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Handgun Safeties: Types and Characteristics

Handgun Safeties: Types and Characteristics

There are many types of safeties on today’s modern handguns. Of course, a safety mechanism’s primary purpose is to help prevent the accidental or negligent discharge of a firearm and to help ensure safer gun handling. A lot question whether or not today’s modern handguns will fire when dropped without a trigger press and I […]

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Shooting Drills for Fundamentals and Self-Defense

Shooting Drills for Fundamentals and Self-Defense

To know and apply handgun shooting fundamentals and to employ a handgun effectively in a defensive situation, you must be able to access your handgun properly and make accurate hits before the attacker injures or kills you. So you must practice the skills you probably would use in a life-or-death situation before it occurs. Some […]

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Lead Risks from Shooting Firearms & Ammo

Lead Risks from Shooting Firearms & Ammo

I love to target practice, shoot my handguns, and help students with their shooting fundamentals. However, I want to understand the possible risks and truths about lead poisoning and hazards and learn preventive measures I can follow and offer others. While I remember the concerns and bans on the use of lead-based paint and the […]

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Do Guns in the Home Make It Safer or More Dangerous?

Do Guns in the Home Make It Safer or More Dangerous?

Anti-gun activists consistently emphasize not owning guns in general and especially keeping them away from children so they will not favor gun ownership when adults. Some believe just the opposite that guns can be used by good folks to protect themselves from the inherent evil and the bad folks with harmful purposes who have guns […]

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Electronic Ear Muffs for Shooting: Some Criteria and Options

Electronic Ear Muffs for Shooting: Some Criteria and Options

With today’s available technology and the shooting needs at the range, electronic ear muffs are priced for every budget and application with many diverse features. Preserving your hearing must be a top priority for everyone when shooting because of the high decibel sounds encountered. There is no excuse not to use hearing protection to block […]

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Review of RamRodz Gun Cleaning Swabs

Review of RamRodz Gun Cleaning Swabs

I must confess up front that I hate to clean guns. Yes, I understand the absolute necessity to regularly clean and maintain my guns. Not only as an additional low-cost and low-effort life insurance policy, but to preserve my investments and safeguard the students that use my guns. So after every range visit and every […]

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Attack By A Dangerous Dog and the Use of Deadly Force

Attack By A Dangerous Dog and the Use of Deadly Force

So you are taking a casual walk by yourself near your home in your friendly neighborhood and suddenly an apparently vicious German Shephard dog leaves its fenced property and is aggressively running toward you growling and showing its teeth. The owner is not around and there are several kids playing nearby. You have your Florida Concealed […]

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Ben Shooting IDPA Classifier, August 17, 2014

IDPA: Self-Defense Shooting Experience

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is an organization founded in 1996 that focuses on practical shooting equipment and ammunition to solve simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios with practical handguns and holsters that are suitable for self-defense use. Some clubs expand that use and include long guns in scenarios.The main goal is to test the […]

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