Not Your Typical Novice: Teaching a Blind Man to Shoot a Gun

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Reader Michael E. writes: As a Second Amendment enthusiast and gun owner, I do my best to educate as many people as I can about firearms and everything surrounding them from concealed carry laws to...
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No Matter What Gun Control Groups Say, Semi-Automatic Firearms are NOT ‘Assault Weapons’

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What has incorrectly been termed an “assault weapon” is a semi-automatic firearm that fires just one bullet with each pull of the trigger (versus a fully automatic firearm — machine gun — which continues...

Everyday Carry: Always Have the Fundamental Four When You Leave the House

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Thanks to the internet and social media, EDC or everyday carry have become ultra-popular terms. Thousands upon thousands of Instagram users hashtag their EDC photos on a daily basis. Rather than consider the pros...

Firearms Training: If You Have a Bad Experience, You Gotta Get Back Out There

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By Mark Houser Most of us have been told that firearms training is important and valuable. Maybe even essential. But my own early experiences with formal training were...disappointing. In fact, I found that there was a significant disconnect...
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Gun Control for Beginners: What Is The National Firearms Act (NFA)?

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With the nomination of David Chipman and some proposed new regulations by the ATF, there's been more talk lately about the National Firearms act. If Chipman gets the top job at ATF and gets...
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What’s the Right Age to Teach Kids to Shoot?

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By Kerry Slone Over the past year, I have been asked several times about teaching children, and what is the youngest age child I'll teach firearm fundamentals. While many people that have been a generational,...
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How Do I Choose Good Self-Defense Ammo For My Handgun?

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It's vital that you choose good self-defense ammo for your handgun, but how to do that? How do you know which ones are only OK and which ones excel? There are a few basic criteria...
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Keep Your Hands Off Your Gun Until You Have a Good Reason to Touch...

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Earlier this month, a South Carolina man shot himself because he wanted to show a friend his new holster. As wmbfnews.com reports, "As the victim was dropping the magazine out of the firearm, he...

Learn These 4 Key Handgun Shooting Fundamentals

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By Nancy Thorne of the National Carry Academy There are a variety of factors that go into shooing a handgun well. The stance, grip, aim, sight alignment, trigger control, follow through and keeping your feet...
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Basic Gun Store Etiquette: Please Don’t Draw Your Gun

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By Marlon Knapp Working in a gun shop, you get to interact with people at all levels of firearm experience. Most times the interaction is pleasant for all involved. But other times...well, you get where...

Smith & Wesson Launches GUNSMARTS Series 2

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Firearm sales shattered all previous records in 2020, and much of this was due to people buying their very first gun. With so many first-time gun owners entering the fold, intro and "how-to" videos...
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How to Buy A Used Gun

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A recent commenter asked for some advice on buying used guns. At one point I was frequenting about a dozen gun shows a year, with almost weekly trips to pawn shops, gun shops, secondhand...