Advice to New Shooters

These are a series of articles designed to make those new to gun ownership and shooting sports feel more comfortable. We will highlight legal items you need to know, how to pick a new gun and other general topics.

Defensive Firearm Training: Don’t Play the Odds

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I want to dissect some recent advice I came across that affects defensive firearm training. The long and short of it was you, as a Concealed Carrier, do not need to practice doing reloads during your training and practical skills maintenance because you will “never” do one for real. This triggered a recall on the number of times I’ve seen, …

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The Adventures of the Iron Pipeline: Tracking Your Stolen Guns, Part 2

248 Readers, There’s been an update on my adventure with stolen firearms and so I’m passing the furtherance of my information onto you. The vast majority of gun owners, thankfully, haven’t had to experience dealing with the aftermath of stolen firearms and I wish this experience on no owner… It’s a just a heaping slog of frustration. Back in May …

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Modifying the Defensive Firearm

Editors Note: When you look at a publication that makes it’s money selling ad space for firearms accessories and modifications and you see repeated articles encouraging gun owners to train and focus on raw skill vs buying the next gadget take note. Bill’s bio speaks for itself and he is the type of man that has had to defend his …

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Guns by the Numbers, not Mythology

In the last couple weeks I’ve had a great number of conversations circulating around the topic of good carry guns and how to win and survive a violent encounter. There are a great deal of nearly mythic attributes that a great many people assign to firearms and other defensive tools and I want to make a general address here that …

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Having Fed the Iron Pipeline: What to do and expect after a firearm is stolen

This is a Public Service Announcement You’re on a trip, a beautiful drive through middle America, and you see a shining sign. Cabela’s! You stop, naturally, to go in and do the tour. Ten minutes later you return to your vehicle, a box of ammo in a bag and drink from the cooler in hand to see that your car …

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BUILDING THE FIGHTING MINDSET

When we think of training, we tend to focus on the more tangible elements involved: the skills and tactics, the drills, and, most commonly but incorrectly, the gear and equipment that we will use. These factors are like the visible part of an iceberg that we can see above the waves. However, like an iceberg, there is a huge chunk …

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You Need a Glock 19, Part 2

  Several weeks ago I published a short article on choosing a defensive handgun that was, in a tongue and cheek manner, implying shooters need a Glock 19 and on a more serious note a peer handgun of some sort on par with the Glock 19. In that article, I cast a fairly wide net on the definition of a ‘peer firearm’ and …

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Buying a New Defensive Pistol? You need a GLOCK 19

For those looking to add a first, a subsequent, or perhaps a supplemental handgun for defensive and practical use, listen up please… or rather read. You need a Glock 19. Now that I’ve made Glock haters lock and load their keyboard systems and allowed Glock fans to raise a standard of triumph… These work too That’s a Sig Sauer P226 …

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Ballistic Masturbation and Upgrading, The Fast Track to Failure

I’m going out on a limb here people, we at 248Shooter need your help. This article is likely to get me blacklisted from advertisers and other industry friends. I’m writing it anyway; it’s an article that needs to be published. Of all the articles, we have shared this might be one of the most important articles in my career. The …

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Michigan Female CPL Licenses up 134%

The Detroit News ran the following article today on the increase of female gun owners. This is something we have covered in the past and is directly inline with the national changes as well as a major shift we started to see at Shot Show. 2014 and 2015 are the years of the female shooter with women becoming the fastest …

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