do?

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Possible Murderer Made 1 Move That Can Help YOU With Gun Confiscation

I hate to draw this type of connection, but it’s hard not to see how this move helps even a possible murderer, much less a law-abiding citizen.

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Home Invaders NEVER Think Your Gun (Or Knife) Is HERE…

People often stage weapons around the home for self-defense. There are three methods that are dead giveaways, however… which means they FAIL for home defense!

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(Video) Cheap At-Home Gun Training Tip

This cheap gun training tip may give you a chuckle – it’s from 2014, but it still applies today. That’s our Wayback Machine edition of Warrior Life TV this week.

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No Vaccine, No Job? How To Stay Employed After COVID

The White House wants to force 2/3rds of the workforce to get vaccinated or risk losing their jobs. Here’s what we should do about that.

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iPhones to start scanning for your GUNS?

Right now, you probably have something on your phone that could get you in trouble… and I know, because we’ve ALL done it…

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Freedom Friday: One Guy’s “Illegal Lunches” And Your Gun Rights

One of my employees told me a weird story that, believe it or not, actually connects to all our gun rights.

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What To Do If A “Fake Cop” Pulls You Over

People impersonating officers is nothing new… but it’s a bigger problem than you might realize. Here’s what to do if a suspicious “police officer” pulls you over.

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Freedom Friday: Why This “Dumb” Gun Accessory Still Matters

A lot of us choose to “live with” gun regulations that don’t directly affect us. Here’s why we can’t afford to do that.

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WL 362 – The “No B.S.” Truth About Stopping Power

I know, I know: Will this debate EVER be over? Well, we know some things now that we didn’t before… and it’s time to put this to bed once and for all.

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Taco Toolsday: 2-min review for BORING dry fire?

For Taco Toolsday this week, we review a product that makes “boring” dry fire fun and easy again! The video is just 2 minutes, so check it out now.

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WL 360 – How To Deal With Your Internet Enemies

Either you’ve got Internet enemies, or eventually you’ll make some. Here’s how to avoid doing that… and what to do if you can’t help it and someone comes after you online.

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[Freedom Friday] Is Open Carry Of Your Firearm A “Right”… Or Are You Sending The WRONG Message?

Constitutional carry is becoming more and more common, and there are more states than ever that permit “open carry,” too. But open carry is hotly debated even among gun owners. Where do YOU stand? I’d like to know.

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WL 359 – 10 More Tips For Concealed Carry

Previously I talked about the “10 commandments of concealed carry.” These aren’t “commandments,” but they are HIGHLY recommended… and sometimes VERY controversial tips for CCW.

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No vaccine = no GUNS for you!

There’s a disturbing trend when it comes to gun rights, one unique to the “post-pandemic” world… and we need to talk about it before it’s too late.

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WL 357 – The Arvada Shooting: What To Do When Cops Arrive & YOU Are Armed

This is a tragic story, but it’s one that EVERY armed protector can learn from. Hear all about it in this week’s Warrior Life Radio podcast.

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Don’t Put This On Your Gun (Unless You Can Change My Mind)

Should you put vinyl “gun skins” on your gun? What do they do for you? Are they dangerous? I have some thoughts (and I wonder if you can change my mind)…

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A Simple Trick To Defeat An Ambush Attack By A Criminal Asking For Change

Criminals use distractions to ambush you. Massad Ayoob has a tip to defeat their ambush!

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Reddit User Cracks “Gun Laser” Secret?

I was looking at comments on Reddit late the other night and found one guy who’s definitely “cracked the code” when it comes to gun lasers (although he made one small mistake).

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Former CIA Officer Says, “Don’t Use This In A Home Invasion”

Former CIA Officer Jason Hanson had some interesting advice on a piece of home defense gear that, while popular and a fine idea in other cases, is NOT a good idea in a home invasion.

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WL 354 – Weapon-Mounted Flashlight SMACKDOWN

You know I like to challenge tradition… and in this case, the “tacticool” fanboys are WRONG about this CQC gunfighting accessory!

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The “Alpha Secret” Used By Spec-Ops Soldiers To Master Any Gun Skill TWICE As Fast!

