With the current lawlessness in the country, Americans are buying guns in record numbers. In June alone the FBI recorded 3.9 million NICS checks. The NICS checks are the background checks run when you purchase a firearm through an FFL. For perspective, the 3.9 million NICS checks in June accounted for the most in any […]
One of the first things you should do if you are a new handgun owner is to take a formal class. Not a lesson from your uncle, even though you love and respect him. Instead, seek out a class taught by an instructor who not only teaches regularly but attends classes from other reputable instructors.
Three AM, a friend of mine, was nested away, sleeping. It was one of the first few nights in his newly built home. He, his wife, and two kids were excited about this new chapter in their life. Awoke from a dead sleep, my friend hears his doorbell ringing. A three AM doorbell ring is
I often hear people say they carry a firearm occasionally, only when they think they will be in one of the bad neighborhoods. Others say they only carry their handgun when they can wear clothing that allows them to conceal it. Some don’t have any rhyme or reason when choosing to carry on a given
Opinions vary on how much you should modify your carry gun. The modifications fall into a couple of different categories. First, cosmetic/esthetic modifications. Think of taking that boring, black, utilitarian, pistol, and customizing it with a Cerekote paint job, or color-filled slide. Or perhaps you just want to change out the color on your grip panels?
You carry a gun for self-defense on the off chance you need to defend yourself or someone else against a violent attacker. Even though the probability of you having to use your gun is low, you know that it is far better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have
Ask yourself this simple question. Why or why don’t you carry your concealed handgun every day? Do you have a meaningful and fact-based answer? You should. Many folks who only occasionally carry their concealed handgun have similar reasons. Here are the most common justifications. You may be able to relate to a few of these
The absent-minded maestro was racing up New York’s Seventh Avenue to a rehearsal, when a stranger stopped him. “Pardon me,” he said, “can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?” “Yes,” answered the maestro breathlessly. “Practice!” OK, so practice might not get you to Carnegie Hall, but it will make you a better
We have a public service announcement, and for some, it may be a tough pill to swallow. However, we think education is vital, so we want to address a serious issue. Look at any social media posts about gun law, defensive gun use, or something similar. You will find comments such as, ‘I am too
I think we can both agree that once you get your first gun, the next thing you should do is get some sort of formal firearms training so you know how to defend yourself with it. But this raises a problem … How do you find a decent firearms instructor? What do you look for?
Spring has sprung in different areas of the country. If you live in a region similar to the North East like I do, the weather is much more favorable than it has been, and with that, it will undoubtedly bring more people out to the range. Granted, we should all be hitting the range at
To train is to better oneself when it comes to a firearm, wouldn’t you agree? Dry fire training is something that I find to be extremely beneficial when it comes to training. I constantly find myself dry fire training when I have the free time or can’t get to the range due to prior obligations.