Posts Tagged ‘Firearm Safety & Training’

1911 pistol on top of several shooting patches

Training: Shooting Well — Shooting to Win

There have been many books written on shooting from Hit the White Part by my friend Massad Ayoob to Paul Weston’s book on combat shooting for police and Ed McGivern’s Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting. Some are dated and while Chic Gaylord’s Handgunner’s Guide is worth a look, the gear is outmoded. All are worth a read. Anything by Jeff Cooper and his able student Gabriel Suarez, is worth the money.

Police Officer aiming a Glock pistol with a red barn in the background

The Dangers of the 21-Foot Rule

The word “rule” has been carelessly tossed about by law enforcement and CCW trainers for decades—perhaps it was just misunderstood. In truth, when talking about the 21-foot rule, most are referring to the “Tueller Drill.” Careless lips have led to some dangerous conclusions, especially among the civilian population. It’s a confusion that’s being cynically exploited to get headlines, and it has even reared its ugly head in the courtroom a time or two, but it needs to be addressed for safety.

Data chart showing a downward trend

Unintentional Firearms Deaths Down by Double Digits

We can all agree that even one firearms accident is too many. And, to that end, we will never stop practicing and promoting firearms safety. That being said, news saying that firearms deaths have not only dropped significantly in the last year, but they have hit an all-time low since records keeping began over a century ago is a positive message worth repeating. Here is the full release from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

National Shooting Sports Foundation Safety is a Habit video cover

NSSF: Safety is a Habit

Through its $2.4 million federal grant, the NSSF has developed new video and radio public services announcements on the importance of securely storing firearms when not in use. “Safety is a Habit” is the theme, complementing the Project ChildSafe Communities program messages.

Firing a handgun from the retention position

Training is Serious Business

Training is a hard business. If you are serious concerning personal defense—and God help you if you are not—you must train to the best of your ability, use proper tactics, and seek communion with like-minded shooters.

One gun death poster

Evolve USA — A New Approach to Gun Safety?

Gun safety… We all get it and practice gun safety, Right? That being said, none of us are immune to a momentary safety lapse. Police officers, military personnel, professional competition shooters, hunters, self-defense enthusiasts, NRA instructors, and others have all had a gun malfunction, accidental discharge, momentary judgement lapse, or whatever you want to call it.

NSSF Home Defense

Good Judgment Must Accompany a Bedside Gun

If someone were to enter your home with the intent to do harm to you or your family, having a gun by the bedside and reacting just won’t cut it—you need good judgment, too. Clint Smith, president and director of Thunder Ranch Training Center suggests that to stay safe you need a plan and plenty of practice. There are no “do-overs.”