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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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How Much Ammo Should I Have?

2022-04-11T07:48:53-05:00April 8th, 2022|Tags: , |

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.

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  • Gun Range Etiquette

Beginner’s Guide to Gun Range Etiquette

2022-05-01T13:13:35-05:00March 22nd, 2022|Tags: , |

Whether you’re a new gun owner or a long-time firearms shooter, proper gun range etiquette is one of the most important parts of range safety. An exciting day of target shooting practice can easily be spoiled by someone who is unaware or simply inconsiderate of good range manners. Make sure your trip to the range is fun, safe, and effective with these gun range etiquette tips.

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  • Traveling Across State Lines

Can You Carry A Gun Across State Lines? 3 Things Every Gun Owner Needs to Know

2022-03-16T08:01:26-05:00February 18th, 2022|

Whether you have a concealed carry license or not, if you will be traveling cross-country with your firearms while on vacation this year, particularly through states that may not be as “firearms friendly” as your home state, you’ll be happy to know that the federal Firearm Owners Protection Act, or FOPA, allows you to legally transport your firearms in your vehicle while you drive, so long as you comply with a short list of requirements found in what is known as the “Safe Passage” provision, or 18 U.S.C. § 926A.

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  • Duty to Retreat

What Is Duty to Retreat and How Does It Work?

2022-02-22T03:54:33-06:00December 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

“Duty to retreat” is a phrase you’ll hear from time to time when discussing lawful self-defense. It's a term that is frequently misunderstood and misrepresented, so call your Independent Program Attorney if you have any questions. Let's unpack this legal term so that you can understand what it really means when a state has a duty to retreat law.

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

2022-02-08T19:37:42-06:00November 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

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.

  • Types of guns 101

Types of Guns 101 (Part One)

2022-05-01T13:34:55-05:00November 9th, 2021|

There are a lot of different firearms platforms and types of guns on the market, so it’s understandable to get confused sometimes. If you’ve ever been curious about the difference between a lever-action and a bolt-action or a rifle and a carbine, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for a general lesson in firearms platform terminology.

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  • Brandishing

Everything You Need to Know About Brandishing

2022-02-23T00:13:37-06:00November 8th, 2021|Tags: , |

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?

  • Gun Range Etiquette

3 Things You Should Learn in a Conceal and Carry Class

2022-01-04T05:35:19-06:00September 13th, 2021|Tags: , |

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.

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