I didn’t grow up hunting, but have been interested for several years. I recently completed my state Hunter Safety Course. I actually learned a lot more than I thought I would given how long I’ve been shooting, and that I was an instructor for about 10 years. However, my focus was always defensive. Now…I’m looking at enjoying nature, and filling my freezer. I’m not optimistic that the first year will be more than a learning experience but …should still be fun. I have almost all the firearms I could need, but I’m looking to stock up on accessories, ammunition, Read More >>
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"Most civilization is based on cowardice. It's so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards which would lead to bravery. You restrain the will. You regulate the appetites. You fence in the horizons. You make a law for every movement. You deny the existence of chaos. You teach even the children to breathe slowly. You tame." -The Stolen Journals - God Emperor of DUNE My Dad's a fighter, and I try and remember to tell him I'm proud of him. For the life he lead after the war, not just during. A Golden Glove boxer, a career soldier and military police officer, he Read More >>
There is a tendency to see mass murder, such as happened in Jacksonville last night, as a modern problem of American Society. First of all, it is by no means peculiarly American. The U.S. is not even at the top of the list in mass murders by shooting. And that's only mass murders by firearms. In countries with more restrictive gun control laws, mass murderers demonstrate the ability to improvise, but I am sure that you don't know about these other tragedies. In 2013, Matthew de Grood was invited to a party in Calgary, Alberta. He retrieved a butcher knife from the kitchen and Read More >>
So much is happening these days. Roads being blocked by protestors, random violence, protests, recently a man pulled a gun and started shooting while in a checkout line at a discount retailer. Short of never leaving your home, what can you do? Avoidance is your best defense. In other words, no need a defense. Instructors talk a lot about situational awareness. Basically it is processing information quickly, almost on a sub-conscious level, about your surroundings. I think of the space around me in concentric circles. 8-10 feet is really close, I need to know who is in that Read More >>
Negligent: failing to take proper care in doing something. We in shooting talk about Negligent Discharge (ND) when a gun is fired without intent. Accidental Discharge (AD) used to be another common term that has fallen out of favor as safety has been built in to modern firearms making the AD nearly obsolete. This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot as a friend recently shared an experience of teaching a non-firearms related class where a student ignored the safety precautions and slightly injured herself. This was a situation that could have been much more serious Read More >>