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Responsible Carry

Lynne Finch

I'm a vocal advocate for Concealed Carry, but I believe more in Responsible Carry.  What is responsible carry?  It means you regularly go to the range and practice your skills, not just plinking, but drawing and firing, assessing the threat, firing again if needed.  It means you understand that the annual range trip is not enough.  Shooting is a perishable skill that needs to be kept up.  Responsible Carry means you train, beyond whatever the minimum was to get a permit, you take defensive training, you work on supportive skills as the gun is not always the first choice.  You choose not Read More >>

2A

Lynne Finch

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.". There have been multiple interpretations, but I tend to focus on “…shall not be infringed.”  In the last few years there has been a lot of calls for “gun control” in various forms, ranging from complete disarming to banning specific types of firearms.  These calls get louder after an atrocity like a school shooting, church shooting, etc.  Why am I so resistant to the call for my gun rights?  For one, history shows that disarming the Read More >>

Teach Your Children Well

Lynne Finch

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 >>

Shot Show 2019

Lynne Finch

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is hosting Shot Show next week in Las Vegas.  The first Shot Show was held in 1979, so this makes 40 years of fun!  Shot Show is akin to a Gun Show on steroids.  While they aren’t actually selling products on the floor there are 2,000 vendors and 60,000 attendees.  It is huge.  Attendees carefully plan what they want to see because you can’t see it all in 4 days.  Major Manufacturers showcase new products, many of which are touchable so you can see how they feel in your hands.  . You’ll find guns, knives, flashlights, Read More >>

Happy New Year!

Lynne Finch

Many of us are making New Year’s Resolutions, mine include more range time, and no falling (it was a rough year). But while I’m at it I’m looking at one of the sweet presents I got. A Gen 5 GLOCK 19! I love GLOCKs, they fit my hand perfectly. I can’t wait to take it to the range. If you got a new firearm, and haven’t yet made it to the range, do you know the two must do activities before shooting? 1, Read the Owner’s Manual. But I have lots of GLOCKS, why would I do that? I don’t know if there are any changes I’m not aware of, anything special about this one. Plus, there Read More >>

What widget will fix my shooting problem?

Lynne Finch

I confess that I’m addicted to Social Media.  As such I’m in a couple firearms / shooting related groups.  I’m constantly amazed when people post questions about what accessory to get for their gun looking to fix an accuracy or handling issue.  For example, a recent post about someone who had too much muzzle rise with a GLOCK 17 and was looking at adding weights to the magazine plates or getting a new trigger.  Um, save your money, spend 5 minutes with a GOOD instructor who will probably address grip issues and you will be a lot happier.  The other way you have a more expensive Read More >>

Holiday Shopping

Lynne Finch

It is that time of year again, Holiday Shopping.  If you are like me, it is December and you aren’t even close to being ready.  Hate the Mall?  Me too!  What to do?  Gun Show.  Come on, you know you are going anyway, they are a great source for gifts!  You can find something for almost anyone, young, old, pro or anti-gun. I never advise buying a firearm for someone else, between individual preference, background check, registration, etc.  However, there are more gifts at the gun show than guns!  For the teenager in your life, a personal alarm they can hang on their backpack is a Read More >>

Single Gender Training, Good or Bad?

Lynne Finch

BOTH!  There has been a lot of discussion in some of the instructor groups I’m involved with recently about training, and providing women only training.  Mostly by men.  I have taken mixed gender and one on one lessons, and have taught many men only classes, mixed and some women only classes.  My opinion, it is whatever you are comfortable with.  The important part of to get as much quality training as you can.  The forum is up to you.    I’ve taken lots of firearms classes.  And I’ve taken one on one training in hand to hand personal defense.  I would like to take a Read More >>

I have a new goal for the next gun show!

Lynne Finch

I didn’t grow up hunting, but have been interested for several years.  I recently completed my state Hunter Safety Course.  I actually learned a lot more than I thought I would given how long I’ve been shooting, and that I was an instructor for about 10 years.  However, my focus was always defensive.  Now…I’m looking at enjoying nature, and filling my freezer.  I’m not optimistic that the first year will be more than a learning experience but …should still be fun.   I have almost all the firearms I could need, but I’m looking to stock up on accessories, ammunition, Read More >>

Staying Safe in an Unsafe World

Lynne Finch

So much is happening these days.  Roads being blocked by protestors, random violence, protests, recently a man pulled a gun and started shooting while in a checkout line at a discount retailer.  Short of never leaving your home, what can you do? Avoidance is your best defense.  In other words, no need a defense.  Instructors talk a lot about situational awareness.  Basically it is processing information quickly, almost on a sub-conscious level, about your surroundings.  I think of the space around me in concentric circles.  8-10 feet is really close, I need to know who is in that Read More >>