Monday, November 25, 2013

What to consider when picking a firearms class

We are not interested in competing on price, our price is our price, and includes everything you need for the course. I've known of low cost classes, that once you arrive, they do fingerprint cards for the magical Florida License for just an additional $25, need to borrow a gun? that will be $20-35 dollars, and you will have to use our ammo at some inflated price

I do not care about the quantity of people I've trained, I care about the quality of the training I give.

We keep our classes small to give each individual personal attention, and training, when someone boasts they have trained 40,000 people in 9 years, how much actual training or individual attention was  given to any one person?

So if you are shopping for firearms training I suggest the following

Does the Instructor have time to discuss the course?
How Long has the Instructor Been Training?
How Often Does the Instructor do Training?
What is the Instructor/Student Ratio?
What  % of women does he train?
Does he work with other Instructors?
What will be covered in the Class?
Ask him about his/her Credentials
Can he reference where to find the laws for self defense & concealed carry?
Will he give references?
What will the range-time consist of, how many rounds?, Will there be structured drills?

Prices can vary, but don't chose a course on price alone! Not all Instructors are the same, interview them, & see what they offer. Do they have the knowledge, skills, & attitude you are looking for?

"The bitterness of a wrong choice lasts longer than the pleasure of a low price."

Really the rules are not that complicated

and no one dies if you follow them

Friday, November 22, 2013

Appears there is limited CCW for Non Residents in Illinois

This is the information verbatim from the Illinois State Police website pertaining to reciprocity. 

"No. Out-of-state residents who want to carry a concealed firearm on their person must obtain an Illinois Concealed Carry License to lawfully carry a concealed firearm in Illinois. In order for out-of-state residents to be eligible for an Illinois license, their state’s concealed carry license laws must be substantially similar to those of Illinois. The Illinois State Police will establish rules to identify the elements necessary to meet the substantially similar requirement. 

Out of state residents are granted a limited exception to lawfully carry a concealed firearm within a vehicle if they are eligible to carry a firearm in public under the laws of their state or territory of residence and are not prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm under federal law. This rule became effective immediately. 

If the non-resident leaves his/her vehicle unattended, he or she shall store the firearm within a locked vehicle or locked container within the vehicle in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 65 of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act."

Do not get out of vehicle to pump gas, or for any reason with gun

The Day that changed History

November 22nd, 1963

The anti's will likely blame

The phantom "Gun Show Loophole"

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Seems there has been an editorial change

Dear Reader,

Dynamic changes for “Guns & Ammo” have been in development for many preceding months, and were to first appear in the March issue. Given recent events, we will move forward and begin implementing these changes effective immediately.

Dick Metcalf has had a long and distinguished career as a gunwriter, but his association with Guns & Ammo has officially ended.

The February issue will mark the introduction of Eric R. Poole as the new editor of “Guns & Ammo” magazine. Eric has previously written features with “Guns & Ammo” on new products and has contributed to the “Modern Sporting Rifles” column every other month. He’s known for his passionate advocacy of Second Amendment rights, and continues to be a lifelong student of all things related to firearms. Most recently, you may recognize him for having been the editor-in-chief of special interest publications produced by “Guns & Ammo,” including “Book of the AR-15,” “SNIPER,” “Surplus Firearms,” “Book of the AK47,” “TRIGGER” and many others since 2009.

Eric Poole is himself a long-time reader of “Guns & Ammo” and brings with him a fresh vision for the magazine and digital products. In the coming months he will introduce new contributors carrying credible backgrounds, thoughtful content and a new style. He is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, a Marine combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a smallbore and highpower rifle competitor, gun collector, as well as a marksmanship instructor. During his formative years, he worked for four years at the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. He views the opportunity to lead “Guns & Ammo” as the ultimate achievement in his shooting career, which began decades ago with his father, himself a retired police officer and gun enthusiast.

Every reader is extremely important to Guns & Ammo magazine and we value our relationship with you. I ask you personally to maintain your support of Guns & Ammo magazine and give Eric Poole the opportunity to continue the prominence that “Guns & Ammo” has had in promoting all types of firearms, firearm sports and – firearm rights – since it was first published in 1958.

Chris Agnes
Publisher, Guns & Ammo