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Sig Sauer Academy in New Hampshire

SIG SAUER Academy Handgun Skills and Shooting Course

Last week I participated in a SIG SAUER® Academy shooting development handgun skills course in Epping, New Hampshire. It was a beneficial and interesting experience and I want to share it with you to help you decide on your further training. My wife who is an NRA Certified Instructor also attended the course. That’s her […]

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CRT Kydex Belt Holster with SW 1911 Pro 9mm

Critical Response Tactical (CRT) Kydex 1911 Holster Review

Recently I received a request from a custom kydex holster company for me to review their product. I want to do this since some readers also asked for a review of a moderately-priced (less than $60.) Kydex Outside the Waistband (OWB) belt holster for a 1911 handgun that has full barrel-length coverage, an open muzzle […]

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Rate Your Handguns Maintenance Products [SURVEY]

Rate Your Handguns Maintenance Products and Win the Most Popular Product!

We all know and accept the critical importance of maintaining our firearms. But what is the “best” product[s] to use for this? Is there a single “without a doubt” absolutely a holy-grail product to use. Several have volunteered to me the names of the products they use to maintain their firearms, as a response to […]

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Thoughts and Considerations Before Your Defensive Encounter

Thoughts and Considerations Before Your Defensive Encounter

Like most of us, probably your answer to “How would you respond in a defensive encounter?” is “Who Knows!” We wonder if it is even possible to plan our specific response ahead of a defensive encounter and the use of deadly force. Should we even take the time to think about all the “what-if” scenarios […]

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Traveling Safely and Legally with Guns and Ammo on Airlines

Traveling Safely and Legally with Guns and Ammo on Airlines

Well, my wife and I are getting ready to attend a Sig Sauer Academy handgun training course in New Hampshire and must fly from Florida into Boston, MA near the Academy. We are considering taking our own handguns and ammo with us for class and do everything safely, “by the book” legally, not lose our […]

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Proper Grip: Get Your DIP and Cam Correct

Proper Grip: Get Your DIP and Cam Correct

When shooting with a two-handed grip, some new shooters seem to naturally rest the tip of their support index finger well below their DIP on the front of the trigger guard. With some new students, I must continuously remind them that they are doing this. Most do not realize they are doing it. But, is […]

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A Look at 8 New Handgun Maintenance Products

A Look at 8 New Handgun Maintenance Products

Great comments and suggestions from those who commented on my article “Pistol Maintenance: Key Lubrication Points.” Some requested I look at specific firearm maintenance products, some I were not familiar with. Several asked my opinions about all-purpose CLP (Cleaner-Lubricant-Protectant) gun care products, wood grips conditioner and preservative, and holster leather care and conditioner, as well […]

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Most Young Boys Love to Play "Army" with Toy Guns

Gun Violence: Is There a Link to Childhood Toy Guns?

If I tried to come up with the most complex and controversial topic among pro and anti-gun folks, this article title would be it. That is not my intent, but rather I want to try to sincerely simplify, condense, and understand the pros and cons and what today’s professionals believe about the direct relationship between […]

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Should You Threaten the Use of Deadly Force and Fire Warming Shots?

Should You Threaten the Use of Deadly Force and Fire Warning Shots?

Should you fire a warning shot when confronted by an attacker? In some states it is legal to fire a warning shot and in others it is not. For example, California Penal Code 246.3 (negligent discharge of firearms) prohibits firing a gun in a grossly negligent manner, like a warning shot. As a felony conviction, […]

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Self-Defense and Stand Your Ground Factors

Self-Defense and Stand Your Ground Factors

Avoidance and retreat are usually the best and initial strategy for handling any physical conflict self-defense situation, especially if you are carrying a concealed weapon. Think about this statement and whether or not you agree with it. Just because you avoid a confrontation does not mean that you are scared or weak or do not […]

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Pistol Maintenance: Key Lubrication Points

Pistol Maintenance: Key Lubrication Points

We all recognize today how important it is to regularly and properly clean and maintain your handguns. The cleanliness and proper maintenance of your gun is directly related to its effective and efficient function for any use, as well as, perhaps, your survivability. It’s real inexpensive life insurance. However, just two decades or so ago […]

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