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Fast Draw?  Or Fast Timing?
The two scruffy looking men faced each other in the deserted street. Twenty yards separated them and the only sound was the desert wind blowing dust and tumbleweeds. They stood there for what seemed hours, hands poised over the low slung single action pistols they each wore. But as the western sun hung low in the sky, one hand flashed to the ivory butt of a polished six shooter and each man fired...
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It's Better To Be Judged By 12, Than Carried By 6 -


  It is always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. 

 And you can take that to the bank  

The three eyed monster.

1      2     3


A home invader's worst nightmare.

  Words of Wisdom

  If you own a gun, you will appreciate this.

  If not, you should get one  and learn how to use it.

  Shooting Advice:  

Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not to protect you.   

Never let someone or thing that threatens you get inside arm’s length and never say

"I’ve got a gun". If you feel you need to use deadly force for heaven’s sake let the first sound they hear be the safety clicking off, and they shouldn't have time to hear anything after that if you are doing your job. 

'The average response time of a 911 call is over 23 minutes,

the response time of a .44 magnum at 1400 feet per second at 20 feet is .015 seconds.' [Can you outrun that?]  

"The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win - and cheat if necessary."

  "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

  "Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets. You may get killed with your own gun, but he'll have to beat you to death with it, cause it's going to be empty."

"If you're not shooting', you should be loading'. If you're not loading', you should be moving',

if you're not moving', someone's going to cut your head off and put it on a stick."

"Do something. It may be wrong, but do something." 

  "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous.

If you have a gun, what in the hell do you have to be paranoid for?"

"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work, but I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language."  

"You have the rest of your life to solve your problems.  

  How long you live depends on how well you do it."

  "You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family."

   If you believe in the 2nd Amendment, please forward...

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From: Phil Perkins [mailto:philperk@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 10:23 AM
To: A-Team
Subject: Ladies civic organization in Texas


KJA says;

For those of you who don't live in Texas and think they are a bunch of uncivilized ruffians - well, it’s simply not true!

 In fact, they have ladies' groups that meet regularly to discuss current events

and develop needed home-skills.  For example, this photo was recently taken

at a ladies group meeting in San Antonio, where they were discussing the elections coming up in November, and in 2012.  

 My kina Gals! Uncle Phil -  

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Tactical Tim Episode 2 - The Silenced Glock


Tactical Tim has some fun at the range and demonstrates the difference between shooting a Glock with and without a suppressor. Learn the ins and outs of how a silencer actually works and see a liv...

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Myth: Gun Control Reduces Crime
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United Nations Ready To Globally Ban Guns

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Ignatius Piazza: This Will Enrage You…

January 11th, 2010  

In the past, I have sent you Blog posts that I predicted would make you smile, or made you laugh, or bring a tear to you eye. As you know, I was right about your reaction.

Well, I have a blog for you this week that I must warn, will make you extremely mad. I believe it will enrage you.

I share it with you because every red-blooded, freedom-loving American needs to see it and understand that our CURRENT administration has broken ranks with ALL previous administrations and now supports the greatest threat to our sovereignty and liberty.

Watch this video, then see my comments below, then forward this blog to everyone you know…

Click the video below to play

The US has not signed any such treaty with the UN…yet.

The UN has been trying to negotiate an arms control treaty for years, but past US administrations have never supported such flagrant attempts by the UN to interfere with our sovereignty or strip us of our Second Amendment rights.

However, the CURRENT administration has reversed the long standing position of the US and has publically stated it supports an arms control treaty.

Should a treasonous administration sign an arms control treaty, the Senate would have the power to squash it by refusing to ratify the treaty.

Should a treasonous administration sign an arms control treaty AND the Senate ratified the treaty, then the final check and balance to protect our liberty and sovereignty would lie in the hands of tens of millions of American gun owners.

My question to you is, ARE YOU UP TO THAT TASK?

Or will you go silently into the night as gun owners in not-so-Great Britain, Australia, and Canada have done–surrendering their God given rights of self defense to an increasingly more intrusive, manipulative, and controlling world government?

You don’t need to tell me whether you are up to the task or not.

You need to look in the mirror and answer the question for yourself.

Our Founding Fathers understood that the greatest protection against enemies, both foreign and domestic, was an armed and train populace.

The MORE Americans that become armed and get trained to levels that exceed law enforcement and military standards, the LESS likely we are to ever see the day when Americans must use those weapons to protect our freedom from the UN or any other individual or entity bent on enslaving us.

The Japanese of World War II feared invading the US because of a “rifleman behind every tree.”

Arming and training YOU and every other responsible, freedom-loving American is the short term and long term answer to safety and peace in our country for generations.

Front Sight is here to help you and every responsible American place fear in the hearts of those in the UN who want to steal your freedom.

Here is your ticket. Purchase it and get on board…

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We stand ready, willing, and able to arm and train you at https://www.frontsight.com/free-gun.asp

I post a different article on this blog each Monday so I look forward to your visit every week.

If you have an interesting photo, story or tip about a relevant topic of interest to gun ownership, firearms training or Second Amendment issues, please feel free to send it to me at:

info@frontsight.com or


If you want to take advantage of the https://www.frontsight.com/free-gun.asp

See you next week.


Dr. Ignatius Piazza
Founder and Director
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
P.O. Box 2619
Aptos, CA 95001

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From: Dudley Brown [mailto:dudley.brown@nationalgunrights.org]
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 3:10 PM
Subject: New Year Same Congress

New Year, Same Congress

I know I don't need to tell you that the allies of the Second Amendment in Washington, D.C. are few and far between.

We have the most anti-gun President of all time in Barack Obama. His henchmen in Congress -- people like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer-- are poised to pursue his radical anti-gun agenda.

Gun rights activists like you and me, must remain vigilant; shining a light on the secret schemes of the gun-grabbers. Grassroots activists must be able to weed through the internet rumors and myths (think of all those SB.2099 emails you've gotten) and get to the truth.

That's why the National Association for Gun Rights created our Billwatch page -- as a resource you can reference whenever you need -- to keep track of gun related legislation in the 111th Congress.

You'll find that we've even collected a number of pro-gun bills which needs your support. Additionally, our staff has ranked each bill on a scale of Strongly Support to Strongly Oppose to let you know where NAGR stands.

Please visit the Billwatch page to stay fully informed on all gun-related bills making their way through Congress.

Stay Vigilant,
Dudley Sig
Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights


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The Second Amendment March Website
Second Amendment March is coming up on April 19 2010
CCW Targets is donating 10% of every purchase of our SAM combo pack to the Second Amendment March. To this day we are pleased to announce that we have donated over $100 to the march and will continue to do so for the next six months.If gun owners do not step up and support this cause, not only will they be hurting every gun owner out there but the leftist news media will use our own event against us. I know most gun owners do not want to make waves or call attention to themselves, hell I don't want to call attention to myself. But if we do nothing then we are doomed and so are our guns.I hope to see you all in DC on April 19 2010 and please donate to the Second Amendment March, every little bit helps. 
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NRA: The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina
The video you will see on this web site is horrifying. The crimes committed against law-abiding gun owners are beyond comprehension. The arrogance of anti-gun politicians and government officials a...

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National Guard Confiscating Guns in New Orleans

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Congressman Paul Broun's (R-GA) audio briefing on H.R. 45
Obama's Anti-Gun attack on America

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What gun-grabbers don't want you to know

From: Dudley Brown [mailto:Dudley.Brown@nationalgunrights.org]
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 4:35 PM
Subject: What gun-grabbers don't want you to know


What gun-grabbers don't want you to know
I hate to say I told you so, but . . .

Now there’s indisputable evidence of what gun owners like you and me have been saying for years.

Gun bans do NOT decrease gun crime. In fact, if anything, they increase it.

Banning guns only disarms law-abiding citizens while criminals are empowered knowing their targets have been disarmed.

Ownership of a handgun has been virtually impossible in Britain since 1997 but according to a recent article, gun crime has gone up 89% in the past decade.

Yet, every time there is any gun related violence the anti-gunners continue to repeat their worn out mantra: If we just banned guns it would all go away.

I’m sick and tired of them getting away with this sort of rhetoric.

It’s time they look at the facts and read the statistics and it’s time gun owners have the evidence they need to argue against the unfounded claims of gun-grabbers.

For more on this story, click here to see Luke’s blog.

In Liberty,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights

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From: Gun Owners of America [mailto:Gun_Owners_of_America@capwiz.mailmanager.net]
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 2:53 PM
Subject: Obama Pushing a "Radical's Radical" to the Federal Bench


Obama Pushing a "Radical's Radical" to the Federal Bench
-- Vote could come as early as Monday

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

Thursday, November 12, 2009

He has been called "extreme" by some.  But to others, he's beyond extreme... he's a "Radical's Radical." 

Whatever he is, he could become President Obama's next choice for the federal judiciary.

This radical is Judge David Hamilton, and he's been nominated for a position on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Hamilton has made many political enemies on the right, seeing that his politics are to the far left of the political spectrum.  Oh yes, judges aren't supposed to be political, but this one has engaged in quite a bit of leftist activism.

His biggest opponent on Capitol Hill is Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Based on his analysis of Hamilton, gun owners should be very concerned about a judge who is all to willing to "amend the Constitution."  According to Senator Sessions:

Judge Hamilton stated in a 2003 speech that the role of a judge includes writing footnotes to the Constitution: "Judge S. Hugh Dillin of this court has said that part of our job here as judges is to write a series of footnotes to the Constitution. We all do that every year in cases large and small." In explaining this statement to Senator Hatch, Judge Hamilton wrote that he believes the Framers intended judges to amend the Constitution through evolving case law.

Of course, we have seen this pattern time and time again.  Judges ignore the clear wording of the Constitution -- in essence, amending the Constitution through each new case they decide.

The courts then become the vehicle for rewriting the Second Amendment!

Not surprisingly, Judge Hamilton's politics are to the extreme, far left.  He spent a brief stint as a fundraiser for ACORN, the organization that was an aggressive supporter of Barack Obama in the presidential election.  In addition to all the evils surrounding ACORN is the fact that the organization has lobbied against Second Amendment rights -- as seen by the New Jersey chapter supporting a one-gun-a-month ordinance in Jersey City.

Certainly any judicial nomination put forth by our anti-gun President is suspect, but it's interesting to note who his chief backer is in the U.S. Senate.  It's none other than Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana, who holds an "F" rating from Gun Owners of America.

Lugar has never failed to support one of Obama's anti-gun nominations, as evidenced by his votes for Attorney General Eric Holder, State Department lawyer Harold Koh, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the incredibly wacky Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein.

On policy questions, Senator Lugar is no better.  To wit, he voted against repealing the gun ban in Washington, DC this year.

Considering Hamilton's extreme track record, it's no wonder that Senator Lugar -- in introducing Hamilton to his colleagues -- begged his fellow Senators to ignore the judge's policy views.  Lugar asked them not to base their votes on "partisan considerations, much less on how we hope or predict a given judicial nominee will 'vote' on particular issues of public moment or controversy." 

Instead, Lugar asked his colleagues "to evaluate judicial candidates on whether they have the requisite intellect, experience, character and temperament that Americans deserve from their judges...."

In other words, ignore Judge Hamilton's liberalism and just vote for him because he's so smart and because he's such a nice guy!

Judge Hamilton's rulings have made a lot of enemies on the political right, especially the one in Hinrichs v. Bosma where, according to a November 3 editorial in The Washington Times, he "prohibited prayers in the Indiana House of Representatives that expressly mentioned Jesus Christ... yet he allowed prayers which mentioned Allah."

Gun owners have much to be concerned about, as well.  Anytime a judge who believes in rewriting the Constitution is elevated to sit as an appellate judge, that's a scary thing -- especially given the fact that most cases never reach the U.S. Supreme Court and are, thus, decided at lower levels in the federal judiciary.

ACTION:  Please contact your Senators right away and urge them to vote AGAINST Judge David Hamilton.  You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your legislators the pre-written e-mail message below.

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Senator:

I urge you to vote against Judge David Hamilton for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  In addition to opposing his far left views, I don't appreciate his disdain for the Constitution.

To quote Senator Sessions, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee:

"Judge Hamilton stated in a 2003 speech that the role of a judge includes writing footnotes to the Constitution: 'Judge S. Hugh Dillin of this court has said that part of our job here as judges is to write a series of footnotes to the Constitution. We all do that every year in cases large and small.' In explaining this statement to Senator Hatch, Judge Hamilton wrote that he believes the Framers intended judges to amend the Constitution through evolving case law."

Of course, we have seen this pattern time and time again.  Judges ignore the clear wording of the Constitution -- in essence, amending the Constitution through each new case they decide.

The courts then become the vehicle for rewriting the Second Amendment!

