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Get A Gun You Can Afford

From ConcealedCarry.com:

Is it ever okay to buy and carry a cheap or no-name brand gun? Yes. Yes it is okay with a couple caveats. But before I get to the point of this article I’d like to address something else, entirely, that I see all the time that irritates me.

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Concealed Carry For Smaller People

From Guns.com:

As a micro warrior, a.k.a. a petite concealed carrier, people often ask me how I pack away a Glock 19 on my midsection without qualms. The art of concealment is definitely elevated when you’re working on a smaller canvas, but using some creativity and good gear, petite gun owners like myself can make it happen. Though my journey has been fraught with a decade of trial and error, I’ve gathered a few tips and tricks along the way to better help my fun-sized friends.

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Education Is Power

From The Mercury News:

Do you want to reduce shootings? Educate. No young person I have ever known who has been taught proper gun safety and taught the seriousness of handling/owning a firearm has ever committed any criminal shooting. I teach Boy Scouts gun safety and marksmanship. Anyone is welcome to come when we have a class and I promise you will be impressed by how seriously Scouts as young as 11 take this.

Make firearms taboo and that is exactly what a young person will want to get their hands on.

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Force On Force Training

From The Truth About Guns:

Force-on-force courses are stressful. You have to be ready for the unexpected without completely freaking out because, just like in real life, your Simunitions firearm comes loaded with a limited number of rounds. Sometimes you get a backup magazine to take into the scene and sometimes you don’t. That meant that under high stress, you had to not only discern what was happening and decide whether to shoot or not, you also had to make your shots count, and make them count in a situation involving many people, or near dark or dark conditions. You would also have to reload in the dark.

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Women Flocking To Hunting

From KTVA:

Women have become the fastest-growing hunting demographic in the U.S., and according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, it’s a trend that extends to the 49th state, too.

The department says increased interest led to new women-only hunter education classes.

“We’ve found over the years that women sometimes like a more safe environment where they can ask questions,” Ginamaria Smith, the program coordinator for the department’s hunter information and training program. “They don’t have to feel like they might be asking what they would term ‘stupid questions,’ even though they’re not.”

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Practical Rifle

From Lucky Gunner:

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Sig Sauer Academy

From Guns.com:

The courses will be held at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas and will be taught by Sig Sauer Academy instructors. The Handgun Series kicks off the Texas dates, Oct. 10-14 with four classes scheduled. Starting with Handgun 101 — a foundational, entry level course — the series works up to Handgun 104, a fast-paced pistol class designed to teach students how to survive a deadly force encounter with their pistol.

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Brett Favre Teams Up With USA Shooting Team

From Guns.com:

Airing on GetZone.com, Favre talks with athletes about their shooting journeys as well as the importance of supporting USA Shooting. Favre will play host during several episodes, undergoing shooting drills and swapping tips and tactics on the range with the athletes.

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Using The Right Gear

From SOFREP:

Good gear, in most cases, is only there to make your life a bit easier, not to compensate for a lack of range time or a technical deficiency but it’s important to note that while good quality gear may not make you a better shooter, bad gear can potentially make you a dead one.

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Military Underground Urban Training

From Military.com:

Late last year, the Army launched an accelerated effort that funnels some $572 million into training and equipping 26 of its 31 active combat brigades to fight in large-scale subterranean facilities that exist beneath dense urban areas around the world.

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Col. Cooper’s Colors Re-Examined

From BreachBangClear:

In Cooper’s original intent, one could scale from Condition White, in which one is completely unprepared for combat, to Condition Red, in which one is psychologically committed to combat, regardless of whether the fight has actually begun or not. Essentially, he recognized many people must mentally gear up for violence, and his code traced that progression to help the mental switch.

That is not, however, how Cooper’s Colors are generally used in the modern firearms training world.

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AR15 Load and Unload On The Range

From NSSF:

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AXIL Hearing Protection Earplugs

AXIL is running a Kickstarter for this promising product.

From NRA 2017:

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Triggersafe For AR-15 Rifles

The Triggersafe is a simple cover for the AR-15 series of rifles that easily snaps on and off.

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Home Defense Dog

From NRA Shooting Sports:

It might seem professional and the perfect fit for personal defense to own a properly trained dog. But you must consider what it takes to choose, train and live with a personal-defense dog in your home. We asked three nationally respected dog trainers to define the reasons for owning a personal-defense canine and how to select the perfect dog for your lifestyle.

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