Timaeus the Wolf



Home Defense: Basic One-Man Building Clearing

Room clearing is a reality of urban warfare. The unique environment and hazards presented by manmade structures has resulted in a plethora of evolving tactics and techniques. The general consensus is that room clearing and CQB should always be conducted... Continue Reading →

DIY Strongman implement: Heavy Sandbag

I've been using Strongman movements and routines for some time now as a supplement to my powerlifting, endurance and boxing training. Strongman has a lot of benefits, and there's a lot of literature elsewhere on the topic. For me, however,... Continue Reading →

9mm vs. .40 Caliber: The FBI’s decision to switch back to 9mm pistols and ammo is based on studies of wound ballistics and shooter performance.

(Originally posted at, 22 JAN 2016) By Sidney Vail, MD At the end of October, the FBI announced that it was planning to swap out the .40 S&W pistols and ammunition now used by its agents and replace them... Continue Reading →

Analysis: ISIS Child Soldier Training Video

One must not underestimate the enemy. This video has a great deal of shock value to it, but it is also a valuable tool to assessing the development of tactics and techniques employed by ISIS. It is also worth noting... Continue Reading →

Travis Haley on Holster Placement

I've always run my holster at either a straight cant or a 15° forward cant. I was having a problem drawing my duty weapon efficiently because the gun was positioned directly on my hip, at the 3 o'clock. When I... Continue Reading →

Addressing the Active Shooter

A little while ago I wrote about finding cover and concealment in an urban environment, and I wanted to follow up on that. I’ve thought a great deal about some of the more practical problems facing the armed citizen, and... Continue Reading →

Are You “Working Out” Or Are You “Training?”

January 28, 2017 by Marty Skovlund, Jr This article first appeared in The Havok Journal on 26 March 2014. _____ I recently read two articles recently that provoked some thoughts on the way we approach fitness in the military. One... Continue Reading →

A Word of Comfort and Caution

I haven’t posted in a while, because I don’t feel that I could add anything to the unadulterated stew of rage that is the Internet. Inauguration Day was markedly less violent then I had feared, which was encouraging. There are... Continue Reading →

Work Out with Towels

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” — Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy It’s also the most massively useful tool you have in your house to improve grip strength. Combatives... Continue Reading →

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