Tag Archive: Protection

Mossberg Model 500 Thunder Ranch 12 Gauge Pump-Action Fighting Shotgun



” The Mossberg Model 500 shotgun has been around for over half a century, being introduced in 1961. It is one of the most popular shotguns ever built, with Mossberg just recently producing the ten millionth Model 500 shotgun. The Model 500 design is the basis for the entire line of Mossberg pump shotguns, including the military Model 590A1, which serves the US military and law enforcement market, with variations of the Models 590 and 590A1 available for the civilian market as well. Still, the basic Model 500 has endured for five decades because it is a very affordable shotgun, and it works very well.

The Model 500 is available in dozens of configurations that fill quite well the role of a fighting shotgun, and the one shown here is their Thunder Ranch variation. Thunder Ranch is a world-renowned firearms training facility in Oregon, founded and directed by Clint Smith. Mr. Smith is well-known as a firearms instructor and writer, and has successfully run Thunder Ranch for twenty years, training shooters in the defensive and offensive use of firearms. The Model 500 Thunder Ranch shotgun shown here was designed in cooperation with Mr. Smith, and has pretty much everything needed to serve as a fighting shotgun.”



Video at the link









Do These Four ‘Old School’ Defense Tactics Still Apply Today?




” Room clearing is one of these must have skills for gun owners intent on keeping their home secure—among defense instructors this is not a point of debate.

However, with technology always advancing, our knowledge base always widening and the world constantly changing, there comes times when every shooter has to ask, are the basic rules of room clearing still relevant i.e. are the old school, tried and true tactics really the best tactics?  Well a nostalgic walk back through our defense training history (well, nostalgic for LEOs anyway) can reveal some surprising answers.”


Topics include


1.  The ‘Duck Walk’?

2.  The quick peek?

3.  Corner pie/peek?

4.  Switching left and right hands?








San Antonio Educators Learn To Take Down A Shooter, Save Lives




” SAN ANTONIO — Teachers, administrators and other school workers got physical this weekend at a free self defense course focused on taking down a gunman.

Inside the STW Krav Maga studio on the city’s northwest side, Bridget Lopez crouched behind a barrel and quietly waited. When the mock gunman entered the room, she jumped on him from behind and drove her elbow into the back of his head.

“This system and these seminars have changed my life,” Lopez said, “because I have become more aware.” “







I Support The 2nd Amendment




Glencore Chief Simon Murray Launches Private Navy



Navy boat



“BRITAIN’S first private navy in almost two centuries is being created by a group of businessmen to take on the Somali pirates who are terrorising an expanse of the Indian Ocean.

Its armed vessels – including a 10,000-ton mother ship and high-speed armoured patrol boats – will be led by a former Royal Navy commodore. He is recruiting 240 former marines and other sailors for the force.

It will escort its first convoy of oil tankers, bulk carriers – and possibly an occasional yacht – along the east coast of Africa in late March or April.

Typhon, the company behind the venture, is chaired by Simon Murray, a millionaire businessman who joined the French Foreign Legion as a teenager and walked unsupported to the South Pole aged 63.”





New Study Helps Explain Why Tuna and Porpoise Hang Out Together




” For decades, recreational and commercial fishermen have exploited the unique relationship between yellowfin tuna and certain species of porpoise (aka dolphin) in the Eastern Pacific. Schools of yellowfin swim with pods of spotted dolphin and spinner dolphin in the tropics, as well as Pacific common dolphin and white-sided dolphin as far north as Southern California in warmer months. Commercial fishermen look for the dolphin and then wrap up the pod with purse seines to capture the schooling tuna below, sometimes killing dolphin in the process. Recreational fishermen troll lures or put baits in front of the pod to catch yellowfin.

Most anglers, including me, have always believed that the relationship was born out of the search for food, though no one knew if the porpoise were leading the tuna to food or vice versa. However, recently published research indicates that the tuna follow the dolphin, but food is not the primary reason. “

Your First Shotgun – The Remington Model 870

Remington Model 870 Tactical-Build One For Yourself









” The best single tool ever devised and utilized by law enforcement, sportsmen, soldiers and home defenders. It has saved lives, protected those in blue, opened terrorist doors and bagged a days worth of doves. It can be behind the door tact-out and in 30 minutes or less be ready for the bird blind with a few part changes. That tool is the Remington Model 870 shotgun. ”

  ”  If you had to choose one gun—and only one gun—to get you through a disaster (be it traditional or zombie-related), what would it be? If you could have one firearm (that’s realistically available) to protect yourself, your family and your assets, what would it be and why? Here are 10 choices made by some of the editors and contributors in NRA Publications. What would you choose? Let us know. “


Obama WH gave orders in 2011 not to enforce law against Occupy protestors

“Writes Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton:

  “We now have a new GSA scandal … that involves the Obama White House. These documents clearly show that federal agencies colluded with the Obama White
House to allow the Occupy Wall Street protestors to violate the law with impunity. These documents tell us that the GSA and DHS can’t be relied upon to protect federal workers or property. “