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Reasons to Have a Personal Safety Plan

Reasons to Have a Personal Safety Plan

Imagine it’s a few weeks before Christmas you are out shopping with your family at Wally World. The parking lot full of cars and the store is packed full of people out shopping to fill their Christmas lists. When a group of people armed with rifles, handguns, and grenades or improvised explosives begin attacking the […]

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A Good Reason to Carry Concealed and Practice

A Good Reason to Carry Concealed and Practice

Why do you carry concealed? This is a good reason, and a better reason to practice your shooting… On Friday, 5 July 2013 I found out how important it is to have a “Standard” to your carry of a concealed firearm and just as important, maybe more, than the type of firearm that you carry, […]

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Handling the San Francisco Train Shooting

By now, you’ve probably heard about the murder that took place on a San Francisco commuter train. The gunman didn’t quickly pull out his gun and shoot someone… instead, he pulled out his gun multiple times and even used it to wipe his nose before shooting someone. However, not a single person on the train […]

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Is Carrying Concealed Your Insurance Policy?

Is Carrying Concealed Your Insurance Policy?

Personal Safety is a daily routine for many Americans. We lock our doors at night, install smoke detectors and burglar alarms in our homes, keep fire extinguishers in our homes, practice fire drills, wear our seat belts when driving, and wear helmets when driving motorcycles & ATV’s. These are just a few of the general […]

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Brandishing

Brandishing and Improper Exhibition of a Firearm

What is “brandishing” a firearm and what are the considerations, laws, definitions, elements, penalties, required proof, etc.?  When does brandishing or a careless or inadvertent exhibition of a firearm occur? What should we do to avoid it? Does it require showing that the person committed the act willfully, intentionally and with knowledge or just that […]

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Lessons from a Modern Day Gunfighter

Lessons from a Modern Day Gunfighter

Hopefully, most of us will never be in a gunfight. But the fact is, there are thousands of home invasions and other crimes committed every day. This means there are many Americans who are, unfortunately, likely to experience a gunfight in their lifetime. But the chances of someone experiencing four gunfights (who isn’t in law […]

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Warning Shots

Warning Shots?

Self-Defense in America today is governed by individual state laws which vary from state to state across our nation. In some states the defender does not have to flee, in others the defender does not have to flee if they are in their own home, and some the defender has the duty to retreat the […]

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Taurus Public Defender Polymer

Taurus Public Defender Polymer Revolver Review

Today we’ll be taking a look at the Taurus Public Defender Polymer .45LC/410 GA. This little hand-cannon holds five shots and Taurus claims it weighs in at 27 ounces unloaded. My scale showed it weighed in at 23.5 ounces (+/- .5 ounces). Coming from the sales success of the Judge revolver, Taurus released the Public Defender […]

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If I Were Trayvon Martin

If I Were Trayvon Martin

My recent article about the George Zimmerman verdict elicited a lot of feedback… some people agreeing with me and others disagreeing. And since this case has already been talked about so much, I’ve decided to comment one final time about it to answer one gentleman’s question. In short, this gentleman sent me an email asking […]

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