Yearly Archives: 2015


By: Joshua Gideon Weeks before the terror attacks in Paris and the terror attack in California, my wife had me watch a video blog she follows. This particular video blog is made by a husband and wife who blog about their adventures at a particular theme park. Evidently they have […]

How do I “feel safe” again?





By: Joshua Gideon  When speaking about attacks in the Dignitary Protection or Protective Security world, many of us have heard people say “you can’t stop a determined attacker intent on killing you.” Although I do understand the point the statement is trying to make about not being able to plan […]

Detecting when correlation is no longer coincidence



Below are the pending courses and dates for Spring 2015.  If the class date is available and available to register, it will have a link to the registration page.  If the class date is market (Pending), the class has not yet been finalized and or the range has not been […]

Summer 2015 Class Schedule



By: Joshua Gideon I must confess I have a terrible time finding matching clothes each morning. I gaze into the closet and see a blur of different colored shirts and pants that all look the same. It takes much pain and effort to be able to find what I am […]

She doesn’t recognize threats like you do!


By: Joshua Gideon Last weekend I attended the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. At breakfast on Saturday morning I by chance bumped into a couple guys that I highly respect in the firearms industry. They were very kind to ask me to join them. It was there that I […]

Non-Verbal Communication Habits


By: Joshua Gideon A quality-hunting gun is a prized possession of many hunters and an heirloom for many families across the USA. These guns, despite their age and condition, are passed down generation to generation. One might mistake them for just another gun, but for many of us, they are […]

Beretta Gun Pod 2: The future of Firearms



By: Joshua Gideon Way back in November of 2013 I wrote a blog article entitled, “Even the Pros get Amushed.” (http://nosofttargets.com/?p=58) In that article I identified the shortfalls of awareness and stressed the need for counter ambush training.  I pointed out that in the real world, when the proverbial rubber […]

The importance of recognition over situational awareness