Dry-Fire Training, Part 6 – Ace Virtual Training

Ace transforms the shooting experience by combining a VR app and a handset. Improve and change the way you train with Ace virtual reality. In April 2023, while at A Girl and A Gun National Conference in Grand Junction, CO,  I was introduced to the revolutionary virtual training from Ace. When I first tried the …

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Beyond Bullets: How to Build a Well-Rounded EDC for Everyday Needs

We all have an EDC or Everyday Carry, the collection of items we carry with us on a regular basis. Even average people who don’t think about self-protection carry many of the same things every day: wallet, keys, cell phone, etc. It’s the stuff that lets us live our lives away from home, things we …

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Defending Yourself on an Airplane: Tools and Strategies Beyond Firearms

Air travel is a routine part of modern life, but the enclosed space and restrictions on what you can bring aboard present unique challenges for personal safety. While firearms are strictly prohibited on commercial flights, that doesn’t mean you have to be left defenseless should something bad happen on your flight. There are several other …

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The Origins, History, and Standards of the FBI Ballistic Protocol: Lessons from the Miami Shootout

On April 11, 1986, a firefight erupted in Miami, Florida, forever changing law enforcement practices and ballistic performance in the United States. Known as the Miami Shootout, this deadly confrontation between FBI agents and two heavily armed suspects underscored the need for more effective ammunition and weaponry. The aftermath of this shootout led to the …

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