How to Stop Flinching When Shooting a Rifle

Flinching when shooting a pistol or a rifle is a more common problem than you realize, and can sometimes be hard to cure if the shooter has had enough experience that the flinching has gone from reflexive reaction to habit. But take heart — there are a number of things that can contribute to flinching, and many of them can be easily dealt with. This section might be a bit sparse for a while as, for some bizarre psychological reason, …

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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 Protect Yourself from Home Invasions

In case anyone has not noticed, we live in dangerous times. We live in an age when the notions of private property and sanctity of human life are considered, at best, to be abstract concepts and, at worst, to be totally meaningless. We are a people under attack by the best of the criminal mind–and then even under the aegis of our own government. More and more, we are hearing of incidents where the homes of our fellow citizens are …

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Glock 19

I had never fired a Glock before. Of course, I’ve seen them many times, and have heard about them for years. I’ve heard the good stories as well as the lies, from anti-gun twits claiming that the “plastic Glocks” will slip through airport scanners, to 1911 fans calling them “combat Tupperware”. I’ve heard others crow about their accuracy, their ease of use, and their reliability, even when abused or subjected to extremes of the elements. But I had never fired …

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Gun Tactical Training for Civilians

Your family isn’t going to be burgled by a piece of paper. And it’s true — crimes are not committed by paper targets, they are committed by people, people bent on depriving you of your property. Those people are more than willing to harm you to get your property, and you have armed yourself against that eventuality. Ostensibly, you are preparing yourself for the day when some person tries to make you the victim of crime. So…are you ready? Well, …

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How to Get a Concealed Carry Permit in Florida

One of the most important things a gun owner needs to have — other than the gun itself — is, of course, the permission to carry it around with them. A very few states give their citizens the right to carry weapons concealed about their persons without requiring any special permission whatsoever, Vermont being first and foremost on that list. Still others, like Kentucky, give the right to carry a firearm openly, but not concealed from view, without a permit, …

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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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What is Frangible Ammunition? And Why You Should Use it for Self Defense

Virtually every leading ammunition manufacturer has developed or is developing, a line of frangible or nontoxic small arms ammunition. This is a big step since current chemical recipes for primers and bullets have existed for more than 100 years. While the lead content in primers is an undisputed health hazard, it is also an important part of the priming compound. Lead holds the other chemicals responsible for the controlled explosion of the primer together. This tiny, high explosive charge housed …

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