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Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle Review – Is It The Perfect Bolt Action?

by Bill Hughes Col. Jeff Cooper was a proponent of modern marksmanship and gun handling.  Many people in the gun world are familiar with his shooting school and the techniques that he championed.  Many today use his color code system to signify threat levels and he will always be known as an advocate of the M1911 in .45ACP. One of his …

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What Are Lever Action Rifles Good For?

By The Graduate Shootist We were mostly through a week-long Basic Pistol program and one trainee was clearly in the lead, no doubt thanks to a previous career with one of the largest metropolitan law enforcement agencies in the U.S. Twenty years of requalification courses left him well-equipped to address Q-type silhouettes, but now it was time for each shooter …

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Davey Crickett .22 Rifle Review – From Trainer to Survival Rifle

by Rick Hennigan By now most of you have heard of, seen, fired, or even own the Davey Crickett .22 Rifle. For the those who haven’t, it’s a youth-sized training rifle to initiate young shooters in the sport. Barrel length 16.5 inches, overall length 26.5 inches, and weight is a very manageable 2.5 lbs as it comes from the factory. Built …

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Unarmed Self-Defense (for when you don’t have a gun)

by Scott Gillespie As a cop, I gave this topic a lot of thought over the years and I’ve picked up a few techniques that actually work.  I’ve been in dozens of fights and without a single exception, every fight eventually went to the ground.  Of course, for a cop, you aren’t interested in hurting the suspect (some of the time …

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How to Teach a Child to Shoot a Gun (safely & effectively)

by Z.H. Former USAF Combat Arms Instructor (AFSC 3P0X1B) There remains a fair amount of hesitation among some in the wider firearms community about teaching their children about firearms (especially those making the transition from urban areas where the very idea of addressing firearms with children seems verboten). Of course, those individuals who have seen their families take an active interest …

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How to Clean, Lubricate, & Maintain a Gun

by Mike Reith If you want to start a long-winded discussion or stir up a group of ten gun owners bring up the topic of cleaning and lubrication. You will get ten different personal opinions as to how to do it, when to do it, and what to use. What you won’t get is how to do it simply, adequately, …

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What Training Should You Get For Concealed Carry?

by Jesse Mathewson Every state has different requirements for carrying a concealed defensive tool. Some states require evidence of need, other states allow constitutional carry which has no legislative limitations outside of being a resident of the state and a law-abiding citizen. Safety is absolutely the most important part of carrying a handgun for defensive purposes. The most often repeated safety …

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Complete Guide to Concealed Carry While Backpacking

Those of us who carry a handgun while hiking in the backwoods quickly realize that carrying a handgun while also carrying a backpack presents its own set of challenges. Sure you could put the handgun in the pack with the rest of your hiking gear, but then it wouldn’t be easily accessible should you need it on the trail. Carrying …

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Do I Need a Concealed Carry Permit for Pepper Spray?

Even though I have a handgun carry permit and legally carry a handgun almost everywhere that I go, I also carry a can of pepper spray. I know some of you are probably thinking… why would anyone need to carry defensive spray if they are already carrying a handgun… Well, the fact is that the majority of the time most situations …

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What Is A Concealed Carry Badge and Do You Need One?

What is a concealed carry badge and do you need one? That’s a good question and one that I’ve been asked a lot since starting this site and to make a long answer short – no you don’t need a concealed carry badge, however, there are pros and cons to both sides of the argument and I’ll talk about both …

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What Is A Concealed Carry Knife?

by David R Concealed weapons are weapons, especially handguns, which are kept hidden on one’s person, or under one’s control. This is the legal definition of concealed carry. Some additional definitions are, a firearm or dangerous weapon is concealed if it is carried in such a manner as to not be discernible by the ordinary observation of a passerby. What …

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Unarmed Self-Defense From WWII

Editor’s note: The following selections were excerpted from FM 21-150: Unarmed Defense for the American Soldier, an Army manual published in 1942. Knowing how to defend yourself even if you don’t have a gun is important, however, it’s best to avoid confrontation if possible. PURPOSE OF TRAINING The object of this training is to develop the soldier in the art …