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Practice Like It’s Real

I had a new Advanced Pistol student a while back. This was a gentleman who was a part-time security guard who I crossed paths with at the shooting range. His objective was to increase his accuracy and rapid target acquistition. Before the first session with any of my Advanced students, I spend 15 or 20 […]

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Proper Technique Will Save Your Life

In one of my recent beginner pistol classes, I had a student ask about why technique is so important.  He was saying how he’d been shooting before and did just fine.  He knocked all the beer cans off the log, and had a great time. I told him that if his reason for taking my […]

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Defeating Stalkers

Stalker:  An individual with an unhealthy obsession for another person. There are a number of definitions of “stalker” in our society today.  You can have stalkers on your website or your FaceBook account.  These people, while “creepy”, generally cannot do you direct harm.  The anonymity of the Internet gives you some level of safety. Where […]

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Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry

Open carry versus Concealed carry is one of the most divisive and controversial issues regarding firearms. Open carry, in particular, seems to evoke the most strident responses.  There is very little gray area in most people’s opinion on the subject:  Most are either fully for it, for fully against it. According to OpenCarry.org,  44 states […]

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Low Probability-High Impact Violence

Being Baby Boomers, we’re supposed to have the, “wisdom of time” as one of our greatest assets.  We’ve seen a lot, done a lot, and hopefully, we’ve learned a lot. Part of that learning experience is recognizing situations that have a good chance of erupting into unexpected violence. Low Probability/High Impact Events In our Emergency […]

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The Right Self-Defense Tool For You

Every person is different.  Some of us are strong.  Some of us… not so much.  Some have “hawk-eye vision”  while some of us suffer from various eye and sight ailments.  As we Boomers age, our dexterity, strength and agility can begin to wane.  Our physical “assets” must be taken into account when selecting a self-defense […]

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Preventative Home Security

We Boomers are no different than any other type of person when it comes to keeping our homes safe.  We want to keep the bad guys out, and keep our assets in!   Most of these suggestions will apply to any kind of domestic structure – a home you own, a home you rent, or an […]

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Use Of Deadly Force Exceptions

Every gun owner I know or have had contact with understands that deadly force is only used when your life, or the life of another, is in mortal danger. The gun grabbers would have the general population believe that we gun owners have, “itchy trigger fingers” just looking to pop a cap in the ass […]

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Buying Your First Handgun

I had an introductory gun class a while back, and one of the couples attending had borrowed guns from a LEO buddy. The husband was using a Glock 22 (full-sized .40 cal) and the wife was using a Glock 27 (sub-compact .40 cal). He’d been to the range one time in the past, and this […]

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Defensive Weapons Training

Personal protections skills, like almost all skills, are perishable. If you don’t keep them sharp, they degrade quickly – “Use ’em or lose ’em” as the saying goes! Whenever possible, you want to train as realistically as the situations in which you may find yourself. Let’s look at some of the different defensive tools, and […]

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Defensive Tactics

  In almost any endeavor in life, whether we think about it or not, we use strategies and tactics. Once we have a goal, we use strategies to develop a plan. We then employ tactics to carry out the plan and achieve those goals. Strategies and tactics go hand-in-hand. Our Personal Safety goal might be, […]

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