Zen and the gunfighter

Gun carriers, whether armed professionals or competitors, all argue about what is best. Which stance, which caliber, physical fitness, 1911 or Glock, carbine or shotgun...we can argue for years and never agree. Some opinions are so strongly held that, especially after the amber-colored liquid flows, there have been fistfights over what is “best.” All of this is irrelevant if we are not physically and mentally prepared.

For centuries, being a warrior was a way of life. Generations of men trained, fought, and died because that was what men did. “Progress” made society believe that the warrior mindset was outmoded, obsolete, and unnecessary in modern society. The age of the gunfighter was past, and developing and encouraging the warrior mindset was not needed—it was, in fact, wrong.

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