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Online “training” class

…s car, sometimes somebody would cut him off in traffic. Grandpa would sigh and mumble, “Where’d that guy learn to drive, correspondence school??” Somehow, I always remember that line whenever the subject of online training comes up. And I say this as someone who is heavily invested in helping others learn as much as they can via the web. It’s not as though I’m against the idea of learning stuff online! I’m all… Continue reading

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8 Ways to Spot a Bad Self-Defense Product Before It Kills You

Those outside the firearms community often don’t realize that our industry isn’t a home for big businesses. Even the largest, most well-known companies in the gun world are, at best, medium-small when compared with big companies in other industries. In absolute terms, there aren’t many gun-related companies that grow even to that point. For the most part, firearms and their accessories are created, manufactured, and sold by family-owned… Continue reading

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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

…ou bought. Every time you decide whether to practice—is practice enjoyable and meaningful, or a painfully annoying chore?—that decision goes back to which gun you bought. Every time you consider taking a class, or entering a competition, and every time you look for a comfortable holster—yup, that goes back to your gun choice too. Especially if finances are so tight that you can’t just shrug it off and buy a different gun if the purchase doesn’t… Continue reading

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"You Don’t Have to Learn"

…can she benefit. For women with a strong sense of social responsibility and obligation to others, this can backfire. Consider appealing to other-focused thinking instead: “I would like to take this class. Would you consider coming with me to keep me company?” Not only does this neatly sidestep the self-focused trap, it also sounds like more fun. If a joint venture isn’t in the cards, find another way to focus the appeal on the “others” side of… Continue reading

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Caliber Confusion

…power in them and will kick less. 8 A really good introduction to basic shotgun knowledge, including a great deal more information about shotgun ammunition, can be downloaded as a .pdf file from Remington Arms Co., at http://www.remington.com/pdfs/shotgun.pdf. More detailed information about shotguns, shotgun ammunition, and shotgun use can also be found on Chuck Hawkes’ site at http://www.chuckhawks.com/index2c.shotguns.htm. Notes:… Continue reading

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Buying a Gun

buyer’s FFL dealer and avoid using an FFL at the selling end. When the buyer goes in to pick up her purchase from her own FFL dealer, the buyer’s FFL dealer makes certain the sale is legal on the buying end. The buyer must comply with all the other legal requirements of buying a gun from an FFL dealer: 4473 Form, NICS check, state-issued permission slips, additional required purchases or taxes, and any other local requirements that… Continue reading

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Dying of Embarrassment

…c MacYoung, Paladin Press, 1993/LOTI, 2007). ↩ From MacYoung’s website at www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/five_stages.html. ↩ “Today’s Would-Be Hostage,” blog post dated 9 October 2009, Policing in Vancouver blog at www.behindtheblueline.ca. ↩ ITI Texas, 10700 South Interstate Highway 35, Dilley, TX 78017. (830) 334 2990. www.itiwsi.comwww.GunNutsRadio.com. ↩… Continue reading

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Why Not Take a Class?

…7; “Today’s Would-Be Hostage,” blog post dated 9 October 2009, Policing in Vancouver blog at www.behindtheblueline.ca. ↩ ITI Texas, 10700 South Interstate Highway 35, Dilley, TX 78017. (830) 334 2990. www.itiwsi.comwww.GunNutsRadio.com. ↩ In a series of studies reported in the December 1999 Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Vol. 77, No. 6), researchers Justin Kruger and David Dunning examined… Continue reading

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