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What Are Lever Action Rifles Good For?

In Rifles and Shotguns by M.D. Creekmore3 Comments

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

In General Topics by M.D. Creekmore1 Comment

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)

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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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What Training Should You Get For Concealed Carry?

In Concealed Carry Tactics by M.D. Creekmore

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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Do I Need a Concealed Carry Permit for Pepper Spray?

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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?

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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?

In Concealed Carry Knives by M.D. Creekmore2 Comments

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

In General Topics by M.D. Creekmore4 Comments

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 …