Category: General

EDC – Quality of Life While Armed This is EDC. Everything else is not.

Today we’re talking with Jeff Gonzales, a very well-known firearms instructor and former U.S. Navy Seal. Today we’re talking about Every Day Carry, or EDC. I think that makes Jeff stand alone as a subject matter expert on EDC. He is also the president of TRICON and Trident Concepts, an awesome training institution. With his […]

Should You Leave Your Gun in the Car While in the Store?

Is it okay to leave your gun in the car or the glove compartment, to run into a store really quickly? In situations like this, if you can, you should keep your gun on you. Never leave your gun in the car without securing it properly. I’m here with Jeff Gonzales, who lives in Texas.  […]

Is a Clean Gun Important? How Often Should I Clean Mine?

Can you clean a gun too much? Do I need a clean gun? How often should I clean my gun so it works properly and does not give me problems? Here’s what E3 Firearms Association co-Founder Adam Painchaud had to say about these questions about having a clean gun. “These are good questions, as I […]

My Gear Routine When Winter Is Near Do I Need To Swap Batteries For Winter?

Especially up here in the northeast, and pretty much across the country, winter means that daylight is short. It’s starting to get dark around 5:30pm. That gets me thinking about if I have the right equipment for conditions, including batteries. I’m thinking about, “Do I have my light with me? Is my light charged up […]

Less Lethal Tools Less lethal is a common term, especially in the law enforcement realm.

Less lethal is a common term, especially in the law enforcement realm. This means you have options to use deadly force, or tools you have available that are not deadly force tools. A gun is considered a deadly force tool, as opposed to pepper spray, tasers or an impact weapon like batons. Those are considered […]

Perishable Skills Adam Painchaud talks about keeping your skills strong

Some skills are perishable, which means they require you to work on them if you want to keep them strong. I’ve done a lot of training work, helping agencies and law enforcement professionals lately. I’m on the range all day doing a police rifle training. In addition, I also do some vehicle defense training. Plus, […]

Gun Maintenance and Modifications I like to understand how things work, especially guns

I consider myself a gun junkie. I like doing gun maintenance. But I’m also a mechanic. I love mechanics, I like working on things, I like fixing things. Whether it’s a car or a firearm or something else, I like to understand how things work. They are mechanical objects with a lot of moving parts.  […]

Concealed Carry As Seasons and Wardrobes Change When Fall comes around, I feel like I can carry more guns.

I would say that fall is probably my favorite time of the year. As it relates to firearms, one of the things that’s nice about the fall is I feel like I have more concealed carry options as the weather gets colder. In the summer months, I’m running around off duty on the weekends and […]

Women’s Training Event Highlights E3 Firearms Events

We just wrapped up a special women’s training event up here in New Hampshire at the Farmington Fish & Game Club. We hosted a  only basic handgun class. Christy taught it and did a phenomenal job, it was a big success. We had 13 women in the class. We had a great bunch of ladies […]

Out-of-State Firearms License "May Issue" vs. "Shall Issue"

Are there any secrets or tricks or tips if you’re trying to get your out of state license or non-resident permit? Are there any national things you need to say, or is every state different? Well, we know Massachusetts looks at it a little differently than California, for example. So what are the best practices […]

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