Report 22, Gun-Free Zones, Are They Safe?

This morning, 9 November 2015, “Authorities in New York City say three people have been shot, one fatally, in midtown Manhattan near busy Penn Station.” Bearing in mind that New York City is basically a gun-free zone, what does this event have to do with gun-free zones? In this case, there are two points that […]

Report 20, Ruminations on the 4th of July

Today is the 239th anniversary of our founding. We Americans are going through some of the toughest times we have seen since the Civil War. From recollection of my study of history the Civil War did more to fundamentally change the way the United States conducted business than any other time in our history up […]

Report 19, Why Support the National Rifle Association of America

There are a number of politicians that blame the NRA for many of the ills we are experiencing in America. They look at a home invader who gets shot and killed by a homeowner as the “victim.” They look at the dead home invader as the victim because the homeowner owned a gun, and is […]

Report 18 Why Do We Continue Training?

Why did you first seek firearm training? Is it to get ready to shoot a National Match course at the National Competition at Camp Perry, Ohio, or to be prepared to defend yourself and your family? It is admirable to be trained in the use of any tool but why do we continue training? The […]

Report 17 The Garland Shooting and the Value of Training

On 4 May 2015, two Islamist wannabes decided to avenge all Muslims by shooting up the Mohammed Cartoon event in Garland, Texas. I have written numerous times about the Muslim mindset and the problems I have with it. However, today I want to take a look at the officer who stopped the attack and what […]

Report 16: National Violent Crime Statics and Trends

The FBI publishes the annual Uniform Crime Report (http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr) to keep us informed about what is going on with crime in the US. It would be impossible to summarize this report in just a couple of pages. However, I have been able to pull out some significant facts from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. You […]

Defensive Pistol

The Defensive Pistol course is designed to take shooters beyond the basics of shooting a handgun. This course is two days of shooting, concentrating on drawing the gun from the concealed holster, engaging the target (or targets) and stopping the threat. This course includes about an hour presentation called “Handgun Terminal Ballistics.” This presentation goes […]

Personal Protection Outside The Home

Course Introduction The Personal Protection Outside the Home course continues where the Personal Protection Inside the Home course leaves off. The prerequisite for participating in this course is the Basic Pistol course. While not a required prerequisite for the Outside course, the Inside course presents valuable principals used in this course. The Outside course goes into new techniques of shooting, […]