OMG! Iowa Bill Would Legalize Kids Shooting Pistols! OMG!


“Most people in Iowa don’t even know it’s on the books.” Nathan Gibson reckons that Iowa’s prohibition against kids under 14 touching handguns flies under most gun owners’ radar. Hence the bill currently wending its way through the state House that would allow them to plink while under adult supervision. And as day follows night, the perpetually aggrieved and outraged are, well, outraged at the prospect of Gramps teaching little Timmy how to hit a Coke can at five paces with a Mark III . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Be Ready for a Gun Grab

No, not the kind of gun grab that resides in the orgiastic fantasies of folks like plutocrat Mike Bloomberg, I’m talking about a straightforward attempt by someone to grab your firearm from you, either from a holster or from your hand. Renata Birkenbuel of the Missoula (Montana) Standard reports that a middle-aged woman found herself in just that situation around 5:00AM this past Sunday when allegedly accosted by two men while trying to leave a house party . . .

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The Three Bad Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Long Range Shooters

 Ryan Cleckner

by Ryan Cleckner

The three worst habits of unsuccessful long-range shooters aren’t what you might expect. They aren’t shooting techniques like improper trigger control or unstable shooting positions. While technique is important, improper application of the shooting fundamentals can be overcome with proper training and practice. The three worst habits are attitudinal, and they can rear their ugly heads even after you learn the proper technique. These three worst habits are:

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TV Station Tries, and Fails, to Simulate Self Defense Shooting Scenarios

One of the holy grails of evening news gun-related reporting is a simulation proving something definitively. Or at least convincingly enough for the average viewer. The infamous ABC test (much touted by gun control activists) that tried to simulate a school shooting and an active shooter response is the perfect example: no matter how idiotic the scenario and how astoundingly dumb the execution, if it reinforces people’s preconceived notions, it will be used forever. WFAA-TV decided to take another crack at that situation and ran a simulation of their own, this time seemingly proving that an armed defender can indeed make a difference.

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It’s December…Have You Been to An Outdoor Range Lately?

We firearms owners who aren’t fortunate enough to live in one of the southerly settlements of the American Republic like Phoenix, Austin, or, say, Charlotte Amalie, typically go into “winter training mode” when the temperatures dip below freezing and snowflakes start to fall. In the best-case scenario, “winter training mode” meaning going exclusively indoors, where one sets up in a single stall and shoots at flat paper targets between 10 and 50 yards, with rules governing how and when a firearm can be drawn from a holster, and no ability to move while shooting. In the worst-case scenario, “winter training mode” actually means sitting in an arm chair with a remote control in one hand, a beer in the other, and the closest thing to firearms or self-defense being the shotgun formation on the TV . . .

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Guns for Beginners: If You’re a Lefty, Learn to Shoot Right-Handed


Reader Curtis in IL writes:

If you’re left-handed like me, you know the burden we bear. Besides the burden of being smarter and better looking than everyone else, you’re constantly struggling to use tools designed for the other 90% of the population, from measuring cups to musical instruments, everything is built backwards. My mother, also a southpaw, was wise enough to teach me that it’s easier to learn to use right-handed tools than rely on specialty products designed for lefties. For example, she knew that left-handed scissors wouldn’t always be available when I needed them, so she taught me to use right-handed scissors, among other things. I’m forever grateful to her for that . . .

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Hunting Tip: Master These Field Shooting Positions

By Andy Van Loan via

When hunting you’re not always going to have a convenient rifle rest or a stable shooting platform. There aren’t many bench rests out in the wild. So practicing various shooting positions and maintaining accuracy can be critical in making those ethical shots at game. In this video, Ryan Cleckner, a former Army Ranger sniper and instructor with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, demonstrates a number of handy of shooting positions are useful to have in your repertoire . . .

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Instructor Zero Bitch Slaps James Yeager. Or Not.

Some maintain that gun gurus shouldn’t get into it with each other, lest anti-gun rights jihadis exploit their divisions for their own ends. Instructor Zero himself make this argument in the video above. I’m not of that opinion, obviously. Obvious because this website is called The Truth About Guns. I reckon the only way you can get to the truth is . . .

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Pro Tip: How Not To Shoot a Revolver


Hickok45 demonstrates what a snub nose .44 Magnum can do to a piece of paper held next to the cylinder when it’s fired. As the pressure and burning powder from the discharge are released, anything next to the cylinder gets a shower of hot debris. If you value your digits, take heed.


Utah Teachers Trained for Classroom Carry


By James England via

Getting teachers comfortable with guns in the classroom has traditionally been an uphill battle. With most schools being designated “gun free zones” by state legislatures, it’s difficult to have a fast response system in place in the event of an active shooter. The Utah Shooting Sports Council is trying to change all that by offering teachers in South Jordan a free concealed carry training course . . .

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