Guns for Beginners: Don’t Show Your Daughter’s Boyfriends Your Guns — Unless He Asks Nicely

I can’t tell you how many times people have suggested that I show my daughter’s future boyfriends one or more of my guns. More precisely, to casually handle the firearm…

Guns for Beginners: Disengage!

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By gun guru John Farnham [via ammoland.com]: “My wife and I were departing a Starbucks drive-through yesterday,” a student writes. “I was driving. Our driver’s-side window remained lowered as we exited…

GET TRAINING: Why Firearm and Self Defense Training are Worth It

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I put up a piece a couple of weeks ago entitled, “TAKE IT! Force-on-Force Training For Civilians Is Good Stuff” which elaborated on the most effective, next generation of self-defense…

Guns for Beginners: Don’t Press Your Gun Against the Bad Guy

I recently ran a post with a SIG SAUER instructor operating operationally (SIG’s Modified Prone Position: Just Thought I’d Leave This Here). I don’t want to leave you with the…

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Guns For Beginners: The GLOCK 43…Not For Noobs

  I’d been eyeballing the new GLOCK 43 (street price about $450) since the NRA Convention 2015 when I first fondled one. It looks and feels, unsurprisingly, like a skinny…

Don’t Baby Your Gun: Guns for Beginners

I’m not one to recommend throwing a loaded gun — unless it’s a last ditch effort to disable/distract someone posing an imminent threat of grievous bodily harm or death. But…

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TAKE IT! Force-on-Force Training For Civilians Is Good Stuff

It’s not every day that you get a chance to practice self-defense tactics against opponents who actually shoot back, especially as a civilian. If you get the chance to do it…

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New To Concealed Carry? Read This First! Guns for Beginners

Congratulations. You’ve decided to take proactive action to keep your family safer in getting a carry license. At the same time you’re a little uncomfortable about carrying a gun. It’s okay….

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Guns for Beginners: Keep a Pair of Active Noise Cancellation Ear Muffs By the Bed

“Members of the 101st Airborne Division agreed to wear special helmets rigged with hearing loss simulators,” WaPo science maven Mary Roach writes in her new book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans…

Guns for Beginners: Don’t Shoot Anyone Unless They Pose an Imminent Threat of Death or Grievous Bodily Harm

OK, yes. NERF guns. And water guns. They’re designed for shoot-someone-fun. Other than that, don’t shoot anyone with a “non-lethal’ gun unless they pose a threat of death or grievous…

Aim for Center Mass: Guns for Beginners

When you’re shooting at someone to eliminate an imminent, credible threat of death or grievous bodily harm, do what the police do: aim center mass. Never mind movies or antis…

Home Carry, Don’t Hold a Bad Guy At Bay, Don’t Approach Injured Perpetrator, Keep Your Finger Off the Trigger Until You’re Ready to Fire and Own Multiple Guns: Guns for Beginners

In this 1981 made-for-TV movie A Gun in the House, actress Sally Struthers is terrorized by a brace of home invaders. Fortunately, eventually, she manages to escape and win a foot race…

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