Dear GW, I am looking to take my shooting to the next level. I want to get out and take some serious combat style class. What should I look for? Gun-ho Dear Gun-Ho, There are actually a lot of instructors who will take your money and give you the benefit of their combat experience, be it on a battle field or on a computer screen. If you want the real deal, you need to ask. There are some awesome instructors out there, and I had the honor of meeting one recently. He is the real deal, former Marine, former LEO, smart and funny! I’ve also met some who teach “tactical Read More »
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Civil Disobedience – A follow Up You may have read my recent post about Adam Kokesh’s plan to do an armed march on Washington DC on July 4th as a protest. Recent reports indicate that he has called it off. No reasons given, but gee…could it possibly be that the risk of jail, serious injury or loss of the right to own a firearm ever could have been a part of that? As with everything in life, there are choices, and we weigh the risks against the benefits. In this case, the risks to public safety were high. Somehow, I don’t think that is why this event was called off, but Read More »
As I contemplate the challenges facing Americans today and as I listen daily to interpretations thereof, both on the streets and in the media, I am continually stunned to realize how the foundations of this Nation are in jeopardy of nearing complete destruction. How have we come so far and not retained the wisdom to “hasten and retrace our steps, and to regain the road which alone leads us to peace, liberty and safety”? -Thomas Jefferson The American spirit was conceived in defiance of the chains of oppression; born out of tyranny and anguish; a spirit of free, unyielding, faithful, Read More »
Hey GW I’ve never shot before and I’m looking to buy a pistol for self defense, what should I get? Signed, Newbie Dear Newbie, First, I would suggest training, with a qualified instructor. Firearms are not like Point and Shoot cameras, and one size doesn’t fit all. Check your local ranges for recommendations on instructors, they are a pretty good source. An instructor will often have one or two guns you can try, and many ranges rent firearms. The idea is to get a feel for what fits your hand the best. For personal defense, especially if you are going to carry Read More »
What am I referring to? 1911 pistols. The 1911 was designed by Jim Browning in…you guessed it, 1911. While there are multiple manufacturers and variations available now, they all have the distinctive shape and “tang”, as well as being a Single Action Semi-Automatic. Often carried “Cocked and Locked”, meaning you have to rack the slide to chamber the first round, then set the safety to on to carry it. You can’t decock the hammer to carry or it won’t fire. I’ve had the opportunity to shoot a few, and I’ve seen 1911s ranging from very basic to shiny chrome with Read More »
There was a time not so long ago that I thought, this is silly. That was before I taught one. I had always done mixed gender classes, and frankly was lucky enough to teach with some highly evolved guys. However, for new women shooters, there is an ease that you get in a women only class that you don’t get in a mixed gender class. It is more comfortable to ask the questions that might be embarrassing, like how to use a public restroom when you are armed or how the bra holster works. Since more and more women are coming to shooting, and many are coming because of a fear, either Read More »
July 4, 2013 Adam Kokesh, an Iraq war veteran and self-proclaimed activist, is organizing an armed march on Washington DC. He is calling for supporters to carry loaded rifles “slung over their backs” as they cross the Potomac River into DC. On a FaceBook page for the event, he candidly admits that there is a risk of arrest, and while he discourages resistance, he has acknowledged the risks, encouraging participants to submit to arrest peacefully. Mr Kokesh acknowledges this is not a permitted event, which gives authorities one more basis for arresting participants. Frankly, living Read More »