Charles Yor

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Charles Yor is an advocate of low-profile preparation, readiness as a virtue and avoiding trouble before it starts. He has enjoyed a long career in personal security implementation throughout the lower 48 of the United States.

The Best of the Best Spyderco Knives

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Spyderco is not the oldest, but they are definitely on the most respected of the major American knife makers. From the humblest of beginnings with their founder and chief salesman motoring to conventions and trades shows to the multi-million dollar high-tech manufacturer we love today, Spyderco has been on the …

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First 12 Things You Should Get as a Newbie Prepper

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Starting out as a novice prepper or making the lifestyle change to one of self-reliance can be stressful, even overwhelming. Seasoned preppers can all too easily forget that for all the info out here on the internet it takes a certain amount of experience to sift the good and relevant …

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The Importance of Close Range Handgun Skills

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Without question the single most glaring lack of development for civilian gun carriers, or if not the worst than easily number two, is a profound and complete lack of extreme close-quarters skill when on the defensive against an attacker who is trying to hurt or kill them. The idea that …

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How to Survive a Bear Attack

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Bears are among the largest and most plentiful mammalian predators on Earth, gifted with excellent senses and also quite a bit of curiosity. While bear attacks are rare, bears can be surprisingly common depending on your locale. The overwhelming majority of bear encounters end with the bear scooting off to …

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Carrying Shotgun Shells for Efficient Loading

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Shotguns are popular and effective weapons for solving close range conflicts with gory efficiency. It is this tremendous efficacy at close range that leads to plenty of shooters choosing them over handguns and carbines for their home defense or general readiness long gun. This is interesting because, as I and …

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Holsters: Leather versus Kydex

A quality holster is critical piece of equipment for carrying and using a pistol safely and effectively. A good holster will securely hold the pistol and support it in such a way that its user can easily acquire their shooting grip for a fast, clean draw. Moreover, the holster itself, …

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The 10 Best Pistol Weapon Mounted Lights

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Light is an essential commodity in most defensive shootings. Regrettably, it is also one that is likely to be in short supply or absent when we need it; the majority of stateside shootings occur in times or areas of low light. That means the savvy defender will need to provide …

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Face Off: Mossberg 590 vs. Remington 870

Mossberg 500 vs Remington 870

Two titans of American firearm manufacturing, Mossberg and Remington, producers of two of the prolific, rugged and reliable shotguns that the world has ever seen. They are of course Mossberg’s 500 and 590 families and Remington’s 870. Between them, these two shotguns have been cranked out in numbers totaling tens …

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