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A San Diego Union Tribune newspaper article recently hypothesized that some of the “accidental” police shootings that have occurred could be linked to pistol mounted flashlights. The implied connection is that in the heat of a confrontational situation that it could be possible that police Read More…

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When it comes to guns, I think everyone agrees they can be dangerous. In some ways, that’s exactly the point of firearms… but most of the time, guns can and should be used in ways that cause harm to no one. Here are my rules for safe gun handling. You’ve seen some of them Read More…

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Range etiquette is something which a lot of people lack in today’s world. I have seen with my own eyes as a friend brought his new pistol to the range and after he shot it a few times, a guy walked up and grabbed it without asking, said, “I’m going to shoot this beast,” and[.....]

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One of the many fascinating traits about Benjamin Franklin was that he liked to travel.  He felt that traveling, “Had the effect of extending ones life.”  While on a trip to Europe, Franklin was invited to visit a hospital where there were a number of patients who lost control of their Read More…

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A stark reminder to always follow basic gun safety rules. While giving a demonstration, a firearms instructor raised his handgun, pointed it towards a door, and pulled the trigger. The bullet passed through the door and hit someone on the other side. By following a couple of simple rules this could Read More…

Camping on the Angelina river

The camping trip had been planned at least a month in advance. In hopes that hunters had either bagged a deer, or were pre-occupied with upcoming Thanksgiving, the date picked was in the middle of November. We were heading to a primitive camp site on the Angelina River near Jasper, Texas. There are Read More…

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A state-of-the-art firearms training academy shooting range in Mississippi hosted 70+ women over the weekend at a regional TWAW gathering. These women were not simply sitting on the sidelines either. They were actively stepping up to the firing line. Plenty of ammo was burned. Boondocks FTA in Read More…

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So, you just bought a new handgun. It set you back several hundred dollars and you are proud as heck to have finally bought just what you wanted. Now, you are going to toss it under the truck seat, or in the ATV tool box, or in a drawer somewhere in the house? Shame on[.....]

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Ever wonder how hot that 9mm handgun cartridge is in your personal protection arsenal? Well, maybe not hot enough, if you consider the case of a Redmond, Oregon woman who was watching TV when a stray 9mm round thumped her in the head and bounced off without so much as puncturing the skin. “She Read More…