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August 2014

Trigger Pull

By Aaron Cowan | August 12th, 2014
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Trigger weight is an interesting subject when you get into a conversation about carry handguns.  I would say that over my professional career and my time with cognitive functionality (which I will reduce to my time actually being competent with a firearm, not going all the way back to when I was 6 and thought that shotguns[...]

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Posted: No Firearms Allowed

By Karen MacNutt | August 5th, 2014
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Jane had jumped through all the hoops, both required and suggested, to obtain her license to carry a concealed handgun. She had joined a club. She had taken courses. She had studied the law. She had become proficient in the use of the gun. She had researched the best gun to carry and the best carry holster.[...]

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July 2014
June 2014

Why Stress Inoculation Training is Critical

By Aaron Cowan | June 27th, 2014

Any skill set that you want to be proficient in, to master, requires training and practice. Training:  The process of receive professional, peer reviewed instruction from one or more subject matter experts in a structured and empirical manner.  Instruction provides the proper fundamentals and application of the skill(s).  The instruction and tutoring that allows the student to[...]

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Star BM 9mm

By Randy Ferris | June 13th, 2014
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One of my favorite activities is searching for quality firearms at excellent prices and such is the subject of this review the Star BM 9mm pistol.  Star is no longer in business but these pistols were very popular with civilian and foreign police departments therefore you can find quite a few on internet gun auction sites.  When[...]

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Gun Care Basics

By Carolee Boyles | June 4th, 2014
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After a day at the range, you’re tired and ready to get a shower and something hot to eat.  After giving your pistol a quick wipe, you reload the magazine, chamber a round, and put the pistol back in the lock box beside the bed.  Time for dinner. You’ve just missed about five steps of basic gun[...]

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Understanding Magazine Capacity

By Tom Givens | June 20th, 2014
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The detachable magazine is the heart of a semiautomatic weapon, whether handgun or carbine. The magazine is a feeding device which holds the ammunition supply for the weapon ready for use. Most defensive handguns were designed with a specific magazine capacity in mind. First, let’s get our terms straight. The magazine capacity for which the handgun was[...]

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Building Consistent Trigger Control

By Aaron Cowan | June 13th, 2014
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Depending on how you view the “fundamentals” of firearms, there are either 7 or 9.  The standard 7, often spoken on, instructed, discussed and demonstrated are: Stance, Grip, Draw (or shouldering for the rifle) Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, Breathing and Trigger Control.  Of these seven, the most important often are trigger control and sight picture. Anyone into[...]

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Using a Lockbox    

By Lyn Bates | June 6th, 2014
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Safely containing a gun is easy … safely getting that loaded gun into and out of the box, however, is not always easy.  Regardless of which method you choose, however, your responsibility doesn’t end there.  You’ve got to find the right place in your home (or other location) for your box, you’ve got to be very careful[...]

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