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Should you shoot someone in the leg?

March 3, 2015

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Often, I hear someone who carries, or is considering carrying a firearm for self-defense say, “I don’t think I could kill someone, but I would shoot them in the leg.” Or after a shooting they ask “Why did they have to kill them? Why didn’t they just shoot them in the leg.” This has been repeated […]

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What type of self defense situation will you find yourself in?

February 6, 2015

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I talk to a lot of people about firearms and self defense and frequently hear people object to the defensive use of a firearm based on specific scenarios that would not lend itself well to the use of a gun. As I’ve gone through my own journey of self defense I constantly picture myself in various […]

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Man arrested after tackling legal permit holder for carrying a gun

January 22, 2015

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You may have heard that a man in Florida, Clarence Daniels, who was legally carrying a concealed weapon was attacked by Michael Foster who spotted his gun, then followed him into a Walmart store where he attacked him. While he was attacking him he yelled “This man has a gun” to which Daniels responded that he had […]

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What you should look for in a concealed firearm course

December 17, 2014

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Many people think that all concealed firearm courses are the same. In the sense that the law only requires you to take a class from a certified instructor, then they are the same. But there’s more to it than that. Different instructors teach in different manners and they offer different resources so you could come […]

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Why Everyone Should Take a Concealed Weapon Permit Class

December 12, 2014

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Obviously, as a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit instructor, I want people to take the concealed weapons class, but it goes beyond that–I think EVERYONE should take the class. Many people think that the course is only for those people who want to carry a concealed firearm or for firearm owners and enthusiasts. Obviously the permit allows […]

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Roadtrip: Tips for Traveling With a Firearm

August 15, 2014

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Recently I completed a 5,000 mile road trip with my family traveling through 18 states over the course of a month. I took three handguns with me on my trip. One was my standard concealed carry handgun, one was another defensive firearm, and the other was for for hitting the range during my trip. As […]

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Reaction to George Zimmerman Verdict

July 15, 2013

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As the George Zimmerman trial concluded and the verdict was announced “NOT GUILTY” I’ve been surrounded by people who are furious over Zimmerman being set free. From the beginning of the case I’ve been on the side of “innocent until proven guilty” and there just hasn’t been much evidence to convict Zimmerman–let alone enough to […]

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Carry Alerts iPhone App

May 17, 2013

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Recently I was contacted by Ben who wrote an iPhone app to help those with concealed carry permits get notified when they are in close proximity of areas that they can’t carry.  He offered a copy for me to review so I have just downloaded the app, called “Carry Alerts” and I’m just starting to […]

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Proof That Anti-Concealed Carry Permit Holders Live In A Dream World

February 12, 2013

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Proof that Anti Concealed Carry Permit Holders Live in a Dream World Part 1

Over the last year or so I randomly see tweets and other status updates that say ‘Proof that concealed carry permit holders live in a dream world’ and then they link to this video.  I first saw this ABC News video a long time ago–it feels like a few years. I suggest watching it, but […]

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