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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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HB 5574 – Necessary Pro-Gun Protection, Or Ominous Pyrrhic Precedent

Rep. Triston Cole (R) of the 105th District recently introduced House Bill 5547. This bill is what many in the community refer to as a “parking lot bill” – a bill intended to prevent businesses from prohibiting the storage of firearms in vehicles that are parked in their lots. What it does Subsection (2) of the bill pretty well sums things …

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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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Why High-End Scopes Cost That Much?

Rifle scope mounted with picatinny mount on a sniper rifle

If you’ve spent any time shopping for scopes you’ve probably been surprised at how much the price scale varies. Even a cursory glance at a big retail site like Amazon shows me scopes ranging from 25 dollars to well over 2,000 dollars. Many people wonder why they should spend nearly as much or even more on a scope than they …

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Choosing a Hunting Optic on A Budget

hunting rifle and scope

When it comes to hunting choosing a hunting optic on a budget is never easy.  A solid optic can work wonders but finding the right one can be difficult. An optic allows the user to make more accurate, more precise shots. They also allow users to scan and scout at a distance greater than what their eyes can see. Scopes …

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I’ve talked with a spree killer…

I’ve talked with a spree killer… That’s an odd thing to acknowledge having stood face to face with a man who has killed now seven people and an eighth’s life still far from certain. What did we speak of? Guns… I was working so, of course, we talked about guns. I do that with dozens of people each day. I’ve …

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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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Beauty, Firepower and Creativity Converge @ Midwest

We featured Midwest Industries on the site a few weeks back here. With the technical machining skills of Troy and his team it’s no surprise these guys appreciate craftsmanship. Well they took their love for fine American precision and guns and built one of the most bad ass motorcycles I have ever seen. Take a gander at how they integrated …

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