wHAT IS ISG?

ISG is the thinking person's guide to full-spectrum skill development

MEET THE ISG TEAM

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Michael J.
Barry V.
Barry V.
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Matthew L.
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ISG Team
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The Goal

We want to build a cultural legacy, not a financial empire. At ISG, we recognize that strength is about resilience of character, working around our weak points, and adaptability. We strive to bring practical skills to our community by way of adventure, true sustainability, productivity and involvement. As Rudyard Kipling once wrote, "The strength of the wolf is the pack, and the strength of the pack is the wolf". Our goal is to bring our human 'pack' closer to one another through more cohesive networks and cross training.

jOIN THE PACK

More than any of that, we want you to be a part of our community. A community unified by a mutual love of adventure, and desire to be stronger than the challenges we face.

Our job is to fight learned helplessness.

Firearm Skills

Guns of ISG: The case for the 1911

Loved and hated in equal parts, the 1911 is a piece of American firearms history that just refuses to leave... either way, knowing how to run one right is good.

News & Events

INFOSUM: May 20th, 2019

The ISG Weekly Information Summary: An unbiased look at the happenings around the globe, and how they could impact life closer to home. May 20th, 2019. Special.

News & Events

INFOSUM: May 13, 2019

The ISG Weekly Information Summary: An unbiased look at the happenings around the globe, and how they could impact life closer to home. May 13th, 2019.

The Deep End

Spheres of Violence 2: Realistic Conflict Theory

Conflict is a topic that demands our attention, yet few of us know much about it's roots. We discuss why we're not as far from 'Lord of the Flies' as you think.

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Mindset

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After Action: Street Race Wreck

Mythbusting

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Bad Practice: "Advanced" courses for Beginners

Tactical

5.14.18

Bad Practice: Bad Holsters

Tactical

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Bad Practice: Dual Wielding

Tactical

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Bad Practice: G-Wrap

Mindset

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Be Judgmental

Tactical

5.14.18

Hard Lessons: Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

Mythbusting

4.26.18

Mythbusting: Preppers and Car Fires

Mindset

4.25.18

Carry The Fire

Mindset

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Contextual Training

Reviews

1.31.19

Course Review: Response to Active Shooter Medical

Reviews

1.31.19

Course Review: Shivworks ECQC

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OUR VISION,
OUR PURPOSE

Our goal is to provide actionable, contextually relevant solutions for any problem to enrich lives through skill and adventure, and to encourage thoughtfulness and experience. We recognize that in a world of monetized efforts, corporate sponsorship, and paid endorsements, it’s hard to know where to start. We want to be your source for high-quality, actionable information on adventure, skill building, and preparedness. Our hope is that you'll trust our extensive reviews, and consider purchasing through us when you need equipment.