About Locked Back


The primary purpose of Locked Back is to grow the 2nd Amendment community, preserving it for the generations to come. This is done by educating the public at large about the importance of the right to bear arms, as well as educating the firearms community about proper shooting technique, lawful self defense, and related topics.

What Locked Back Does

Locked Back provides free educational resources, news and education about the 2nd Amendment, and firearms oriented products for sale.

Quick side note, Locked Back does not advertise to be a “one stop shop” for anything. For both firearms education and news, it is important to diversify sources to filter through bias and obtain multiple perspectives on an event or shooting technique. Everyone makes mistakes, even here at Locked Back.

Where Locked Back’s Name Comes From

The name Locked Back comes from the story of Thomas Baker, whose heroism at the Battle of Saipan puts Hollywood to shame. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions, and this is just part of his citation:

On 7 July 1944, the perimeter of which Sgt. Baker was a part was attacked from 3 sides by from 3,000 to 5,000 Japanese. During the early stages of this attack, Sgt. Baker was severely wounded, but he insisted on remaining in the line and fired at the enemy at ranges sometimes as close as 5 yards until his ammunition ran out. Without ammunition and with his weapon battered to uselessness from hand-to-hand combat, he was carried about 50 yards to the rear by a comrade, who was then himself wounded. At this point Sgt. Baker refused to be moved any further stating that he preferred to be left to die rather than risk the lives of any more of his friends. A short time later, at his request, he was placed in a sitting position against a small tree. Another comrade, withdrawing, offered assistance. Sgt. Baker refused, insisting that he be left alone and be given a soldier’s pistol with its remaining eight rounds of ammunition. When last seen alive, Sgt. Baker was propped against a tree, pistol in hand, calmly facing the foe. Later Sgt. Baker’s body was found in the same position, gun empty, with 8 Japanese lying dead before him. His deeds were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.

About Brian

Locked Back is managed by Brian Purkiss. Brian is a competitive shooter and web developer, competing in Run and Gun competitions, 3 Gun, USPSA, IDPA, and just about anything else that looks challenging. Brian is also one of the founders for the US Run and Gun Association, an organization dedicated to growing the run and gun format in the US.