Author Archive | Jason Hanson

Can You Do This Rifle Drill?

Can You Do This Rifle Drill?

  Twenty-four people attended the “AR-15 Rifle Building Workshop” we held last weekend. One day 1, we hand-built a custom rifle and on day 2 we trained with the new rifle at my shooting range. Of the many rifle drills we did on day 2, one of them was the Handgun Transition Drill. I personally…

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My Custom Built Rifle

I believe that an AR-15 is the best firearm for a “societal breakdown” type of situation. What I mean by that is this: Every day I carry a handgun because that’s a good weapon to have if someone tries to attack me or rob me in a normal every day environment. (Plus, it’s a lot…

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How to be Prepared When Flying

How to be Prepared When Flying

Today’s article answers a good and important question asked by Robert S. of Texas. Below is Robert’s question regarding travel... I travel quite a bit, and while I’m at the airport or sitting on the plane, I spend quite a bit of time thinking about how well I am prepared if something goes south while…

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Utah Police Hail Man Who Shot Unarmed Suspect

Utah Police Hail Man Who Shot Unarmed Suspect

Over the weekend, a 31-year-old man was walking out of the Macey’s parking lot in Orem, Utah. Suddenly, he heard a woman scream and noticed a man dragging her out of her vehicle in what looked like a carjacking. The 31-year-old man (who has a valid concealed carry permit) drew his gun and ordered the…

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When and How to Test Your Gun Gear

When and How to Test Your Gun Gear

This past weekend, I taught my 2-day Escape & Evasion Pistol course. A great group of people came out and we had a lot of fun while improving their shooting skills. One of the biggest benefits of attending a pistol course is that it gives you a chance to really test your gear and run…

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4 Weapons for When the Ammo Runs Out

These days, there are several entertaining shows on TV where people have to survive a zombie apocalypse or a blackout or some other crazy situation that causes a total collapse of society. In the beginning of these shows, the characters typically use guns to defend themselves, but they eventually run out of bullets and have…

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Why You Might Want This 26-inch Tool

Why You Might Want This 26-inch Tool

The top three self-defense tools that I carry daily are my gun (currently a Springfield 1911), a knife (Benchmade, Kershaw, or one of several others), and a Tactical Pen. However, I realize not everyone is comfortable carrying a gun and I would never recommend someone do so who isn’t comfortable and well trained. Also, some…

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30-page Terrorist Attack Manual from Uncle Sam

30-page Terrorist Attack Manual from Uncle Sam

About two weeks ago, a Congressman from North Carolina released a 30-page manual called, “Preparing Your Home, Family, and Business For Terrorist Attacks.” The manual covers how to deal with possible attacks such as chemical threats, an electromagnetic pulse, and a nuclear blast. It also includes a list of supplies that are recommended for every…

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How to Carry When It’s Hot Outside

How to Carry Concealed When It’s Hot Outside

Below is a question from reader Rob T. I get asked this question quite often so I wanted to answer it in-depth today... “Hi Jason Love your stuff!!! Quick question. I live in an area where my daily wear is shorts and a t-shirt. I know I am lucky but this “outfit” does not lend…

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5 Items For When The Lights Go Out

5 Items For When The Lights Go Out

Like many parts of the country, my hometown has been slammed with snow lately. In the past week alone, we’ve had about three feet and it’s still snowing as I write this. Thankfully, we’ve only lost power for a short period of time and haven’t had to go days without power yet as we have…

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Why You Need to Practice a “Cold Bore” Shot

Why You Need to Practice a “Cold Bore” Shot

When you hear the term “cold bore” shot, it’s usually associated with a sniper rifle, and in simple terms it means the first shot to come out of a clean barrel of a rifle. After the first shot, the barrel has residue in it, which can affect the flight path of a bullet. As someone…

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How Would You Handle These 4 Intruders?

Everyday, I scan the Internet looking for personal safety stories that I can learn from. After all, there’s so much going on in this world that we can always learn something from a natural disaster, mall shooting, or a home invasion, to name a few. When thinking about home invasions some people probably believe it’s…

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