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National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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0149 - Fine Tuning Your Carry System

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Those of us that carry our guns need to be constantly vigilant to make sure our system of carry is working efficiently for us. We must make sure that we are effectively concealing, able to quickly draw our handgun, and have a system that is convenient and comfortable enough to wear every day. The best way to achieve these goals is to constantly look for ways that we can refine our carry system and make it better.

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.

0142 – Gearing Up For Summer Carry

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Back in October or November which seems like forever ago I discussed preparing for winter carry and the issues that tend to present themselves when we add additional layers of clothing. Today we head in the opposite direction. As I mentioned yesterday I jumped on an airplane to head to Florida to visit family over the weekend. The warm weather was an excellent reminder of the issues that pop up when we molt from our winter wear into short shorts and tube tops.

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.

0125 - FF LA Contest and Hotel Robbery Shooting

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Man, what a weekend! We got hit with a pretty decent storm Thursday night through Friday which creates a load of extra work for me and gets me behind in my game. Add to that the fact that I had family come in to town for a family birthday and Friday's Podcast just had to wait! Now that we have a show up, check out the great performance of a hotel clerk in this shootout. There are some things we will talk about that could have gone better as well!

0123 - Carry What You Train With, or...

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Each of us has our favorites in life. Favorite food, favorite car, favorite movie. The list goes on. What makes something our favorite is probably different from person to person but if we were to try and generalize about favorites we might assume that favorites are things that we have a positive history with, things that make us feel comfortable, things we can count on. Favorites aren't limited to the comforts of life. Let's face it, we ALL have a favorite handgun! The question that I pose to you is, if you have a favorite why isn't your sweetheart stuffed in your waist band right now?

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.