Could going to the gun range with your pistol actually be WORSE than if you didn’t go at all? Here’s how to DOUBLE your shooting speed and pull your shot-groups in TWICE as tight… all without leaving your house!

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Survival Firearms: Hiding Your Guns From Thieves, Looters & Martial Law Confiscation

Survival firearms are very important, but gun confiscation (gun bans) as well as looters, thieves, and government gun control schemes are a big threat. Learn how to preserve your rights and survive martial law.

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Learn Any Gun Skill Faster and More Efficiently!

Brain Science to the rescue! Did you know that you can learn your firearm training skills MUCH faster, AND be more effective with

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Home Defense Shotgun: 3 Tactical Mistakes Even Experienced Shooters Forget About!

The late, great Louis Awerbuck had a LOT of opinions on shotguns. Our interview with him remains one of the most informative we done here at MCS. Here are some of Mr. Awerbuck’s thoughts on the topic. He is greatly missed in the tactical community.

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(Safe) Tueller Drill Alternative For Tactical Firearms Training At The Gun Range

The Tueller Drill is a popular tactical firearms exercise that famously established the “21-foot rule” – and most people get it all wrong!

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WL 352 – Tacticool Re-Load Myth Buster

The “tactical reload” is taken for granted by a lot of CCW carriers AND trainers. There’s just one problem: It almost NEVER works as advertised! We explain why in this week’s podcast.

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3 Riot Defense FAILS That Put People In Prison

Don’t make these mistakes if you find yourself staring down an angry mob!

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Best Home Defense / Home Invasion Defense: Son Comes Home, Starts SHOOTING

Home invasion is the worst case scenario for any family – especially now, with so many of us home all the time. Learn how one man saved his family from a violent home invasion… by going for his gun!

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10 Concealed Carry Commandments for Handgun Owners.

Missing even ONE of these 10 Concealed Carry Commandments could very well put you in prison… or even the morgue. It’s one thing

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Assault Rifles: 3 Things You Don’t Know About AR15 Pistol Grips

All pistol grips for AR15s are NOT created equal. Learn how to pick the pistol grip that’s right for you from our firearms expert and friend, Ox.

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[Gun Gear] Don’t Make These “Operator” Rifle Mistakes

Do you have a sling on your rifle? Not just any sling will do. To get the most out of your home defense rifle or carbine, you need a very SPECIFIC type of sling…

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WL 349 – The #1 Most Critical Skill Missing From Your Gun Training

I don’t see ANYBODY practicing this skill on the firing line, but it could be a deciding factor in 85% of real-life shooting scenarios!

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[RIOTS] The WORST Thing You Can Do About Looters

A lot of people are making a very significant mistake when trying to protect their homes from looting and rioting.

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5 Best Survival Guns For Prepping Your SHTF Bug Out Bag

Forget all the Doomsday Prepper fantasy B.S. when it comes to bug-out guns. Walking around like you’re in the apocalyptic wasteland, adorned in

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[Ammo Shortage] Cheap Gun Training Drill For “Mental Stress”

A real gunfight is nothing like plinking at paper targets at the range… but there’s a drill you can do with NO AMMO AT ALL that will better prepare you for the reality of a life-or-death shootout.

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[Freedom Friday] Gov’t makes this legal to trap YOUR guns

New York just made recreational marijuana legal. More and more states are doing so for the income it will bring in… but there’s a hidden trap that affects your gun rights, and you NEED to remember it!

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[Freedom Friday] Gun Rights Alert: Only 1 gun is “untrackable”

If you think the guns you bought through private transfers aren’t trackable, think again. For this week’s Freedom Friday alert, we take a hard look at the only way to get a legal off-grid firearm.

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AMMO SHORTAGE 2021: 4 Ways To Save On Ammunition Right Now!

Well, here we go again… yet ANOTHER freaking ammo crisis, and sky-high prices to go along with it. If you’re not looking to

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Kiss Your Guns Goodbye? 6 Real Ways To Defeat “Gun Control Crisis 2021”

It’s coming folks! The government gun-grabbers have 2 years to ramrod through as many gun-control laws as they can before the next election.

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Hate Cleaning Guns? Me Too! This Reader’s Tip Makes Gun Cleaning SUPER Easy…

If you hate cleaning guns as much as I do, then this reader’s tip is going to make your day!

