About Me

I am a full-time law enforcement officer with experience in the Patrol, Tactical, and Gang Divisions and a part-time martial artist. I believe that law abiding citizens should learn to defend themselves with whatever tools they may legally carry. I am currently in the process of starting the "5 Rings Tactical" training school where I hope to encourage good people to become protectors of their own lives and the lives of their families. This blog will contain reviews of defensive and tactical products, all of which I have purchased with my own funds. I will try my best to give my honest and unbiased opinion of all the products featured. I hope to eventually make the items that prove to be of quality available to customers of 5 Rings Tactical. Before distributing any of these items, they will be purchased privately by me and evaluated. I do not pretend to be any type of expert or master. I'm just a guy trying to share my experiences with others. I am always looking for more training and good people to learn from.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

FDE 3-27-2011


Today's FDE is brought to you by a talented young man who is a grad student studying psychology, a gifted song-writer/musician, and also my younger brother. He is known in my circle of friends as "2.0", for being the younger and more improved version of me... He came out taller and got all the talent, but I have more guns than he does. My brother, being also smarter than I am, is not a member of the military or any law enforcement agency. However, he is a well trained and responsible citizen with whom I would clear a house with any day. 

He carries his trusty CRKT M16 tanto blade folding knife with him wherever he goes. The blade is just the right length for 2.0 to cut seat belts, guitar strings, or defend himself from swarms of lady-fans after they hear his guitar solos. Since my brother is an avid motorcyclist and bicyclist, he is rarely without a Nite Ize LED Reflector equipped backpack containing his trusty Surefire G2 flashlight. Its 65 lumens of light output and sturdy construction are more than adequate for outdoor trekking, late night engine repair, and shining under his face while telling ghost stories. A Seiko Chronograph watch goes with his corncob pipes and elbow patched blazers, while keeping 2.0 on time for his classroom discussions where he uses words like "biopsychosocial", "cognitivism", and "penis envy". My brother claims that the panda hat and the black Hatch gloves are just to keep him warm during outings in cold weather. I think he just likes looking like a furry animal. 

When not burning rubber on two wheels, my brother likes to train Muay Thai and practice zombie-killing at the range and on his X-Box. His game of choice? Dead Rising. His monster slaying pistol of choice? The Smith and Wesson Commander, which is a compact 1911 chambered in 45 ACP. The frame is made out of scandium which is a special blend of alloys, which allows for the gun to be lighter than an all-steel 1911, but stronger than a gun with an aluminum frame.

Despite having guns, knives, and animal heads, 2.0 also wields a mean, but sensitive axe:

Mess with this musician and the last thing you may ever hear is, "Analyze this... BOOOOOM!"

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