Rules of Gun Safety

Gun safety. Every organization or club seems to have their versions of safe gun handling rules.  One club I visited had a list of over 50 (yes, fifty) rules they expected you to remember.  Jeff Cooper’s 4 rules below are simple, complete, and broad ranging. Jeff Cooper is credited with codifying these four rules.  He

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Learning Styles

What’s your learning style? One way to describe how people learn is to describe them as being auditory, visual or kinesthetic.  People are rarely just one style of learner, but do tend to favor one of the following. Auditory learners tend to learn best when they listen and talk.  Hearing something then summarizing it by

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A pizza, a Glock, and a home invader

I spoke with a student who told me about an incident that happened to her. Last summer she was bringing a pizza home, walking through her downtown parking lot, when some drunks on an apartment balcony started yelling at her and saying she should bring them her pizza and other things.  One of them (a

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What pistol caliber should I get?

  There’s a lot of debate about what pistol caliber to buy for defensive purposes.  The 4 most common calibers in semi-auto are .380 ACP, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.  If you read anything online (or in the magazines) the debate can become heated by people with poor emotional control.  What I’m proposing

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Consider The Source

It’s always a good idea to do some research before you buy something……..something like a new gun.  =)  The catch is where you go to find information is as important as the decision itself (consider the source).  Unfortunately the gun industry has no Consumer Reports you can look at. One popular source is gun magazines. 

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Both Eyes Open, or Just One Eye Open?

  I had a question come up in preparation for a private class.  The student asked if we would be shooting one eye open or both eyes open.  The answer was: whichever way you can consistently, quickly, and safely hit the target. There is a lot of debate in certain circles about this with some

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More Guns Less Crime

  When there’s a crime committed with a gun, or an incident that results of negligence, the media is quick to publicize this.  For whatever reason there is virtually no coverage when a firearm is used as intended – to protect someone. There are, however, two sources that you can go to for examples of

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