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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October 10, 2014

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Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6…but it’s best to walk away free

Earlier this week a homeowner in Florida fought off 3 home invaders killing two and wounding a third. After police arrived at the scene they searched the homeowners home and found marijuana and arrested the homeowner on drug related charges. In what now appears to be a drug deal turned home invasion,the old adage “Better […]

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September 22, 2014

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Preparing for Winter Concealed Carry

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As the heat slowly starts to fade and fall comes upon us, it’s time to start looking at some changes that happen to concealed carriers in the winter. In some ways carrying a firearm in the winter is easier. You have more clothing and layers to cover up your gun, but with that it also […]

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September 19, 2014

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No Knock Raid Turns Deadly: For Police

I’ve written my thoughts on the subject before (here), but I believe that no-knock raids by the police have to almost completely be done away with. Except for rare and very dangerous situations they need to be gone.  Why? As was recently shown, police often can and do raid the wrong house or raid a […]

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August 15, 2014

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Roadtrip: Tips for Traveling With a Firearm

Recently I completed a 5,000 mile road trip with my family traveling through 18 states over the course of a month. I took three handguns with me on my trip. One was my standard concealed carry handgun, one was another defensive firearm, and the other was for for hitting the range during my trip. As […]

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April 7, 2014

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Improving Your Defensive Shooting Skills

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Improving your defensive shooting skills requires a lot more than just working on your target shooting.  There are many things you can do on the range, in your home, and in making plans that will help you be more prepared in the event that you need to use your firearm in defense of yourself and/or […]

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February 27, 2014

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Should gun owners move to gun friendly states?

Should gun owners move to more gun friendly states?

Recently we’ve seen a significant amount of gun and gun accessory manufacturers leaving less gun-friendly states in order to re-locate in a more gun-friendly location. Magpul continually warned state politicians that they would leave if Colorado enacted a high-capacity magazine ban, which Colorado proceeded to do. Now Magpul is following through on their promise by […]

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