Defensive Gun Use of the Day: My First Draw

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I started carrying regularly about two years ago. As an avid mountain biker I struggled for a long time to figure out a safe and effective way to carry while…

Question of the Day: Is Firearms Licensing Unconstitutional?

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From an piece by James Taranto at wsj.com: “The Times Co.’s notion that only certain types of corporations are “deserving of constitutional protection” is pernicious. It recasts freedom of expression as…

Question of the Day: Can You Cook Off a Round in a Hot Chamber?

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After running a fast string of 50ish practice rounds through my trusty Glock, I finished practice and set the gun back up into its usual carry condition. As I re-holstered…

When I started down the road to armed self defense, I was initially somewhat startled to find that pretty much all of my instructors (including Gunsite and Suarez International personnel) carried a loaded rifle with them in their vehicle at all times. This sort of shocked me as, in my ignorance, I had no idea why anyone would need a rifle readily at hand . . .

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Question of the Day: Do You Keep a Rifle Handy?

When I started down the road to armed self defense, I was initially somewhat startled to find that pretty much all of my instructors (including Gunsite and Suarez International personnel)…

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Self Defense Tip: Be Ready to Treat and Transport Yourself

The AP reports that victims of the Aurora Theater Murders waited somewhere around 30 minutes before emergency medical crews arrived to assist them. Police at the scene thought things desperate…

Gun Review: Boberg XR9-S (Part Deux)

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The first part of my review of the Boberg XR9-S ended with my sending the slide and magazines back to the factory for refurbishing. You may want to read that…

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Boberg XR9-S Update

One week to the day after I gave my XR9-S slide and magazines to UPS, I received the following email from Arne Boberg. Reproduced with his permission: Eric, I got…

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Gun Review: Boberg XR9-S Update

First, a couple housekeeping items from my preview post.  After I received the Boberg XR9-S, I read the entire manual and field stripped the gun. It was clean and nicely…

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I Carry a Gun Because a Frying Pan is Not Always Available

[Brandon Arnold and Tessa Gerdes and seven of their Chino Valley friends, including three children] were getting ready to make breakfast at about 6:45 a.m. when a large animal jumped out of…

Boberg XR9-S Preview

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Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track that I’d put myself on the waiting list for a Boberg XR9-S. Or maybe it was…

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Gun Review: Kahr PM9 Initial Impressions

I am on record as hating small pistols. Except that I don’t. I just haven’t found one that works with the kind of reliability I think a self defense weapon…

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Training Tips: Let it Fall, Wear Glasses

I was videoing myself for an upcoming review on Glock .22 conversion slides when I caught a couple of personal firsts on camera. I was at a relatively remote range practicing…