February 6, 2015

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What type of self defense situation will you find yourself in?

I talk to a lot of people about firearms and self defense and frequently hear people object to the defensive use of a firearm based on specific scenarios that would not lend itself well to the use of a gun. As I’ve gone through my own journey of self defense I constantly picture myself in various […]

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January 28, 2015

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American Sniper killer wants new trial location

The attorneys of Eddie Ray Routh, the man who shot and killed American Sniper Chris Kyle, are requesting a change in trial location based on the movie’s success and the impact it will have on a fair trial. I’m not quite sure where exactly he wants the trial moved to since the movie is breaking […]

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January 26, 2015

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SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range Part 2 [Video]

Here’s a video recap of the 2015 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range, followed by a few other product highlights. Check out SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range Part 1 if you haven’t already. Here are some of the products we were able to get our hands on: CMMG MK47 Mutant The CMMG MK47 […]

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January 22, 2015

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Man arrested after tackling legal permit holder for carrying a gun

You may have heard that a man in Florida, Clarence Daniels, who was legally carrying a concealed weapon was attacked by Michael Foster who spotted his gun, then followed him into a Walmart store where he attacked him. While he was attacking him he yelled “This man has a gun” to which Daniels responded that he had […]

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January 21, 2015

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SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range Part 1

I had the opportunity to attend the SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range  this year and try out some of the new products being showcased. Now you can’t tell a whole lot about a gun with five or ten shots, but you can get your hands on it and get some initial impressions. The event is […]

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January 15, 2015

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Utah to reduce the application fee for CFP

The Utah BCI has consistently reduced the cost for the Utah Concealed Firearm Permit over the last several years even as recently as June 2014. They just announced that they are again reducing the fee effective February 1, 2015 as follows: Resident Permit: $39 (Previously $41) Non-Resident Permit: $49 (Previously $51) As they’ve had a […]

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January 14, 2015

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Former police officer shoots finger off in gun store

A former Glasgow police officer in Kentucky, Darrell Smith was checking out a .380 pistol at a gun store when he unintentionally discharged a live round and shot off his finger.  There is so much wrong with this situation it’s hard to believe. The police officer neglected to check the weapon to make sure it […]

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December 17, 2014

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What you should look for in a concealed firearm course

Many people think that all concealed firearm courses are the same. In the sense that the law only requires you to take a class from a certified instructor, then they are the same. But there’s more to it than that. Different instructors teach in different manners and they offer different resources so you could come […]

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December 12, 2014

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Why Everyone Should Take a Concealed Weapon Permit Class

Obviously, as a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit instructor, I want people to take the concealed weapons class, but it goes beyond that–I think EVERYONE should take the class. Many people think that the course is only for those people who want to carry a concealed firearm or for firearm owners and enthusiasts. Obviously the permit allows […]

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