Wellness, Purpose, and Abundance with Young Living Essential Oils

Date February 15, 2017

Wellness, Purpose, and Abundance with Young Living Essential Oils

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Unconventional Evacuation Plan

Date February 7, 2015

The 24HSD from Gearward

Date February 7, 2015

The 24HSD from Gearward combines a mini signal mirror for daytime use, and a glow-in-the-dark tag for night use, in a package small enough to be carried at all times.


The chrome tag works like the classic signal mirror, which is issued in military survival kits the world over. The way it works is that the mirror bounces the sunlight toward to person or aircraft being signaled, and since the sun is extremely bright, even a small mirror flash can be seen for miles.

To use the 24HSD for night time signaling, the tag is spun on the supplied cord in what is known as the “buzzsaw technique.” This creates a 3′ wide glowing O that is visible from all directions, and is very attention getting.

Dot Torture Drill … Dot Torture Tatget

Date September 13, 2013

Dot Torture Drill … Dot Torture Tatget

This is a great marksmanship drill that came from David Blinder at personaldefensetraining.com. (HT: pistol-training.com)

Start at 3 yards. You have to get all 50 hits to pass. Once you can shoot the whole drill without a single miss, either increase the distance or add time pressure. For instance, try to finish the entire drill in under 5 minutes while maintaining 100% accuracy.

Dot Torture Target

(click on the target to bring up the full-size version which you can then print out)

  • Dot 1 – Draw and fire one string of 5 rounds for best group. One hole if possible, total 5 rounds.
  • Dot 2 – Draw and fire 1 shot, holster and repeat X4, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 3 & 4 – Draw and fire 1 shot on #3, then 1 shot on #4, holster and repeat X3, total 8 rounds.
  • Dot 5 – Draw and fire string of 5 rounds, strong hand only, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 6 & 7 – Draw and fire 2 shots on #6, then 2 on #7, holster, repeat X4, total 16 rounds.
  • Dot 8 – From ready or retention, fire five shots, weak hand only, total 5 rounds.
  • Dots 9 & 10 – Draw and fire 1 shot on #9, speed reload, fire 1 shot on #10, holster and repeat X3, total 6 rounds.

Remember: training with firearms is an inherently dangerous activity. Be sure to follow all safety protocols when using firearms or practicing these drills. These drills are provided for information purposes only. Use at your own risk.

The 3 D’s: Detect, Defuse, and Defend — Tony Blauer

Date September 13, 2013

The 3 D’s: Detect, Defuse, and Defend — Tony Blauer

Date September 13, 2013


A good number of us practice at distances that feed our ego for success. That distance for many of us is well under 50 yards. If you want to stretch yourself, work on this drill until it becomes a new level of success for you as a shooter.

Date September 13, 2013

The Four Primary Rules of Gun Safety


Date September 13, 2013

Pistol Drills from Hilton Yam

Modern Service Weapons has posted a number of helpful drills for the shooter. Check out the links below for all the details.

Drills developed by Hilton Yam founder of 10-8 Performance, LLC.

Currently reading “T.A.P.S.: Tactical Application of Practical Shooting” by Pat McNamara

Date August 30, 2013

PJ Holster – Simple, Practical, Affordable Kydex Holsters (IWB Glock 26 / M&P Shield)

Date August 23, 2013

Just a few weeks ago I received two IWB kydex holsters from Paul at PJ Holster. In the package was a holster for the Glock 26 and another for the M&P Shield. It was a good mail day for me needless to say.

I had read several reviews on Paul’s holsters and decided I needed to bring them in and test them out for the readers of Gearthread.com.

I ordered the “Inside Waistband Standard Holster” with the ‘over the belt, clip on loop’. With this setup, the holster is very easy to put on and very easy to take off.
The Standard Holster comes in black .080 kydex. One unique feature of the holster is its one piece design. I have been consistently using this holster over the last several weeks and I almost forget I have it on. The form factor of the holster is very slim and fits close to the body for optimal concealment.

The fit, finish, and function are exceptional along with excellent retention. I was very pleased with the quality and workmanship on these holsters and I know you will be as well.

I highly recommend PJ Holster to anyone in the market for a kydex holster or two or three. They offer the IWB in several other configurations along with OWB holsters and Mag Carriers.

Stay tuned for a video review coming soon.