Dry Fire Practice

Dry-Fire for Handgun Shooting Success

Are the ranges closed near you? Dry fire training is a great way get some trigger time in at home. Champion shooter Doug Koenig reviews the importance and training value of dry practice.

Want to improve your shooting? Incorporate dry practice in your training regimen, but please do it safely.

Firearms in Apartments

Apartment Rentals & Firearms, The Less They Know the Better

A Virginia Citizens Defense League member got an unpleasant surprise when he advised his apartment's management that there are firearms in an area where maintenance needed to do some work.

He found out in short order that the lease agreement prohibited firearms on the property!

The agreement was poorly written and could have been interpreted as only illegal firearms, but management claims any and all firearms would be prohibited.

Some thoughts on this:

Breathing Technique

Use "4-square breathing" to calm down after a shooting

This is an article we're resurrecting from 7 years ago on how to use breathing to calm down in a high-stress situation. It's worth another read.

Surviving a life-or-death encounter is the most intense emotional experience you will ever have. The physical effects are well documented.

Self Defense Stories

Indoors and in Public, by Day and by Night – More Self Defense Gun Stories

You didn't see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Robyn Sandoval joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained?

These victims saved lives because they had a gun and good habits.

Gun Free Zones

Trump Administration to Abolish One of America’s Biggest Gun-Free Zones

 

On April 13, the Trump Administration published a proposed rule to end a ban on the possession of firearms in water resource development projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE).

These areas comprise one of the largest networks of outdoor recreation sites in America, encompassing more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. Activities that occur on these sites include hiking, boating, fishing, camping, hunting, and geocaching.

Your New Gun

How Do You Protect Your Family With Your New Gun?

by Rob Morse

Millions of new gun owners brought their gun home. That gun in its box in the bedroom closet won’t keep you safe until it is part of your security plan. Becoming a gunfighter takes months of practice and makes you seconds faster. In contrast, having a security plan takes only a few hours and gives you minutes of advantage. Spend your time where it does the most good. This is what you should do first.

Firearm Sales

March 2020 Firearms Sales Were Through the Roof

The March 2020 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 2,375,525 is an increase of 80.4 percent compared to the March 2019 NSSF-adjusted figure. This is by far the highest March recorded.

Using Deadly Force

Situational Awareness: When You Have to Use Deadly Force

Over the past few months, I’ve written about situational awareness and how to lessen your chances of becoming a victim. This month, I’m taking it a step further. Sometimes, regardless of how observant you are, you’re in a situation where you have no choice but to use deadly force.

In 2013, I participated in season 1, episode 1 of Gun Talk TV’s “First Person Defender.” This stressful and eye-opening, scenario-based experience taught me the importance of being able to draw a pistol without being noticed.

Pandemic Pastimes

10 Things Gun Owners Can Do During the Pandemic

Welcome to the age of coronavirus. Many people are working from home for the first time. Others have been told to just not show up for work. And a lot of activities have been postponed or cancelled. People's calendars are looking pretty empty right now.

But there's no point in sitting around and getting depressed about it. The one great thing about being a gun owner is that you always have things to do and skills to sharpen.

So here are 10 things you can do during the pandemic.

Your Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness

by Drew Beatty

Due to the many cancellations and restrictions imposed on people throughout the U.S. during the coronavirus health emergency, there have been reports of violence in grocery stores and other locations. We are re-posting this information for your education and safety.

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