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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…

Defensive Firearms Training Survey

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0300 - Safety as a Concept In Training and in Life

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Recently I stopped to look at the rules that were posted in our local YMCA swimming pool. There were a total of 14 rules listed one of which was, "No breath holding contests." It was really frustrating to read the rules that were trying to address very specific situations that were considered a danger and missing the big picture. There was no mention of "Swim within your ability," or any other rule that addressed safety as a concept. When we have rules like, "No breath holding contests," I always look for the rules that say, "Do not park your vehicles in the swimming pool," and "No chainsaws allowed in the hot tub." We can never address EVERY safety concern with a rule and we need to stop trying. When we attempt to cover it all specifically we will miss something, we will smother those we are trying to protect with minutia and we short circuit out goal of creating a safer environment.

0295 - The Myth of the Do-All Self-Defense Handgun

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I don't know about you, but I really enjoy firearms. For the past 21 years, I'm guessing there hasn't been a single day that has gone by that I haven't at least though about guns. Almost every day I have physical interaction with my defensive firearms, and as you know, I spend a lot of time training with, learning about and talking about my guns.

0289 - Caracal F 9mm Striker Fired Pistol Range Trip with Stoppages

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With all the excitement surrounding the Caracal i have made it a top priority to bring you quality information related to the pistol. Although it is not widely available, we have been able to secure a copy and I have been bit by bit exploring the pistol as time has allowed. This past weekend I took it on an impromptu range trip and was a bit disappointed in how it fared. It was probably my fault, but I'm still bummed.

An Inside Look at the Caracal F 9mm Striker Fired Pistol

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Here is some video of the detail strip of the Caracal F. The design of the pistol is interesting and innovative and I hope the pistol continues to perform well on the range.

FrogLube, Meet Caracal F, Caracal F, Meet FrogLube

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We have been doing a bit of shooting with the Caracal F as we ramp up our tests and at the same time, we have been getting into the grove of using FrogLube as our primary CLP for our guns. Today, the two meet.

0277 - First Shots with the Caracal F 9mm

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If you haven't heard about the Caracal F it is time to take a look. I have spent a lot of time with 9mm, striker-fired pistols over the years and at first glance I really didn't think the Caracal was very different. It took me a bit of time to open my eyes and actually pay attention to see what this pistol has to offer.

0262 - An Interview with Rob Pincus of ICE Training et al

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Rob Pincus has been a driving force in defensive shooting instruction for the past few years. His program Combat Focus Shooting is one of the most taught handgun systems around. Rob doesn't just focus on the shooting, He also closely examines combat and how what we do on the range will or will not apply to fighting, and is constantly examining instruction to find the most efficient way to deliver content to his varied audience. Whether you are an expert or a novice, a student or a teacher, Rob is someone you might want to pay attention to.

0260 - An Interview with Fate of Destinee

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Had another great conversation with a fun woman who is diving head first into the gun world. Tune in to hear a fun and energetic personality talk about her passion for guns.