In part one I discussed ideas for storing your new gun and keeping it away from children. In this post, I will discuss basic maintenance and also the issue of leaving the gun loaded or unloaded. Getting acquainted with your gun. New guns come with user manuals. Get familiar with yours. Learn the names … [Read more…]
Congratulations! Now that you have taken a step towards your personal defense, where do you go from here? I frequently get questions from new gun owners regarding issues such as storage, kids in the house, ammo selection, defensive shooting in a house, and the law regarding self-defense and use of lethal force. It … [Read more…]
An old saying but true. The good news is that it usually can be managed if you’ve had training, but unfortunately, many people haven’t. Here’s why you should. Since the attacks on September 11, and our subsequent war in Afghanistan, military trauma care has evolved rapidly, with lessons learned from the battlefield eventually finding … [Read more…]
You don’t own a gun and you don’t want to. You are concerned about your safety however, and want to pursue other, less-lethal options to defend yourself. What to do? What to do? If you happen to own a dog that can protect you outside the house, you are ahead of the game, however, if said … [Read more…]
Every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States, according to a survey by the National Coalition against Domestic Violence. 19.3 million women have been stalked in their lifetime. 1 in 5 women have been raped in their lifetime. 46.7% of the victims were raped by an acquaintance. Think about that. … [Read more…]
“The 39th Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held in Las Vegas Jan 17 – 20 at the Sands Expo, signaled a positive year ahead for the firearms industry ” according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the owners and operators of the show. “SHOT Show is the largest … [Read more…]
NEWS FLASH!!! WE’RE ALL GETTING OLDER! Sad but true. As those of us that have seen our 30’s come and go (mostly go), our eyesight changes, the lens stiffens, and we start developing a condition known as Presbyopia and it starts losing the ability to focus when you view something up close. This usually occurs … [Read more…]
May You Have the Best of the Holiday Season! Stay Safe!
Shooting skills are perishable. In order to stay proficient and safe, you need to incorporate dry fire training into your shooting program and here are some reasons why: 1. No money spent on ammunition. 2. No money spent on range fees. 3. It can be done in the privacy of your home. 4. You can practice various … [Read more…]
Have a Safe, Relaxing and Bountiful Thanksgiving!