About Hsoi

I’m John C. Daub, and I’ve gone by the nickname “Hsoi” since my undergraduate days long ago. This is my place to say what I want, and while you’re welcome to be here, you’re still a guest in my house so behave accordingly.

A minor glimpse of me:

  • Husband
  • Father
  • Software Architect
  • Teacher, Mentor
  • Founder & CEO — Hsoi Enterprises LLC
  • Senior Assistant Lead Instructor, KR Training.
  • Author
  • Some people like to see other profiles
  • Rangemaster Certified Master Firearms Instructor.
  • Force Science Institute Analyst.
  • OC Spray Instructor (under Chuck Haggard).
  • Texas License To Carry (LTC) Handgun Instructor (formerly known as Concealed Handgun License or “CHL”).
  • NRA Certified Instructor (Home Firearm Safety, Pistol, Rifle, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, CCW), Range Safety Officer, Eddie Eagle volunteer.
  • Benefactor (Life) Member, National Rifle Association; Benefactor (Life) Member, Texas State Rifle Association; Life Member, Second Amendment Foundation; Life Member, Gun Owners of America; Member, Firearms Policy Coalition.
  • “Small-l” libertarian, I suppose (fiscally conservative, socially liberal, and generally “leave me alone, don’t tread on me” sort of approach to things).
  • Former martial arts student
  • I lift weights.
  • Baptised Presbyterian, living in a Roman Catholic household.
  • Texan by choice.
  • Long-haired metalhead, with occasional hippie tendencies (e.g. prefer bare feet to combat boots).
  • I like to fish, hunt, see live music, enjoy a glass of fine bourbon, maybe a cigar now and again, and spend time with my wife and kids.
  • Korean, German, Scotts-Irish.

But in the end… I’m “just some guy.” I don’t consider myself to be anyone special, but my self-esteem is just fine.

Views expressed here in posts authored by me are my own; they should reflect on no one but myself. Your comments and behavior reflect on you.

I’m not one for bullshit. I do my best to not bullshit people, I don’t like to be bullshitted, and I generally don’t put up with bullshit. Life’s too short for games and bullshit. Be honest and straight with people.

Any reviews of services or products are my own opinion based upon my experiences up to that time. I receive no compensation, free product samples, favors, etc. in exchange for whatever I write. If however I do, I’ll be up front about it.

If you wish to link to my blog or pages in the blog, you are welcome to do so (linking… it’s what the “ht” in “http” is all about). Just remember that all material here is mine and under my copyright, so please don’t misattribute or steal. And it would be appreciated if you did provide proper attribution.

If you need to contact me for some reason, you can do so at:  hsoi (at) hsoi (dot) com.

49 thoughts on “About Hsoi

  1. Hello! I just found your blog. I like what I see. Thank you for sharing with everyone. It’s a tought thing, to create something and let the world admire/critique/despise it (hopefully, not the last!).

    In your bio, you mention ‘teacher.’ Have you taught in public schools? I do, here in Illinois, but we’d much rather be down south, preferably Texas. How’s the teaching job market these days (if you don’t mind me asking)?

    Thank you again, and have a wonderful day.

    • No, never taught in public schools. My teaching has been other things, like homeschooling my kids, Cub Scout Den Leader, martial arts instructor, firearms instructor, etc..

      Sorry, but I don’t know much about the job market in the public school system is down here. 😦

  2. Read your bio and some blogs… you seem like a good guy Hsoi… but WOW… aren’t you a bit uncentered and mixed up, to be as old as you are?

  3. Just read your 9mm tests with Berry’s bullets. There is some good stuff in your report. What problems did you have with Berry’s? I also learned some things I needed to know about loading my XD 4″ and XD 5″ Tactical. Thanks. I’m in the Peoples Republic of Northern California. I’ll be going to my 1st NRA convention in 2018. If you are there too, wave your hat and I’ll buy you a beer.

    • I did that work a LONG time ago, and honestly I don’t recall the Berry’s problems. I THINK it may be that sometimes they didn’t seat right so they’d wind up squishing/shaving.

  4. Well well well….. I was a programmer for 35 years. And martial artist for even an longer time. And a shooter for even longer time than that!!! Now how did I find you? Oh, Dan Bong.

    Interesting you’ve been to Tom Givens. I’ve trained with him to along with such as Massad Ayoob, Ray Chapman, SouthNarc, etc…

    And I agree.. while I do H2H practice, a gun is a better tool!

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