Author Archives: slingeronline

Knives aren’t necklaces

A while back my wife and I got some training on using knives in a self-defense situation.  While the instruction was very useful and informative, something about that class has stuck with me and bothered me.  The instructor recommended a … Continue reading

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Dear gun store assholes…

We live in a tiny town in Texas.  Of course, since it’s Texas there is at least one gun store in town. (We actually have three, in a town with a population of about four thousand.)  Sounds like it would … Continue reading

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Bad Apples II -Encounters with the police.

About two years back, I wrote a post about surviving an encounter with police after a movement started intent on discrediting any police organization and claiming that every officer was a racist murderer.  This all started because of a media … Continue reading

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You know what they didn’t have?

This past weekend there was a horrific attack in Orlando, Florida at a predominantly gay nightclub.  I won’t publish the name of the asshole who perpetrated the attack, but he used guns.  Naturally after every occurrence like this, people are … Continue reading

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I got shot today.

I got shot today. Several times. (I think 7 times after I tried to remember everything.) I got shot waiting in line at an ATM machine. I got shot in a convenience store. I got shot in a church parking … Continue reading

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Thank you Mr. Vickers

Just recently my wife and I got the opportunity to meet Larry Vickers and pick his brain for some advice and recommendations. Yes, that Larry Vickers; the one whose name is on some custom Glock pistols, who is well known … Continue reading

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Why an AR?

A few weekends ago I went shooting with some extended family members.  One of them saw the AR-15s that we had and said she didn’t like them because they looked like machine guns.  That got me to thinking about why … Continue reading

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