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What is National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day?

Founded in 2012, NTYDTTRD is about educating kids, girls and boys, about gun safety and about getting families to bring their kids out to shoot together as a family.  NTYDTTRD, Inc. is a non-profit organization behind the event that is funded 100% by donations. The first annual event was held Jun 9 at 37 ranges in 15 states.  Over 1,000 kids got to shoot, most for the first time.  Hundreds of volunteers, instructors, RSOs and range members worked hard to ensure the kids were safe and had a great time.  Each club set their own structure, but to participate they all agreed to have a Read More >>

Tackling Gun Bans from a Different Angle

Have you ever been to an indoor range?  Apparently, the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) thinks they are unhealthy.  At least that is the case for Illinois Gun Works, a gun store and indoor range.  OSHA issued 28 violations, and fines could be in excess of $100,000!  What did they cite?  13 different violations for lead exposure.  Again, have you ever been to an indoor range?  Of course there is lead exposure!  That is why many people who shoot often, or work at a range, such as instructors and RSOs have their blood checked regularly to monitor the lead levels, and why Read More >>

Legal Aspects of Personal Safety – Upcoming Event

1.12.2013 Legal Aspects of Personal Safety Bryan L. Ciyou, will be a panel guest at the Legal Aspects of Personal Safety seminar, discussing Gun Laws By State and how the new healthcare legislation opens the door for a gun grab and various other local (Indiana) and National gun law topics. Click here for more information and to download the flyer and registration form. Read More >>

Blue Guns for Training?

What is a blue gun? It is a piece of plastic or wood that is shaped like a particular model of firearm but is completely inert, it is not capable of firing a projectile and has no moving parts. They are available in a wide variety of models. I have three. Why? A couple reasons, Training, Training and Training. I can use a blue gun in a class to demonstrate things such as grip. I will explain to students what it is, hit it against a table, but it allows me to point it in directions that would not be considered safe with a real gun (even though it has been unloaded and two safety checks Read More >>

Cover versus Concealment versus RUN!

Pistol hidden in belt

In light of the tragic, and seemingly random, shootings in the past few years it is critical to think about how you would respond if you were at your desk, at church, in a mall or even a crowded theater… and suddenly heard gun shots. What would you do? First, do you routinely take casual notice of the space around you? Is there cover, concealment, multiple exits? What is cover? A barrier will stop a bullet. A concrete block wall might serve as cover, but a standard interior wall will not. Concealment is something that hides you from view. It could be a curtain, a wall, a piece of Read More >>

Two Most Common Mistakes for New and Experienced Shooters

The two problem areas I see most, for both new and advanced students, are grip and trigger control. Granted they are more of a problem for some than others, and some people are amazing shooters even while not following through on some of the fundamentals but for most people, if you want to take your shooting to the next level, you need the right grip and good trigger control. The Semi-Auto grip starts with your strong hand. Lay your hand over the gun, index finger along the frame and the webbing between the thumb and index finger high on the backstrap.  Wrap the remaining fingers around Read More >>

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