I remember the day well. I was cleaning out a storage unit that I had rented when I sold my last house, with the last of the lightweight gear loaded in the truck, tied together and down by strands of paracord. Like baling twine to a farmer, it's the thread of life for someone bent on surviving. Shelter building, gear repair, snares, and traps, securing gear either to yourself or your ruck so if you and thick brush do the tango it doesn't come loose. The inside strands can make a fishing net. Hanging food out of reach of animals, makeshift clothesline, a sling, multiple uses for something Read More >>
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If we are to think about protection and guns at the same time, there’s one country that will pop-up in everyone’s mind – naturally, the United States. It is well-known the fact that, in the U.S., having a gun or more is a natural, even essential thing for one’s household. We also know the fact that, for many years, the U.S. has been at the top of the gun market. No matter how many laws are being discussed right now, regarding gun control and similar things, the American people still feel the need to be able to protect themselves. Therefore, today we’ll be looking at various Read More >>
7. Investments, guns are a great investment. In most cases the value of the piece goes up over the years. Investments that can insure you future or help with the purchase of something more. That investment of course would need to be in the right gun. So, what should you look for if you wanted to invest? If you’re looking for something new, I believe you need to look for something well made and unique. If you take care of them, they should never reduce in value. Years ago, a Colt Anaconda .44 mag with a 4” barrel could be purchased for around $500.00. Today, that same piece could be Read More >>
8. An artform, precision shooting Precision shooting is an art form, in my opinion. To watch someone like Annie Oakley. Annie Oakley was a popular sharp shooter in the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. According to an article written by Suzanne Raga, Annie Oakley shot her first gun at 8 years old. Women such as Margaret Thomas Murdock, from the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games and Lyudmila Pavlichenko from the Soviet Union are more recent examples of this art. We also see women today like Julie Golob, Kimberly Rhodes and Jessie Duff. Masters in their field and their ability is art in Read More >>
Teach Your Children Well Shooting is a great family activity. Children can learn firearm safety at a young age, I usually advocate for six, but it depends on the child. If you have firearms in the home, teaching gun safety at an early age is imperative. There are many products designed for smaller bodies. Children, like adults, need safety equipment. Even shooting outdoors, hearing protection is very important for young ears. Eye protection is also so important. Many .22 rifles are available in scaled down sizes. Pellet rifles are also good for smaller hands. Scan the Read More >>
Collecting firearms, handguns in this case. Just like collecting stamps, coins to just about anything that holds your interest - collecting firearms is fascinating. Think about this, you have a firearm that was owned by General Patton (one of my favorite people) or John Wayne (I love his westerns)? It’s a piece of history that has meaning to the person who collects it. Maybe, the idea of being “that” close to a person you admire. I have a piece from my grandfather. It’s nothing extraordinary but it means something to me as it was my grandfather’s. I also have my first Read More >>
Mass murders with firearms justify stricter gun control laws: that’s the core assumption of the news media and politicians (which are pretty much identical). So what is the weapon that is the big killer in American mass murders? So big that more than half of all mass murder victims since 1657 were killed with this weapon, one that was not invented until the 20th century. My current research project is a comprehensive history of mass murder. I have identified 360 mass murders (defined as three or more persons murdered or wounded in a 24 hour period). This includes 5,948 dead. And the Read More >>