Not surprisingly, Judge Hamilton's written answers to the Senate Judiciary Committee show his lack of understanding regarding the Second and Fourteenth Amendments.  While Hamilton cannot ignore what the Supreme Court said in DC v. Heller (2008), he refuses to admit that the individual right to keep and bear arms applies anywhere outside of Washington, D.C. -- instead, he just says he will rely on evolving "case law [as] developed in earlier incorporation cases."

Once again, evolving case law -- more often than not -- takes us away from what the Constitution actually says. 

Please vote NO on David Hamilton.


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From: Dudley Brown [mailto:director@nationalgunrights.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 3:06 PM
Subject: Another "Gun Free Zone" Tragedy


Another "Gun Free Zone" Tragedy.

Apparently it’s not enough for our government that the heroes in America’s armed forces risk their lives overseas defending our freedom.

These days, our soldiers aren't even safe here at home stationed on secure military bases.

On November 5th, a lone gunman murdered 13 fully-trained, ready to deploy soldiers, and wounded 29 more, in the most shocking terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.

How was Nidal Hasan, a psychologist, able to take down so many trained soldiers?  Because the government thinks its better to keep it’s armed service members unarmed . . .

That’s right.  Our military men and woman are banned from carrying the weapons they are trained and trusted to use in the heat of combat.

President Clinton authored this asinine policy back in 1993 when he declared all military bases “Gun Free Zones.”

As you know, “Gun Free Zones” do nothing but assure criminals, and now terrorists, that they will find unarmed victims defenseless against a homicidal rampage.

Maybe I’m crazy, but I’d rather the soldiers delivered a barrage of bullets to end Hasan’s attack the second he opened fire.

I’d rather Hasan was dead and the heroes he murdered were still alive.

But because of Clinton’s ingenious policy of an unarmed armed forces, this psychopath methodically executed soldier after soldier before a local traffic cop could arrive on the scene.

If we didn't have “Gun Free Zones” and our armed forces were . . . I don't know . . . ARMED, Nadir Hasan would have met bullets instead of bodies.

On this Veteran’s Day, remember that the safety of our armed forces is of paramount importance whether it’s on the battlefield or here at home.

Please join the National Association of Gun Rights in our battle against "Gun Free Zones."

In Liberty,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights

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Please join the fight to end "Gun Free Zones" and restore the Second Amendment!  
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BELLEVUE, WA – Anti-gun Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has reached a new low in his attempt to blame the Fort Hood massacre on firearms, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“Mayor Daley is deplorably capitalizing on the outrage at Fort Hood to push his gun prohibition agenda,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “This is the height of moral bankruptcy from a man whose administration was sued Wednesday morning by the Chicago inspector general over apparent interference with an investigation into possible wrongdoing by current and former city employees.”

On Monday, Daley reacted to the Fort Hood shooting by telling reporters, “Unfortunately, America loves Guns. We love guns to a point where that, uh, we see devastation on a daily basis. You don't blame a group.”

“You don't blame guns, either,” Gottlieb fired back. “You hold the perpetrator responsible for his crime, not the instruments he used. Would Daley blame cars for the highway carnage created by drunk drivers?

“Perhaps the real culprit here,” he continued, “is former President Bill Clinton. The Washington Times revealed this morning that after he took office in 1993, the Army, under Clinton, instituted a ban on the carrying of firearms by military personnel on their bases. As a result, soldiers have been disarmed and left vulnerable to this kind of attack. Using Daley’s logic, he should blame Clinton for the Fort Hood massacre. That makes more sense than blaming guns.  

“Daley has an agenda,” Gottlieb observed, “that he shares with other anti-gun extremists. They will exploit any tragedy to pursue their goal of public disarmament and destruction of the Second Amendment. Whether it is the assassination of a Seattle police officer, the murder of 13 people at Fort Hood, or the horrible body count of crime victims that has piled up in Chicago under Daley’s regime, they will dance through the blood toward the nearest sympathetic microphone to push their cause.

“America must ignore the ravings of anti-gun fanatics,” he concluded, “who are so blinded by a hatred for individual liberty and personal protection that they cannot see how foolish and petty they have become.”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms http://www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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From: Dudley Brown [mailto:director@nationalgunrights.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 3:08 PM
Subject: Disarming "Right Wing Extremists"


Disarming "Right Wing Extremists."

As expected, the gun grabbers in Congress are exploiting the Ft. Hood terrorist attack to advance their anti-gun agenda.

Chuck Schumer wants to see tougher background checks to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists. But this is nothing new.

Rahm Emanuel proposed over a year ago that anyone on the terrorist watch list be banned from purchasing firearms.

Trying to prevent suspected terrorists from arming themselves sounds pretty reasonable, right?

Well, think again.  Remember who we're dealing with here.

You know that DHS report which warned about "right wing extremists" and about how pro-life, pro-gun, and anti-tax Americans might be domestic terrorists?

It seems it's you and me they want to disarm.

And with
1600 names being added to the FBI watch list every day, I'm sure you can see how a few outspoken Americans might "accidentally" end up on that list.

Are you willing to risk your rights just to feel safe from terrorism?

Thomas Jefferson once said, "I prefer dangerous liberty to peaceful servitude."

In Liberty,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights

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Quisling on the loose in gun media


From: National Association for Gun Rights [mailto:director@nationalgunrights.org]
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 3:30 PM
Subject: Quisling on the loose in gun media


What’s worse than an anti-gun liberal?

            Simple: an anti-gun TV host masquerading as a gun rights supporter.

Jim Darnell is a prime example of that.


Mr. Darnell, the host of a syndicated outdoors television show "God's Great Outdoors" and author of a weekly outdoor column, has joined the ranks of noted quisling Jim Zumbo by calling the manufacture of AR-15 sporting rifles a “big mistake.”


Darnell’s column, which called the production of AR-15 style rifles a “big mistake,” was scrubbed from his website, shortly after it was published.  Darnell went on to claim that the production of AR-15 style rifles for hunting only encourages and angers the anti-gunners.  He concludes that bolt action rifles should be used for hunting because they’re safe and politically correct.


By conceding that the very possession of AR-15 style rifles is a mistake, Darnell gives the anti-gunners a foothold to justify banning other types of firearms.  Using his own argument, Mr. Darnell's precious bolt action hunting rifles would be reclassified by the anti-gunners as high-powered sniper rifles, and therefore are a menace to society.


Darnell’s argument is as foolish and naive as it is dangerous.  Gun rights activists must not give a single inch to the anti-gun liberals in Washington D.C. and in state capitals across the country.  If we give them an inch, they will take a yard, and pretty soon we've been pushed a mile.

What can you do about it? That's simple:


    • Write Jim Darnell a note and tell him these sort of quisling antics will not be tolerated, you can reach him via e-mail at: ggodarnell@gmail.com.

For freedom and liberty,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director

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From: WorldNetDaily [mailto:alerts@newsalerts.worldnetdaily.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 8:24 AM
To: James Santos
Subject: Obama's Gun Free America



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Dear Concerned American,

The great pay-back has begun, and it's going to be ugly.

The gun grabbers in Congress are paying back the anti-gun extremists who put them and Barack Obama in office.

Hi, this is Congressman Paul Broun from Georgia.  I wish I had better news, but you and I are facing an assault on our gun rights like we've never seen before.

You see, H.R. 45 is Barack Obama's gun control package, and it includes the most vile anti-gun measures he's supported over the years.

It's only the first step...

...but it's a HUGE step.

H.R. 45 establishes a NATIONAL gun registry database of every gun and its owner -- for the whole county! Your private information and every gun you own would be in the system.

But that's only if you succeed in buying a gun in the first place!

And since H.R. 45 dramatically increases requirements for firearms purchases far beyond those ever proposed, you just might find youself incapable of buying a firearm once this bill takes effect.

And it gets worse too.

The National Association for Gun Rights has a survey ready for you to complete, but I want you to understand just how dangerous this bill is before I give you the link.  Please bear with me for a moment.

You see, H.R. 45 would establish a national gun registry database which would:

  • Increase requirements for firearms purchases, far beyond those ever proposed.


  • Create a national firearms registry overseen by the Federal Government.


  • Invoke Draconian penalties for bookkeeping errors related to the Federal Firearms Database.

It gets worse though.

Sarah Brady and her allies in Congress want to force you to take a written exam to prove that you are "fit" to exercise your Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.

I'm outraged by this, and I know you are too.

I'm sure I don't have to tell you that gun registration has historically laid the groundwork for total firearm confiscation. Citizen disarmament is the watchword of tyrants everywhere.

In fact, the most brutal dictators of the last century were famous for their gun registration and confiscation schemes.

But H.R. 45, Obama's National Gun Registry and Citizen Disarmament Act, is more than just a forced registration of all firearms in America.

The bill also makes it increasingly difficult to buy a gun in the first place.

Taken right out of Sarah Brady's Christmas wish list, H.R. 45 includes a laundry list of new restrictions on firearms purchases.

In addition to the outrageous national gun registration requirement, H.R. 45 also requires you to:

  • Pass a written examination to purchase a firearm.


  • Release your medical records -- including confidential mental health records -- to the government to get your "fitness" to own a firearm approved.


  • Observe a two-day waiting period before all firearms purchases.


  • Pay a gun tax of $25 or more on all firearm purchases.

Moreover, H.R. 45 bans all private firearms sales and maximizes penalties for minor clerical errors in dealing with the national gun registry.

The list goes on and on.  It's enough to turn your stomach.

I know I don't have to tell you, but these restrictions make a mockery of the Constitution.  "The Right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" might as well say: "You have no rights."

If a two-day waiting period, a written exam and a gun tax aren't infringing our rights, I don't know what is!

Even the Supreme Court's recent Heller decision guaranteeing an individual's right to own a firearm doesn't hamper Barack Obama's agenda one bit.

In fact, it emboldens gun grabbers to pass legislation taxing ammunition, increasing registration requirements, and drastically limiting when, how and where you can use your firearm.

That's why I've decided to stand with the National Association for Gun Rights fight back against this radical scheme.

They're fully committed to stopping the efforts of the gun grabbers, but they need the help of grassroots gun owners like you.

With liberals calling the shots in Washington, all supporters of the Second Amendment must join together, draw a line in the sand, and fight this battle to the end.

We must make this gun-grab expensive and politically painful for the enemies of freedom.  If we do, they'll flinch ... and LOSE.

By mobilizing hundreds of thousands of grassroots gun owners across the country, the National Association for Gun Rights can put anti-gun politicians on the hot seat.

Are you opposed to national gun registration?

Are you opposed to a written examination to buy a gun?

Are you opposed to a new $25 gun tax?

Are you opposed to a total ban on private firearm sales?

If you said "Yes" to these questions, click here to fill out a special survey the National Association for Gun Rights has prepared for you.

Your survey will put you squarely on the record AGAINST Barack Obama's gun control package.

Stopping un-Constitutional gun control bills like H.R. 45 may be NAGR's top priority, but they need your help.

Along with your signed survey, please send the National Association for Gun Rights a generous contribution to help finance this battle.  You will have the opportunity to donate right after you fill out the survey.

The truth is, H.R. 45 is just the tip of the iceberg.

Sarah Brady and her cohorts in Congress now have the support of a willing White House and won't stop until they've reached their ultimate goal: A virtual ban on private, individual firearm ownership.

That is why NAGR simply must hear from you immediately.

Please take a moment to fill out NAGR's H.R. 45 survey, and, if at all possible, send a contribution of $200, $150, $100 or maybe just $25 to help the National Association for Gun Rights fight H.R. 45 and Sarah Brady's gun control wish list.

I know this is a lot to ask, but inaction could very well lead to defeat and the loss of our right to keep and bear arms.

Whether you can afford $200 or a lesser amount of $50 or $25, please contribute what you can.

It's critical we do all we can.

Thank you in advance for contributing your time and money towards defending our Second Amendment rights.

For Freedom and Liberty,

Paul Broun
U.S. Congressman (R-GA)
National Association for Gun Rights

P.S. The anti-gun extremists who helped put Obama in power are itching for pay-back -- and here it comes.

H.R. 45 is the most sweeping gun control proposal ever offered in America.  And under this administration, it might just pass -- so please act today!

Please join NAGR in the fight to stop this gun grab by clicking here to fill out your special H.R. 45 survey, and making a generous contribution of $200, $150, $100 or even just $25 -- immediately.


The National Association for Gun Rights, Inc. is approved as a non-profit tax-exempt advocacy organization under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions or gifts to NAGR are not tax deductible for IRS purposes.

Not paid for at taxpayer expense.


