Recent Blog Posts New

Open versus Concealed Carry

Lynne Finch

There has been a lot of media attention to Walmart and Kroger asking people not to open carry in their stores.  I don't think for a minute they are foolish to think this makes them safer (I did see a video of a man successfully conceal and draw an AR-15 from his pants, it was impressive) but it does ease the nerves of the non-shooting public.  Many on the open carry side argue that it is their right, assuming your state allows it, mine does.  Yes, it is also the right of any establishment to impose a restriction.  If Walmart announced you must wear a smiley face at all times in this store, Read More >>

Does Height Difference Change the Shooting Styles?

If you’re new to shooting, then you may think that your height has nothing to do with this activity and that it can’t influence your shooting style. After all, it doesn’t matter how high above the ground you stand, it matters how you aim and shoot with your weapon. However, even if an air rifle is within your reach – as in you can touch its trigger, reload its magazine, and properly fit it to your shoulder – this doesn’t mean that it is fitted to your body. Keep in mind that your height affects other body parts as well – the lengths of your arms, shoulder positioning and Read More >>

Reason # 2 – Overcoming Tyranny

According to the definition, tyranny is “cruel and oppressive government or rule. I’ve already touched on this once but thought it was better to go over it again as it’s important to me.  I do not advocate violence and believe that our forefathers put in place mechanisms that will overcome tyranny.  Such as elections.  But history has shown us that if we don’t take care of ourselves - who will?  Some might say that; in today’s society the police and government are there to help and protect. I beg to differ and we see it every day.  In an article in the New York Times by Read More >>

Reason # 3 – Self-Protection, and we all need to protect ourselves

Protecting ourselves, do we need to protect ourselves? This is referred to as self-defense in most cases, so do we have a need for self-defense? Let’s look at a few points. We’re in our own home and someone breaks in to do harm to us. Do we have a right to protect? We’re walking down the street, and someone grabs our arm. Do we have a right to protect? We’re in a public place, let’s say a grocery store of some kind, and we’re approached by someone who looks like they might hurt us. Do we have a right to protect? I’d like to take each and explore the possibilities. The first Read More >>

Do Bump Stock Bans Make Sense?

You are doubtless aware that a bump stock ban has been adopted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco * Firearms effective March 26, 2019.  Doesn’t Congress have to pass a ban?  The way BATF did this was by redefining a bump stock to be a machine gun, requiring you to destroy it or turn it into BATF.  What? The federal law definition of a machine gun is a gun that fires multiple rounds by one function of the trigger.  Now the Obama Administration approved bump stocks because each time the trigger is pulled, it fires one round, even though you only pull the trigger once.  Within the strict Read More >>

Standing Your Ground – An Evening At the Range

It's a simple gun club well away from the outskirts of a large Midwest town.  Across the road, a cornfield that will soon be stubble, waves in the breeze like a friendly neighbor with a wind that picked up at the end of the day. Peering down on the road that leads to this place, the August sun, already hanging low and orange in the sky, like ripe fruit, waits for the rim of the earth to take one last bite out of it. You are alone, yet you are not, a couple of cars in the lot as folks put away the last of their equipment, the last person out making sure the clubhouse is locked, the gate Read More >>

Hitting the Target with Contact Lenses

One of the most relevant things when it comes to target shooting is your vision. This is what allows you to see what’s in front of you clearly, enabling you to have better aim and shoot properly. But what happens when your sight quality starts diminishing? Age is often the main cause for the decrease in eyesight, and it leads to many people having to wear glasses or contact lenses. These individuals complain about not being able to focus on the target, which ruins the whole experience. So, what should someone do in this case? Should they use contact lenses? Why Should You Wear Contact Read More >>