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I’ve never been to Paul-E-Palooza. And sadly I never had the pleasure of training under its legendary namesake, the late Paul Gomez. But in its first two years, Paul-E-Palooza reportedly sold out months in advance and raised thousands of dollars for Mr. 404 more words

Tactical Stuff

Boom! Head Shot - Physical Realities of Ballistics and the Instant Kill

I was asked a disturbingly cool question not long ago which prompted me to write about the question. “Jon, you were in the Marines and know a lot about deadly stuff that goes boom. 1,481 more words


Cherry Pop

Before I conclude that the entire world has permanently sunk into hell’s basement, I think it’s high time for some lighter fare!!! For months, I’ve been troubled that my… 290 more words


The Future of Small Arms

Years ago, I satisfied my writing urges by writing short stories. These were typically military-themed, and were almost always in some subset of science fiction. At the time, my backup career field was going to be game design. 735 more words


Gun Shots in the Neighborhood

As I came down the street from my daily walk to the creek, I saw Ron on his front porch. He is always fun to talk to, full of good stories told in the great Southern tradition. 330 more words

The Law of Diminishing Returns: Are We Spending Too Much for Precision?

There is a story about the late Colonel John Boyd in which he admonishes a young crowd of Air Force officers about progressing through their careers. 904 more words