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Training: Don’t Limit Yourself to CCW Qualifier Distances At The Range

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It's hard to imagine now, but a mere twenty years or so ago, most U.S. states didn't allow any form of concealed carry. First a few states began issuing permits, then a few more,...

No Matter What Part Of Florida You’re In, There Is Good Training!

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Back in a different life, when I wore the badge, I attended a number of training courses put on by different agencies and schools. All of them were directed towards a law enforcement-centric mindset....
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DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE: Buy Guns, Prepare & Get Trained To Defend...

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Some folks think bad things will never happen in their city or neighborhood. When they see news of violent crime, for the most part, they perceive that it always happens to someone else. It's...
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On Preparing For Emergencies & Finding Like-Minded Good People

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At Guns Save Life meetings across Illinois, we welcome subject matter experts as our guest speakers. Sometimes the presentations make history come to life with people who were there such as the Korean First...

PERSONAL DEFENSE & SAFETY: Priceless Comments From My Dashcam Confrontation Story

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My recent story about what happened after a driver side-swiped my car elicited all manner of comments here at TTAG. A few of them were highly critical of how I handled the situation. While...

Random Thoughts On That First Home Defense Gun

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As a firearms and personal defense instructor for just shy of 25 years, I’ve had countless people ask me what’s the best gun for home defense. If only it were so simple. That question...
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A Harsh Reminder: Mindset Matters More Than Marksmanship

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A good concealed carry course should shock you a little bit. Many students go into a class thinking they're getting training that could possibly make them a hero, and as TTAG and the NRA-ILA...
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St. Paul, MN Concealed Carrier Killed While Trying to Intervene In a Liquor Store...

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When it comes to carrying for self-defense, good training, tactics, practice and the use of common sense go a long way to make a person harder to victimize and/or kill. Then there's the case...
Training: 5 Ways to Find the Right Firearms Instructor

Training: 5 Tips for Finding the Right Firearms Instructor for You

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By Eve Flanigan The quest to shoot better, to be an effective bodyguard for one’s self and loved ones or even to just learn to handle a gun safely usually requires live interaction with an...

Competition Shooting Training: Build Balance for Better Shooting

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I was a runner in college. I sprinted five miles a day every day cross-country like some sort of Dutch-German T-1000. I ended-up paying for during months of physical therapy. It turns out that...

Training Helps You Handle the Adrenaline Rush

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Stress. It can be categorized by type – distress, eustress, neustress – and classified by hormone – adrenaline, norepinephrine, and cortisol. Some of its effects can be positive, at least in the short-term, while...

Gear Review: Mantis Blackbeard Trigger System for AR-15 Rifles

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Dry fire with a AR-15 is hardly an entertaining event. Focus, get a good stance and grip, pull the trigger carefully and repeat. Every time you take a shot, you have to run back...