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Rob is the founder of American Defense Training and has had a life long passion to help others. A certified NRA Training Counselor and USCCA Training Counselor, Rob can instruct any class offered by either organization. When he's away from teaching he enjoys time with his family and picking up new skills. Each year he spends time reading books on self defense and taking classes to improve his skills and understanding.

Things to Consider about Today’s Active Killers

Lots of talk about School Killers and how to solve the situation.  I’ve included some interesting articles that are worthwhile to read to get a perspective about what is going on and dealing with it.

The first article is from Erik Kondo and he points out that everyone has a pet solution to the problem and every pet solution doesn’t address the problem as a whole.  Read the article and then think about your pet solution and if it’s a great as you thought it was before reading it. Continue reading Things to Consider about Today’s Active Killers

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Dealing with Porch Pirates

Around Christmas the news media talking a lot about Porch Pirates.  Those people who follow delivery trucks or see a package on your front porch and decide to steal it.
 CBS This Morning talks about this trend.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvfRKiMAsDc
Some suggestions to keep you orders safe
  • Have packages delivered where an individual can sign for it.  This could be a trusted neighbor or having it delivered to your work.
    •   Alternatively UPS and FedEx allow you to customize your delivery time/address from their apps
    • Get a PO Box or a box at a Mailbox Etc location where they can sign for your packages
  • Update the delivery preferences for the carrier to have them place the item out of sight from the street.  This could be by the garage door or backdoor.  Just make sure that wherever it is that you remember it’s there and that it’s protected from the elements
  • Monitor package deliveries from the carriers.  Amazon is great to tell you when something ships bu USPS, UPS, and FedEx will all tell you what is coming to your address
    • For USPS signup for Informed delivery at www.USPS.Gov
    • For UPS go to UPS.com and signup.  They also have a hand feature to allow you enter in when you will be on vacation so they will hold packages for you
    • For FedEx packages for to Fedex.com and signup for their notification services.
    • Note: All of these services allow you get notification on a package by package basis but what we are talking about is creating an account with the carrier so they can email and text you when they receive a package as well as when a package will be delivered.
Some of these options are not free but you need to balance the inconvenience of a package theft with what you’ll pay to know your package is safe.
This is not advised but I think we can all relate to it when a package gets stolen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHI3vqNo7sk
Take the time to make yourself a harder victim and the criminal will choose someone else.

LEOSA and the imperfect national carry in Ohio

First off I’m not former law enforcement and don’t qualify for LEOSA.  What I do know is that the intention of LEOSA and how it’s implement is not perfect and those who qualify for LEOSA need to understand the law before  they depend upon it.

One of the best resources is the NRA-ILA.  They stay on top of changes and advocate for improvements to the law.

This is very short description of a catch-22 for LEOSA holders in Ohio that we would like to educate people on. Continue reading LEOSA and the imperfect national carry in Ohio

Keeping sharp as an instructor

You’ve completed the required instructor course and have started teaching students how to shoot and be safe.  Your student learn a lot and you feel accomplished.

BUT what’s wrong??

Continue reading Keeping sharp as an instructor

What to do in Ohio during a Traffic Stop

If you carry often (which you should) you will eventually find yourself being pulled over for one reason or another.  Maybe you’re pushing the speed limit a little bit too much, you didn’t make a complete stop, or your tail light is burned out.  Eventually everyone gets pulled over for something and if you are carrying it’s important you know how to handle the situation.

Continue reading What to do in Ohio during a Traffic Stop