Concealed Carry Tips for Carrying in Sensitive Areas

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Those of us with carry licenses sometimes must choose between discretely carrying in sensitive areas or forgoing our ability to defend ourselves.  Plenty of us choose to ignore non-legally binding…

My First Gun Love: Smith & Wesson 686

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Robert, Dan, and I met at Red’s Shooting Range in Pflugerville a few days before Christmas so I could get acquainted with a few more firearms. The two TTAG gurus…

Three Tips for the First Time Handgun Buyer: Guns for Beginners

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Congratulations! You own a handgun. Before you do anything with it, learn the four rules of gun safety. FAST. Teach your children and significant other those rules. Lock-up that bad boy…

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How To Learn the Four Gun Safety Rules FAST: Guns for Beginners

After years of eschewing the gun world into which her husband has delved, and delved deeply, Dan’s wife JZ has the long rage shooting bug. Bad. And that’s good! The…

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No Plan Survives First Contact with the Enemy: Guns for Beginners

The People of the Gun are nothing if not predictable. Start talking about the philosophy and practice of armed self-defense and it’s only a matter of time before they trot-out what’s…

Know Your Target And What’s Beyond It AND What It’s Made of: Guns for Beginners

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“Robert Liebkemann, 77, (above) was at the camp in a marsh near Delacroix over the weekend with two young relatives,” Louisiana’s sunherald.com reports. “Liebkemann and the boys had returned to…

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Three Must-Haves for Concealed Carry: Guns for Beginners

When it comes to entering the world of concealed carry, it’s easy to get lost in the weeds. You have to choose the type and brand of handgun, the size of the…

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H.L. Harris’ Journey Into Gun Ownership Continues . . .

By H.L. Harris Part two of my journey into gun ownership (see: A Newbie’s Tale from Texas) brought me to South Austin. When RF told me to meet the TTAG team at a gun range,…

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A Newbie’s Tale from Texas

H.L. Harris writes: Lampasas is 60 miles north — and a world away — from Austin. It’s home to four gun shops — and not a single Starbucks. Before last week, I thought I lived in…

Biometric Gun Safes: Guns for Beginners

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Scott Michaels of Get Gun Safe writes: Statistics indicate that you’re most likely to need a self-defense gun at night. So where’s the best place to store your home defense firearm? Home carry, of course!…

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Pro-Tip: How Not to Fire a 12 Gauge Pistol or Sawed-Off Shotgun

Click here for a short video on how not to fire a 12 gauge pistol/sawed-off shotgun. The video shows the shooting firing with a less than firm grip on the firearm. Shotguns cartridges…

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Defending Innocent Life: A Perilous Choice At Best

Nothing good happens after using violence in self-defense…aside from living another day. Real life isn’t like Hollywood. In the real world, the good guy doesn’t walk off into the sunset…

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