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Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear Gun Whisperer, I live in a large apartment complex and I don’t want to call attention to myself going to the range, but all the range bags look so, well, gun-like. What a girl to do? Looking for Discretion... Dear Looking for Discretion, This is an easy question for me. I don’t always like to advertise to my neighbors, either. You can use almost anything as a range bag. A Beach Tote works well, a gym bag, a diaper bag (assuming you are no longer using it for a little one, babies and lead do not mix). 5.11 Tactical makes some great backpacks that are discrete and very Read More »

Our Friends at Elite Defense

Our Friends at Elite Defense & A Day at the Range With Governor Pence

As many readers of our GST, GSM, and GLBS blogs know, we practice what we preach which is to be educated about the products in the firearms’ marketplace. There is no substitute to being a conscientious gun owner and than knowing what is cutting edge in the market place–and shooting and finding out what works for you in any given situation. A few months ago, our friends at Elite Defense in Dexter, Michigan opened their warehouse doors--literally under lighting provided by flashlight after a water problem fried their electricity and delayed the backup generator from switching on–so we Read More »

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

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 »

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

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Dear Gun Whisperer, My Husband wants to get a gun for home defense.  It is just us, no kids…yet.  But, Guns scare me.  He thinks I’m being unreasonable but I’m not sure I want one in the house.  What should I do? Signed, Sleepless in the Suburbs Dear Sleepless, Are you afraid of your car?  Lawnmower?  Stand Mixer?  These are tools, in the right hands they produce good results, in the wrong hands, they can be dangerous.  Ever watch how fast the beaters spin on the mixer?  Guns are tools.  Alone, they are completely harmless, it takes human intervention to make them work.  Read More »

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

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Dear Gun Whisperer My home state doesn't have any good Gun Shows near me, but just across the line, in the next state, there is a great one.  Can I buy a gun there and take it home with me? Signed, On the Border Dear On the Border, Simple answer, sort of.  First, know if there are any restrictions in your home state, such as magazine capacity, that could interfere with your desired firearm.  Gun Laws by State is a great reference. Second, know before you go.  Find a friendly gun store near you because you are not going to be able to carry your new baby home, you will need to have it Read More »

Berretta 92G 9mm – Taking A Closer Look

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In the spirit of getting the most bang for your buck, we will be reviewing this police trade in Berretta 92G 9mm purchased for the princely sum of about $425. Some of you may be saying, hey. I can get two fully functional Jennings.380s at the pawn shop for that kind of money. Yeah, you could; or you could get one of the best designed high capacity service pistols in the world. You know, the one the USmilitary carries into high mountain caves and back alleys around the world. Few people today recognize the heritage of this iconic firearm, with it’s roots traced directly back to the Walther Read More »

Should I Shop at the Gun Show?

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Only if you want a great selection and a great deal! A gun show is probably the best place to find the largest selection of guns under one roof. You can find what feels good in your hand, a make or model, even a color and everything you need to go with it. It helps if you have some ideas before you go of what you are looking for. Sometimes the people staffing the table are very knowledgeable and can answer all your questions, sometimes not. Prices are generally a little better than in a store. Also, a polite smile and a softly asked “Can you help me out a little on this?” can go Read More »

Why Some People Believe that Guns Should Be Illegal

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I have researched this question, and interviewed several on the anti-gun side; from one who just didn’t want a gun in the house, to people who didn’t want anyone to have a gun in the house. I don’t care for cigarettes but I recognize that they are legal and I will not lobby to have them outlawed just because I don’t want anyone else to have them. According to the CDC in 2006, last up to date numbers, there were 30,896 total firearm related deaths, of which, 642 accidental, 16,883 were Suicide, 12,791 were Homicide, 220 were Undetermined and 360 by Legal intervention. In the same Read More »

Deciding on a Handgun

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How do you figure out what type of handgun to buy? Do you pick a revolver or semi-auto? How about the caliber? Do you need to ask questions when looking at a firearm? What questions do you ask? Questions like these and many more can be downright frustrating at times. I was at the Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show (the largest gun and knife show east of the Mississippi) this past weekend working my booth (Austin Originals) when a couple walked up to look at the grips on our table. As I approached them, the man asked if I could suggest a firearm for his wife. I’m always excited to help Read More »

Four Things You Need To Know Before You Go To A Gun Show

Four Things You Need To Know Before You Go To A Gun Show

Four Things You Need To Know Before You Go To A Gun Show At Gun Shows Today (GST), we know the 2nd Amendment Rights to keep and bear arms is a substantial right, but also a big responsibility attached with the purchase or possession of a firearm. In this blog post, GST provides you with (4) things you need to know about gun shows before you go. This is to make attendance a pleasurable event without any legal complications. Non-Dealer Transfers and Sales In some states, there is no requirement that personal sales or sales from private collections be effectuated buy the completion of an Read More »