Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Guns for Beginners

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Communicate. Move. Shoot. That’s the message [literally] behind Clint Smith’s YouTube video below. It sure beats the A.D.R.E. acronym mooted by the NRA’s forthcoming Carry Guard classes. And really, what…

NRA Changes Carry Guard Training Policy, Allows 1911’s and Revolvers

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We reported a couple of days ago that for the training classes being offered by the NRA in conjunction with their new Carry Guard insurance program, they had decided to…

Jeff Gonzales: Why You Shouldn’t Carry Your Defensive Handgun Behind Your Back

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A lot of concealed carriers wonder: where should I carry my gun? While there’s a wide variety of options — shoulder holsters, appendix carry, pocket carry, thigh carry, belly bands…

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NRA: No 1911s or Revolvers in NRA Carry Guard Training Classes

As part of their new Carry Guard insurance program, the NRA is offering a series of training courses for concealed carriers. They’ve recently announced that 1911 pistols and revolvers aren’t welcome…

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Congressional Baseball Shooting: A Belt Is Not A Tourniquet

“Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) used his belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding of a staffer shot early Wednesday during a congressional baseball game practice,” thehill.com reports. “I took…

Indiana Man Shoots Daughter in the Head During Gun Safety Lesson

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My first experience with firearms was a NRA certified instructor who, in order to demonstrate that guns are safe, threw a handgun onto a table at which I and the…

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Jeff Gonzales: Practice vs. Training for Armed Self-Defense

I see so many folks come through our doors to practice the same drills over and over. Many of these drills are “tests” at various schools. Some even have clever names and…

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Self-Defense Tip: Use Modified Mozambique for Machete-Wielding Terrorists

If you shoot someone chances are they won’t immediately fall down dead (a la James Bond’s elimination of bodyguards with a silenced .22 in Spectre). In fact, if you shoot…

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Review: Mill Creek Shooting Resort Facilities and Long Range Shooting Class

Nestled at the foot of a mesa about 8,000 feet above sea level and four hours’ drive southwest of Denver resides one of the nation’s premier long-range shooting facilities. A-hundred-and-fifty-some-odd…

Jeff Gonzales: The Perils of Re-Holstering

During a recent class, we discussed some tragic accidents involving concealed carry. I’m not sure they could have been avoided, but hopefully folks can avoid making the same mistakes. When…

CapArms Question of the Day: How Safe is Your Training?

I recently helped IDF vet and TTAG writer Ron Grobman put this video together — in the sense that I participated in his night fighting course. ‘Scuse the pun, but…

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Big Box Parking Lots: Watering Holes For Criminal Predators!

Avoid stupid people in stupid places doing stupid things. Millions of armed Americans copy that, and rightly so. There are some locations that clearly tick all the boxes, like a Texas…