 (New 11-12-09)



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Legislation Still Under the Radar Would Devastate U.S. Gun Ownership Rights
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.–President Barack Obama in San Francisco at a 2008 fundraiser.
While high profile issues like passage of a healthcare reform bill and cap and trade energy tax are getting front page headlines and top billing by television talking heads, be very wary of stealth legislation slowly working its way through Congress to restrict gun ownership.
Passage of either of two bills, HR 45 (also known as Blair-Holt Firearm Licensing and Record Sale Act of 2009) and S 1317, would be a devastating blow to Second Amendment rights.
 (New 10-


Hello Fellow Armed Citizen,

I just spent the last 2 months working on an unarmed, self-defense product with my personal martial arts instructor, Steve Fischer. Steve is a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and a former Army drill instructor and spec ops instructor.

Now, I carry a gun with me almost everywhere. But, there ARE situations where getting access to your gun may prove to be difficult, if not impossible.

Here's a short, 4-minute, video that outlines and explains how to handle a surprise, yet poorly timed attack.


Take care,

Tim Schmidt
Founder, US Concealed Carry
Publisher, Concealed Carry Magazine
(New 10-14-09)



Gun Myths
Gun Myths Abound on the Internet

Anyone who has spent even a few minute online is bound to run into a plethora of gun myths. Well meaning gun owners repeat these myths on forums, message boards, and over e-mail.
Before you know it, these myths are racing across cyber space like a wildfire during a drought. The National Association for Gun Rights is working hard to cut through the internet myth and get the truth.

(New 10-15-09)


Contact your U.S. Senators to Vote NO on the Baucus Health Care Draft to Fine Reluctant Gun Owners up to $3,800

This is an Economy breaker!! This is unfair taxation on a select group of citizens.

This will never affect Criminals, Gangs, Illegals, Drug Cartels, Islamic Jihadists who have guns and ammo to kill us with.  You will never be able to tax their undeclared guns and ammo.

Vote NO on the Baucus Health Care Draft to Fine Reluctant Gun Owners up to $3,800

Baucus Health Care Draft to Fine Reluctant Gun Owners up to $3,800

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

Thursday, September 10, 2009

By now, members of Gun Owners of America should have received pre-written postcards opposing the anti-gun health care bills that are floating around on Capitol Hill. 

Please send in those postcards -- as it's very important for legislative offices to see mounds of gun owners' mail being dumped on their desks!

Now that Congress is back in session -- and the President has given his televised push on health care -- it is time for us to redouble our efforts.

To review the bidding:

Every major health care bill being considered in Congress would require many (if not most) Americans to be covered by insurance policies written by the Obama administration -- so-called ObamaCare.

Among other things, ObamaCare will almost certainly require, by regulation, that all gun-related medical data be fed into a federal health database -- pursuant to a $20 billion program Obama insisted be included in the $787 billion stimulus bill.

So, as a gun owner who doesn't want this data to be trolled by the BATFE from a federal database, you might say:

* "I'm not going to buy an ObamaCare policy."
* "I'm going to buy the type of insurance that I want to buy."

Well, anti-gun Democrat Max Baucus (D-MT) has a question for you:  "How would you like to pay a $3,800 a year fine?"

That's right.  In a legislative draft released this week, Baucus would fine you up to $3,800 for not buying precisely the insurance policy which Barack Obama orders you to buy.

So, what's going to be required under ObamaCare?  And how much is it going to cost?

Baucus isn't going to tell you that until after the bill is passed.  We do know that, under the Baucus draft, a lower middle income family could be forced to pay up to 13% of its income to buy an ObamaCare policy. And, presumably, a middle income family would be required to spend much, much more.

Take into consideration that the Baucus draft -- with its $3,800 per year fines and its ObamaCare -related gun databases -- is the so-called "conservative" bill.  This is the one that they're trying to get Republicans to sign onto because it's so "conservative."  The final Pelosi-written conference report will be much, much worse.

Incidentally, Obama opposed forcing Americans to purchase government-approved insurance during the campaign, but guess what?  He lied.


1. Write your Senators. Ask them to oppose the anti-gun Baucus draft, with its requirement that Americans purchase an Obama-approved insurance policy or pay a $3,800 annual fine.  This legislative draft has not yet been publicly released; however, several news agencies have reported on its key features -- and these reviews are widely available on the Internet. 

You can use the
Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your legislators the pre-written e-mail message below.

2. Distribute this email far and wide.  There are people that you know who should be involved in the fight against socialized health care who are just sitting on the sidelines.  Please forward this email to them and get them involved in the fight!

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Senator:

Please oppose the open-ended anti-gun mandates contained in the Baucus health draft. Among other things, Baucus-mandated policies, which would have to be approved by the Obama administration, will almost certainly require, by regulation, that all gun-related medical data be fed into a federal health database -- pursuant to a $20 billion program Obama insisted be included in the $787 billion stimulus bill.

So, what if a gun owner insists on buying the type of insurance he wants to buy? Sen. Baucus would fine him up to $3,800 a year.

That's right.  In a recently released draft, Baucus would fine gun owners up to $3,800 for not buying precisely the insurance policy which Barack Obama orders them to buy. So, what's going to be required by this Baucus-mandated policy? And how much is it going to cost?

Baucus isn't going to tell us that until after the bill is passed. We do know that, under the Baucus draft, a lower middle income family could be forced to pay up to 13% of its income to buy an ObamaCare policy. And, presumably, a middle income family would be required to spend much, much more.

Incidentally, Obama opposed forcing Americans to purchase government-approved insurance during the campaign.

In short, please oppose the anti-gun, anti-freedom Baucus "compromise" and please let me know exactly where you stand on this issue.



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 (New 09-14-09)


Senate Leadership Pushes for Sleazy Maneuver to Pass Anti-Gun ObamaCare Database

From: Gun Owners of America
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 12:44 PM
Subject: Sleazy Maneuvers on the Anti-Gun Health Care Bill

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

Friday, September 18, 2009

Charles Babington of the Associated Press reported yesterday about the Senate Democratic leadership's latest sleazy maneuver to pass the anti-gun health care bill.  And this is contemptible even by their admittedly low standards:

White House and Democratic officials are quietly talking with key senators, hoping to craft a thread-the-needle strategy on health care with little or no help from Republicans.  The officials are asking a handful of moderate Democrats to do something that might be hard to explain to voters:  Cast a Senate vote that could be interpreted as favoring a bill that the lawmakers ultimately plan to oppose on final passage.

In other words, they are trying to convince the swing votes -- Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor of Arkansas, perhaps Joe Lieberman of Connecticut -- to "throw" their vote on a pivotal filibuster vote.  Bottom line:  they are being asked to side with the ObamaCare supporters when it comes to the all important "cloture" vote -- which is the real hurdle that ObamaCare supporters must overcome if they are to pass the bill in the Senate.

The cloture vote determines whether a filibuster will continue or not, and it requires the support of 60 Senators.  Siding with the ObamaCare supporters on the cloture vote would allow the "swing voters" to oppose the bill on final passage, where only 50 votes (plus the Vice-President) are needed.

Under this scenario, the moderate Democrats would then go back to their constituents and claim to have opposed the anti-gun health care bill because they voted against it on "final passage." But the critical vote which will have determined the real outcome of ObamaCare will have been the cloture vote.  They will claim that the cloture vote was only a "procedural vote."

It is hard to imagine that anyone with an IQ over 50 would think anyone would swallow this scumbag trick.

But, just to make sure, we are asking our members to let senators know what the response will be for any senator who casts a deciding vote to pass the anti-gun health care bill on cloture, and then tries to trick them.

ACTION:  Please write your Senators.  Let them know that the 60-vote-margin votes on "cloture" are the important health care votes.  No one will be fooled by a senator who votes wrong on these and then casts a meaningless vote against final passage. 

You can use the
Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your legislators the pre-written e-mail message below.

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Senator:

Charles Babington of the Associated Press reported on September 16 about the Senate Democratic leadership's latest sleazy maneuver to pass the anti-gun health care bill.

They are reportedly trying to convince the "swing" senators to "throw" the pivotal 60-vote cloture vote on shutting down debate on the anti-gun bill. The "swings" would then be allowed to vote against the bill on final passage, where only 50 votes (plus the Vice-President) are needed.

Under this scenario, the senators would then go back to their constituents and claim to have opposed the anti-gun health care bill because they voted against it on "final passage." The critical outcome-determinative votes on "cloture" and on "waiving the budget act" -- which will determine whether the bill passes or fails -- would only have been "procedural votes," they would argue.

It is hard to imagine that anyone with an IQ over 50 would think anyone would swallow this dirty trick.

But, just to make sure, we want to let you know that no one will be fooled if a senator casts a deciding vote to pass the anti-gun health care bill on cloture or waiving the budget act, and then tries to trick us with a meaningless vote against final passage.

To reiterate: The important votes are the 60-vote-margin votes on "cloture" and on "waiving the budget act." No one will be fooled by a senator who votes wrong on these and then casts a meaningless vote against final passage.

Gun Owners of America will continue to inform me as to what is happening on this important issue.



Amtrak Amendment Overwhelmingly Passes in the Senate

An amendment to end the complete gun prohibition on Amtrak trains passed overwhelmingly Wednesday in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 68-30.

Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) offered the amendment to allow law-abiding gun owners to safely and legally transport firearms when they travel on Amtrak. 

Current Amtrak regulations prohibit firearms in both checked and carry-on baggage. But Sen. Wicker's amendment prohibits any federal taxpayer funding of Amtrak if it does not allow gun owners to transport firearms on trains in a manner similar to that of airlines. Under this amendment, travelers would be able to transport a firearm from Amtrak stations that accept checked baggage as long as the firearm is declared and carried in a hard-sided, locked container.

The amendment was attached to the 2010 Transportation-Housing & Urban Development Appropriations bill and must now be reconciled with the House-passed bill, which does not contain the Wicker amendment.

 (New 09-19-09)


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MAGSAFE AMMO Handgun Ammunition MagSafe Ammo was designed with the concept of Magnum performance with Safety. The core is made of #2 or #3 shotgun lead pellets, stacked by hand, in specific patterns, and stabilized by a custom blend of epoxy resins. Bullets can be designed for deeper penetration, wider wound channel, some even to break apart in sheetrock walls. The use of larger pellets definitely reduce the Ricochet Hazard, and because of its light weight, bullets are much faster with less recoil.

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NAA's new .32 cartridge (New 07-17-06)

Novak Sights: Combat Hardware or Fashion Accessory ...(Pre-fragmented bullets like MagSafe and Glaser are easily defeated by an arm, ... .25 ACP and .32 ACP cartridges when fired from small pocket pistols. ...(New 07-20-06)

Snakeloads for revolvers and pistols - the truth told (New 09-17-06)

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Why the 357 sig Cartridge is catching on (New 06-13-08)

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Revolvers - a page full of info (updated 01-05-09)

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Hand Guns General Info for You

A Gun in Your Face… What Should You Do?
What would you do if someone put a gun in your face and demanded you turn over your gun, your wallet, or your wife?
Would you do like the “experts” tell you, and comply with demands of your tormentor in the hope that he does not hurt or kill you?
Well let me “show and tell” you a few things about a situation like this and then decide which “expert” advice you want to follow…
(New 02-09-09)

Flying with a gun - What not to do...
Today I wanted to share an email with you from a friend of mine that I received yesterday... you're going to get a kick out of this, and if you've never checked a gun as baggage on an airplane, you might even learn a valuable lesson.
(New 01-11-09)

Glock 36 For Concealed Carry - Tactical Tim #3
From: TheTacticalTim | April 01, 2010 | 332 views
Tactical Tim reviews the Glock 36. Is it the right concealed carry weapon for you? Find out when Tim reveals his new rating system and gives you the ins and outs of one of his personal favorite concealed carry handguns.

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Strict Indian Gun Law Aided Mumbai Terrorists in Attack
CNSNews.com) – India’s strict gun laws are partly to blame for the success of the terrorist attack in Mumbai, according to the head of an Indian gun rights group and a U.S. expert who has examined the impact of gun laws on crime and terrorism.

 Abhijeet Singh, founder of Indians for Guns, told CNSNews.com Tuesday that if the citizens of Mumbai had been allowed to carry guns, terrorists would not have killed as many people as they did--and might have been deterred from attacking in the first place.

 In last month’s Mumbai attack, when terrorists armed with AK-47 assault rifles took over two resort hotels, local residents, hotel security guards and even local police were caught empty-handed and unarmed.

“That’s because India’s gun laws make it nearly impossible for its citizens to own guns,” Singh said in a telephone interview from Delhi. 

Singh said his group has long fought against the India Arms Act, which doesn’t bar all guns outright.

