NOVEMBER 30, 2023

QuietKat, maker of all-terrain electric bikes, announced its participation in the upcoming Expo Defensa, set to take place in Bogotá, Colombia, next week.
Mission First Tactical (MFT) announces they have added Dark Lagoon as a color option to their Achro™ line. These versatile, everyday-carry bags and packs offer a discreet firearm storage system.
QuietKat announces that its 2024 product lines have met the stringent criteria of UL 2849 and UL 2271 certifications, showcasing their commitment to the highest standards of safety and performance for eBikes and their batteries.

Throom Targets are now available online at Tractor Supply. Tractor Supply is the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the U.S.
Sightmark collaborated with Freedom Hunters, a distinguished 501(c)3 military outreach program, on a remarkable hunt dedicated to promoting the culture and lifestyle of hunting while giving back to those who pledged to defend our nation for an expedition of a lifetime.
Celerant Technology announced that it has been awarded a Fall 2023 Top Performer Award by SourceForge, the world’s largest software and services review and comparison website.

Bleecker Street Publications is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Athlon Outdoors portfolio. This comes as the first step toward building a new media conglomerate focused on the outdoors and firearms.
There have been several emails fraudulently claiming to have and sell the SHOT Show's attendee list. Please beware, they often use the show name, show logo or show organizer name in their signature. These companies have no association with the SHOT Show.
Wolfe Publishing Company is seeking to hire an advertising sales representative. The position is for both print and digital advertising sales in their three magazines and across their websites,,, and

Viridian Weapon Technologies announced their participation in an exclusive pistol bundle with Springfield Armory and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Viridian’s portion of the bundle includes the brand new RFX11 Green Dot Reflex sight and the never-before-seen Custom CTL tactical light built specifically for the Springfield Armory Hellcat Pro.
Comp-Tac Holsters announced the release of two innovative holster accessories: the CT3 Tourniquet Mount and the CT Leg Strap. The CT3 attaches any High Speed Gear tourniquet pouch to the CT3 Level III Duty Holster to save space on the belt/carrier. The Leg Strap features added flexibility and full range of motion.
Bear Edge introduces their new assisted opener Brisk 2.0 Zytel Knife, a dependable knife capable of achieving a wide range of tasks. Bear Edge designed the Brisk 2.0 with a 440 stainless steel blade and a thumb stud for effortless one-handed deployment of the 3 1/2-inch drop point blade.

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. announces the release of its latest Spec Series Kit with the new Performance Center M&P9 Metal M2.0. Upgraded features include a built-in Faxon compensator, custom lightening cuts in the slide, an enhanced sear, suppressor height sights, and a sharp OD Green Cerakote finish.
The annual process of producing the CMP rulebooks that will govern this program during the next competition year is now well underway. This “preview” will give CMP competitors and match sponsors a report on that process and provide advance information regarding rule changes that will be in the 2024 rulebooks.
For the big-game hunting and shooting community, the rise of the 7mm PRC has sparked a ballistic debate with the old reliable 7mm Remington Magnum. The latest episode of Vortex’s Cartridge Talks steps into this fray, pitting the two heavy-hitters against each other in side-by-side analysis with results that deliver clarity and leaves nothing to chance.

Target Sports USA is thrilled to announce the kick-off of its highly anticipated "12 at 12 Days of Holiday Deals" event, bringing festive cheer and exclusive savings to firearm enthusiasts nationwide. The deals kick off Dec 5th, 2023.
FN America announces that the company’s Season of Savings holiday rebate program is available now through the end of the year. This holiday season save big on the company’s most popular models like the FN 509 Tactical, FN 509 CC Edge, SCAR 15P and more.
Giving the gift of a Bond Arms handgun for Christmas this season ensures a gift that’s exactly the right size. Bond Arms Handguns check all the boxes, whether it’s intended for self-defense, days at the range, a camp handgun, or simply an addition to a firearm collection.


Editor: Today’s classic is from our March 23 2011 Edition.

Fighting with firearms requires stability, mobility, and flexibility. Stability is essential to shooting accurately. The more accuracy required the more stable your platform has to be. Mobility is required to create distance, move to cover, or get a clear angle of attack. It’s also a good idea to present the threat with a moving target as opposed to you just standing stationary. We need flexibility because what you do and when you do it are dictated by the situation, which is fluid, constantly changing. For fighting we need a combative stance.

For consistency my fighting stance is the same regardless of whether I’m fighting with empty hands, edged weapon, striking tool, my handgun or carbine. My feet are shoulder width apart, with the left foot pointing at the target. The right foot is a little farther back and pointing slightly outward. The knees are bent, and I have about sixty percent of my weight to the left foot.

This stance allows me to move in any direction, as dictated by situation, and with the proper technique the ability to move and shoot at the same time. The aggressive nature of the stance reduces the possibility of losing balance if someone pushes or strikes me, and it has my body’s mass helping me to recover from recoil of a firearm, providing quicker follow up shots as necessary.

As with all aspects of fighting your job, through practice and repetition, is to figure out what stance works for you. Then always remember that in a fight you may not be able to obtain a perfect fighting stance. Practice using different positions so you’re not trying to figure out something new in the middle of a confrontation.

The combative stance is also critical to our mental attitude. We know the mind tells the body what to do, but the body influences what and how the mind is operating. An aggressive physical posture helps us mentally stay plugged into the fight. Try this: Stand up and assume an aggressive fighting stance and see if -- mentally -- your attitude doesn’t change.

It’s also important to remember that the majority of our communication with others is non-verbal, our physical appearance. When the threat sees you confidently assume a combative stance it may change the way they are thinking, maybe enough that they decide to break contact. Then again it may not, so make sure you’re ready to back up the stance with the skills needed.

As I like to say, “It ain’t gotta be pretty, it just has to work.” This is especially true when it comes to the combative stance and defeating your opponent.

— Tiger McKee


Editor’s Note – for fans of the revolver, the Massad Ayoob Group announced a MAG Revolver Class in Live Oak, FL, Feb. 22-23, 2024. Mas will be teaching the course. Details are here. Get in while you can. Also, registrations are rapidly filling for the Pat Rogers Memorial Revolver Round-Up at Gunsite, November 23 – 25, 2024. Like this year, the PRMRR features a variety of instructors and instructional opportunities – an experience not to be missed. Find information here. No one’s saying revolvers are taking over, but they’re a long way from dying out. – RG.

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