Archive for February, 2013:

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear Gun Whisperer, I went to the range to practice last weekend and couldn’t hit my target for anything!  With ammo so expensive, I hate just throwing it away without seeing any value in my practice.  What can I do? May as well be Shooting in the Dark Dear Shooting in the Dark, We all have days when we go to the range and feel like we are wearing oven-mitts.  First, give yourself a break!  Next...take a deep breath and reset, just like re-booting your computer. Start with the fundamentals, where are your feet, are your knees flexed, is your body in the correct position, Read More >>

Shopping for a Gun in your PJs on ReadyAimBid.com

For a gun, yes! Can’t find what you want at your local dealer or gun show? That seems to be a common issue these days. Everything is sold out or, IAW the laws of Supply and Demand, EXPENSIVE! What is a harried gun shopper to do? Slip on the fuzzy pants and bunny slippers and let your fingers do the searching. There are a several websites that sell guns. Just like EBay, you see it, you bid, if you win, you pay! The difference is you will have to have it shipped to your local gun shop or FFL to complete the paperwork. Individuals and businesses list on these sites, and you can find things Read More >>

Training for the Way You Live

Instructors are always saying things about training for real life.  And we should.  However, it had never been brought home to me the way it was recently.  I took the Defensive Firearms Coach certification training from I.C.E. Training Services, the same folks who bring us Combat Focus Shooting courses among others. The training was tough, but that is another story.  The focus was on being able to train students, regardless of their skill level, to respond efficiently to an imminent home invasion with the possibility of a lethal threat.  Simply put, what do you do when someone is Read More >>

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear Gun Whisperer, Can you offer some suggestions on how I can relate better to female students in my gun classes?  It has gotten back to me that I’ve made some women uncomfortable, and I can’t see <expletive deleted> why, but that is what I’m told. Signed, F&%(*$*)% Great Instructor Dear Sir, First, profanity is often a substitute for a poor vocabulary, or a sign that you just don’t care.  Either way…Miss Manners would tell you to stop and so would I.  A gun class can be intimidating for someone who is new and it is helpful if the instructor comes across Read More >>

INTRODUCING THE 2013 EDITION GUN LAWS BY STATE: Reciprocal Carry – The Good, Bad and Ugly

Growing up in a rural area, guns were an ordinary part of my daily teenage life, as well my friends. We were safe, very safe, and I remember reading the Indiana Department of Natural Resources hunting guide to make sure I knew the law. I continued these interests in firearms in adult life, and in fact, participated in an informal shooting club during law school. It is not surprising that as a legal intern at a local prosecutor’s office, when I knew and could identify guns used in crimes off the top of my head, I became assigned with legal research projects, like was someone carrying a Read More >>

Feet, not just for picking your teeth!

Ok, bad joke, but it probably got your attention.  Feet are very much on my mind right now.  I recently discovered a new Safety Rule.  ALWAYS wear shoes when handling your firearms.  Some of you are thinking, “Duh” and some are wondering “why?”. Recently I was removing a Henry .22 rifle from its soft case (it was unloaded, cleared and cleaned) so I could put it in the safe.  It slipped.  I’ve been well trained not to grab my guns if they fall, let them go (you never know).  Well, it went, and landed on my foot.  My first thought was “I hope I didn’t damage the Read More >>

National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day (NTYDTTRD) – Jun 15, 2013!

Planning is in progress for this year’s National Take Your Daughter (and/or son) to the Range Day. This will be the second annual event.  Last year 35 ranges across the country hosted nearly 1,000 kids, many of whom were shooting for the first time. NTYDTTRD is under the umbrella of National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day, Inc, a non-profit corporation that was formed to oversee and raise money for the event. Founders Lynne Finch and Evan Carson are hoping that 100 ranges will come forward this year to host events and open the world of shooting up to kids ages six and up. The event Read More >>

New York First in Gun Control

New York is the first state to strengthen their gun laws in response to the violent shootings at Sandy Hook School in Connecticut and also shooting of first responding firefighters in Webster,NY. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State signed a more restrictive gun control which was passed by the state legislature in very quick fashion on Tuesday, January 15. Mayor Bloomberg, who was pleased with the law, states that it strengthens NY's already strict gun regulations and shows a concern about public safety over gun possession. Gun owner associations such as the NRA have said that the bill Read More >>