 (New 12-10-08)


Why Mumbai, India?
What makes a terrorist choose one target over another when planning to machine gun and grenade attack innocent people in a crowded public place?
Is the target selection based on some perceived geopolitical transgressions against the terrorists’ demented cause?  The terrorist would like the world to think so, but if that was the case, why didn’t the latest attack happen in a place like Israel? 
Why Mumbai, India?
Here is a letter I received from someone who knows the real reason why terrorists would strike Mumbai, India over Tel Aviv, Israel or even Houston, Texas.
You won’t see this talked about on the evening news…
India has draconian gun laws.
To currently keep a gun you have demonstrate a direct threat on your life, and surrender it as soon as the threat is gone. You need to go to the police station every month and show your gun for a checkup to the police officer there, show the bullets you have, in case if you fired them then show the casings and tell them where you used them.
Not just civilians even police officers who use their weapons have to collect the casings to be included in their report of where and why did they fire their weapon.
In simple words, it is an example of a society which has completely disarmed itself. It is like a bunch of sheep.
The terrorists which landed in Mumbai through sea routes were armed to the teeth.

 (New 12-13-08)



It has been now over a week since the election and we have seen entire gun stores sold out of ammo, guns, and just about every accessory.   

It seems that many of those Americans who were putting off buying their "gear" got the sudden realization that if they didn't move now, they might be left out in the cold.  Amazing that they hadn't thought about this before.  We will talk some about how long we have realistically and what you can do about it here - as well as a few other important things....
(New 11-22-08)


If Cops Can’t Hit in a Gunfight, How Good Are You Going to Be?
Where did all the bullets go?
Not long ago, the New York Times carried an article that revealed one of law enforcement’s deepest, darkest secrets. Though most agencies are loathe to admit it (and some do not even track it), the vast majority of the bullets police officers fire in the line of duty miss their intended target.
I was not surprised to find striking similarity in the results reported by Los Angeles on the left coast and New York City on the right. I found almost identical numbers ten years ago when analyzing the shooting results of a large mid-western agency. And to prove that the situation is apparently little changed from a hundred years ago, consider this Theodore Roosevelt quote from when he was the New York City Police Commissioner: “It is wonderful, in the event of a street fight, how few bullets seem to hit the men they are aimed at.”
How bad is it? Well, both NYPD and LAPD give hit-rates that hover around 30 percent. In the article, New York claimed a 34 percent hit rate, while LA listed a 31 percent hit rate last year. But, upon a closer read, you will find that even these low numbers misstate the real facts. You see, these 30 percent hit rates include shots fired at dogs, cars, and even police suicides, which tragically run about 100 percent hits. During 1999 in New York, only 13 percent of the bullets fired during police gunfights struck home. During 2006, NYPD’s gunfight hit rate was a much better 30 percent, but we don’t have enough information to know if this was a maintainable improvement or just a statistical variation....

(New 12-29-08)


A reader wants to know WHY Offthebeanvine 12 24 08

December 24, 2008 
Today, a response to a reader. 
My comments are in red.

Okay, your letter is very confused and unfocused but I will try to respond to your, uh, concerns.

Hi Beanvine, I got a forwarded message of anger and frustration from you about the election.  I shoot at targets.  I don't kill animals.  I went into my local gun shop to ask a new 9mm revolver gun.

am unaware of any commonly manufactured revolver that fires a 9mm parabellum round. I saw one once at a gunshow but it required a half moon retainer-clip to use in a revolver. This weapon was what I would call a fad-fancy and never caught on in the market. They are quite rare because gun manufacturers do not mass produce loss leader products and such a weapon would indeed be a loss-leader and very few would be purchased except by collectors. Therefore I am not surprised that there were none. If you examine a 9mm parabellum round it is made to be cycled by an autoloader feed system and would not work in a revolver due to extraction and seating problems..however, do go on.

(New 12-24-08)

A Split Second Advantage During a Mugging...
Let me share a thought here. Let us look at a gun carrying permit totting individual who had done it all right, gotten a permit, serious training, and picked a weapon with serious accuracy and practiced with until they know they can put the shots on-target with speed to set in place a sound defensive response.
The question is, on a night out with a loved one, an incident suddenly unfolds, and the person finds out they have something in the equation that doesn't seem to have been factored in, the loved one standing by their side when it all hits the fan. This situation is now serious and limits the defender in several ways.
First the very presence of their loved one in the line of incoming fire will distract the defender, as well put the loved one in the line potential out- going fire!
Secondly, their position at your side means you can not turn in that direction to scan or cover an incoming threat. The bad guy may even use this to limit your response in a timely manner....

(New 10-13-08)

A Tale of Two Guns…
Now who do you want to be? The elderly lady who had the mindset to use the gun if she had no choice, or the young man who should have known better but had never truly made the decisions in his own mind as to when or under what circumstances he would use the gun that he had been carrying?...
(New 01-20-09)

"An Almost Lethal Wal-Mart Parking Lot Encounter..."
(New 01-02-09)

Armed Robbery - CCWs- Watch your BACK!..
I was talking with my lady friend about an armed robbery that she was involved in years ago while she was working as employee of 7-11 in Denver. She and another woman employee were in the store working, there were two small neighborhood children in the store along with a man who was in the back of the store shopping, suddenly a man comes in with a mask on and points a .357 at the women and demands the money in the safe. the women try to explain that the safe was on a time lock and they could not open the safe for at least 10 minutes. they only had about $40.00 in the register and the armed robber was getting very angry.
What the women in the store did not know was that a woman across the street from the store saw two men beside the store and she saw the armed robber put the mask over his face so she drove down the one way street in front of the store the wrong way because she saw a police car up the street. She was able to advise the officer that an armed robbery was in progress at the store....

(New 12-28-08)

After The Shooting
"...there are some things that you need to remember..."

As self-defense oriented people, we tend to think about the actual encounter a lot, and seldom, if ever, about what we should do in the aftermath. If you are unlucky enough to be involved in a violent encounter, there are some things that you need to remember to maximize your chances of a successful outcome.
Call for help immediately. Even if you produced the gun and your assailant retreated with no shots fired, call the police. If there is somebody out there worth pulling a gun on, then the cops need to know about it. They may have just gone around the corner to pick an easier victim.
As soon as it is safe for you to do so, call 911. Always ask for an ambulance. If somebody has been shot, whether injured or even if you are a hundred percent sure that they are dead, I still want you to ask for medical attention. First off, killing people sucks, so if I've got an injured assailant, I don't want him to die, I just wanted to make him leave me alone. Second, if you don't ask for medical attention, then there is a good chance that fact will be brought up during any potential trial. Basically it is just another tool of a prosecutor trying to portray the permit holder as a blood-thirsty vigilante.
If humanly possible, have your weapon secured before the police arrive, at least in your holster, but definitely not in your hand. The responding officers do not know you, and the information they got from dispatch was probably sketchy at best. The last thing you want to do is survive a violent encounter only to get shot by the cops because they think you're the bad guy. ...

(New 12-28-08)

Go to any Force on Force class and watch the students.  Invariably, you'll find the majority of them get shot in the hands.  This is due to several factors.  Primarily, the shooter is placing the gun midway between him and the adversary, thus any incoming rounds will likely impact the gun and hands.  Secondly, the adversary may visually focus on the gun thus orienting his physical index toward the gun as he fires.  And finally, it could just be pure chance.  Nevertheless, if anything is going to be hit, its very likely to be the hands. 
This brings up some interesting needs in training.  The majority of shooters spend time training material they already know.  Its an ego thing.  The majority of shooters are also highly deficient in one handed shooting skills, or in shooting with their less dexterous hand.  Let's remember that although firing a pistol with two hands generally yields better result, the weapon was intended to be a one-handed weapon.  This leads us to an analysis of Ambidextrous Shooting (some call it Bi-Lateral Shooting).  Specifically we need to address why its needed, when it may employed, and how to train the skill. 
Other than the wounded shooter factor, are there any other situations where on-handed shooting would be required? ...

(New 11-22-08)

Are GLOCK Pistols safe to carry concealed..?
(New 12-04-08)

Are you Prepared for a Violent Encounter..?
I've been a concealed carry instructor for five years, I hang out with a bunch of gun nuts, and I've been around self-defense buffs for most of my adult life. In that time I've seen a recurring theme, and unfortunately it can be a dangerous one. Many of us have something in common.
I call it My Gunfight. We've imagined a scene, a violent encounter, in our head. And in this scene, we take decisive action and we prevail and save the day. Many of us have a mental fabrication of what My Gunfight is going to be like.
Most people who chose to carry a gun have done this. I have myself. It isn't anything to be ashamed of. In fact, it really helps develop a proper mindset to be able to realistically assess what kind of terrible things can happen to you and start laying some groundwork about how we want to respond.
The problem comes in when we make assumptions about My Gunfight. Assumptions are awesome when they're actually right, but they sure can hurt when you're wrong.
I have had students tell me that they never practice at anything past conversational distance, because the average gunfight takes place at only seven feet. See, in Their Gunfight, the bad guy will be conveniently placed at a distance that they can actually hit stuff....

(New 10-10-08)

Armed and nervous in Alaska - Fears rise that Democrats will assault Second Amendment rights
n the neatly stacked ammunition shelves at the Alaska Shooters Supply is a sign: "There is no such thing as too much ammo." But in recent days, there has been concern about too little.
Over the past week, ammunition has been selling by the pallet-load at the shop. Guns, particularly military-style weapons, are a hot ticket.
And high-capacity magazines were selling so well, the Boniface Parkway shop ran out the week of the Nov. 4 election.
That's no coincidence. Fear of stiffer gun laws after Barack Obama's successful presidential bid and a Congress with a larger Democratic edge is prompting gun enthusiasts across the country to stock up in record numbers.
"Obama is the best gun salesman we've had in the last 50 years," said Jack Murray, Alaska Shooters Supply owner. "We sold more guns (the day after the election) than I have on any one particular day in 21 years. I was crying all the way to the bank."...
 (New 11-11-08)


Where is my gun when I need it?

"...Being the gung-ho young cop that he was, he yelled "police, freeze!"..."

As they were exiting their unmarked vehicle a male climbed out of the cab ahead of them. He drew what Ted described as "a chrome-plated automatic", and started firing at another person who was still in the back seat of the cab.
(Allow me to digress as I explain that Ted, taking advantage of his now much looser dress requirements, had taken to wearing all manner of holsters. He alternated between a shoulder holster, crossdraw, strong side hip, appendix, and even ankle. He made the decision about which one to wear almost on a whim each morning. I'm sure you're beginning to see where this is going.)
Ted, who was exiting on the curb side of the vehicle, was in direct line of sight of the suspect. Being the gung-ho young cop that he was, he yelled "police, freeze!" as he reached for his gun. The perp turned toward the source of the command, and seeing two witnesses in suits raised his pistol in their direction and started firing.
Here's where the story gets interesting: Ted habitually reached for the spot where his uniform belt had always placed his gun. Of course, it wasn't there! I wish I could convey the level of comical panic that he did, but the gist is that he started patting himself all over, trying to find his gun while at the same time diving for cover behind his car door. "I couldn't remember where my gun was," he exclaimed to me. "I suddenly had the horrible thought that maybe I'd left it on my dresser!"...

 (New 12-26-08)

Will this save my life, or get me killed..?
"I'm carrying a .357. I load two shot shells, 0ne
.38 round nose, one +P hollow point and then two
hollow point magnums. Am I being stupid trying to
give the attacker a light jolt so they will back off?"
(New 10-09-08)

On Death
(New 06-26-08)

== “Supreme Court Overturns Gun Ban ” ==


(New 06-27-08)


THE HELLER CASE - The Turning Point For Freedom
(New 06-30-08)


“Joe Biden’s Stance on Gun Owners…”


Biden thinks gun owner should have his Head examined

(New 09-06-08)

Gun Owners Not Welcome on Obama's White House Team
 (CNSNews.com) Obama's transition team is showing its hostility toward lawful firearm owners by "weeding out" job applicants who own firearms themselves, a Second Amendment group says ...

(New 11-15-08)



OK....why appendix?
1). It is faster than any other kind of carry. Don't believe it? I will prove it to you on physics and geometry alone....and then we'll go out on the Force On Force floor. The draw has three parts. Hand to gun, gun to target, and the shot. The first two parts deal with distance travelled. What will use the least amount of distance travelled? Crossdraw, Appendix, or Strong Side? Unless your body is different than everyone elses, Appendix will require far less travel than the other two.
2). It is easier to conceal in casual clothing.  Unless you are built like Jabba The Hut, it is easier to conceal a full-sized pistol in today's "sloppy loose" clothes.
Important points about Appendix carry holsters....

