This episode we talk about what it takes to be a hero and the survivors’ guilt that comes with that decision. I started with a story of heroism from Steve Sparks of Sparks Firearms. He stopped to save two people in a rollover SUV crash. The third person in the vehicle was dead before he got there. How can you deal with that? We all want to be that person that runs in, saves everyone, and has the movie style happy ending; only the real world doesn’t work like that. We have to live with the aftermath of not being able to save everyone every time. From experience it isn’t easy. I don’t have a good way to help you deal with it either. There are only two things I could come up with to try: Get your priorities straight before hand. Know who you are going to save first and learn some advanced first aid and what triage is.
Alien Gear started building a hybrid holster a couple of years ago. It’s almost the same as a Crossbreed Supertuck. It has a big leather piece and a smaller kydex piece. The kydex piece is screwed to the leather back with a thick washer that creates the tension to hold the gun. Most other companies use a complete kydex shell that is molded completely to the gun and riveted to the leather back piece. The kydex shell is different than most holsters and becomes even more different because the company sells the shells for different guns. All of them fit on the same backer so you don’t have to buy a completely new holster if you get a new gun. Alien Gear makes it even easier because they will trade the shell out for free if you get a new gun. Alien Gear offers the holsters starting at $30! It’s why I bought my first one. I heard them
Wednesday night I was honored to be given tickets to the movie premier of American Sniper here in San Antonio. I went with three friends from Sparks Firearms. Steve Sparks donated money to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and got us reserved seats! Spoiler alert/bottom line, the movie is worth seeing. Go see it. I was really wondering about how this was going to be. It was nothing like I expected. I had previous thoughts about what it would look like but, and all three were nothing to do with what actually was. I heard Fox News saying people are complaining that it was “Republican Propaganda” but there were no politics involved. The only thing close could have been when Chris and his wife watch the news reports of 9/11 happening and the planes crashing into the buildings. No politicians were ever shown or mentioned by name in the movie. Nor were any foreign policies named or talked about. If
This is episode is a top 10 signs someone is carrying a concealed weapon. We talk about those tells that you do that will give away you are carrying a weapon. We also talk about the other side. These 10 things will help you see if someone else is carrying a concealed weapon and if they are a good guy or a bad guy, professional or amateur. Hopefully you don’t do many of these things, but in reality we all do them. Being conscious of the fact that you are always touching your guy and that people do notice you doing it, will help you stop doing it. Once you stop touching your gun, you’ll be more professional and be less likely to be spotted. Here they are: Touching you Weapon Everyone Does it Trained that Way; to check to make sure you always have it Comfortable Holsters make you think it’s gone Grabbing the gun when it moves around
For most of you, it’s probably cold already, but here in San Antonio it just got cold. I taught a class Saturday and it was 32° and sleeting out in the morning. Then add a ten-mile an hour wind and it’s cold. Cold weather gear always becomes a problem when operating your weapon, any weapon. Your clothes seem to get in the way. Your gloves are the worst. In the military I had a love/hate relationship with gloves. I loved them because they kept my hands warm, dry, and protected when moving. But they got in the way of doing everything. Your gloves can stop anything in your gun. Gloves First, can you reach the trigger with your gloves on? Some trigger guards can be small, especially on older guns, 1911’s, and guns with lasers or other stuff screwed to the trigger guard. If you can’t get your finger on the trigger, you can’t fire the gun. Normally you can