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National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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Safety Solutions Academy is the name of my company and it shouldn't…

0147 - Range Log

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We spend a lot of time talking about how it is that we can extend our resources. Ammo is a pretty precious resource these days and anything we can do to increase the training effectiveness of rounds we send down range can help to improve our training buck. With that end in mind I have started to play with a website to track my training with live ammo.

0133 - A Different Take on Safety

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Last night I went to the range to do a bit of training. This time instead of witnessing a safety violation, I was the safety violation, at least in the minds of the insurance company and the attorneys. I don't know why I was surprised, but I was asked (very nicely) to refrain from drawing from my holster. This is an incredibly common rule at ranges, and it bugs me.

0132 - Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger

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I spent a lot of time at the range this weekend! Between courses and competition I got a lot of rounds down range and had a great weekend! I do have to say that I am amazed at some of the things I see when I go shooting. This weekend I witnessed TWO ND's! Thank goodness no one was hurt in either situation. I wasn't involved in either situation at all, I was just one of the lucky ones that didn't get shot.

0122 - Carry Weapon Condition

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One of the things I enjoy most about teaching is the opportunities it provides to be reminded of my humble beginnings. In the past 12 years or so that I have become increasingly interested in self-defense and concealed weapons I have had the opportunity to gain a tremendous amount of knowledge. Working with students who are where I once was is an excellent reminder of where it is that I came from. That being said, I don't ever remember being in a place where I didn't carry a gun with a round in the chamber. I am always surprised as to how often I read on the www how people are unsure as to whether they should carry their gun with a round in the tube.

0121 - SDFAQ Self-Defense Handgun Storage in the Home

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Last week I spent some time shooting with some friends. Ted who is also a student of mine had a great question about storage of home defense handguns. This is a common question and certainly an important one to address. When we talk about the storage of self-defense handguns there are two principles that we need to take into account when we decide on our storage method. Fast and easy to access for authorized users Inaccessible to unauthorized users Today we take a look at some of the points we need to consider as we look at how to store our defensive handguns in the home. Remember that you as the end user are responsible for your actions.

0101 - SDFAQ Selecting the Correct Gun for the Job

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There is no topic more heavily debated across gun shop counters, at shooting ranges, during training courses and of course on the web that what is the perfect gun for _________? My favorite part of this debate is that people actually think there is a universal answer. Today we will take a look at what criteria we should use to help us select the proper firearm for the job.

0098 - The Wilderness Tactical Instructor Belt

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We know that when we carry a handgun concealed everything has to work together to successfully carry and conceal our handgun on a daily basis and be able to deploy that handgun when that lethal threat presents itself. The first item most people begin to think about when it comes to CCW is the gun and I think that this is a mistake. There are many things to consider that can have a profound effect on the success or failure of a CCW system. One item that I think of as the foundation of a concealed carry system is the belt.

0094 - Open Carry: Great Law, Bad Practice

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Three bills have been proposed in Tallahassee, Florida that would extend the rights of gun owners in the state of Florida. One deals with the medical profession and record keeping on guns, another a prohibition on preemption of FL State law, and the third and most interesting to me is an open carry provision. I pretty much laid it all out in the title. I think it is important and beneficial to have an open carry law and as a general rule I think that open carry is a bad practice. Today I'll explain.