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Education/Safety

Here from our frieds at Guns.com are three drills the author will use herself and with students to test and confirm that fundamental skills, especially trigger press, are in place. They’re also a great way to evaluate a trigger and sight picture vs. point of impact on an unfamiliar handgun...

Normally Hollywood movies dish out useful gun advice about as often as the sun goes out, but every once in a while, a movie presents a surprisingly relevant learning opportunity. Tom Mchale from Ammoland introduces one of his firearms training routines using Hollywood to make his point... We think he's right on target.

 

Many new gun owners seem to be a bit confused about the role that classes designed to facilitate the issuing of concealed-carry licenses play in this whole business of personal defense. The purpose of these classes is to make the applicant aware of state laws regarding the use of deadly force and when and where a person can carry their defensive firearm. The shooting portion of the class, if there is one, is to determine if the applicant is safe enough with a firearm to carry it.

If you’re one of the millions of people who recently purchased a firearm for the first time, congratulations and welcome to the ranks of American gun owners. Like the majority of modern gun owners, you probably bought a gun because you were concerned about self-defense or want to enjoy the shooting sports in some way.

Minutes after a police officer fired the shots that would kill Philando Castile, his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds said in a video he was licensed to carry a gun.

While the hassle involved with airline travel — particularly the security screening process — seems to be getting worse and worse each day, transporting a firearm on an airline actually isn't as complicated as you would think. Texas born and raised John McAdams provides his advice on how to safely and legally transport your firearms when flying.

Say you live in San Francisco, and you want to carry a gun around. First you have to have a gun, which isn't the easiest thing in the world, since the city's only firearm store closed last November. However, one way to go about it, if you don't want to travel far, is to wait for the next gun show to roll around at the Cow Palace, an old livestock pavilion and sports arena just over the San Mateo County line.

The main reason the survival movement has further adopted the moniker “prepper” is to promote the whole idea of planning in advance for any SHTF that might happen. Now, to be clear, some survivalists are not preppers and some preppers are not survivalists. It is the perfect storm for semantics. My daughter would reply the ubiquitous “whatever.”

We love John Farnham over at Ammoland. He is a defensive weapons and tactics instructor at his Defensive Training International. With his personal philosophy of appearing in public revolving around always projecting a low profile, here is a great piece he wrote on why the new open carry laws are really about "exposed" carry.

While gun ownership among women has risen significantly in recent years, there are still a lot of women who have never held or shot a gun. This inexperience with firearms makes them afraid and uncomfortable around guns. But owning a gun, training on its safe and reliable use, and carrying one for personal defense can put a woman on more equal footing in a dangerous world.

Firearms owners are becoming an increasingly-important voting bloc in center-right politics, and it’s important to discuss and define what specific issues and laws are important to today’s gun owners in this upcoming election. Kevin Creighton from Ricochet.com lays out his opinion in this two-part editorial. This is part two. For part one click here.

Firearms owners are becoming an increasingly-important voting bloc in center-right politics, and it’s important to discuss and define what specific issues and laws are important to today’s gun owners in this upcoming election. Kevin Creighton from Ricochet.com lays out his opinion in this two-part editorial.

Project ChildSafe is a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation promoting firearms safety through the distribution of free firearm safety kits that include a gun lock and safety education messages. The Project ChildSafe Foundation supports the program’s continuing efforts to encourage safe firearms handling and secure storage.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a little known organization that has been promoting responsible use of firearms for years. It is one of the most successful organizations that helps train young people in both the responsibility and the skills needed for handling firearms.