A Happy and Safe Halloween 2015

Every October 31, children all over go door to door, trick-or-treating. It is very important to take safety precautions and prepare before allowing your children to go out. Before your children go trick or treating, please ensure the following things: All children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult or someone…

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What Is Cognitive Dissonance and What Does it Have to Do With Politics and Gun Safety

**Warning… some science and psychology in this article… reader beware! Among the most natural of human instincts is the need to convince oneself that one’s actions are good and acceptable. In order to understand what is generally called self-justification we have to start with another scientific term; cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is used to describe…

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How Saying “I’m Sorry” can Save Your Life – and His

It is critical that you become proficient with your firearm of choice if you have decided to carry. The draw. The grip. Acquisition of the target. Accuracy in firing your weapon if it becomes absolutely necessary. But just as important – perhaps more so – is the cluster of tactics that surround and permeate the act of drawing…

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Things Gun People Say That Make My Blood Boil

A few Jacob Pet Peeves are going to come out here today. There are a handful of things that I hear often in the gun community that are either out right wrong or tend to communicate the wrong message. Here are a few that I really don’t like. Because Its My Right I often hear…

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Concealed Carry Permit Holder Assaulted And Disarmed

Last month a concealed carry permit holder walked into a Walmart with his concealed firearm. The catch? It wasn’t well concealed. The firearm carrying citizen went into a store bathroom and was followed by another man who attacked him with a punch in the face. When the firearm owner fell to the ground the attacker…

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Everyday Tactical: Situational Awareness

As mentioned in my other articles, the dynamics of a deadly force encounter happen at a blazingly fast pace. We are thrusted into a reactionary role. Thus, our decisions and actions are made and executed mostly instinctively from muscle memory, rather than through calculated decisions based on the clarity of hindsight. The tips I present are intended to help…

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Everyday Tactical: Keeping Your Hands Free

Sometimes the simplest things we do can have a great payoff in the long run. I would like to pass one tip to all of you responsible gun carrying citizens. In a way this concept was ingrained in my mind when I was in Marine Corps Bootcamp. We were trained that, while in uniform, we were not to…

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Gun Falls Out Onto Ground at Tampa Movie Theater

Earlier this month Tampa police responded to a call from an AMC movie theater when a patron’s firearm accidentally dropped to the floor. (News story below) To share my own incriminating story, I recall many years ago shortly after receiving my concealed carry permit but shortly before my first holster came in the mail I…

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Why The Media is Wrong About Violent Crime

If you have listened to the news for any amount of time, you have heard countless accounts of violent crimes that sometimes make you question the morality of the human race. Without a doubt, you have heard someone say something like, “Society is getting increasingly violent.” In fact, the media ensures that crimes involving mentally ill people using firearms…

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Share With America Which Local Businesses Don’t Support Guns

In early 2015 USA Firearm Training announced that we would be adding a new section to our popular gun business directory to highlight local businesses that prohibit firearms. This information serves to help gun owners and concealed carry holders that carry everyday. The content in the business directory is generated by readers, students, and others just…

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