Your body can never go where your mind has never been.



Hard question to answer… I’m a husband, a father, a veteran, an entrepreneur, a police officer, adventurer, and seeker of truth. I served 8 years on active duty in USAF Security Forces with assignments in Nuclear Weapon Security, Small Unit Tactics Instructor, and U.S. Presidential Security.

After the military I went into business selling equipment to the military.  That lasted for awhile and then came to an end.  I went back to the only thing I really know and got into law enforcement.  I spent some time as a Deputy Sheriff in a rural agency in the mountains of the western U.S.  I’m currently serving as a Police Officer in a city of 50,000 that’s part of a metropolitan area of 1.5 million.


I often have people ask me questions about firearms and self-defense.  This blog is a collection of my advice and knowledge on those topics.  My purpose here is to make you think.  My goal is to simplify and break down self defense topics and make them easier to understand so you can make your own decisions on how to make you and your family safer.  There are thousands of people out there talking about guns, gear and bug out bags.  I talk about those things too, but my focus is helping you learn to correctly think about and interpret people and situations so you can win the battle before it actually happens – or as quickly as possible if you can’t avoid it.

I think too many people focus on tools rather than understanding why a particular tool is even needed in the first place.  There is no check-list or flow chart to follow when it comes to self-defense.  It’s your ability to think during the situation that will save your life.  I want to help you develop a way of thinking, or a thought process, that will enable you to thrive in dangerous situations. It’s not what’s in your hands that saves you from danger; it’s what’s in your head and in your heart. 


“The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.” – John Steinbeck 




I’m a patrol cop.  I learn something new on practically every shift I work.  This allows me to come back and add, edit or better explain what I talk about here because it’s always evolving.

You can connect with me, and other like minded people, online on through my Social Media channels listed at the top and bottom of each page. I don’t claim to know everything.  Share your experiences and insights so we can all benefit and learn from each other.  If something I say here doesn’t make sense, let me know so we can make it better.