(New 08-05-08)

10% of the Gun Owning Population Are Cross Dominant But Many Don’t Know It
(New 06-12-08)

 " 911 Analysis"
(New 06-22-08)

A Handgun Grip Fatal Mistake..?
(New 01-01-09)

A Lesson in Disparity of Force…
What do you do when confronted with an unarmed adversary?
What do you do when confronted with multiple unarmed adversaries?
Can you shoot unarmed adversaries?
These questions are answered in this week’s blog post by studying another real-life example of what can happen to you at any time, in any place — once again demonstrating the importance of having a concealed weapon and knowing when to use it…
First, I want you to read what the below men did to a good man and his family while at an amusement park. As you read this news report, ask yourself what you would have done if faced with the same situation, then I will discuss what he should have done....

(New 08-04-08)

A Tactical Flashlight
(New 07-19-08)

After The Shooting "...there are some things that you need to remember..."
(New 09-12-08)

Any Gun Will Do — If YOU Will Do!
(New 05-26-08)

" Arm Yourself "
(New 06-14-08)

Balancing Carry-Gun Comfort and Effectiveness
(New 01-01-09)

Big Bullets Make Big Holes!
The debate over which cartridge and which bullet type is best will never end as long as there are gun magazines, advertising dollars to be spent, and different manufacturers of the latest and greatest “wonderound.”
Understand this: 
Handguns are woefully inadequate in their stopping power as compared to a shotgun or rifle.  So why do we carry handguns?  Because we can! They are small enough to always have on our person for an emergency and they allow us to immediately respond in a defensive manner.  (If you know you are going to a gunfight don’t be an idiot with a handgun -- take a shotgun or rifle.)
Knowing that handguns are inadequate in terms of stopping power
as compared to a shotgun or rifle should lead you to want to carry the biggest handgun that you can readily conceal, in the biggest caliber, with the heaviest bullet loaded as hot as you can handle it to deliver a couple of quick shots to the thoracic cavity or a single round to the cranio-ocular cavity of an extremely dedicated opponent.
You want big holes in your opponent and you want him bleeding through and through.  That means you want large, heavy bullets that penetrate.
Pretty simple, wouldn’t you say?
Yes, it is pretty simple and that’s the point. 
No need to overthink it.

Focus on your ability, not the equipment, because it is YOUR ABILITY to place the rounds you choose to carry in your gun that will determine whether you live or die in a gun fight....

(New 08-03-08)


“British Gun Ban Update ” ==


Note: Because some email programs don’t display the newsletter very well when the Video of the Week is included, I’ve decided only display the video on the website itself. This change will make the newsletter load a lot faster for you, so I think you’ll like the change! To go to our newsletter site to watch it, visit the following link:

-(New 06-14-08)

Be a Shooting Platform
(New 07-25-08)

Biggest Secret in the Firearms Training Industry Allows You to Train Faster, Better, and FREE!
Before I reveal the Biggest Secret in the Firearms Training Industry I want to let you know that at the end of this e-mail I have arranged for several law enforcement officers—who put their lives on the line every day— to tell you straight up, why they train at Front Sight. So now that you know the Cops are Waiting for You at the end of this e-mail… please enjoy The Biggest Secret in the Firearms Training Industry! From the first firearms training course I attended in 1989 to successfully completing my Four Weapons Combat Master certification in 1993 to opening Front Sight in 1996, I personally spent well over $50,000 on firearms training!
One of the
greatest training techniques I mastered during this period is also the biggest secret in the firearms training industry and although Front Sight would make much more money by not telling you this, I want to share it with you so you don’t make the same mistakes I did in my early days of training.
The vast majority— again approaching 99%— of all gun owners think that you must shoot a lot to improve your skills.
They believe that shooting thousands of rounds per week (in some cases per day) is the key to dramatically improving your speed and accuracy. You’ll even hear students and instructors (NOT from Front Sight) bragging about how many rounds they shot in a particular course. I know, because at one time, I was one of those students! I didn’t know any better at the time and unfortunately most instructors in the industry still don’t know any better.
It was only after I began the journey of seriously training with all four weapons—
handgun, shotgun, rifle and submachine gun— in a quest to become the second man in the world to certify as a Four Weapons Combat Master that I had the opportunity to discover the value and importance of the firearms training industry’s biggest secret. It is called… Dry Practice...
(New 08-03-08)

Bullet-Proofing the Mind - A MUST for every concealed-carrier
(New 09-28-08)

But it's not the man's first time using a gun
(New 05-20-08)

Captain Kirk for President
(New 06-01-08)

Carrying In The Non-Permissive Environment
(New 06-11-08)

C 8 Nerve - where to shoot and not to shoot
(New 05-20-08)

Suarez International is dedicated to His service, and this section exists to glorify His name and to provide encouragement to our brothers-in-arms that serve Him as Christian Warriors. We believe that God gave us courage and called us to the profession of arms, and that its His will that we be strong and dangerous in the face of evil and the sons of perdition that walk this earth....
(New 09-20-08)

Combat Mindset - Decision Making
I had a serious decision moment a couple days ago, and I've been reflecting on it since. Thought I'd lay it out for the group.
I was in a Walmart parking lot of all places. Honestly, I'm not making this up. It really did happen in the often imagined place.
I'd just parked my truck, and as I was getting out I noticed a young woman walking across the parking lot talking on her cell phone. Next I noticed a young athletic man, dressed in a hoodie, with the hood up, running up behind her. I though it might be legit, but it could be a purse snatch. I knew I wouldn't engage a purse snatcher, but I was trying to get as good a description as possible of the guy even though I couldn't see his face.
When he got to her he reached out, grabbed her by the arm and forcefully swung her around. I heard her tell him to get his {expletive deleted} hands off of her. Her tone of voice was forceful but not fearful, she obviously knew him, so I slowed my pace. I'd been approaching rather rapidly from an angle that would prevent the young man from seeing me around his hood.
The young man didn't get his hands off of her, he rather began forcefully "escorting" her back toward the store. She didn't struggle with him, but it was clear that she was offering token resistance....
(New 12-26-08)

Cost Effective Practice - Combating the High Cost of Ammo
(New 06-26-08)

Courage Under Fire
Would you be scared in a gunfight or would you be courageous under fire?
Courage is best described as doing what needs to be done, even when you know your actions place you in danger.A gunfight is dangerous. You can get killed in the blink of an eye.
So how do you control the fear of being killed and remain courageous to do what needs to be done in a gunfight?
Watch this video footage, seen from the perspective of the officer involved in the gunfight, and I will share with you the absolute, no BS answer to finding courage under fire…
(New 12-22-08)

D.C. Disses Supremes on Gun Law
(New 07-19-08)

So, here we are in an age where carrying a gun has become increasingly both necessary and socially unacceptable. Damned if you do and damned if you don't. Or maybe it should be "frowned on if you do and DEAD if you don't". Some of us are so eager to please others or at least reluctant to offend them, that we either don't carry at all (unless we're with a certain group of friends) or are paranoid about someone seeing it or finding out about it. Carrying concealed or openly is, for the most part, purely a personal decision but I would like to try to clear the water a bit for those that are struggling with this decision...
(New 09-20-08)

Don't Let This Happen To You! Guns Should Not Blow Up!
Even though Front Sight's growth has been explosive, the guns that we train with do not explode.
The reason I make that statement is because prior to opening Front Sight, in numerous courses I attended as a student, I witnessed handguns blowing up…
This occurs when the barrel becomes obstructed due to the previous round being a dud or squib (no powder in the cartridge) so that the bullet does not have enough force from the primer charge to exit the barrel and is followed by a full power round that sends the bullet down the obstructed barrel. The results are exciting, but you don’t want to be holding the gun or next to the gun when it blows apart.
This can also occur when a round has too much powder charge which creates excessive chamber pressure leading to catastrophic failure of the locking mechanism.
This can also occur when soft lead bullets are used which create a build up of lead on the breech face over time, which allows the slide to chamber the round and the trigger to be pressed, but not fully lock the action into place.  When the weapon fires, the chamber pressure is not contained and the action explodes.

Here is a picture of what that looks like in a Glock pistol....

(New 08-03-08)

"Don't try to Rob a Texan"
(New 05-23-08)

Eight Tactical Advantages you NEED to have
80% of your solution comes from learning the lessons of tactical advantage.
(New 06-20-08)

Exposure Equals Big Trouble
Accidentally exposing your concealed handgun can leave you wishing for less excitement in your life.
(New 06-11-08)

Facing shotgun barrel, couple fought for their lives
BLUE MOUND — Grappling over a shotgun with a 300-pound man who had just burst into his home and threatened his wife, Keith Hoehn had but one thought.
"It was like a horror movie," he said. "I thought I was a dead man. We’re fighting for our lives."
He and his wife, Kellie, both 34, fought with two gunmen early Wednesday, until Keith got the shotgun away from the larger of the two attackers and turned it on both of them.
Dakota Scott Benoit, 20, of Richland Hills, was fatally wounded, and John Garland Pierson, 25, of Haltom City, was in critical condition and in police custody at a hospital.
"Very overt, very crazy," is how Blue Mound Police Lt. Thomas Cain described the fracas.
The attack began about 12:23 a.m., when two intruders kicked in the Hoehns’ front door.
"I was sleeping and all of a sudden they busted through the door," Keith Hoehn said. "My wife had a 12-gauge in her face, and he told her, 'Don’t you scream, -----, or I’ll blow your ----in’ head off.’

(New 09-28-08)

Fighting at Night
He survived the gunfight unscathed with one bullet left and one burglar wounded and captured...
(New 06-29-08)

Fighting in your House
Fighting in houses...or fighting in your house can take on many forms depending on your mission. Having clarity of mission is essential so you know how to comport yourself in each event.. Sadly, most training out there is limited to the police application which has little in common with what you may need if you are not in that line of work.
Basing our focus on the armed CCW operator we can identify several missions for fighting in houses.....

(New 08-26-08)

Firearms handling refresher Part I: Handguns
(New 10-06-06)

FIT TO FIGHT - Physical Fitness For Gunfighters
(New 06-30-08)

Media Player Image
(New 05-28-08)

Front Sight Firearms Training

Flexibility and the Warrior - I
(New 05-26-08)

Flexibility and the Warrior - II
(New 05-26-08)

The subject of Force on Force training is one that we should all consider. After all, what are we actually training for? Do we train to avoid getting mugged by a flat piece of cardboard that does not think move or try to hurt you or are we training to deal with living breathing thinking adversaries? The obvious answer is live adversaries. So if your training regimen does not or has never included any Force on Force component then how do you know whether what you are practicing REALLY works or not? Maybe you train with some "guru" who has been in many fights and never lost. All that really tells you is HE has a grasp of his material and was successful. It does not tell you how well you would fair using that in a real confrontation. So how do we know? We have to test it.
Some may say "well what I do works in my IDPA matches". Great. You are thoroughly ready to proactively  face a 3 foot tall piece unarmed of cardboard after being told to get ready in advance . Again, not terribly realistic. There really is no reason to not avail oneself of FOF training today. Years ago it was only really available to military and police. But now however , with the wide availability of non lethal airsoft guns. The technology is there so that the average guy can spend $150 or so and be equipped to take a force on force class. Of course there are also Simunitions guns if you prefer to use marking cartridges, but the availability and price of the guns and ammo is somewhat prohibitive.
This brings us to our first controversy. Is the Airsoft gun really adequate for FOF training? There are some that make the argument that there needs to be a "pain penalty" for screwing up in FOF scenarios. I agree. What we are really doing is to some degree hardwiring the ability to make good decisions at a very fast subconscious level. In a real encounter we will not have long to make a decision. If we just stand and dither over whether it is "really happening to me?" or "what do I do now?" then we will likely have waited to long to do anything useful. Getting shot with non lethal yet painful projectiles reinforces that if we do not be decisive and act quickly then bad things will happen. This is where our subconscious starts compiling data for positive vs negative outcomes where action is concerned. ...

(New 08-07-08)

Front Sight's Color Code of Mental Awareness
(New 05-28-08)

Gun Cleaning
(New 05-20-08)

Gun Control Witness - A Video to See!
(New 06-28-08)

Gun Facts
 INTRODUCTION: Gun Facts is a free e-book that debunks common myths about gun control. It is intended as a reference guide for journalist, activists, politicians, and other people interested in restoring honesty to the debate about guns, crime, and the 2nd Amendment.
(New 10-13-06)

(New 10-18-08)

HANDGUN: SELF DEFENSE - how to chose a hand gun for self defense

"Hanover, Pennsylvania: Road Rage Ends in Death"
....As they continued to threaten that they had guns and were going to kill people, for some unknown reason Need ran to the driver's side door of my car and started pounding on the window, shouting at my fiancée who was inside the car with the engine running. Fearing that Maria's life was in danger because of his previous death threats, that's when I drew my weapon. I ordered Need to step away from my car, which he did. He then returned to the center of the parking lot, according to witnesses, and continued with threats and deranged behavior.

