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  • Top 12 New Years resolutions for gun owners

Top 12 New Year’s Resolutions for Gun Owners

December 29th, 2021|

As we welcome each new year, it’s typical to think about making changes. There are many things we’d all like to do with our lives, and it’s a cultural tradition to frame them as New Year’s resolutions. The problem with that is the way resolutions tend to be forgotten before January is even over. As gun owners, it’s a great idea to plan for year-round changes by making resolutions that will improve our skills and make us safer, more responsible people. With that in mind, we’ve come up with 12 New Year’s resolutions for gun owners: one for each month to cover the entire coming year.

  • Broken Bottle

Fight Off a Rapist—and Face Charges?

December 27th, 2021|

This is a real story of a self-defense encounter that happened to one our members. At the time, she was a single college student with no thoughts of what Legal Defense for Self Defense® might mean. To protect her identity, we are not including any real names, dates, or locations. For our purposes, we'll call our defender “Maria.”

  • 10 Best Holiday Gifts for Gun Enthusiasts

10 Best Last-Minute Gifts for Gun Enthusiasts

December 16th, 2021|

Gun lovers often joke about how they’re not hard to shop for—you just need to know where the nearest gun store is. But the truth is, finding the perfect gift for gun enthusiasts (that isn’t a firearm) is not an easy task. So, if you’re in need of some gift ideas for the gun lover in your life, look no further! From hidden gems to high-quality must-haves, we’ve got you covered with our list of the 10 best holiday gifts for gun enthusiasts.

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Ammunition 101

December 9th, 2021|

Sometimes the words thrown around in the gun world can be confusing. One example is the terminology used to talk about ammunition because there are a variety of terms you should be familiar with.

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The Four Golden Rules of Gun Safety (and a Few More You Should Know)

November 30th, 2021|

As a firearms owner, gun safety should be your top priority at all times. It does not matter if you own your gun for home defense, use it as an everyday carry (EDC), or only use it to hunt. Being safe is the responsibility of every gun owner. Sometimes it seems overwhelming, especially for those new to the gun world, because certain organizations push three rules while others say there are seven or more. We’re going to fill you in on four golden rules and offer some extra safety tips to further your firearms education.

  • Brandishing

Everything You Need to Know About Brandishing

November 8th, 2021|

Depending on which survey you read, there are anywhere between 100,000 and 3.6 million defensive gun uses per year in the United States. One thing that almost everyone who studies such things agrees on is that, in a large number of the defensive gun uses that take place each year, no shot is ever fired. So, what separates displaying a firearm lawfully—or even justifiably pointing a firearm at another person—from a criminal charge of “brandishing,” or the unlawful display of a firearm?

  • Self Defense

Self-Defense Frequently Asked Questions

October 11th, 2021|

Many people have questions when they first become interested in the art of self-defense. In this guide, we’ll address some of the most common self-defense questions people have, as well as explore some things that are not always as obvious to someone just starting to research how to take responsibility for their own personal safety.

  • Concealed Carry

Carry a Gun? Here’s What You Need to Know About Concealed Carry

September 28th, 2021|

Concealed carry is the practice of carrying a firearm (typically a handgun) on one’s physical person while taking steps to ensure that the presence of the firearm is undetectable to casual (or trained) observers. Concealed carry is often accomplished by securing the firearm in a holster specifically designed to aid concealment underneath everyday clothing.

  • Gun Range Etiquette

3 Things You Should Learn in a Conceal and Carry Class

September 13th, 2021|

A “conceal and carry class” is a common term that generally refers to the class required before a person can obtain their license or permit to carry. However, it is important to keep in mind that the requirements for what a conceal and carry class must contain, or whether you even need to take a class to obtain your permit, vary depending on the state in which you live.

  • Protecting the Faithful: The Church Security Team

Protecting the Faithful: The Church Security Team

September 8th, 2021|

A church security team serves a vital role in protecting parishioners and staff during services and promoting overall church safety. While the church security team’s job description says as much, when most people think of a church security team, they probably imagine an armed response to an active killer. While this is certainly something that could occur, the church security team’s mission is more nuanced than that.

  • September 11th

September 11th: 20 Years Later

September 2nd, 2021|

The morning of September 11th, 2001, began like any other for most Americans across the country. They went to work, attended morning classes, and followed their normal routines. Many of those living on the West Coast were still asleep when the terror attacks began. Some saw the destruction play out in real time; some woke to a world forever changed by hate and terror.

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