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  • 911 Calls

911 Calls: Do’s, Don’ts, and the Law

2022-06-29T17:03:54-05:00June 29th, 2022|Tags: , |

“If I had more bullets, I would have shot them all again and again.” Those words were spoken by Bernie Goetz on December 31, 1984, during an interview with local law enforcement in Concord, New Hampshire. Goetz is perhaps best known by the name the media gave him at that time: The Subway Vigilante. He’d shot four young men he felt threatened him while he rode the subway. During the course of this interview—during which Goetz had no legal counsel present—he delivered what might be one of the more infamously bad exchanges with police. This took place decades ago, before the days of cell phones and instant interactions; today, it could easily be the content of a dramatically bad 911 call. In fact, the contents of a call to 911 are absolutely going to be heard by law enforcement, probably multiple times. Your 911 call might not technically be a statement to the police, but it can be treated as an admission or evidence of your state of mind—mens rea—in court.

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  • Tips for Accurate shooting

Be a Better Shooter with These Accurate Shooting Tips Every Shooter Should Know!

2022-06-22T10:51:56-05:00June 20th, 2022|Tags: , |

Whether you’re brand new to the world of guns or an experienced shooter, it’s likely you’re always looking for ways to be a more accurate shooter. After all, no one wants to be a bad shot, and even as your shooting improves there’s always room for improvement. Check out the information below for some tips to help you on your way to becoming a more precise shooter.

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  • pepper spray and dogs

Pepper Spray and Dogs: Does a Spray Work as a Defense Against Canine Threats?

2022-06-03T03:39:44-05:00May 27th, 2022|Tags: , |

There are a multitude of defensive scenarios that involve attacks not from humans, but from animals. Perhaps the most common among those are attacks carried out by aggressive dogs. Have you ever wondered how you could defend yourself against a canine attack? Pepper spray is often mentioned as a viable option, but does it really work?

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  • Pepper Spray Primer: Is Pepper Spray Legal for Self-Defense?

Pepper Spray Primer: Is Pepper Spray Legal for Self-Defense?

2022-06-15T12:11:57-05:00May 11th, 2022|Tags: , |

While it’s true that pepper spray, also called OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) spray, is an incredibly popular self-defense tool, it’s not the one-size-fits-all answer that many see it as. Police officers, security guards, and private citizens interested in self-defense have all utilized pepper spray effectively inside of self-defense incidents to prevent falling victim to violent crime. In fact, pepper spray is so popular and socially accepted that in most states you can find pepper spray in the checkout line of your local hardware or big box store, right alongside the other products they sell. But there’s an important question to ask: Does the popularity of pepper spray lead to people ignoring the potential issues that could come from having it or using it?

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  • John Moses Browning: America’s Gunmaker

John Moses Browning: America’s Gunmaker

2022-05-10T17:48:05-05:00May 10th, 2022|Tags: , |

The hand of John Moses Browning is evident across firearms — everything from semi-automatic pistols, to shotguns, Winchester lever-action rifles, even military weapons such as the “Ma Deuce” .50 caliber machine gun that Browning designed — from the late 19th century into today. Browning’s designs took firearms from the single-shot rolling block rifle to the machine gun, and influenced almost all types of firearm design, particularly autoloading ammunition. His inventions included significant improvements to single-shot, lever-action, and pump-action rifles and shotguns, and he developed some of the first reliable autoloading pistols by inventing a telescoping bolt and integrating this bolt and barrel shroud into a slide.

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  • Raising Them Right: Moms Training Future Hunters and Shooters

Raising Them Right: Moms Training Future Hunters and Shooters

2022-05-05T16:42:53-05:00May 5th, 2022|Tags: , |

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.

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  • Gun Terminology: Handgun Edition

Gun Terminology: Handgun Edition

2022-05-02T19:19:29-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Tags: , |

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.

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  • Concealed Carry Positions

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

2022-04-14T16:53:19-05:00April 14th, 2022|Tags: , |

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.

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  • Indoor vs. Outdoor Gun Range

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

2022-04-20T14:08:33-05:00April 12th, 2022|Tags: , |

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.

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