Friends, family, world -as we bid farewell to the past year, I offer a mandate for the future. For myself and those in my family, it was a very difficult year, as I’m sure it was for many others. As a new year begins, I don’t want to focus on the difficulties of the past. I want to rather look at what lies ahead and how beautiful it can and will be! I choose to focus on what I believe our mindset should be moving forward. Firstly, we need to allow what has happened in the past to move out of focus. We can always learn from the past; it guides us to the correct path to take when we reach Read More >>
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I am certain that you have heard of at least one story of someone carrying a firearm across their state lines and having to prove to the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) in a neighboring State that they have a valid reciprocal permit and/or are not aware of the correct method of transporting a firearm across state lines. The truth is the majority of Law Enforcement Officers are not equipped with the entire United States’ firearms reciprocity list at that moment on the side of the road or immediately in their heads. Granted, several States are more lenient in that regard and others, not so Read More >>
The Outdoor Channel’s The Best Defense is hosted by Mike Seeklander, Michael Bane and Michael Janich. I record this show and watch it multiple times because I found that watching an episode once isn’t enough, I catch something new each time. Great Program, Great Folks, and Great Training! Is your Front Sight Dull? Check out Hi-Viz sights! I just had one put on my Glock 19, and I love the contrast and brightness. You might be able to do it yourself, but I had a Glock Armorer do it for me. I love the green, but there are other colors and I can swap out the green for orange Read More >>
I grew up in an age of courtesy, men opened doors for women, I wore hats and gloves on Sunday, I didn’t eat dinner in front of the TV with my fingers. It wasn’t all Donna Reed (if you don’t get the reference, you are under 45). No one had heard of the Sober Friend or Designated Driver, we didn’t wear helmets to ride bikes and sexist behavior was accepted and common. Recently I attended Shot Show in Las Vegas. I was shocked that men stepped aside for me to get on the escalator, held doors, stood to one side…I commented on it and was reminded it wasn’t Vegas, it was that Read More >>
A few days ago, I received an e-mail from a former student; a Christian man, a patriot and a defender of freedom in the US Military. He wanted me to comment on an article he had just discovered in the Huffington Post written by Mr. Wallis of the Sojourners, entitled “Stand your Ground has no Moral Ground”. As a believer in our country’s moral high ground and the inalienable right to self- defense, my student seemed to be concerned. I understand why. Huffington Post Article: Stand Your Ground Has No Moral Ground To say the least I am once again disappointed that there are Read More >>
It was my honor to meet and talk with 100s of attendees at Shot Show. One of the ways I did that was by doing two book signings at Rumpf’s and Anglers Book Sellers. It was so much fun, shooters are some of the nicest people in the world. My book, Taking Your First Shot, is doing very well and I had fun promoting it at Shot Show with instructors, gun shop owners and a lot of men who had me autograph it for their wives. Lynne Finch Peritus Holdings, Inc., the owner of the Firearms Network, encourages a free and open exchange of ideas by guest blog posts to provided various Read More >>
At Shot Show 2014 Media Day at the Range the vendors bring out lots of guns, mostly new models, and provide ammunition to allow us the chance to shoot. Think of it as Disneyland for shooters. Remington gave me a chance to use a 12 gauge and try shooting clays. I’m a pistol shooter, slowly getting into the long guns. Bottom line, the clays had nothing to fear. They flew, I fired and watched each of them sail quietly to the ground, fully intact. I watched other, more experienced shooters, take on the clays. I could see the appeal, watching the clay shatter in mid-air. I think Read More >>