I went to my car and stood at the driver's side door. Need turned back to me and started coming at me with his arms waving and shouting "just shoot me." I ordered him to stay back, but he kept coming. Then, when he was about four or five feet from me, he put his hand into his pants pocket, and that is when I fired my first shot into his left thigh. It didn't stop him from coming at me. He grabbed my shirt, ripped off the top button and grabbed my right arm. That's when I shot him the second time point-blank into his thigh. I was told later that the bullets had severed his femoral artery and he had bled to death at York Hospital. I was truly sorry he died, but knew I had made the right decisions.

(New 08-23-08)

Have You Thought About Gun-Lube..?
I want to share with you a post from our private, members-only forum, and it's all about gun-lube.
The type of lubrication used in firearms is something that is often overlooked by most people- myself included. The more I think about it though, the more sense it makes to make sure that your firearm is properly lubricated.
Now I am no expert on gun lube, but I will say this- whenever I think of lubrication, I think of "wet". Whether it's engine oil, electric motor oil, even most gun-oils- it's all wet. But- I've learned that some of the best gun lubes require that the weapon be wiped dry after applying. Just something to keep in mind!
Now, the forum post that I'm about to share with you references one specific brand of gun-lube, but I want you to know that I am not affiliated with them at all.
I wouldn't mind being affiliated with them, and I'd have no problem sending you this if I were (because, I would only affiliate with them if they were good!)- my reason for telling you this, is because I have never actually tried this brand of gun lube, so I'd hate for you to think I'm personally recommending something that I haven't personally used.
Okay, here's the post by an anonymous USCCA member:
(New 01-02-09)

Help Protect Your Congregation and Front Sight Rewards you
(New 07-29-08)

How Can I hide my pistol AND stay comfortable..?
I'm from South Africa and a white male with a gun - because of the political past - is seen as a racist. The problem is that the country is still very unstable on the issue of crime - in the area I work you will still be shot for your watch. I own a Taurus PT1 9mm- how do I carry it so that it can't be observed by the public? I thought of a SOB [small of back] holster - it's very hot here so a short sleeve shirt or T-shirt is what we wear - any suggestions?...
(New 12-23-08)

How To Carry Your Concealed Handgun
(New 06-02-08)


(New 05-26-08)


IDPA - Will It Get You Killed?
Randy Harris - Suarez International Staff Instructor
There are many shooters who participate in shooting sports like IPSC or IDPA. In these sports the shooters engage a wide array of targets in little scenarios  that often require drawing from a holster, movement, target discrimination, reloading, accurate shooting under time constraint and  sometimes malfunction clearance. These are all good skills to work on if we also carry a gun for personal protection. Of course it is not training but it is good practice. But there are those that argue that participating in IDPA or other action shooting sports will build bad habits and can even get you killed. Let's look at that for a minute.
The issues that people have are typically with use of cover, IDPA style reloads, only allowing 11 rounds in the gun in the "hi cap" categories,  and the proactive nature of IDPA. The arguments ostensibly stem from people not wanting to ingrain habits that are not tactically sound. Ok fine. That is a laudable pursuit. The problem is that I think people sometimes do not look at context of the problem or the big picture or understand that there is a way to play the game and still be competitive and still work on skills that are real world useful in a real confrontation. I also honestly think some naysayers run down IDPA because they don't perform well at it. Lets look at some of the arguments.
(New 09-12-08)


Interview with a Gunfighter
Although I would not recommend that you ever sit down for an interview with the news media after killing two armed home invaders, the following unedited news video will teach you many important lessons.

(New 06-09-08)


It all started with some pepper spray and an ex-wife's boyfriend...

(New 12-22-08)


Jailed in Nev for carry w/o Nev CCW
Oh, I'm 73 years old with a clean record. No tickets or arrests of any kind.
(New 08-23-08)


Life Savers vs.  Gun Nuts
The network news did not describe the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a D.C. ban on handgun ownership as a ringing, landmark affirmation of the right of citizens to own firearms, or an acknowledgement that Americans must accept responsibility for self-protection.
On the nets, the prevailing theme was that the Court delivered a victory to selfish advocates of an abstract right over community-minded public servants eager to save lives.
CBS Evening News reporter Wyatt Andrews described the ruling as, “a victory for a group of Washington, D.C. residents who challenged the 32-year-old D.C. ban on owning handguns,” and played a clip of Heller saying: “I’m very happy that now I’m able to defend myself.”
Andrews then observed, “Very unhappy, though, are D.C. officials, who argue the handgun ban has kept thousands of guns off the streets and saved hundreds of lives.” He played a clip of D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty saying, “More handguns in the District of Columbia will only lead to more handgun violence.”....

(New 07-03-08)

Little Known (and rarely talked about) Firearms Training Secret
Here is the quick background information:

If you have ever had any formal defensive firearms training from a top notch instructor, you probably heard them say, “Focus on the front sight!” The drill is to first line up the target; the top of the front sight; and top of the rear sight followed by bringing your focus
sharply on the front sight. Once you have established a sharp focus on the front sight, you continue a smooth press of the trigger straight to the rear without disrupting the sight alignment until the weapon fires.
This is so important I named our training institute
Front Sight and created our logo after the sight picture!
(There are a few in the training industry who recommend “point shooting” but we will dispel that myth in another e-mail)
where on the Front Sight should you focus? The Top Edge is the answer.
So with that background information under your belt, allow me to share a little known and rarely talked about (outside of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute courses) firearms training secret that will greatly improve your ability to deliver
precision hits with your handgun…
(New 08-03-08)


Lt. Col Dave Grossman's Bullet-Proofing the Mind - A MUST for every concealed-carrier
(New 09-06-08)

Low & Reduced Light Training
"...The ability to accurately engage targets in low-light conditions will always depend on the individual's skill to shoot their weapon with one hand....."

(New 10-03-08)

Magazines - Keep 'Em or Drop 'Em?

(New 06-26-08)


Man Holds Would-Be Robber At Gunpoint
(New 09-06-08)

More Quotes, Quips, and Sage Thoughts…
(New 06-07-08)

My first time drawing a gun in real defense...
(New 05-18-08)


Night Sights Don't See in the Dark!

(New 06-27-08)

No Guns For The Mindless Masses!
U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) Is a hypocrite of the worst kind!
According to U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein, only her and her elitist anti-gun cohorts should be allowed to carry guns, or hire armed (Gun-Toting) bodyguards!!!
(New 05-16-08

"No Safe Places"
Recently, there were two Christian musicians who were leaving a recording studio and were murdered for two dollars and their car. Initially, I paid little attention to the news reports nor did I listen to the names of the two victims. Three days later, I received an e-mail from a woman friend who had received her CHL by taking my course along with her son and daughter. The e-mail read, "Hi Don, my son, Steve, was murdered Thursday. His funeral is at...."
I sat there stunned. Steve had been licensed through my instruction. I had been to a couple of activities that he and his mother attended - in both cases they were armed. I knew Steve's mother believed as I do that you never go anywhere unarmed if it is legal to carry in those places. I did not know Steve as well as I did his mother, but I found him to be very likable and smart. In fact, I later discovered that he was probably a genius. Of course after getting that terrible news, I couldn't help wonder if he was armed that night. I assume that he wasn't because of the deadly results of his encounter with two heartless thugs. Both criminals were captured the next day. A television interview showed that one of them was almost proud of what they had done. Apparently, he is feeling good about being a "gangsta" now."....
(New 07-25-08)



Recently at warriortalk, the members have been discussing one of the old contraversies of the internet...point shooting versus sighted shootings.  Initially I though "Wow! What will we discuss next? 9mm vs. 45? Weaver vs. Isoceles?"  But then as I read the discussion I saw that it was based more on the historical issues as well as the manner of teaching. Here is part of my response to that discussion.  
On Modern Technique (MT for short)  

MT is totally competition based. It was born in competitive circles and not on the battlefield as some instructors say.  Jeff Cooper used the Bear Valley Gunslinger Matches as a test bed for what would work best (for winning those matches). The matches involved draw and shoot against reactive targets at roughly 7-10 yards.  This is a whopping long distance in terms of what range intervals we see actual gunfights take place (over 85% of gunfights happen well inside of this range).  Perhaps, and this is simply my own conjecture, they kept these distances long to avoid any injury from the use of back splash from the steel targets.  In any case, the issue of incoming fire was conspicously missing as was the need to do anything but draw and shoot.
What Cooper discovered was the best methods for winning the Bear Valley Leatherslaps by studying what the winners used. Now is this bad on the street? Not necessarily. As long as the parameters of the particular fight fit the same parameters as the Leatherslaps, and call for those skills.  Not all fights will fit those parameters.
As a side note I would add this. If a Leatherslap against stationary targets can be seen as a valid research tool, what can we say of our use of force on force??...

 (New 10-19-08)


OODA Loop & Combat Mindset
The OODA Loop model was developed by Col. John Boyd, USAF (Ret). When Colonel John Boyd first introduced the OODA (Observe-Orient-Decide-Act) loop concept during the Korean War, he was referring to the ability possessed by fighter pilots that allowed them to succeed in combat. It is now used by many other Combat oriented organizations.
I believe that in order to use the OODA Loop it must be used in conjunction with the Combat Mindset for it to be effective in a Gunfight.
What is Combat Mindset? For the fighter, mindset is the conscious or subconscious willingness to commit harm (lethal or non-lethal) against another. When engaging in combat, mindset, more often than not, will be the determining factor as to your success or failure, regardless of technical proficiency. Anybody can train in a martial skill, but few have the mind and will to use their skills for killing or serious injury. Mindset's partner is 'mental trigger,' and this trigger is the defining moment that forces you to engage your opponent with the goal of injury or death...
(New 08-01-08)

Packing in public: Gun owners tired of hiding their weapons embrace 'open carry'
(New 06-09-08)


"Pistol Magazine Changes that you MUST see"
(New 10-13-08)

Pistol Transfer: Right to Left
If you study any of the combat martial arts, you will find that they involve both sides of the body. They will teach you the left side as well as the right side, so you are "fully developed." We see this in any combat-oriented study from knife, sword, stick--even wrestling. Some systems even teach the less dexterous side first, in an effort to equalize the different sides of the body. Historically, we even read of warriors in ages past who could fight right side or left side as necessary. King David's "Mighty men" are noted to have been able to pull a bow right or left and swing a sword right or left. Even in the gun world, before the onset of modern training, we see pictures of early gunmen with two guns; one on each side....
(New 06-17-08)

Proper Shooting Platform
Any of the modern shooting stances being taught today will work for the first shot with a handgun if time and accuracy are not critical.
Once you place speed, accuracy, quick follow-up hits, transition to long guns and position shooting into the equation, there is one stance, or should I say, "shooting platform" that has proven to be the best overall choice.
You can shoot with any stance you wish at Front Sight.  We will always do our best to make you as good as we possibly can during the time you spend with us.
However, we would like you to benefit from our hundreds of collective years experience and our proven track record of tens of thousands of students trained to levels that far exceed law enforcement and military standards.  For this reason we will teach you to become a "shooting platform" that moves as a weapon, can transition to any kind of gun or any type of improvised field position and still get fast and accurate hits.
It all starts with your shooting stance.
We recommend and teach the Modified Weaver Stance.  If you shoot with a different stance that is OK with us.  You will not be criticized or belittled in any way. Again, we are here to improve your skills. We are not trying to make you good.  We want to make you great!...
(New 07-20-08)

Proper Trigger Control
One of the "Three Secrets" of great marksmanship is Proper Trigger Control.
You have all heard instructors tell you to Prressss the trigger or Squeeeze the trigger to get a clean, surprise trigger break. This is true, but what do you do after that first shot?

The following— little known and rarely taught— trigger control technique separates the truly proficient shooter from the average gun owner…
I am talking about "trigger reset" in semi-automatic weapons....

(New 07-30-08)

Protection Within Reach
The idea is to give you a HUGE boost in home-defense. Here's the logic: The (12ga) shotgun (#4 shot or similar) is the undisputed king of home defense. It packs the meanest punch, it's shot spreads to give you the best chance of hitting a target, and it's downright intimidating! Everybody old enough to reason can recognize the sound of a cycling shotgun.
The problem is, what do you do with your shotgun? You want it close to your bed, but if it's leaned up in a corner, you have to do a rambo move to get to it and ready yourself. Not to mention, you have to turn yourself away from an adversary in order to grab it. If the shotgun is under your bed (as most are), you could run into two problems. One, you might be too high off the ground to reach it from where you are laying. Two, it could get bumped around, and it simply might not be there when you need it. Not to mention... things can get REALLY dusty under there.
If you find it difficult to execute a perfect draw while completely alert and in front of a target... imagine how hard it would be if you were confused from just having woke up to the sound of your bedroom door getting kicked in!
With 'The Back-Up' however, your shotgun is ALWAYS in the EXACT same, easily accessible position. One of my first realizations, was "Wow, this thing REALLY hides your gun!". And it does too, here are two pictures showing you what I mean:...

