Seven Things Every AR-15 Owner Needs to Know How to Do

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While driving to an open shooting position on a recent trip to the range, I observed AR-15 type firearms in every bay. Some had as many as 10 different varieties…

5 Training Mistakes You Need to Fix Now

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As the season has changed from the dog days of Summer to the crisp air of Fall, shooters are returning to the range, many for the first time in almost…

Guns for Beginners: How to Find Quality Self-Defense Firearm Training

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Carrying a gun lawfully for self-defense can make the difference between life and death in a critical situation. Yet at the same time it can be fraught with risk to…

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Gun Review: Win Gun M84 Airsoft Pistol

  Here’s a look at a gun that’s a little outside the ordinary here at The Truth About Guns:  the airsoft WG M84, a copy of sorts of the Beretta…

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GET TRAINING: Why Firearm and Self Defense Training are Worth It

I put up a piece a couple of weeks ago entitled, “TAKE IT! Force-on-Force Training For Civilians Is Good Stuff” which elaborated on the most effective, next generation of self-defense…

Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Mind the Reactionary Gap

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A Sudanese refugee named Omer Ismail Ali found himself rapidly and promiscuously perforated by a police officer in Kelso, Washington recently. Ali assumed room temperature shortly after storming into a…

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TAKE IT! Force-on-Force Training For Civilians Is Good Stuff

It’s not every day that you get a chance to practice self-defense tactics against opponents who actually shoot back, especially as a civilian. If you get the chance to do it…

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Gear Review: MantisX Firearms Training System

While perusing the “NEXT” area at SHOT Show 2016 — the section intended for first-time exhibitors — I came across the MantisX Firearms Training System. It looks like a rail-mounted…

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Rules of Engagement, Massad-Style

One of the things that bothers me about armed self defense is what happens after I kill or wound an attacker? What then? Do I get indicted? Get no-billed? Go…

Muscle Memory: A Slightly Different Viewpoint

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I spend a surprising number of minutes during each day thinking about muscles, coordination, thought processes, and things like “muscle memory.” And let me just state, for the record, that…

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The Appleseed Project. (Johnny would be so proud.)

A note from the “here’s somebody doing something to make things better” file, A group called the Appleseed Project is busy trying to de-politicize guns, and teach people not only…

Imagine this scenario. You hear a noise in your house. You’ve been to the range. You’re used to shooting at targets, and you’re pretty good at between 7 and 25 feet. You grab your gun. As you look up, you see not one, not two, but three assailants, in your home, and intent on doing you harm. What do you do. (channel Dennis Hopper’s voice in your head here:) WHAT DO YOU DO? (more…)

IDPA: Because Bad Guys Don’t Stand Still.

Imagine this scenario. You hear a noise in your house. You’ve been to the range. You’re used to shooting at targets, and you’re pretty good at between 7 and 25…

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