Jeff Gonzales: Let There Be Light!

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We spend a large part of our lives in low-light conditions, much of it on foot. Attackers often use the cover of darkness to take their victims unawares. Put two and two together:…

7 Reasons to Rule Out A Firearms Instructor

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A Girl & A Gun writes [via ammoland.com] When making a major purchase, a smart consumer will research options, read reviews, and compare products. A good student will do the…

Safety Beats Safeties Every Time – Content Contest

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(This post is an entry in our spring content contest. If you’d like a chance to win a Beretta APX pistol, click here for details.)  By Mark S. Well maybe that hole was…

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The Worst Self-Defense Advice Ever?

Between gun stores and the internet, gun owners new and old can learn a lot.  Great information is widely available (including right here at The Truth About Guns!) about gun…

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‘Blended Learning’ No Longer Mandatory for NRA Basic Pistol Courses

The National Rifle Association gave an early Christmas present to their handgun instructors last year, announcing a rollback of “blended learning” NRA Basic Pistol classes. Details of that rollback have…

Course Review: Rick’s Firearm Academy Michigan CPL Class

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The rain was coming down in buckets that Saturday afternoon. A good thing, given that all of southeast Michigan was in a drought at the time. Still, it curtailed most…

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Chris Bird’s ‘Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage’: Book Review

If you like TTAG’s Defensive Gun Use of the Day stories, Chris Bird’s book, “Thank God I Had A Gun:  True Accounts of Self-Defense” belongs on your bookshelf. Mr. Bird puts…

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GLOCK 19: The Best Handgun for New Self-Defense Shooters?

Ron Grobman of Tactical Fitness writes: I’m always surprised by the number of gun owners who don’t have the slightest idea how to take apart their gun. It’s an essential skill; critical for…

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Top 3 Ways to Improve Your Defensive Shooting at Home

According to Texas-based Israeli gun guru Ron Grobman, “home is where you master technique, the range is where you practice it.” Given the cost of ammo and the time and money required to…

UTM Capable MCX and P320, New from SIG SAUER

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Training with the same gear you plan to use in the field is a huge advantage. Building that muscle memory on the range translates directly to improved reflexes when it…

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Concealed Carry Tips for Carrying in Sensitive Areas

Those of us with carry licenses sometimes must choose between discretely carrying in sensitive areas or forgoing our ability to defend ourselves.  Plenty of us choose to ignore non-legally binding…

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Self Defense Tip: Avoid Confrontations…But if You Can’t, Here’s How to Win One

“How do you win a confrontation?” It’s the classic question. The answer: “Don’t be there in the first place.” Indeed, the best way to win the confrontation is to avoid it entirely….