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Baby Monitor Threat

3 Ways to Keep Hackers Out of Your House These days, a majority of electronic devices you purchase for your home, from TV’s to baby monitors, come with the ability to connect to the Internet so you can control them from your smartphone or tablet. In 2017 alone, worldwide sales of baby monitors reached almost …

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Father vs Gang Members

It was a Sunday night when George Grier went to his car only to find 5 gang members of the dreaded “MS13” in front of his house, allegedly ready to invade his Uniondale, NY home. He quickly ran into his home, told his wife to call the police, and grabbed a legally-owned AK-47 to confront …

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A Watch for a Compass

In this week’s Must-Read articles you will learn ways you can overcome personal tragedy, how to prevent the spreading of germs, how you can use your watch for a compass, ways to avoid and treat hypothermia and frostbite, and also, how to create home heat when your electricity is out. Let’s dive in… 7 Ways …

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Pistol Optics

Last year, Gary Gross and his family were sound asleep at 3:15 A.M. when they were startled awake by noises in their home. The family, who lives in Columbia Township, Ohio, heard intruders inside their home on a Saturday morning when Gary grabbed a hammer and confronted the men. A struggle between Gary and the …

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Hotel Wellness Check?

In this week’s mailbag I’ll discuss rifle options, air pistols, self-defense for children, frangible ammunition, wellness checks and more. Let’s dive in… I’m surprised you didn’t mention a .22 caliber rifle. I used to have a Beeman .177/.22 switchable. The .22 worked so well, I never switched them out.  –Ken G Answer: .22 caliber rifles are great …

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Better Than an AR-15?

My reasons for why a machete is better than an AR-15 are explained in this “combat machete” training video…  But to sum it up, here are just a few reasons: Proven Lethality – It’s been estimated that about 600,000 people were killed with machetes during the genocidal Rwandan war in the 1990s. Essentially, the machete …

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Do Not Make This Mistake

The M-16 (essentially the same as your civilian AR-15) saw its first days in service during Vietnam. The design of the AR-15 was unlike any other rifle ever issued, so American GI’s had to quickly learn what worked and what didn’t in real combat. It was a proving ground of sorts, and the first issued …

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Intruder in the House?

In this week’s Must-Read articles you will discover important things to consider in case of a winter power outage, how you can clear your home in case of an intruder, learn about a potentially more effective reality drivers ed course, how to effectively layer clothes to keep warm and a breakdown of the strengths and …

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How the U.S. Supply Chain is in Danger

A recent report revealed one of the most troubling examples of Chinese espionage targeting the U.S., or more specifically, U.S. companies. It all begin to unravel when Amazon starting looking into acquiring a company called Elemental Technologies. This company was suppose to help Amazon expand its video streaming service known as Amazon Prime Video. While …

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Listening Device Detection

In this week’s mailbag we’ll discuss doorstoppers, concealed carry permits, detecting listening devices, hackers and more Let’s dive in… What doorstopper do you recommend? – David T Answer: The doorstopper that I personally use is the GE Doorstopper Alarm. This is perfect for using in a hotel room, dorm, or basically anywhere that you don’t …

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Are you missing one of these 3

If you would like to know the 3 accessories that practically EVERY special ops soldier agrees you need on your fighting rifle, then this article will tell you. The truth is, the AR and AK platform have been around so long there are practically hundreds (if not thousands) of accessories for them — and if …

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Reliable Safe

In this week’s Must-Read articles you will learn the 7 skills to learn from hikers, why a cheap safe is not reliable, how to conceal carry while backpacking, understanding and dealing with insulin, and the major difference between being a leader vs. being a boss. Let’s dive in… 7 Survival Skills Hikers Learn on the …

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Why You Need an Air Rifle

How many times have you been getting ready for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and you realize you need milk, eggs, butter or some other staple? Since grocery stores frequently change their hours during the holidays, a lot of folks end up running to a local convenience store to buy last minute items. This is exactly …

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Stun Gun Flashlight

In this week’s mailbag I’ll discuss the the stun gun flashlight, my preferred defensive ammo and home defense gun, access to training and much more. Let’s dive in… Which type of long gun should I bring to Ultimate Spy Week? -Mark J Answer: The majority of people who attend Spy Week bring an AR-15, however, you …

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Secret Hiding Places

As a fellow “survivalist”, you know that your equipment is critically important to your very existence in a crisis. Just one single item could mean the difference between life or death for you and your family. An EDC (“every day carry”) knife is a good example, right? The right knife can be used to break …

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Training Day

It was early one afternoon on a chilly day in the late fall and I was running a training (evaluation) exercise for our new candidates for the Hard Targets team in Directorate of Operations. They were from a few different agencies within the Intelligence Community’s Operations Directorates (and one was even from an outside agency). …

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Home Security

In this week’s mailbag I’ll discuss the Ruger Security 9, background checks, air rifles, editing your home defense plan to fit your limits, shoulder holster suggestions and more. Let’s dive in… I read recently that one of the guns you own is a Ruger 9 mm, although I cannot recall the exact model. I personally …

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First 60 Minutes

Imagine sitting at home one evening when you notice the sky turning an ominous color green and the next thing you know it’s pouring down rain, while devastating winds are ripping apart your home. Well, this is exactly what happened to Mary Branstetter and her husband, who live in Nowata County, Oklahoma. According to Mary, …

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Training Your Eyes for the Dark

Earlier this year, Hurricane Florence hit the Carolina’s hard, dropping over 35 inches of rain and causing over $12 billion in damages. As a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds over 130 mph, one of the biggest threats resulting from the storm was the occurrence of freshwater flooding, especially in North Carolina. In Bladen County, …

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Close Quarters Gun Fighting

In this week’s mailbag I’ll provide you with information on the Close Quarters Gun Fighting class, CCW requirements, wildfire safety, the benefit of safe blankets and more. Let’s dive in… Please provide more info on the Close Quarters Gun Fighting class… Location, timeframe, requirements, etc… – Lenny O Answer: The Close Quarters Gun Fighting Class …