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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…

0264 - Interview with Stacey Nagey of Primary Weapons Systems

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The AR-15 is currently one of the most popular weapons platforms out there and like anything out there that is hot, it is stuck into a bunch of gunnisms. AR vs. AK, 5.56 vs. 6.whatever, 16" vs. 10.5", and probably one of the biggest out there right now, DI vs piston. There are lots of manufacturers out there building the best rifles they can with all the options customers can possibly think of and of course all the choices are fueling the fire. Today, our goal is to smother the blase and try to actually understand why we might want a piston gun. PWS is going to help us with that task.

0222 - Using 911 Efficiently

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When we pick up the phone to dial 911 we most likely need help and we probably need it 3 minutes ago. The last thing we want to do is have the response to take any longer than it already is going to. In some situations due to mechanical difficulties or a lack of preparation, the call never gets through. Much of that is in our control.

0219 - 9-11 Series: What Can We Do When We Find Ourselves In the Middle of Terrorism

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No matter who we are or where we live we run the risk of becoming a victim of terrorism. The prospect of lone wolf actions make the new breed of terrorism difficult to detect. Add to that the fact that terrorists are actively researching the accessibility to targets in urban, suburban and rural areas, we can deduce that anything can happen anywhere. Obviously, we don't want to spend our lives in fear, but at the same time I feel that we must recognize the risks we face and we need to prepare ourselves to handle the situations when they arise.

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.

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.