Counter Gun Grab With Maximum Force: Guns for Beginners

This video shows a murder suspect attempting to take control of a police officer’s gun. It appears that the weapon was secured in a retention holster — a damn fine idea for armed…

Disassembling an AR-15: Guns for Beginners

Jon Wayne Taylor shows Israeli model and new shooter Michal Idan how to disassemble — and assemble — an Underground Tactical AR-15.

Jon Wayne Taylor shows Israeli model and new shooter Michal Idan how to disassemble — and assemble — an Underground Tactical AR-15.

Not Your Typical Noob: Teaching a Blind Man to Shoot

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Reader Michael E. writes: As a Second Amendment enthusiast and gun owner, I do my best to educate as many people as I can about firearms and everything surrounding them…

Disassembling a Semi-Automatic Pistol: Guns for Beginners

Jon Wayne Taylor shows Israeli model and first-time shooter Michal Idan the inner workings of the FNX-45 Tactical semi-automatic pistol. Come and shoot it at the Texas Firearms Festival on…

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CMP Competition Series 4: Building Balance for Better Shooting

I was a runner in college. I sprinted five miles a day every day cross-country like some sort of Dutch-German T-1000.  I ended-up paying for it in full this year, during months of…

Pastor Phil’s First Rifle – America’s Gun Culture Continues to Grow

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Eight years ago, I met the pastor of my brother’s church in Northern Wisconsin. Pastor Phil and his wife, Kathy, had answered the call when the church had gone through…

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Don’t Brandish Your Gun: Guns for Beginners

“A manicurist at Nail Tech in Eastpointe brandished a pistol Saturday afternoon during an argument with a customer about glitter nail polish,” clickondetroit.com reports [click on image above for the…

Col Benjamin Findley (not shown) writes [via ammoland.com]

1) When you grab or acquire a mag from the pouch or insert it into a mag well, always index and guide it into place by extending your support-hand index finger on the front strap of the mag;

2) Always safely keep the gun’s muzzle pointed downrange or slightly up to the air on your right side, while grabbing the mag from the pouch and performing the reload . . .

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Nine Magazine and Reload Tips: (And One From Rob Pincus)

Col Benjamin Findley (not shown) writes [via ammoland.com] 1) When you grab or acquire a mag from the pouch or insert it into a mag well, always index and guide…

Police aren’t always the nicest people on planet Earth. To be fair, the people they interact with aren’t always peaceable, law-abiding types either. As for the officer above — who drew his gun on these motorists and assured the driver that he, the police officer, was ready to shoot — we don’t know the totality of the circumstances. Suffice it to say, gun owners have special reason to take care when stopped by cops . .

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How to Deal With a Traffic Stop: Guns For Beginners

Police aren’t always the nicest people on planet Earth. To be fair, the people they interact with aren’t always peaceable, law-abiding types either. As for the officer above — who drew his…

Carry a Spare Magazine: Guns for Beginners

A lot of gun owners worry about their gun going “click” instead of “bang.” Yes, well, with basic maintenance and self-defense (i.e. hollow-point) ammo, the vast majority of modern handguns are incredibly reliable. As long as you test fire your gun and ammo on a regular basis, you have little cause for concern. That said, the desire to reduce the odds of a life-ending mechanical malfunction is perfectly understandable. The single most likely cause of failure . . .

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A lot of gun owners worry about their gun going “click” instead of “bang.” Yes, well, with basic maintenance and self-defense (i.e. hollow-point) ammo, the vast majority of modern handguns are incredibly reliable….

The biggest mistake a concealed carrier can make: dying at the hands of an aggressor. Only not really. Let’s be honest. You could do everything right in an attack and still be killed. By the same token, you could do everything wrong and live. Concealed carry is a game of playing the odds. The better prepared you are, the greater your chances of emerging victorious. Just how much thought and training you put into carrying is up to you. But here are three common mistakes that can get you killed . . .

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The Three Biggest Mistakes Made by Concealed Carry Gun Owners: Guns for Beginners

The biggest mistake a concealed carrier can make: dying at the hands of an aggressor. Only not really. Let’s be honest. You could do everything right in an attack and still…

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Former CIA Officer Jason Hanson on How to Pick Self-Defense Ammunition: Guns for Beginners

Written by Jason Hanson. Republished with permission from spyescapeandevasion.com A Peoria, Arizona man named Dave B. awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of his security alarm going off….

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