Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2nd police officer killed

In what is now NY

Rangemaster courses in June

June 27-28, Sat-Sun, Combative Pistol 1, at West Elkton, Ohio seehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/combative-pistol-1-west-elkton…
June 29, Monday, Defensive Shotgun, One Day, at West Elkton, Ohio seehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/defensive-shotgun-west-elkton-…
For any class, if you want to avoid the on-line registration ticket fee, simply mail a check to us. Be sure to include a note identifying the course you wish to enroll in and include your email address.
1016 W Poplar Ave, Suite 106
Collierville, TN, 38017

Study shows

Why women are buying guns

Some history on the gun

That killed Lincoln

Gun Porn

Sharps Brothers unique AR Lower

A bit over the top for me, but then I'm old and traditional.

I don't care if my students are tactical

I just want them to be proficient and to prevail! They don't have to be cool to do that.

I'll disagree

380 is not the 'new" 9 mm

 Pocket 380's are convenient to carry, for people that do not think they will actually need a gun. The ammunition is more expensive, than 9 mm, and you can only hot rod a round so much before you start blowing guns up, so it isn't all that much more powerful than before.

The vast majority of people that carry the tiny 380's don't shoot much, as it gets uncomfortable pretty quick, so they may not notice the cost, of ammo, and if it is what they have, they will likely be able to defend themselves. My opinion is 380's make a decent back up, and if deep concealment is required they suit the purpose. The reality is that most people who do carry, the odds are in their favor of never having to use the gun, so I admit the 380 works real well there.

There are a lot of down sized 9 mm's that are relativity the same size,with guns like the new Glock 43, the S&W Shield, there really is no excuse not to up-size to 9 mm. Yes I'm aware that you do lose the full potential of 9 mm in the smaller shorter barrel guns.

Do not take it that I'm saying if you chose to carry a pocket 380, you have made a bad choice. Life is full of choices, Personally I prefer to carry a full size gun in 9 mm, right now it is a Government model 1911, along with a pocket 9 mm as back up, also a 1911 style, that my spare mags will fit in. A lot of people will say I made the wrong choice, but in the long run they don't have to live with my choice.

But anyway you cut it 380 is not 9 mm.

Gun Porn

Custom AR-15 Pistol build

That is enough of an excuse to buy a truck

AR-15 Console Mount

Anti Gun?

Watch your action movie flop

Guys Like

The first gun designed for women in India

Police shot him 16 times

Says he understands cops have a tough job

Choke Hold

Hearings Begin

Changes in Ohio

Monday, March 23, 2015
States that honor Ohio CHL
NOTE: These states can change their agreements with Ohio,  Check the laws before traveling.
ü  Alabama
ü  Alaska
ü  Arizona  
ü  Arkansas
ü  Colorado
ü  Delaware
ü  Florida
ü  Georgia
ü  Kansas
ü   Kentucky
ü  Idaho
ü  Illinois (In Vehicle only)
ü  Indiana
ü  Iowa
ü  Louisiana
ü  Michigan
ü  Minnesota
ü  Mississippi
ü  Missouri
ü  Montana
ü  Nebraska
ü  New Hampshire
ü  New Mexico
ü  North Carolina
ü  North Dakota
ü  Nevada
ü  Ohio (of course)
ü  Oklahoma
ü  South Carolina
ü  South Dakota
ü  Tennessee
ü  Texas
ü  Utah
ü  Vermont
ü  Virginia 
ü  Washington
ü  West Virginia
ü  Wisconsin (Only on licenses issued after 3/23/15)
ü  Wyoming

·         Ohio honors all other states

Really shouldn't count on head shots

There really is no good place to shoot people that will always make them quiet and peaceful instantly.

20 better shooting tips

From 20 trainers and  shooters

Hey I know several of those people

Monday, March 23, 2015


Wilson Combat

We are winning

But, do not let your guard down, the war ain't over.

Haven't had a Barrel Looker

But I've seen all the rest

As John Farnum said "The person most likely to shot you, is you"


Just why would you do that?

I guess he will miss out on the Darwin Award, since he survived

Happen to me once

It was during a tactical carbine match, at my old club.We had a mocked up shoot house, we also had heavy rain, and during scoring, I noticed some of the targets in shoot house needed repair, I told the other match official we were going to fix the targets and be right up. He got distracted on the way up range,  then looked down range, didn't see anyone, and called a shooter to the line.. I will say me and the 2 guys helping me were a bit surprised when we heard "Shooter Ready". One guy with me started to panic, and I told him, to just wait, as the competitor had to shoot the target array to our right, then had to move  before engaging the targets in the windows.  Someone up range saw us about that time in the doorway and called a ceasefire. It was close but could have been worse. With as much as there is going on during a match, some could use a dedicated range watcher.
Odd writing this, I realized both the guys helping me that day have since died.
I am sure everyone concerned in the video was shaken up, and proper changes will be made for future matches.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

What do you need for most gun classes?