(New 07-11-08)

Nashville robbery ends when restaurant manager shoots suspect
Self Defense Story OF THE WEEK
(New 07-11-08)

Self Defense Story OF THE WEEK
Every day, thousands of Armed Americans use their firearms to preserve human life. Let this section of my newsletter serve as a record of this fact!

(New 06-14-08)

Self Defense Story OF THE WEEK "When bears attack..."
Every day, thousands of Armed Americans use their firearms to preserve human life. Let this section of my newsletter serve as a record of this fact!
"When bears attack..."
"A hunter says he was defending himself when he shot a grizzly bear in Western Montana.
The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks said an adult female grizzly charged Shawn Damschen of Coram on Monday near Marias Pass.
FWP said Damschen reported the adult bear and two younger ones approached him. He said he yelled and the younger bears ran off, but the sow charged.
Damschen fired two shots from his rifle at a distance of about 10 feet, and hit the bear....

(New 12-26-08)

“SheepDog Thwarts Bank Robbery ” ==


Wow… this video gave me a few tears of joy. THIS is one TRUE American hero!

-(New 07-11-08)

"Self defense - stopping power and caliber"
(New 05-23-08)

Shoot Them to the Ground Gunfighting
(New 07-04-08)

Shotgun Vs Pistol for home defense
(New 06-10-08)

Special Report - McCain on Guns
(New 05-18-08)

Staying Safe in the 'Drive Thru'..?
(New 12-24-08)

Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands
OLDSMAR - After he was forced into the back seat of a car at gunpoint, kidnapping victim Gregory Longley saw his opportunity.
When one of the kidnappers - sitting next to Longley - put his gun on his lap to text-message someone, Longley grabbed the gun and killed him, according to the Pinellas sheriff's office. Longley also shot and wounded another kidnapper sitting in the front passenger seat, the sheriff's office said, and told the driver to stop the car.
A clearer picture of the Sunday night kidnapping and shooting - along with the names of those involved - was released this morning by the sheriff's office.....
(New 09-12-08)

Taurus 'Judge' .410 pistol in action
Police said a homeowner shot in self-defense when armed suspects tried to rob him overnight.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday, 67-year-old Douglas Dabbs pulled into his driveway on Tobylynn Drive and was getting out of his pickup truck when two armed men came up to him and tried to rob him. The two men were identified as Nibeyu Demissew Yosef and Jermichael Jerome Burgy.
Armed with BB guns the two men demanded money from Dabbs. Dabbs said he reached into the console of his truck, retrieved a handgun that fires .410 shotgun rounds and opened fire on the two robbers....
(New 10-18-08)

Thank God I Had A Gun
(New 07-05-08)

(New 05-26-08)

The Comfort of Skill at Arms: Do You Have It? Do You Want It?
(New 08-03-08)

(New 06-03-08)

The Combat Mindset in Action
(New 12-08-08)

The Kingston(TM) Car Seat Holster
When I first heard about this holster, I knew I wanted to try it. I had a few concerns about it... but it was an idea that I had never tried before, and I knew I at least wanted to give it a shot!
Once it came is the mail, I took it right out to my vehicle, and installed it. It took about 60 seconds to install and get adjusted- the hardest part was feeding it below the seat. This wouldn't be a huge problem in a big truck or SUV (or even some cars), but once I got the strap under the seat and to the back, the rest of the installation was a cinch (literally, hahahaha)...

(New 08-02-08)

The Need For Force On Force Training - Make Your Training Real
(New 06-30-08)

The No-Win Scenario
Kobayashi Maru. The no-win scenario.
You're walking down an alley that you never should have been in, in the first place. But you're lost, and you REALLY didn't want to walk to the end of the block... Besides, it's broad daylight, and you've got your trusty sidearm locked and loaded in your favorite carry position, and you've got an extra magazine ready.
You walk into the alley, and shortly in you begin to come up on a dumpster sticking out into the alley. You're nervous about what could be behind it, and more nervous that you won't find out until it's too late.
Your gut tells you something is wrong when you get about 35 feet from the dumpster. Just then, two armed men step out from behind the dumpster, and simultaneously begin raising their pistols.
You have about 1/1000th of a second to decide what to do. Do you run? Do you put your hands up? Do you draw and start blazing? Could even an expert come out of this situation unscathed?
In the article, one of the Concealed Carry Columnists run through this scenario with real people and real (airsoft) guns. Just wait until you see how it plays out:
(New 07-08-08)

The Pekiti Take-Off
(New 06-26-08)

The Pillow Holster
For this week's gear review, I'm looking at a VERY unique holster. But this thing isn't a carry-holster! This thing is a holster design to be used while you are fast asleep...
The idea of this thing, as its name suggests, is to add a little consistency and safety to the common practice (for many people) of putting their carry gun beneath their pillow while they sleep.Personally, I have never done this. I'm a crazy sleeper, and often times I wake up and my pillow is NOT where is started. That makes keeping a loaded pistol under my pillow a little worrisome, and it makes using this pillow holster a little difficult.
BUT- I can't ignore the fact that a LOT of folks out there do sleep with their pistols under their pillows. And if you're one of them, then I definitely think this rig is worth a shot!
Here are the advantages to this holster, as I see them... First, if you usually don't USE a holster, this makes the practice of sleeping with a pistol under your pillow MUCH safer. Second though, and I think (safety aside) this is the best advantage this holster gives you- is finally you can practice drills of drawing your pistol consistently from the laying position.
For those who sleep with their guns on their nightstands, or loose in any other way, your pistol is NEVER in the exact same spot. It might be ALMOST in the same spot, but you can never be completely sure of where your pistol is, to the point where you can grab it in the pitch dark....

(New 08-22-08)

The Right Gun and Ammunition for You
....You see, it seemed that almost every school I attended had very strong opinions on what a serious student should carry. They went to great lengths to promote a particular gun and ammo package -- and of course sold them in their armory.  Some schools pushed their gun and ammunition preference to the point that if you weren’t carrying or using what they considered was “the best” (what they promoted) you were chastised and belittled.
The reason we say, "Any Gun Will Do — If YOU Will Do" is because we really don’t care what gun you choose to carry.  We are training YOU as the weapon.  Your firearm is just a tool.  When you complete a course with us, you can pick up ANY gun and shoot it well beyond the skill level of 99% of the gun-owning population.
Please understand that you can bring what you have and we will train you to use it well. YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO OUT AND BUY A NEW GUN TO TAKE OUR COURSES.  In fact, you are better off using your money for a training course or lifetime membership because TRAINING ALWAYS TRUMPS EQUIPMENT.
However, some choices are better than others so let me share with you what to look for in a defensive handgun and ammunition…
In a gunfight, you are only going to be half as good and half as smart as you are on your best day on the training range simply from the stress of a lethal encounter.
For this reason alone you want the simplest, easiest gun to shoot well.
The more levers, buttons, options, and gadgets on your handgun the more likely you will fumble, forget, and get fouled up.  Sound crazy?  It happens all the time during the live-fire shooting house and home invasion simulators we put students through so they can find out how they operate under the stress of a simulated gun fight.
In a gun fight, you will never wish you had a smaller, more complicated gun or less ammunition.
You will want as big and simple a gun as possible with as a much ammunition as possible to offset the effects of stress in a lethal encounter.

So what is the biggest, simplest gun that carries the most ammunition?
(New 08-02-08)

The Second Time, I Had a Gun
It still isn't easy to talk about. The intervening decades have blunted some of the impact, but remembering is still difficult. Evelyn Logan is a bright, articulate, dynamic woman with a strong personality, but talking about it is still hard.
She was Oklahoma born and Texas raised, but by the time she was in her mid-20's, she was a young mother living in San Francisco at the fringes of the hippy 60's, and working for the Sheriff's office as a warrant clerk. Her grandmother flew in for a visit, and when the visit was over, Evelyn took her to the airport and put her on a plane home. Then Evelyn headed for her car. As soon as she got to a deserted part of the airport, two men came up to her. They had a knife. They were airport employees with keys to a nearby utility closet. They dragged her into the closet and raped her....
(New 08-02-08)

The Stocked_Pistol
In the dim past, when the first functional self-loading pistols became available, it was examined as what we would today call a PDW (personal defense weapon). Unlike the infantry rifle, or other long gun, this was meant to defend the user and extend the capabilities of the one-handed pistol.
 The first stocked self-loading pistol was the Borchardt, a clumsy but functional for the day, pistol. It incorportaed a flat detachable stock. Eventually Mauser and Luger expanded on the idea as well as Mr. Browning and Mr. Webley. In fact, it was a common accessory for military pistols of the pre-WW2 era...and subsequent designs such as the HK VP-70 and others that followed.
 Because of our ever protective government's infringements, having a stocked pistol requires some footwork in terms of licenses and such, but it really only costs an additional $200 for those who still live in free states. Not a big deal really.  So the question is...why?
 Recently, I was exposed to the concept of the pistol caliber carbine. Our good friend and staff instructor Karl Johnson relates how he favors such a weapon in certain environments where a full assault rifle, or a shotgun might not be desired. As well, I have discussed his with some acquaintances who favor an SBR semi auto UZI for home defense, and as a compact PDW. I know another man who owns a Skorpian VZ61 pistol that has been SBRd and has a stock. But none of these aforementioned weapons have full auto capability so in reality, the rate of fire of a semi auto Uzi is no different than that of a Glock.
 The first big question I suppose is this. It is not a rifle, and only has the ballistic capability of a pistol, so why add a stock to a pistol? In my studies I have found that a stock does two things....

 (New 01-07-09)

(New 05-24-08)

The ultimate carry gun? Whatever you want...
(New 10-13-06)

The White Light Followed By The Big Bang!
From: Dr. Ignatius Piazza Founder and Director Front Sight Resorts www.frontsight.com
In my last report we discussed the fact that night sights by themselves are only useful for about
20 minutes during a normal 24 hour period.
If it is too dark to see what is in your opponent's hands, then you can't really identify a threat and you should not shoot, even if you can see your night sights.
If it is light enough to identify your opponent as a threat, then is it light enough to see your sights so you don't really need night sights.
Well what do you do when it is too dark to identify your opponent as a threat or not?
You use a flashlight to light them up!
Sounds easy, but using a flashlight in the wrong manner can get you killed...
(New 07-05-08)

The Wobble Board And FOF Training
(New 06-26-08)

There is no safe area of town anymore. My experience yesterday. 
Within a matter of a few seconds...a perfectly good day turned dangerous. Completely unexpected (except for the fact that I always expect stuff like this). I imagine that is how it usually is too and why I wanted to share. There is no "safe" area of town or anywhere for that matter where trouble can't find you.
(New 08-22-08)

Two Online Tools for Shooting your Handgun..
You know, I've been talking a lot lately about handgun accuracy.
Well, I was recently reminded of a VERY simple chart that helps BIG TIME when it comes to diagnosing what you're doing wrong while shooting a pistol.
We all know that your bullets hit your target where your gun was aiming when the shot fired. So it just makes perfect sense that we can use the location of where your shots hit the target to determine exactly what went wrong with the shot.
Make sense?
Okay.. with that in mind, I have a couple EXTREMELY useful links for you.
They are both pictures that are going to help you with your pistol accuracy, by telling you WHY your bullet hit where it did!!
Okay, if you are right handed, you should use the first link, and if you are left handed, you should use the second...

(New 10-18-08)

Unenlightened in Law Enforcement
(New 07-07-08)

Use Your Eyes!
The issue of shooting with one eye or two eyes has been around for a long time. As in much of what we are doing, it is a matter of context and distance.
If you are fighting a bad guy at five feet as you explode off the x and shoot him to the ground, both eyes open works fine. Try the same thing at 50 yards and your results will not be as good.
So...and I know we have used the "c" word before, the Continuum applies here. It fits in the same context as the moving continuum (from stationary to sprinting), the sight continuum (from focus on sights to focus on threat), the rate of fire continuum (from carefully pressing the trigger to machinegun mashing it as many times as needed), and now the eye usage continuum (from both eyes open focusing on the threat to one eye open only and focusing on the sights).
For close range gunfighting, both eyes open makes sense as it is simply a slightly extended hand to hand fight.
For extended ranges...beyond what we would call CQB, I will close the non-shooting eye (notice I did not say the non-dominant eye). This gives me greater clarity of focus on the sights and a greater ability to align them properly on the distant or difficult target.
Who shoots a rifle at 200 yards with both eyes open?...

