Always the first Monday in September, Labor Day is a nationally recognized federal holiday enacted by Congress in 1894. It is a day we all pay homage to the hard-working Americans who contribute to democracy, economic stimulation and stability—the strength of our country.
Posts Tagged ‘Safety and Training’
We have already talked about training your primary or large muscle groups—legs, back, abdominal stomach and chest. These muscles build the “foundation” upon which you will build your “house.”
If you enjoy slinging a little mud then you owe it to yourself to venture off the beaten path and experience the freedom and fun, which comes from taking an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on the road less traveled. If you have not tried off-roading ATV style, you should.
Want to improve your shooting? Just like any sport, exercise and specific training can help your shooting—whether it be a better score, longer-range hunting or even the ability to do the work after your quarry is down.
In this series, we will talk about the methods and specific exercises that help you be a better shooter.
In 2010, the U.S. Coast Guard reported 4,604 boating accidents, which resulted in 672 deaths. Three-fourths of those deaths were due to drowning. Even though the U.S. Coast Guard requires a life jacket for everyone on-board, 88 percent of those who drowned in 2010 from a boating accident were not wearing a life jacket. The boat captain (or driver) being unaware or inexperienced and alcohol are the top reasons for boating accidents.
A recent study commissioned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found the majority of first time gun buyers practice shooting at least once a month and report the number one reason for their purchase was for home and self-defense.
Meet Smith & Wesson Junior Captain Molly Smith. Molly shares her passions for the Second Amendment, competitive shooting and safe firearm handling.
As Father’s Day quickly approaches I have been thinking about how to say thank you and show my gratitude to my dad. Even though a couple of my teen years were turbulent—whose wasn’t—my father and I have a mature relationship filled with mutual respect and admiration. Even now, I consider my father the smartest man I ever met.
On the night of Wednesday, May 15, 2013, an EF-4 tornado ripped through the North Texas town of Granbury, killing six people and injuring many more. That same night, I was driving home from running errands 72 miles away in Dallas. As I was entering downtown, my passenger exclaimed, “Look at that weird car! What is that?” I glanced over to see a car pulling off the highway that appeared to be the Tornado Intercept Vehicle from Discovery Channel’s television show Storm Chasers. Being fully aware these professional guys know more about tornadoes and severe weather than I do, should I have pulled over as well or kept driving?
Tracy Scarpulla is a mother of three from Albany, New York. Her husband, Joe, is a U.S. Marine who has always believed in the right to bear arms. Tracy believed, however, that guns were dangerous so their compromise was one gun locked in a safe. It wasn’t until her husband phoned her one night to tell her there was an escaped convict on the loose in their area that she realized, “I have a tool here to defend my family, but I have no idea how to use it.” So she quickly set out to change that and now Tracy is a huge proponent of gun rights.
Laws pertaining to the open or concealed carry of a firearm vary by state and change frequently. Please check with your local law enforcement on your state and city’s current carry laws.
As a kid, I had a fascination with snakes. When I realized they were poisonous and could kill you, my fascination turned to fear. Over the years that fear has turned into respect and awe.
My best friend works as an 8th grade English teacher in one of the worst middle schools in her district. The total crime risk for the zip code where the school is located is twice the national average. For approximately 800 kids, the school employs one unarmed police officer.
You did your research, you rented plenty of guns at your local range, saved your money and finally made your first handgun purchase. Now that you have it home, you might feel slightly lost as what to do next. The first thing you must do as a gun owner is learn and follow the four basic rules of gun safety—not only at the gun range, but in your home, as well.
Pepper spray or Oleoresin of Capsicum is a great defense against bears if deployed properly. Of course a .300 Weatherby or .454 Casull is preferential, but not always as practical or legal. For instance, when bowhunting elk with an archery-only permit—even in bear country—could result in legal troubles if you were caught with a sidearm. There is also the factor of accuracy when teeth and claws are coming your way at 30 mph.
Be it conspiracy theory or not, there is Internet chatter about planned riots after the election if President Obama does not win. Historically, riots have occurred during time of intense political strife, racial tension, and harsh economic conditions. In the coming days and weeks, the time is ripe for people to be angry and frustrated following the outcome of the election.
Part of the responsibility of being a gun owner is knowing when and how to use your gun in self-defense. Let’s hope this never happens. Just in case of a very unfortunate series of events you have to take another human life, it is wise to have a plan how to handle it.