All posts by Lester Beltran

  • The Element of Surprise

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; One of the most important military strategies is using the element of surprise to one’s advantage. This principle has been in turn...

  • Hiding Guns Around the Home

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; I don’t know how many movies I’ve seen, where people have guns hidden in secret compartments around the home. There’s no question...

  • Long-range Pistol Shooting

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; Statistically, something like 70% of all self-defense shooting takes place in a 5-meter range. We can further break that down, as about...

  • Protecting Yourself While Christmas Shopping

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; The Christmas shopping season is fast approaching, with Black Friday just around the corner. Shopping malls and big box stores will be...

  • Should You Carry a Spare Piece?

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; I’m a big believer in firepower. When I go out the door, I not only want to have a pistol that has...

  • Let’s Dispel Some Myths

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; Those of us who carry to protect ourselves and our families tend to be better educated about firearms than the majority of...

  • Harboring Your Ammo

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; If you shoot regularly (and I certainly hope you do), you know just how easy it is to go though a box...

  • Tis the Season for Porch Pirates

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; In case you hadn’t yet heard, Christmas is right around the corner. Yes, I know that some find it offensive to talk...

  • Should you carry where you shouldn’t?

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; I had an interesting conversation with a couple I know a couple of weeks ago. They both carry and have done so...

  • Hardening Your Door

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; Generally speaking, when we talk about security and defense, the tendency is to think in terms of using firearms to protect ourselves,...

  • When He’s Got the Drop on You

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; It’s easy to be idealistic, when thinking scenarios through. I don’t care if you’re talking about a survival scenario where you have...

  • Dealing with Low Light Situations

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; We don’t get to choose when we have to defend ourselves; the bad guys do that. They pick a time to attack...

  • Danger Close

    Dear Fellow Survivalist; It is said that 70% of self-defense shooting happens within 9 to 15 feet, explaining why most of us practice at that...