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A little bit of Spring for this cold Winter...

A little bit of Spring for this cold Winter…

As some of our fans on Facebook have noticed, we have been “out of the office” for just over a month.  This leave of absence has afforded us here at PracticalShootingTips.com a chance to train without having to worry about being close to a secure computer with a secure internet connection to update the site with.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our readers, though this month was taken at what we consider the best possible time of year: the HOLIDAYS!  😀   Few but the most die-hard are training during the holidays and we realize that it would be a great time of year to focus 100% on our own training.  Readers will be pleased to know that we did dedicate some of this private training time to website-related gear testing, so we did not forget about you guys and gals completely.  😉

Stay tuned for another gear year of Tactical Tips, Gear Reviews, and Philosophical insights into training as well as general ramblings on life and the human condition.  ;D

Stay Safe, and “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Holidays”, and “Happy New Year” from the team at PracticalShootingTips.com.   :) 

-Gúru Chia

Thoughts on Thanksgiving Weekend

The Troy MRF CX 12" on a Colt 6920

The Troy MRF CX 12″ on a Colt 6920

Belated Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

Time, as well as scheduling conflicts and the lack of an internet connection 100% of the time, have prevented me posting this earlier, but as Thanksgiving is now well behind us, and the Christmas holiday draws ever closer, here are some thoughts I have had this week:

  • WATER – I have some of the cleanest water on EARTH available to me every morning when I wake up.    I am so grateful for this.  Unless I am in the field, there is really no reason, while at my current residence, to even filter the tap water (I still do, but in no way need to.)  Clean water is a BIG everyday problem for a lot of the world’s population, and yet here I am, after a hard workout, grabbing crystal clear, super clean water.
  • LOCATION – I found myself grateful for currently residing in the United States of America, as well as being a citizen; having been born here.  There are very few countries in the world that offer the security, and relative peace and quiet, the United States offers while retaining as many rights, and freedoms we have here.  Love it, Love it, Love it.  :)
  • Food – I have a refrigerator and freezer stocked full of food.  I have cabinets full of more than I can eat in months.  If I want to eat something when at my current residence, I have but to reach out my hand and take from my supply.
  • Safety – Unless I knowingly step into danger, my downtime at my current residence is 99.99% safe.  I don’t wake up every morning gathering my belongings into a bag, preparing to flee foreign soldiers.  I don’t have to worry about being hunted down and killed for being this color or that religion.  We have peace here.

Just some odd things that have been on my mind, and that I have been wanting to share with you.  :)

Stay Safe, and stay Grateful, 

-Gúru Chia

Holster Test: Alien Gear “Cloak Tuck 2.0” IWB

Alien Gear's new Cloak Tuck 2.0

Alien Gear’s new Cloak Tuck 2.0

Alien Gear Holsters new “Cloak Tuck 2.0 IWB” holster proves once again, that they know what they are doing when it comes to building concealable, stable, and super comfortable holsters. As much as we like the speed of a standard OWB (Outside the Waist Band) holster, in the world of concealed carry, the IWB (Inside Waist-Band) holster rules, and the public quickly  Continue reading

Alien Gear “70 Hour – 700 Draw” Wear Test Complete!

Although no one will likely see it while concealed, the Cloak Tuck 2.0 is a beautifully designed piece of kit...

Although no one will likely see it while concealed, the Cloak Tuck 2.0 is a beautifully designed piece of kit…

So far during our “70 Hour – 700 Draw Wear Test” the holster has been great.  We are now finalizing the last few particulars on the full review, and will be posting it within the next 24 hours.

STAY TUNED!

And Stay Safe, 

-Gúru Chia