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After 20 Years – A New Ride

After 20 Years – A New Ride

On June 28, 2002 we purchased a new 2003 Honda Pilot. This outstanding vehicle gave us twenty years and one month of excellent service. That’s over 7,300 days of safety and dependability. I don’t think anyone could ask for more. For the past three years or so we’ve...

China: A Localized Banking Crisis

China: A Localized Banking Crisis

Imagine that you worked hard for decades and placed all your savings into a bank account. Suddenly you hear that customers of that bank have no access to their funds. This is what’s happening in several cities in China right now. This issue first appeared several...

Culture and Active Shooters

Culture and Active Shooters

Culture is one of the most powerful forces on earth. It goes a long way toward determining behavior within a given population group. For example, entering a place of business in the United States with a mask covering one’s face prior to 2020 would likely have resulted...

Backup Power Upgrade

Backup Power Upgrade

Over the past ten years we’ve had to pull out our old generator several times after storms. This is simply a part of living in Florida. We had a no-name gasoline model that produced a peak of 2,300 watts. This kept our refrigerator, a separate upright freezer, and a...

22 Long Rifle Nostalgia

22 Long Rifle Nostalgia

Any shooter who purchases his or her own ammunition can tell you that prices and availability have been problematic for the past few years. For example, one of my preferred rounds in .223 is Speer’s Gold Dot 75 grain Soft Point (24475). Back in May 2019 I purchased...

Children and Security

Children and Security

We’ve been amazed over the years to see how resilient children can be. Even in high-risk areas or conflict zones, some children seem to cope quite well. This notwithstanding, there are other children who clearly struggle. Reports indicate that some individuals exposed...

Challenges Ahead

Challenges Ahead

As we continue to advise teams and gather data concerning the war in Ukraine and security incidents elsewhere, something is becoming very clear. The global system on which people almost everywhere depend for daily necessities is more interdependent and far more...

Gun Cleaning Products

Gun Cleaning Products

When I was young I spent a good deal of time riding dirt bikes. My friends and I would ride our Yamahas, Hondas, Kawasakis, Suzukis, and even a few Husqvarnas in the mountains and woods of the Northeastern United States. It was an awesome time in life. After a while,...

SHOT SHOW and Marketing

SHOT SHOW and Marketing

It’s said that the spring-loaded mouse trap was patented in 1894. Ever since, inventors have been developing and marketing “a better mouse trap.” In fact, Hiram Maxim, inventor of the Maxim Gun, was said to have invented a mouse trap that automatically reset itself....

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