Blue Force Gear Belt Pouches

Derek talks about Blue Force Gear's belt pouch system.

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Covert Entry Concepts – Triple Aught Design’s CORE Program

Derek takes a lockpicking class in San Francisco through Triple Aught Design's CORE program. He also gets cuffed and thrown inside a trunk.


A Look at the Cloak Tuck 2.0 from Alien Gear Holsters

This product was received to review with no arrangement to return it.  The product page and the manufacture’s website is linked in two locations of this post. The last time ...



SHOT Show 2015 – Overall

Purpose accomplished. I didn’t catch the SHOT Show crud, had a good ...
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SHOT Show Industry Day 2015

As far as I’m concerned, it was another day at the range. ...
SHOT Show NSSF Vegas

SHOT Show 2015 Preparation

Preparation for SHOT Show?  That’s funny. I just know I’ll be there ...
McRose Tool Belt

Tools at the Ready

Derek fixes stuff on the go and needs a place to put ...

2014-2015 EDC Set-up

Derek uses a pocket protector.

“This is for fighting. This is for fun.”

Derek buys another P3AT and observes some changes.

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SHOT Show 2015 Coverage

FYI.  Reliable SHOT Show 2015 related product releases. RomeoTangoBravo Jerking the Trigger

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SHOT Show Every Year

I LOL’d, too.  Thanks, SayUncle.

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Extreme Close Quarters Concepts 2014, Re: Reflecting on Progress

Derek discusses his force-on-force training progress and reaffirms his greatest weakness is not in physical or firearms training, but verbal acumen.

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Glock 42 – Preliminary thoughts

3rd quarter 2013, I was anticipating a single stack 9mm from GLOCK.  Imagine my disappointment when a retailer went live with their G42 accessories in December and leaked that it was a .380 ACP before GLOCK formally announced the release. GLOCK is a couple years behind, but I suppose no one was all that surprised.  […]

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Dale Fricke’s Joab MagPouch

I’ve dabbled with magazine pouches for the Kahr PM9 and found I like Dale Fricke’s horizontal pouch, Joab.  I have it positioned on my left side with the bullet pointed up, at 9-10 o’clock – just behind the iliac crest.  Easy to attach on and detach from the belt.  I’m also using Fricke’s Jonathan concealment […]

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Pot n’ Pan Rack

After shopping on Amazon not looking for what I wanted, I stumbled upon Life Currents’ pot rack. Inspired what the couple did, I set off to Home Depot to make my own to mount under my unfinished cabinets. Instead of the 1 1/2″ malleable iron they used, I opted for the 1/2″ pipe. – 2 […]

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Fresh Chicken

Of the sexed Ameraucana chicks I purchased, one was rooster.  I had an some idea when its tail feathers were longer than the other and a prominent saddle at 14 weeks, but all doubt was removed when I heard his announcement of the sun’s arrival, and continued the celebration throughout the day. The rooster had to […]

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Art of Escape – San Francisco, AAR

TPR Note: I wrote this after action report soon after the class concluded – sometime in late January. This was RiftRecon’s first class, and had notable hiccups. You may notice RiftRecon continues to offer the class; however, please note that the original instructor, Kelly Alwood, is no longer associated with RiftRecon. For better or worse, […]

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Consider Reassessing your Training Paradigm

I came across an article written by Aaron Cowan at Moderno that really described a shift in my training paradigm three years ago.  Cowan writes, “All things considered, the case for a sedentary life or simply practicing the gun and not strengthening the body is not just weak, it’s effectively dead.” It’s particularly intriguing when […]

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Building a chicken coop.

Aside stepping away from TPR and maintaining employment, I kept busy working on little projects. Among them was a chicken coop I’ve been meaning to build.  After reviewing other plans, I drafted my plan in SketchUp2013 and built it from January through April on the weekends – time permitting.  Most of the wood used was […]

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Ruger SR22 Pistol Magazine Disconnect Modification

Derek supplements Random Gun’s guide on how to remove the magazine disconnect on a Ruger SR22 pistol.

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Grizzly Targets

Derek shoots at a steel target from Grizzly Targets.

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Quick note on ear pro preference

Derek jots some thoughts on his ear pro.

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Some thoughts on pocket carry.

Derek adds to MouseGunAddict’s thoughts on pocket carry pants.

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A post to keep you in the loop.

Derek, the moth, visits the lights of San Francisco. Didn’t get zapped.

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Garage Door Opener Install

Derek does the smart thing and installs an automatic garage door opener, solo.

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This post was authored at another bar, in a different city.

I find it easier to sit down, reflect, and write when on business trips.  A few cocktails to wind down seems to help. I like to attribute my professional success to a few things – primarily people.   It’s not what you know, but who you know afterall.

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This post was written at a hotel bar.

Derek’s inebriated thoughts on social value, with SF edition stalker photos.

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Disney Paperman 2013

Paperman (Video)

Aside from the gorgeous animation, I thought the music and sound were quite effective.

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Las Vegas Girl Woman Spotlight

More Photos From Las Vegas/SHOT Show 2013

Derek’s “stalker” photos from Las Vegas.

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