Posts Tagged ‘International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)’

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Determining the Self-Defense Mindset

Part 5 in our concealed carry series.

When it comes to personal defense, there are plenty of ridiculous statements about the mindset. The combat mindset may suit a combat Marine, but self-defense demands a different mindset. I am not going to be hurt or defeated, and my primary objective is protecting my family and myself. I want to maintain the ability to act effectively and morally under stress. The proper perspective must pass muster as to what is legal and must go further into what is moral.

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Glock’s Long Slide Model 41 .45 ACP

Long slide and ‘Pro’ model self-loaders with elongated slides and barrels are popular. Used by tactical teams as well as serious shooters, the long-slide Glock pistols in 9mm and .40 are great competition handguns. If you have never handled one, well, you have missed something; they shoot like a dream. But Glock has not offered a long slide .45 until this year.

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 4: New Ammo

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their final reports on new ammunition and accessories introduced at the show. Here’s a look at what 2014 has to offer from Winchester, including a simplified line of W Train & Defend loads; dedicated 3-Gun offerings; and Shot-Lok technology in the new Long Beard turkey load.

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Canik 55 Shark 9mm Pistol, a Handy, Accurate Choice

I have to admit to a bit of gun prejudice. Blue steel and walnut, chrome and cocobolo are what catch my eye. I do own and use a few black polymer handguns and find them useful, but when it comes to pride of ownership there is nothing like a 1911, High Power or CZ 75. This brings us to the subject of this review.

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A Perfect Match

Cheaper Than Dirt! has always had an eye for the highest level of quality and sponsors some of the best the shooting sports has to offer including legendary shooter, and 20-time STEEL Challenge World Speed Shooting Revolver Division Champion, Jerry Miculek.

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A Second Assault Weapons Ban, More Controlling than the First

By now, everyone in the firearms community should be aware of President Obama’s desire to reinstate the assault weapons ban if reelected. President Bill Clinton signed the original assault weapons ban into law in 1994. It deemed certain makes and models illegal, as well as certain cosmetic features, such as pistol grips and telescoping stocks. If you owned an ‘assault weapon’ before the ban, it was automatically grandfathered, however, manufacturers could no longer make guns with certain characteristics. Due to supply and demand, the assault weapons ban drove firearms and magazine prices sky high.

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Cheaper Than Dirt News Briefs August 25, 2012

Bernosky wins 10th NRA National High Power Rifle Championship.

Carl Bernosky of Ashland, Pennsylvania, won the 2012 National Rifle Association High Power Rifle Championship held at Camp Perry, Ohio, August 5-10. His second consecutive win, this year marked Bernosky’s tenth National High Power title. Out of a potential 2400, his winning score was 2391-141x. Sergeant Sherri J. Gallagher of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) placed second with a 2390-131x, and USAMU Staff Sergeant Brandon K. Green took third with a 2388-135x. Staff Sergeant Tyrel L. Cooper of the USAMU won his third National Service Rifle Championship, receiving the DuPont Trophy with a score of 2377-105x, followed by Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Leigh R. Jenks III, 2369-102x; and Sergeant Gus K. Dunfey, 2369-100x. The NRA High Power Rifle Championship is a 2400-point aggregate of the Vandenberg Cup, Nevada Trophy and Clarke Trophy. Each sub-aggregate consists of four matches shot at distances 200, 300 or 600 yards at Camp Perry, a National Guard training facility located on the shore of Lake Erie.