Course Review: Rick’s Firearm Academy Michigan CPL Class

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The rain was coming down in buckets that Saturday afternoon. A good thing, given that all of southeast Michigan was in a drought at the time. Still, it curtailed most…

Chris Bird’s ‘Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage’: Book Review

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If you like TTAG’s Defensive Gun Use of the Day stories, Chris Bird’s book, “Thank God I Had A Gun:  True Accounts of Self-Defense” belongs on your bookshelf. Mr. Bird puts…

GLOCK 19: The Best Handgun for New Self-Defense Shooters?

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Ron Grobman of Tactical Fitness writes: I’m always surprised by the number of gun owners who don’t have the slightest idea how to take apart their gun. It’s an essential skill; critical for…

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Top 3 Ways to Improve Your Defensive Shooting at Home

According to Texas-based Israeli gun guru Ron Grobman, “home is where you master technique, the range is where you practice it.” Given the cost of ammo and the time and money required to…

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UTM Capable MCX and P320, New from SIG SAUER

Training with the same gear you plan to use in the field is a huge advantage. Building that muscle memory on the range translates directly to improved reflexes when it…

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…

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Self Defense Tip: Avoid Confrontations…But if You Can’t, Here’s How to Win One

“How do you win a confrontation?” It’s the classic question. The answer: “Don’t be there in the first place.” Indeed, the best way to win the confrontation is to avoid it entirely….

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Ft. Collins Police-Involved Shooting Video: Suicide by Cop?

A Ft. Collins, Colorado, police video shows excellent use of good tactics and attempted de-escalation before officers shot and killed a suicidal, knife-wielding man back in August of 2016. We…

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Preview: Warrior One Combined Training

Jake Saenz is a former Army Ranger, a combat veteran, a hunter and a shooter. He’s also one of my coaches at Atomic Athlete in Austin, Texas. Atomic focuses on…

James Yeager Gets It Right! Just Thought I’d Leave This Here

James Yeager gets a lot of grief for his take-no-prisoners STFU FOAD videos, including ones where, it’s true, he goes completely off-the-rails. But it’s also true that Mr. Yeager is pretty…

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AutoTargets Update – Double Acting Pneumatics

My time with the borrowed AutoTargets System has come to an end, but not before putting some rounds on a Gen II lifter unit with double acting pneumatics. The only…

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How to Ensure You’ll Never Have a Negligent Discharge

By Brandon Curtis of concealednation.org Something that gives all concealed carriers and firearms enthusiasts a bad name is a negligent discharge. Few things give the gun-grabbers as much ammunition –…