Best Handgun Safe

You might not think it is a big deal where you buy your gun safe these days. All the major department stores sell them. Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, stores like these all sell safes at really low prices and these safes seem pretty good at face value. However, more and more companies that sell safes through those major department stores are being forced to cheapen their safes and this is a big problem for your home security. When shopping for …

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Teaching Children Gun Safety

One of the more important issues with the growing female handgun owning population (though it certainly mattered to the MEN before this, damn it) is the dangers involved in mixing kids with handguns. The media would have you believe that it’s an automatic death sentence for your youngster and all their playmates, playing up the tragic loss of young life — far smaller percentage-wise than the loss of children’s lives to swimming pools and youth sports! However, the mix is …

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Concealed Carry Purses for Women

A common complaint by most women interested in holsters is that the holsters are built in such a way that they cant the grip too far inwards, making it dig into the ribs and making drawing the gun extremely awkward. This comes about because most holsters are designed for men, whose hips and waist are far straighter. A woman’s waist, however, is usually smaller than her hips by a significant fraction — more so than with men, and this is …

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Different Types of Handguns and How They Work

The first recorded use of a handgun in history was in China in the 10th century. It was a simple tube on the end of a spear which was filled with gunpowder and shrapnel, and then ignited. Within about a century a version which was specifically held in one hand was invented resulting in the first real handgun as we think of them today. Early handguns were problematic because they depended on having access to a source of fire in …

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How to Find a Place to Shoot

Owning a gun is a very strong responsibility. You have at your hand a force that can kill and destroy with a flick of your finger. If you have a permit to carry that tool, your responsibility is even larger — you must know how to use it, and use it well. You need to be taught how to use it properly, you need to take courses in safety and firearm ownership law, and most of all, you need to …

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Gun Range Soundproofing | How to Build a Quiet Shooting Range

As expanding communities continue to encroach upon rural shooting ranges, solutions to the problem of noise must be found.    Remote areas that are suitable for firing ranges are becoming rare, especially around large population centers. Indeed, expanding communities are encroaching on shooting ranges which, a number of years ago, were out in rural areas. It’s no surprise, then, that sound or noise is probably the most common source of complaints concerning shooting ranges from the community at large. Noise is sometimes …

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How to Become a Better Firearms Instructor

“YES!” you say as you look at the memo. It’s about time, I didn’t think the department would ever send me to a good school — this will be great for my career and promotional exams…and a week in Orlando…this is great! You continue to read the captain’s memo and your eyes focus on the frightening words at the end of the memo: “Upon your return, be prepared to conduct a short training session for your coworkers in this area.” They have …

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Shoot House Construction | How to Build a Live Fire Shoot House the Easy Way

Police officer training is a much debated topic and insatiable in its consumption of agency time, budget, and personnel/resources. The focus on this issue is driven by a variety of factors, including: • Civil liability (real or perceived); • Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) mandates; and/or • A commitment to preparing officers for the tasks at hand. The Supreme Court has established guidelines concerning police training in cases such as Canton v. Harris and the City of Margate v. Popow. The justices …

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What Might Cause a Shotgun to Explode?

Operator Error I won’t address this particular event directly other than to say that there’s probably more to this than meets the eye and I will simply add my two cents worth to the subject of guns “blowing up” in general. Thanks to the Internet, Winston Churchill’s observation that “a lie is halfway around the world before the truth gets its trousers on” is more apt than ever. I have seen top quality guns self-destruct, but every one I’ve witnessed …

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Rust Preventatives for Firearms

I am an anti-corrosion fanatic and a lubricant nut, ever in search of the best product to prevent rust and keep moving parts moving, whether on guns, on vehicles, or around the house and workshop. Maybe that’s because when I make an investment in a firearm, a hand tool, a car, or whatever, I want it to last. Over the years I have accumulated numerous products that claim to lubricate and prevent rust. Some are dedicated gun-care products, and others …

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