Readers of his blog know that he served in Fallujah, Iraq as a Navy Hospital Corpsman attached to the 5th Marines. During his time in Iraq, he went on many mounted and dismounted patrols. Given that, I think he knows a thing or two about close quarters combat.
Thus, when Andrew wrote this on his Facebook page about an article in TTAG entitled "Self Defense Tip: Don’t Use a Rifle", I paid attention:
The author bases his argument on an improper understanding of external & terminal ballistics, shotgun pattern sizes at indoor distances, the maneuverability of long guns inside American homes, and the ease of shooting long guns vs. handguns when under stress. Frankly, he has absolutely no understanding of any of these things.Thank God for our veterans and their experience so as to save us from "advice" given by mall ninjas.