Outside of a basic pistol or CCW class, where many instructors loan or rent firearms, most classes will require you bring your own firearms and gear. Before you "lol", you would be surprised how many people think everything is included in a shooting course.

So what we recommend is
·         Firearm for the class, and good idea to bring a back up if you own one, and be serious about your training, don't take a 10/22 to a tactical carbine class. Also recommend  that you do not take a brand new gun to class, take your new gun to the range and shoot it before class. Some instructors may have a loaner gun if your's goes down, but they likely do not have one for every student, and after you have paid for the class, and travel, no sense sitting on the side lines, because your gun broke.

·         Minimum of 3 magazines if running  a high capacity gun, 5 if running a single stack. or 2 speed loaders for revolvers, you really can't bring enough magazines to a class.

·        If a pistol class Strong side hip holster inside or outside the waist band, holster should be for that specific  model firearm, and stay open for re-holstering . For long guns a sling is a good idea. Also check with your trainer to be sure your holster is allowed in the class.

·         Double magazine pouch (we also highly recommend a proper belt)

·         Hearing and eye protection, Electronic recommended, and a brimmed hat is recommended.

·         Ammunition, can't hurt to bring a bit extra, if the class is small the Instructor may run some extra drills.   

·         Comfortable clothing for the weather (We recommend ladies avoid low cut tops, due to hot brass) When we say proper it should be sturdy and protective of the elements.

·        Additional Recommended Equipment:

 Spare gun         
 Sun screen
 Bug repellent 
First Aid Kit
Hand towel 
Antiseptic wipes
Folding chair 
Rain Gear
Bottled water, Gatorade, and snacks
Advil, Tylenol, etc.
Comfortable Footwear 

If you plan according, you will stay mostly comfortable, hydrated and alert to learn what  the Instructor has to teach you.  Training is an investment, make the most of it, and keep an open mind to what they have to teach you, just because it is not how you do it, they might actually show you a better way.

Glock 43, Glock 43

Glock 43
That's it, the wait is over, now get in line to buy it.

Another David Gregory

They likely won't proscute, but would be nice if they did

Well it is real

and Massad Ayoob has already testes, reviewed it

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Justice off track

"This is a case of a law-abiding citizen being turned into a criminal by New Jersey gun laws."

Some common mistakes in training

For those seeking training #1 really applies, really not  the best to seek out the cheapest training

#9 is ok, if carefully scripted, but unless the trainer really controls the scenario it can turn in cowboy's and indians

Still a bad idea

Worse than the "Curve"  That should make Taurus feel better. 

Yes it seems the subconscious

Is drawn to the weapon, what the mind sees as the threat Back when I use to compete, in tactical shoots, it was always interesting when taping targets, how many rounds hit the weapon, even if at the side of the target, considered a 3 point hit , where a center chest was a 5 point hit. Even in a competition against paper targets, the brain was still seeing the gun as the threat rather than the figure wielding the weapon. So if that happens against paper targets, how much more might it happen in a real life or death encounter? I once heard I suppose second hand (An old Gunsite graduate that had actually trained under Col. Cooper.) of how the Mozambique Drill came about, that the good guy hit the bad guy twice in the chest, showing no apparent injury and the good guy then shot unaffected bad guy in the head. When the bad guy was examined the AK he was holding across his chest had taken the 2 hits. Had the shooters brain targeted the AK?
We not only have to train physically, as in going to the range to shoot, but we have to train mentally, on things such as the gun is not the problem, the guy holding the gun is the problem, take him out and the gun will do nothing. Also we can not go into a fight thinking  our tactical combo of gun and ammo or even shot placement is going to end the problem soon enough. We have to embrace the idea that we may need to problem solve rapidly, as the fight occurs. If all you have practiced is tight center chest shots, and  the bad guy that picked you is wearing armor, are you going to continue to shoot at his chest, or rapidly move to shoot  him elsewhere? You have to keep your wits and use them to prevail. 

Remember the Curve?

A "hands on" report

Still sounds like something you really don't want

The Sage continues

Army wants the M4a1 to be more like civilian rifles, except with the full auto option!

How about a custom

War Hammer?

It is Not a rule

Never has been, and really you should be very careful what you say until you have a lawyer

Things wear out

Even quality gear has a lifespan

Wow isn't that

The state with the best gun laws according to crimadvisor?