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Why Bunkerville, NV Was Good For America

Why Bunkerville, NV Was Good For America

Bunkerville, NV is about 90 minutes south of my house. I didn’t head down there during the recent standoff with the cattle rancher and the BLM, but like many people, I was watching everything unfold with interest. To tell you the truth, I don’t agree with everything the rancher is doing but I love seeing […]

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Should Gun Owners Study Martial Arts?

Should Gun Owners Study Martial Arts?

Years ago, I was spending time with well-known firearms instructor Massad Ayoob. Since he’s been in the shooting business more than 40 years, I asked him, “What’s one thing you wish you’d known or done when you first started out?” To my surprise, he said he wished he’d started studying the martial arts and hand-to-hand […]

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11 Items in My Range Bag

11 Items in My Range Bag

The other day, I realized it’s been quite a while since I’ve written about the items in my shooting range bag (that are always changing). And because I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this recently from new shooters, I thought I’d share the list with you today. Keep in mind, because I have my […]

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186,873 Reasons to Carry a Gun

186,873 Reasons to Carry a Gun

Picture this scenario… You’re a police officer in Florida who pulls someone over for speeding. You run the driver’s information and it comes back that he’s wanted in Pennsylvania for sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl. You call the Philadelphia police department who issued the warrant and tell them you’ve got their fugitive under arrest […]

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6 Self-Defense Tools To Save Your Life

6 Self-Defense Tools To Save Your Life

Since I travel around the country doing training, I often find myself having to rely on different tools for my own safety. For instance, today, I’m in New York City appearing on the Rachael Ray show. New York City has extremely strict gun laws (among other things) and NYC’s slogan might as well be: “we […]

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A Home Invasion Drill

A Home Invasion Drill

One of the many gun magazines I subscribe to is Combat Handguns. Each month they have a section titled “It Happened to Me” where a person tells the story of how having a firearm saved their life. This month’s story is about a woman who was home alone at night with her children because her […]

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Updated Road Trip Checklist

Updated Road Trip Checklist

Today, I head to Las Vegas to teach a survival course. Las Vegas is only 2.5 hours away so I’m driving instead of flying. Before I make any road trip, whether it’s a short one like this, or a seven-hour drive to Los Angeles, I always go through a quick checklist to make sure I’m […]

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My Armed and Dangerous Wife?

My Armed and Dangerous Wife?

I realize not everybody loves guns as much as I do, but you’ve got to have a way to defend yourself against a home invasion. Some people choose baseball bats, others choose knives, and my wife and I choose guns. Of course, the gun is a tool of last resort, which is why we also […]

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Why You Should Get 5,000 Rounds of this Ammo

Why You Should Get 5,000 Rounds of this Ammo [POLL]

I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about ammunition, even though the ammo shortage has been going on for months. More specifically, these questions have been about how much to store, what kind to store, and where to store it. I realize that ammo is still hard to find in most parts of the country […]

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3 Sling Choices for Your Rifle

3 Sling Choices for Your Rifle

In my opinion, there are a few must haves for every rifle you own. First, you’ve got to have sights whether you’re using iron sights or an optic. Second, you’ve got to have a lighting system, and finally, you need to have a sling. The truth is, I’ve never had someone show up to one […]

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Nonsense from a Utah PD

Nonsense from a Utah PD

Over the weekend, I gave a private shooting lesson to a young man who’s looking to become a police officer. This kid is having trouble with the shooting portion of the academy and came to me because he’s not sure he’s going to be able to qualify. The truth is, most police department qualifications are […]

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