(New 11-24-08)

USCCA - The Ultimate Resource for the Armed Citizen
(New 05-20-08)

What CA AB2062 Means To Firearms Training in California
(New 06-13-08)

(New 08-07-08)

What group size is acceptable at what range when using handguns?
(New 09-21-08)

What You Can Do When the Front Sight is No Longer in Focus
It happens to all of us sooner or later.  The first sign is having to hold the newspaper a little farther away to focus on the text.  Over time it develops into the need for reading glasses.
Well the good news with self defense shooting is if you can identify your target as an immediate threat of great bodily injury or death, you just need to get a good clear focus on the front sight and press the trigger without disrupting the sight alignment to insure a good hit.
Remember that when you do it right, the target is blurry and the front sight is in crystal clear focus!
But what happens when your eyes get so bad you can't get a good clear focus on the front sight?
(New 06-17-08)

What To Do With Your Gun At The End Of The Day
(New 06-07-08)

When Being a Good Guy Isn't Enough
(New 08-29-08)

Why the Gun is Civilization by Marko
(New 05-15-08)


Worst kind of criminal: I just wanted to kill an officer...
U.S. Concealed Carry  "Armed American Report" for December 12, 2008
(New 12-19-08)

You're in a mall buying new shoes and hear automatic gunfire. Now what do you do?
The following scenario doesn't belong to me and the author will be revealed at the end (in time). Yet, since this is the rash of events that have happened at least with a single gunman in the past (at many shopping malls), it may also possibly come (in the future). So we should all be prepared, which of course is why we carry, and why we're members of USCCA.
You and a buddy are in a shoe store buying shoes, in a relatively large suburban shopping mall. You both have your .45 caliber pistols with you along with 1 spare mag of 17 rounds each in a fanny pack around your waist. Naturally you're licensed to carry and this mall doesn't have the GFZ policy. In fact there is no security guard station in the entire mall save for only one kiosk-type information/security desk for the entire mall.
That security person will go down with the first BG's blast and he won't have a chance to dial 911 or anyone else.
All of a sudden you both hear off the in the near distance small arms firing long strings of fire (rat-tat-tat!) You also hear people, mainly women and children, screaming! You hear more than one gun firing next door in the larger JC Penney-type store, and you are aware of other distant sounds of firing as well.
You see two Arab-looking BGs with Ingram SMGs, without barrel extensions, wildly firing in a few stores just down the way from you opposite one another, each firing into the store in front of them. Due to the high rate of fire these guns aren't hitting much initially besides ceilings and floors, but still the BGs are taking casualties.,,,,

(New 08-31-08)


General Info



SHOT Show 2010: First Light USA

 (New 01-22-10)

First Light USA

 (New 01-22-10)


Shot Show 2010 - Kimber and Glock

 (New 01-23-10)


A Vote for Pelosi Deemed A Vote Against Guns
A vote to make Rep. Nancy Pelosi the speaker of the House is a vote against the Second Amendment, says a gun owners' lobby.
      Gun Owners of America is asking its supporters to what they can to prevent a "committed supporter of gun confiscation" from ascending to the top leadership post.
    "The real vote for killing gun control will occur on January 4, 2007," GOA said in a news release.
     GOA said it is telling each and every House member -- including newly elected Democrats who supposedly support gun rights -- that it will count a vote for Pelosi as speaker as an "anti-gun" vote.
    GOA describes Pelosi as an "avowed socialist" who has an "F-minus" rating on Second Amendment issues from Gun Owners of America.

(New 12-22-06)

Anti-Gun actions by government, media & others


Americans respond to the gun control debate

(New 04-29-07)


Anti-Gun Groups Demand Access to Gun Trace Data
(New 05-17-06)


Anti-Gun Mayor Pleads Guilty to Firearms Charges
A Mississippi mayor has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor weapons charges after carrying a handgun on church and school property, and a gun rights group thinks now would be a good time for him to step down from Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG).
(New 11-22-06)


Barack Hussein Obama on Gun Control
Let the Criminals and Islamic Jihad Terrorist have Guns, not the American Public

If the Democrats have “gotten the message” on gun control, why is this guy their new “rock star”? Senator Barak H. Obama, Democratic Jr Senator (IL); previously State Senator   
Keep guns out of inner cities — but inner city violence is also a problem of morality:

      I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manfuacturer’s lobby. But I also believe that when a gangbanger shoots indiscriminately into a crowd because he feels someone disrespected him, we have a problem of morality. Not only do we need to punish that man for his crime, but we need to acknowledge that there’s a hole in his heart, one that government programs alone may not be able to repair.” Source: The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama, p.215 Oct 1, 2006.....
Positions on Gun Control:.......(New 02-19-07)


Bill Would Preserve Gun Background Check Records
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, has introduced a bill that would allow the FBI to keep background check information on approved gun buyers for 180 days.
Since 2004, records of firearm transactions must be destroyed within 24 hours after those transactions are approved. (Prior to 2004, the FBI retained the records for 90 days.)
Second Amendment supporters strongly oppose the retention of lawful gun sale records, seeing it as a step toward creating a national gun registration list. When the National Instant Criminal Background Check System began running at the end of 1998, the FBI said it would "not be used to establish a federal firearm registry" and that all information resulting in legal firearm transfers would be destroyed.
(New 05-04-08)


Email sent to my U.S. Senator on her support for banning guns for Americans to feel safe
(New 06-12-07)


Extremists to Take Away Self Defense and All Guns

(New 06-12-07)


Fax to my U.S. Senator on her Anti-Gun Stand
(New 06-13-07)


Lawmaker Wants 'Bill of Rights' for Pennsylvania Gun Owners 
(New 04-29-07)


Media have Second Amendment in Crosshairs
(New 08-27-07)


Repeal Second Amendment, Analyst Advises
(New 06-12-07)

 (New 07-10-07)


Brady Campaign Dismisses Influence of College Gun Clubs


Break-Free® is a leading manufacturer of synthetic-based cleaners, lubricants... pad, Break-Free BC-32 Bore Cleaner pad Quart Can, Bore Cleaner ... and preservative compounds for military weapon maintenance, law enforcement, civilian firearms, high performance sports equipment and industrial machinery.
(New 07-12-06)


Civilian Response to Terrorist Threats
Designed specifically for the responsible citizen, this course will educate students about Extremist Terrorism. Students will be taught the mindset of a terrorist, the methods and places in which we are most likely to be attacked and then the tactics and weapons skills that can be used to save the lives of their families and themselves. This training school is a balanced program that will not only give the student a wealth of knowledge but it will also teach and improve the student’s firearms and tactics abilities. The lessons learned from this school can be utilized not only in countering terror attacks but also in other deadly force encounters.

(New 10-13-07)

Close Quarter Pistol Operator
This intensive 1-day course focuses on advanced, state-of-the-art shooting techniques that have worked repeatedly on the street and in close proximity events. Learn the thresholds of point shooting and precision shooting on close quarter targets, while experiencing a good blend of speed and accuracy.

(New 10-13-07)

Extremely Close Quarters Battle with Todd Rassa 
This 2 day course will teach students pistol fighting techniques and tactics within arms reach distances. Take the lessons learned from this course and apply them to personal situations or agency training requirements.
(New 10-13-07)

Shooting Stance  One of the most frequently asked questions we get at the SIG SAUER Academy is “What defensive shooting stance is best?” Our answer is always the same: “The one that is moving!”.... (New 10-13-07)

Chicago Mayor 'Delusional' for Seeking Gun Ban, Group Says


Chicks Carrying Guns and Kicking Tail
(New 09-26-06)


Democrat Gov. Should Compensate Crime Victims, Says Gun Rights Group Wisconsin's Democratic governor should reimburse victims of recent armed robberies in the state because its citizens are not permitted to carry concealed weapons and protect themselves when confronted by criminals, a gun rights group said.
    It's "time for politicians to pay the price for their decisions," said Joe Waldron, executive director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), pointing to Gov. Jim Doyle's opposition to concealed carry laws.
    Both Doyle and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D), who supports the governor's stance, should "open their wallets," Waldron told Cybercast News Service.
(New 12-29-06)


Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006
 Prevents any government agency from taking legally owned fire arms
(New 07-27-06)


Eight co-workers hurt in knife attack - aided by armed citizen
(New 08-09-06)

Flying with Firearms on SouthWest Airlines
 (New 07-20-06)


Firearms News
(New 05-19-06)


 (New 08-24-06)


Gun Ban Would Hurt Illinois Economy, Critics Say


Gun Control - Radical Left Wing Insanity - then only the criminals and terrorists will have them


Gun Control Groups Prepare for 'National Day of Protest'

 Gun control activists have declared Tuesday, Aug. 28, a "national day of protest to focus attention on the scourge of illegal gun trafficking."
     The Brady Campaign, along with its Million Mom March chapters, said it will join the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH Coalition at demonstrations in cities across America.
(New 08-25-07)


Gun Control Linked to Milwaukee Crime Spike, Group Says
A recent crime spike in the city of Milwaukee is an example of how gun-control laws can lead to more crime, according to a group that advocates for gun ownership.
      Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle - both Democrats - have opposed legislation that would allow Wisconsinites to carry concealed firearms.....
(New 12-06-06)


Gun 'Microstamping' Bill Passes California Senate
(New 09-08-06)


SAN FRANCISCO - NRA fights Prop. H gun ban before judge


Schwarzenegger Sides With Gun-Control Advocates
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the Crime Gun Identification Act over the weekend, and that means gun sellers by 2010 - if there are any left in the state by that time -- will have to use "microstamping" technology on every semiautomatic pistol they sell.
    The new law, AB 1471, requires information about a gun's make, model and identification number to be laser engraved onto the gun's firing pin. Theoretically, the information would transfer itself onto the bullet cartridge when the pistol is fired, allowing police to match bullet casings found at crime scenes with the gun that fired the bullet....

     .....But critics say the bill is back-door gun control. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association of the firearms industry, accused Gov. Schwarzenegger of betraying law-abiding gun owners, retailers and hunters by signing the bill.
     First of all the "microstamping" technology is "flawed," as indicated by multiple studies, the NSSF said in a news release.
    Criminals will be able to remove the laser engraving in moments, using common household tools, the group said. And it would be easy for criminals to scatter microstamped cartridges from other guns at crime scenes to confuse police, critics say.....
(New 10-15-07)


Stop the UN All Gun Ban
(New 06-03-06)


The U.N. Global Gun Ban Treaty - The Ugly Truth
About America’s “Friends” and How They Fund the Global Ban
 (New 05-10-06)

UN Push for Global Gun Control Viewed as Insult to USA
(New 06-21-06)



House to Consider Gun-Related Bills Supported by NRA
 (New 09-20-06)


HOPPE'S Boresnake  
BORESNAKE takes the hassle and mess out of cleaning rifles, pistols and shotguns. BORESNAKE Bore Brush with bronze bristles is embedded in cord to loosen hard deposits. First Floss Area removes foreign particles prior to the scrubbing action of the brush. One or two pulls of the BORESNAKE and you get a shiny clean bore that's ready for more action. Ideal for quick cleans or for cleaning in the field. Add a few drops of Hoppe's

(New 07-13-06)


Internet Home For The Modern Shooter
(New 08-25-07)


Judge Invokes New Federal Law in Dismissing Gun Lawsuit


NRA Launching Web Site Devoted To Hunters' Rights
(New 10-14-07)


Post 4 Optics is the Premier Sports Glass manufacturer specializing in titanium sport frames for shooters with custom crafted prescription and non-prescription sports lenses.
(New 07-25-06)

Self Defense - Physiology/Psychology of a Gun Fight


Self Defense Firearms and Seniors
(Update link 10-27-07)

Sex and Guns

The California Rifle And Pistol Association Website


The Truth About Concealed Carry
(New 10-13-07)

USCCA - Personal Note from Tim Schmidt  
I took a "new guy" shooting yesterday. It was a "picture perfect" first-time shooting experience for him....
(New 09-03-07)

Witch hunt against gun owners
(New 03-25-07)

Wolf Gun Springs
(New 07-20-06)


Women and Guns


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If you are serious do it legally and get the concealed carry permit and what ever gun feels right in your hand and has stopping power... .380 is the lowest caliber, but if you don't have good aim or are not familiar with guns learn how to shoot one properly first or you are more of a danger then the looters are.


A shotgun. Just cycle the thing and most people think twice. Twelve ga. pump goes a long way for home protection. A 357 revolver is also the ticket. Do not use any semi auto's as they can jam.


Ammunition For The Self-Defense Firearm


Best For Defense—Revolvers Or Auto Pistols?


Brattonsound Sentinel or Sentinel plus Shotgun Safes

Gun Cabinets


Deluxe Cleaning Kits for Handgun, Shotguns and Rifles

Raging Against Self Defense: A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality

Raging Against Self Defense: A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality - an Adobe PDF

Smart Carry Holster: TOTAL Concealment of ANY handgun and spare magazine pouch!  


SmartCarry® Gun Show Information Page  

Smart Carry Ordering Guide

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