Editorial There is no normal life Wyatt – there’s just life David Reeder July 10, 2016 “I’d rather be outfitted with a Speedo and a #2 Dixon Ticonderoga and be physically fit, than to be obese and bristling with weaponry.” That has got to be the best thing I've heard in months. That's Sherman House of Revolver Science addressing the truth: no one is coming to save you. Dr. House is, among other things, a student of the noble profession of arms — and probably the most dangerous dentist in this or any other hemisphere. No one is coming to save you. You are your own backup. The onus of defending yourself and your family is on you — not the state, not the local LEOs, not the people around you. If you're not prepared physically, mentally and emotionally, all the stippled and fancy-framed Guccigun Raceblasters in the world won't save you. Software before hardware and a willingness to use both. There is no normal life Wyatt – there's just life “I feel it’s better to invest money in practice ammunition and software (training and education) than to carry the latest gadget laden polymer pistol. Once you’ve invested into a carry system, switching to something else is a major investment! Magazines, spare parts, holsters, non-plastic sights (if it’s a Glock), ALL these things take money and time to find and purchase. There are other things to spend time on! I know that our world is in bedlam, some locales worse than others. Everyone is concerned about active killer events, and we’ve even had one in this area. However, my biggest personal security concern is the big parking lot outside my office, and the twenty footsteps that are required to traverse said parking lot from the front door of my office. And then there is the worry of car jacking, which happens here, regularly, too. Unfortunately, carrying two guns, spare ammo, a flashlight, less lethal options, and a Spyderco folding knife is the, ‘new normal,' for many regular enlightened civilian folks like me. I’m under no illusions that calling 911 will get me any kind of help with a degree of urgency. As much as I love our wonderful Metro PD, I know that those ladies and gentlemen are simply tied up dealing with other people’s problems. There is no, ‘normal,' life anymore. There is just, ‘life.' Each of us has to decide if we are going to be a slave to the criminal/terror threat, or if we are going to rise above it, and not compromise our quality of life. The equipment is only a small part of the equation. I’d rather be outfitted with a Speedo and a #2 Dixon Ticonderoga and be physically fit, than to be obese and bristling with weaponry.” Get on with life. But read this article in its entirety first. Explore RECOILweb:Weapon Trivia Wednesday - Colt Walker 1847New Products - Issue 35VETERAN VICES: Bottle BreacherDry-Firing is No F---ing Joke NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!