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Featured National News

  • Raising Them Right: Moms Training Future Hunters and Shooters

Raising Them Right: Moms Training Future Hunters and Shooters

May 5th, 2022|

The pre-dusk Texas sunlight cast a glowing haze over the trees and fields, surrounding my oldest daughter and me as we sat in an elevated blind, waiting. Watching. Trying to be patient. It was time for a management deer hunt, meaning the season hadn’t yet begun state-wide but here we were, using the landowner’s tags to cull the herd. My daughter was 16 at the time, and it was far from her first hunt. Her ability to sit and wait wasn’t quite as developed as mine, but there she was, looking to put meat in the freezer.

  • Top 10 Coolest Weapons of Star Wars

Top 10 Coolest Weapons of Star Wars

May 4th, 2022|

There’s no question that the Star WarsTM franchise hosts some of the best weapons in sci-fi. But out of all the lightsabers, blaster rifles, and flammable weapons shown in this galaxy far, far away, which ones are the coolest? Here’s our list of the top 10 coolest Star Wars weapons.

  • Gun Terminology: Handgun Edition

Gun Terminology: Handgun Edition

May 2nd, 2022|

Firearms, handguns, pistols, and guns. These are all words for the same thing, so it follows that it’s no wonder why many gun owners get confused by terminology. There aren’t hundreds of gun terms, there are thousands, and it can be a challenge knowing where to start your verbal gun education. To help you along the way, we’ve put together this guide to handgun terminology.

  • Stand your ground

Stand Your Ground: Legally Defending Yourself Outside the Home

April 29th, 2022|

“Stand your ground,” one of the better known yet poorly understood self-defense policies, has received a lot of media and legal attention since its inception—most of which has been inaccurate or misconstrued.

  • CCW Insurance

What is CCW Insurance, And Why Do I Need Coverage?

April 28th, 2022|

If you’ve made the personal decision to invest in the concept of armed self-defense, whether concealed carry or open, with firearms or without, then you know how important it is to prepare yourself for unlikely, but important scenarios to stay safe. It’s, as they say, not the odds, but the stakes.

  • Self-defense Insurance

Do You Need Self-Defense Insurance?

April 27th, 2022|

As a gun owner, you might be wondering if you should have some form of self-defense insurance. Whether you’ve been debating the pros and cons of getting coverage or are considering a new plan, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s consider the most common reasons you might need or want self-defense insurance.

  • Peace of Mind: Bail Bond & Expert Witness

Peace of Mind: Bail Bond & Expert Witness

April 26th, 2022|

The aftermath of a self-defense incident can be incredibly stressful. You may know based on what was going on at the time of the incident that the only way you could save your own life was to use force, but sometimes police or prosecutors may see things differently. It’s even possible that the details of the incident are just too ambiguous. Either way, good lawful people who need to use force to defend themselves, can end up arrested and even prosecuted, just for saving their own life or the life of someone they love.

  • Concealed Carry Positions

Do You Know the Basics About Holsters and Concealed Carry Positions?

April 14th, 2022|

Online conversations regarding concealed carry positions for a concealed carry weapon (CCW) oftentimes devolve into the worst sorts of arguments, with people on one side arguing that their preferred concealed carry positions are far superior to the people on the other side’s preferred concealed carry positions. The fact of the matter is that concealed carry is much more nuanced than a black and white argument can ever fully capture. All the concealed carry positions in existence have pros and cons. While it’s true that some carry methods have many strengths and few weaknesses, or vice versa, that doesn’t negate the fact that there might be legitimate reasons or circumstances to choose any of them for concealed carry.

  • Indoor vs. Outdoor Gun Range

Indoor vs. Outdoor Gun Range: Which Is Right for You?

April 12th, 2022|

Ever wondered what the difference is between an indoor vs. outdoor gun range? Are you a first-time gun owner and want to know which is the best training facility for you? Regardless of if you’re a regular range visitor or a new shooter, knowing and understanding the distinct differences of the two ranges will ensure you get the most out of your firearm training session.

  • The Only Self-Defense Weapon Truckers Can Take with Them Anywhere...

The Only Self-Defense Weapon Truckers Can Take with Them Anywhere…

April 8th, 2022|

American truckers have been the topic of many conversations over the last few years. Supply-chain issues caused by the global pandemic highlighted the vital role that truck drivers play in our society. Now, truck driver protests over mask mandates, vaccine requirements, general pandemic restrictions, and the overall state of the union have American truckers in the spotlight again.

  • how much ammo should I really have?

How Much Ammo Should I Have?

April 8th, 2022|

Trying to figure out how much ammunition you should have on hand can sometimes feel like a return to college algebra. Depending on where you look, there are ammo calculations based on rate of fire in a The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI) survival situation, training time, and priorities of multiple platforms (think AR-15, shotgun, handgun, and so on, all of which typically require different ammo). It’s amazing these calculations don’t consider the moon cycle and rising tides as well. If you find yourself wondering “how much ammo should I have?” you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to simplify this process by taking a realistic approach to the topic of your ammo stash and storage.

  • .45 Colt

.45 Colt: Past, Present, and Future. A Closer Look at the Iconic .45

April 5th, 2022|

Icon doesn’t quite do the Colt Single Action Army revolver in .45 Long Colt justice. If a Winchester lever action was the rifle that won the West, then the Colt .45 was the pistol that did likewise. It became U.S. Army standard issue sidearm in 1872 and would retain that position for the next 20 years, from the beginning of the “Indian Wars” across the Great Plains through Geronimo’s surrender in 1886 and beyond. Cowboys, gunfighters, gamblers, stage drivers, Native Americans, nearly every western character adopted both the pistol and the cartridge or one of its spin-offs between its introduction in the 1870s and the turn of the 20th century, a dynamic time in U.S. firearms history.

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