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Sniper Training For Survivalists: Why Every Prepper Needs Long Range Shooting Training

Sniper Training For Survivalists: Every prepper needs it, both for bugging out and for bugging in. Learn why you need a “sniper rifle” and the training to use it.

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AR15 “Assault Rifle” Tip: Should You Make Your AR More “Tactical”?

Have you customized your AR15 to make it more “tactical”? It’s tempting to change out all kinds of accessories and parts. The market

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AR15 / AK47 Carbines: How A “Home Defense” Rifle Could Get You Killed

Find out why the best rifle for home defense might not be a “rifle” at all, and three ways it might actually get you KILLED!

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Knife Beats Gun: 3 Reasons To Bring A KNIFE To A GUNFIGHT

I’m sure you’ve probably heard the term, “never bring a knife to a gunfight, right? I mean, who in their right mind would

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CCW Tactics For Concealed Carry Pistols: Are You Dirty Harry? Do You NEED To Be?

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to “stopping power” and what you carry for self-defense.

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Real Analysis of Close-Quarters Gunfighting: 3 Tips To Stay Alive In A Criminal Ambush!

In a real gunfight, especially a criminal ambush, your CQC handgun tactics are what will keep you alive. There are some harsh realities to consider when analyzing the anatomy of a real close quarters gunfight.

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Tactical Shooting: Cop Gunfight Tips For “Terminator” Attackers

Attackers high on drugs or so full of adrenaline they won’t go down might seem like invincible, invulnerable “terminators.” Learn how one cop faced an attacker like this… and the lessons he took away from it.

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Knife Beats Gun: 3 Reasons To Bring A KNIFE To A GUNFIGHT

Knife Beats Gun: Never bring a knife to a gunfight, we’re told. Well, here are 3 reasons you might do just that (and no, we don’t mean the Tueller Drill or 21 Foot Rule).

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Home Defense Tactics: A Risky Way To Save A HOSTAGE In A “Home Invasion” (That May Be Your ONLY Way To Survive)!

If home invaders break into your home and take a member of your family hostage, you may have to make a split second decision. That’s why I’m going to share a tactic that could help you save your loved one’s life if they have a weapon on them and you’re armed…

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Deadly “Concealed Carry” Gunfight Myth (Busted!) Don’t Fall For This. . .

It’s amazing what people will put online after calling themselves “experts”…

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EVERY Home-Defense Gun Needs This “Gizmo”! (6 Reasons…)

Do you have a laser on your home-defense gun? Here are six reasons you should.

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3 Home Defense Survival Lessons You Should Learn From This Couple’s Home Invasion Nightmare!

This awful story teaches some valuable lessons when it comes to home defense and the nature of home invaders.

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WL 330 – Gun Debate: Should Your Concealed Carry Gun Have A Manual Safety?

You know, you’ll never go broke betting on one thing: Just how MAD people get when they talk about self-defense online.

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As A Shooter, Are YOU Making These Killer “Square Range” Mistakes?

The “square range,” or traditional shooting range, is fun and all… but when it comes to realistic shooting training, it’s practically useless. Here are 3 reasons why.

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CCW Gear And Tactical Flashlights: You NEVER Want To Say, “Oh No! I SHOT My Kid!”

You probably already know you need a tactical light… but a LOT of tactical lights on the market have something very wrong with them if you have to use them in a gunfight!

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Home Defense: Don’t Stage Your Guns In DUMB Ways

Some “fantasy preppers” keep guns lying all around the house in unsafe ways. Here’s a better option to prepare for home defense.

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Sheepdog Tactical Tips: 3 Things Separating Sheepdogs From “Gun Nuts”

Recently I reread the tragic story of the homeowner who, because he had a gun, laid a trap for some neighborhood burglars. He

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Will Off-Body Concealed Carry Get You Killed In A Real Gun-Fight?

A lot of people think off-body carry is a bad idea. They point out that you might not have the gun when you

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ARRESTED for Defending Yourself: What Would YOU Do?

By now, you’ve probably heard about what happened to the McCloskeys. You know, that couple who protected their house from a violent mob?

