Concealed Carry and Training

Many jurisdictions require a minimum level of training and qualification in order to issue a concealed carry permit. Many do not. California requires eight hours of training which includes passing a fifteen round qualification shoot at the range. There are many good arguments for and against a mandatory training requirement. Where there is little argument […]

Every Woman Has Her Own Story

This is a guest post by #NotMeSD Project Manager Desiree Bergman. Imagine a typical evening trip to the grocery store.  As you are loading groceries into your car, someone comes up from behind you and begins to drag you away from your car. This scenario happens thousands of times a year across the nation.  Knowing […]

8th Annual Handgun/Rifle Charity Course – Firearms Training, Fun, and Fundraising for a Noble Cause

The 8th Annual Handgun/Rifle Charity Course is now behind us. The event is the brainchild of Lance Reeter of the Shooter’s Hangout.  Lance and his fiancé Tatiana plan, organize, and run the entire event. The event is hosted by Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Pahrump, Nevada. The Charity Course provides top notch firearms training […]

CCW Lifestyle Series # 12 – Situational Awareness and Color Codes

The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for […]

Gunsite Alumni Shoot (GAS) – It’s a Family Affair

As a gun owner and writer I’ve always emphasized two things: guns are more fun if you actually shoot them and every gun owner should train regularly. This past October I combined those two ideas by taking a five day intermediate pistol class at Gunsite Academy in Paulden AZ. and staying for the GAS match […]

CCW Lifestyle Series # 7 – Lockdown Gotcha Down? – Develop Your Dry Fire Practice Routine (Part 3)

Finding productive activities to help survive the stay at home orders can be a challenge. For gun owners, this is a great time to develop your dry fire practice routine. This is Part 3 of a three part dry practice series. Part 1 addressed setting up a dry practice area and establishing a dry practice […]

CCW Lifestyle Series # 6 – Lockdown Gotcha Down? – Develop Your Dry Fire Practice Routine (Part 2)

The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for […]

CCW Lifestyle Series #5 – Lockdown Gotcha Down? – Develop Your Dry Fire Practice Routine (Part 1)

The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for […]