In my first article, I covered some basics on concealed carry and practical defense. This second part of the series shows the illicit intentness of the adversary with a disturbing look into the criminal mind. —Bob Campbell
The training you receive is important, and the people you meet in gun-handling classes are often among the most friendly and interesting in the world. Many have similar interests that cross all racial, gender, cultural and social boundaries, which is as it should be. The classes you take will be a positive experience.
“Who’s behind those Foster Grants?” An elite soldier with the United States Army’s 10th Mountain Division who helped push back German troops in the Italian Apennine Mountains during World War II—that’s who! The 10th Mountain Division entered WWII, fighting with M1 Garands, Thompsons and 1911s, served for 114 days and lost 992 soldiers.
Thankfully arriving pre-assembled for “complete fighting order,” the Osprey MK4 body armor vest set is a smoking deal. It includes nine MOLLE pouches, which alone is worth the price of the entire rig. Inside the package is the vest, seven magazine pouches, two grenade pouches, a two-piece OPS panel including T-bar fittings, waistbands, pair of cummerbunds, shoulder guards, brassards, four-piece collar system, blanking panels, and ancillaries—17 pieces of varying sizes of MOLLE straps with Velcro, snaps and plastic buckles.
You should think carefully about the reasons for choosing a handgun. I do my best to test and review appropriate defensive handguns. And although the pistols may not be your choices, they are reasonable choices. With the explosion of concealed carry permits, many are carrying pocket pistols that give them more comfort than performance.
I attend a great deal of both outdoor trade shows and consumer shows over the course of a given year, with many of them concentrated between January and April. Recently, I attended the annual Shot Show in Las Vegas, the National Rifle Association great outdoors show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the 2014 Pheasant Fest in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I was fortunate at each of these events to meet with numerous hunters, outdoorsmen and women and discuss some of the issues of today facing today’s hunters.
Restrictive and cumbersome gun regulations in some states may make non-offenders feel like common criminals. States, such as California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois, are prime examples of places where strict gun laws put into place by state-elected officials make obtaining guns legally harder than ever. Loose interpretation of the laws that govern firearms has ignited much debate.
On March 6, 2014, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued an El Nino watch for the spring and summer of 2014. Named after the baby Jesus by South American fisherman from the coasts of Peru and Ecuador, El Nino is the warming of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the western coast of South America in an area called Nino3.4. This warm water changes wind patterns, in turn affecting global weather. Moreover, this time around meteorologist and scientists are expecting a “doozy.”
Jerry is at it again, this time using two Smith & Wesson M&P9 pistols to take out two separate randomly generated moving targets (targabots) at one time! Luckily for Jerry, he has a pistol for each hand—right- and left-handed M&P Pro pistols. With two-fisted shooting, watch Jerry take out these dastardly targabots provided by targamite.
President Obama wants to protect you from gun violence.
Just reading that, you know this cannot be good. In his latest budget request, Obama requested $1.1 billion for gun control and “to protect Americans from gun violence.” But the assault on our Second Amendment rights will not stop there. Adding fuel to the gun control fire, the Department of Justice (DOJ) asked for an additional 382.1 million for gun control.
We’ve written about the Tavor before, so I won’t go into the technical details. The Tavor looks and feels futuristic.
I am always interested in different opinions about home-defense firearms. The three-gun trifecta—handgun, shotgun and rifle—is often commented on, with recommendations given. Many times the recommended rifle is more useful for an Israeli police action than home defense. Comments range from “the .223 has a lot of blast indoors” to “the system is very expensive, but you must have one” all the way to “buck it up, lay down the credit card and get with the program.”
Attorney General Eric Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee last week that the Justice Department is looking into gun-controlling bracelets as part of its overall gun-control efforts.
2AO is a national organization developed by 2nd Amendment advocates. The organization supports all business owners that support the 2nd Amendment. So, what does that mean? Any business in the country can sign in and register a business—for free. You read that right, FREE!
In Guns Across the Border: How and Why the U.S. Government Smuggled Guns into Mexico, author Mike Detty documents how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) ran a series of “gun walking” sting operations that failed to stop Mexican gun smuggling cartels — and even aided the cartels’ efforts.
The wild turkey is a symbol of success for conservation groups throughout the United States and Canada. Nearly 65 years ago, the wild turkey was teetering on the edge of extinction. However, with help from dedicated groups such as the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), national and state conservation groups, plus help from dedicated hunters, the return of the wild turkey is one of the biggest environmental success stories of our time.
When personal defense is the goal, the choice of firearms has a direct bearing on the success or failure of the mission. While mindset and training are vital, the firearm itself is material to the individual’s survival. The choice should be reliable, powerful enough for the task at hand and accurate enough to accomplish the mission. Reliability is an absolute, never to be compromised. Powerful enough begins with the .38 Special +P.
It took until July of 2013, but my home state of Illinois became the last state in the Union to enact a concealed carry law. Illinois was last for a reason, and both sides offered plenty of rhetoric. The Antis claimed the law would paramount to the Wild West; the streets would lawless and gun fights rampant. A friendly punch to the snot locker would instead lead to murder conviction because everyone would be packing heat.
Just like this year’s relenting winter weather, the end of this series “Winter Weather Hunting Safety Tips” is also coming to an end. In Part 1 we looked at the dangers caused from colder temperatures and the physical demands winter weather can put on your body. In Part 2 we examined the essential gear to take with you when hunting during the winter months. Now, in Part 3, we will take a look at some of the unexpected dangers you could encounter if hunting in extreme winter weather.