I’ve Been Carrying and Training All Wrong


By Aaron McVay via concealednation.org

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m far from perfect. My wife would tell you otherwise as she tells me I have a complex where I think I’m always right. Where does that come from? It comes from my insane character trait of wanting to know everything about a subject I care about. Buying a new car? I know most of the nitty gritty details about how much horsepower and torque the new X model has or the new Y model will have. Why? I don’t know. I just care about it so I absorb it. So why then, if I look for so much information on topics I care about have I been going about firearm training and carrying practices incorrectly for all these years? I’ll admit it. I train wrong and I’ve been carrying wrong. It felt comfortable so I stuck with it and I didn’t want to get outside of my comfort zone, so I never changed . . .

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Governor Christie: Don’t Blame Me for NJ Gun Laws


“Gov. Chris Christie said he would consider revisiting New Jersey’s strict gun laws if he had a Republican-led legislature,” wsj.com reports. “In response to a question about his support for the Second Amendment [at a town hall meeting], the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate said that New Jersey’s Democrat-led Legislature has sent him only bills that further restrict these rights, many of which he has vetoed.” The WSJ notes that Christie previously vowed to “strictly enforce” all of the Garden State’s gun laws, regardless of their Constitutionality. Here’s his new promise on gun rights . . .

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IN Mom (And Veteran) Demands Action Against National Reciprocity


A letter to the editor from indystar.com:

As with virtually every other state, Indiana requires a permit to carry a hidden, loaded handgun in public. That’s just common sense: to carry a concealed handgun should require a clean criminal record and basic safety training. But there is a bill pending in Congress that would override Indiana’s basic permit requirements and force our state to let anyone with a driver’s license from states like Arkansas, Wyoming and Vermont to carry concealed, loaded guns in public with no permit, no training, and no criminal history check — no questions asked. If Congress passed this law . . .

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New from Winchester: Long Beard XR Magnum Turkey Shotshells

Long Beard XR Magnum

“Forty yards has long been the standard by which all turkey loads were measured,” Winchester’s press release proclaims (after the jump). “No more. Winchester® Ammunition pushed the limit without trepidation introducing the most innovative turkey load in its history, Long Beard XR Magnum.” And what, pray tell, gives this anti-avian ammo extra reach? “A heavier shot payload for increased on-target pellet counts. Shot-Lok Technology offers the tightest patterns and longest shot capability of any lead turkey load in history – with more than twice the pellets in a 10-inch circle out to 60 yards compared to traditional lead loads.” Winchester’s sending our man Jon Wayne Taylor some shells to shoot. Watch this space . . .

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Racist “Insular Cases” May Hinder Application of 2A to U.S. Territories

David Radich, a retired Navy Petty Officer, and veteran of the first Iraq war, settled down in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in the Western Pacific after separating from the service. Unfortunately, he came home one day in 2010 to find his wife seriously injured after a violent attack. He told his story to Stars and Stripes:

“I found my wife on the floor of the apartment in really bad shape,” Radich said. “Her face was unrecognizable.”

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Question of the Day: Is There Such a Thing As A “Woman’s Gun”?


I don’t understand why people think gun manufacturers are “pandering” to women when they offer a standard handgun in pink or purple with glitter. What’s wrong with appealing to women with fashionable firearms? (And yes, their aesthetic sense is generally different from men’s.) As for other female-specific changes, what else is there? Lightening the springs for easier racking (as above) isn’t just a girl thing . . .

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An Economy Red Dot That Actually Outlives Projected Battery Life

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Primary Arms Classic 30MM Red Dot GEN II

By DrVino

I’m a miser. I don’t like to pay any more than is necessary to keep me out of “penny wise, pound foolish” territory. Still, my “main” Stoner-pattern rifle is outfitted with all the better brand name accouterments including an EOTech sight, Magpul toothpick dispenser, Leupold rear view mirror and Silencerco coffee maker. If this is too “cheap” for some readers, I suppose I could still trade one of my kids for an ACOG….

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Making the Most of Your Range Time


By Brian P.

I have precious little time to hit the range. Ring a bell? Three kids, five day a week work week with an hour commute, and a wife who rotates weekends every third while I rotate weekends every fourth. Needless to say… things don’t always permit a range day. When I do get out, I want to make the most of my time and I don’t want to be stopped. I have a few tips to share that will help readers stay put at the range even if the weather turns fowl, and some that will keep you productive so when you can get out to shoot you’re actually pulling the trigger more . . .

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Kroger to Moms Demand Action: We’re Not Budging on Legal Open Carry


By AWR Hawkins

Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- During a March 25 2015 appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Kroger CFO Michael Schlotman said the retail food chain will not comply with the demands of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, especially as those demands touch on changing store policy to disarm open-carry customers in states where openly carrying a gun in Kroger is legal. Schlotman made these comments after Squawk Box host Andrew Ross Sorkin said . . .

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CSGV Demands Reporter Emily Miller Be Fired for Pro 2A Stance


By Sara Tipton

This week the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence delivered a petition demanding that journalist Emily Miller be fired. They allege Miller has violated a “code of ethics” by maintaining a pro-gun stance on the air. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Miller spoke at an event put on by the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a pro-gun group, making statements that infuriated anti-gunners everywhere. They accuse Miller of advocating violent insurrection when she stated that “There’s the ‘cold, dead fingers’ option” if the organization’s political activism is unsuccessful. At the rally, Miller told attendees that the District of Columbia “…is not part of America, because they don’t recognize the Second Amendment.” . . .

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Quote of the Day: Pushing Back Twice as Hard Edition


“What we have accomplished in many of the instances is stopping bad things from happening. Remember the beginning of the second term of Obama. We had the horrible shooting in Sandy Hook. And President Obama didn’t come out and say ‘Let’s target violent criminals,’ which is what he should have done and brought together bipartisan agreement. Instead he used it as excuse to go after law-abiding citizens. Much of Washington was consigned, [saying] ‘We can’t stop this, the train is moving, get on board.’ I did everything I could to energize and mobilize the grassroots to stand up and protect the Second Amendment. And every single proposal of Barack Obama to undermine the Second Amendment was voted down on the Senate floor.” – Ted Cruz in After the Sandy Hook kids were slaughtered, Ted Cruz was more worried about protecting guns [at rawstory.com]