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Is Your Tactical CCW Plan Legal? (Concealed Carry License Mistake 3 of 5)

https://mcsmag.co/e/ccw-mistakes-owens – Those who have a concealed carry license and carry a concealed handgun for personal protection everyday carry (EDC), need to know

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Tactical Firearms Training: Dry Fire Exercise Dummy Mods – Modern Combat and Survival

http://CloseCombatShooting.com – Tactical firearms training is only as good as how realistic you can make it. Shooting at paper targets is ok, but

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Improvised Survival Weapons For Your Bug Out Bag

http://mcs-mag.com/s/yt-improvised-weapons – Bugging out can be a dangerous survival mission. To protect yourself and those you love, you need to be armed –

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Why Do You Carry An EDC Handgun? (Concealed Carry License Mistake 1 of 5)

https://mcsmag.co/e/ccw-mistakes-owens – Are you making this concealed carry handgun mistake? In my podcast episode with concealed carry firearm training expert, EJ Owens, he

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Firearm Defense: Weapon Retention – Fighting In Built Up Areas – Modern Combat and Survival

http://www.DefeatLargerAttackers.com – When fighting in built up areas in combat or home defense, weapon retention is critical to survival. This close quarters combat

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CCW Training Reality-Check (Concealed Carry License Mistake 2 of 5)

https://mcsmag.co/e/ccw-mistakes-owens – When it comes to pistol training after your concealed carry license, most handgun owners aren’t thinking tactical – they’re overconfident in

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Best Ammo For Your Tactical EDC Firearm Training? (Concealed Carry License Mistake 5 of 5)

https://mcsmag.co/e/ccw-mistakes-owens – You may have buckets of ammunition to take to the range for your everyday carry concealed handgun training. But did you

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Is Your EDC Pistol REALLY Everyday Carry? (Concealed Carry License Mistake 4 of 5)

https://mcsmag.co/e/ccw-mistakes-owens – If you have a concealed carry license, let me ask you… when do you carry your firearm? You might be surprised

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Firearm Defense: Stick Fighting Impact Weapon Myths – Modern Combat and Survival

http://www.DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Self defense against stick fighting with a club or baseball bat is not the same in a street fight as it

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MCS 318 – 5 Steps To “Level Up” Your Gun Training

In this week’s podcast, we talk about how to “level up” your firearms training for CCW and self-defense.

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3 Home Defense FAILS (+1 guaranteed WIN)

A lot of people are looking for “alternative” weapons to defend their homes in a home invasion – but there are three I’ve seen recommended that simply aren’t going to get the job done.

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MCS 316 – 3 Tactical Tips Vs. Multiple Attacker Home Invasion

In this week’s podcast, we answer a question from one of our followers concerning 3 things you need to do when you’re facing a home invasion involving multiple threats.

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MCS 313 – Reader Gun Training Tips

In this week’s podcast, we go over 5 great gun training tips submitted by… YOU!

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MCS 311 – Fixed Pistol Lights: Should You Use One?

Should you mount a fancy gun light on your CCW pistol? In this week’s podcast, Jeff Anderson explains five things you should consider when making this decision.

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(3 Castle Doctrine Pics) Why My Neighbor ISN’T A “Gun Nut” Anymore. . .

Just when I think my words are falling on deaf ears, God sends me a message to keep on preaching… No, not about

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5 Reasons Revolvers DON’T Suck In A Real Gunfight

I know revolvers get a bad rap as a personal defense weapon. According to a lot of tactical super-ninja black-bag operators out there,

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MCS 306 – Pocket Pistol “Mouseguns” (Pro And Con)

Do you carry a very tiny firearm? Are you thinking of getting one? Here are several reasons why you might (and several reasons why you might not). Check it out in this week’s podcast.

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MCS 305 – Defensive Handgun Optics: To Red Dot… Or Not?

In this week’s podcast, we talk to Nick Rians about his own journey to determine if a red dot optic was right for him… and what that means for you!

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MCS 304 – Top 10 Reasons Revolver Beats Semi-Auto

In this week’s podcast, we talk with I’m With Roscoe’s Michael de Bethencourt to learn some of his many reasons why a good revolver beats a semi-auto for power in a small concealed carry package.

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