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There is no hiding that our world is becoming increasingly dangerous to people, families, neighborhoods and liberty. Previously anti-gun or ignorant about firearms people are awakening to a personal responsibility for defense. The explosion in gun sales tells some of the story. Mandatory background checks for purchases from licensed gun dealers from January through June this year were 19,180,047. Nineteen MILLION guns sold from January to July this year. Dealers report MOST OF THOSE ARE FIRST TIME GUN BUYERS. That matches my personal experiences. Even in well-armed Podunk, Montana guns and ammo are in very short supply, and prices are climbing according to the rules of scarcity. A handful of people who understand that I know a bit about […]

buying .38 Special ammunition

I heard rumors that guns and ammo were getting hard to buy. I found out recently just how true that is. I expected in the socialist, Marxist, anti-gun meccas that a sudden recognition that we are ultimately responsible for defending ourselves would empty the very few gun and ammo shops that managed to survive in liberal paradises. In my area that is definitely not the case. Here we have more guns than fingernails and more ammo than leg hairs. Nothing the news media sends our way can inspire a gunned-up neighborhood to run out and whimsically purchase a bunch more. However, Montana does have a few enclaves of blind sheep who are having the wool coverings removed from their eyes. […]

I have my six covered

The wingman is a pilot of another plane whose job is to cover his or her lead’s six o’clock—behind him—in an attack Put another way, the lead is able to focus on the clear threat BECAUSE the wingman is covering the area outside his peripheral vision; covering his back. This, gentlemen, is the reason you want to park your dang ego and help your partner be competent with firearms. If you are any good at all, you should work at coaching. If that is not a good, natural fit for you, for goodness sakes, recognize that and bring in someone who is. My WingWife has similar competency to her lead man.

I am not killing someone over food

I was teaching revolver and shotgun fundamentals to some people recently. Afterwards I asked if they were considering one or the other for home, family and community defense, one answered with my title line, “I am not killing someone over food”. That made me think. I believe I will not kill to take someone else’s food. It would be incredibly destructive of my spirit, soul, karma, eternal being to go for 71 years on the positive side and trash that in my last few months as an Earthly mortal. I am convinced I won’t end my life on that side of the cosmic ledger by choice. I have read and studied a lot of fiction and non-fiction about dysfunctional societies. […]

SO THE AMMO IS GONE, WHAT’S NEXT?

Posted by NC Scout | Jul 17, 2020 | NC Scout, Preparedness & Homesteading | 5  |      Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere, you’ve probably noticed that guns and ammo are being sold at record levels- surpassing 2008 & the post-Newtown hysteria by a long shot. And while I’ve heard some say the gun control debate “has been settled”, there’s Dementia Joe’s ghost writers reminding us that its not a debate, its a power differential. That aside, like the animals fleeing Mount Saint Helens weeks before it blew its top, people are hoarding the first thing that comes to mind- that which provides security. You were warned, for decades now. And many heeded the warning, thankfully. But arms and ammo are just one piece of the equation. […]

ATF vs constitution

By Michael LeMieux February 6, 2013 NewsWithViews.com In the United States, under a republican form of government, power is divided between the states and the central government. Within the central government, as is within the states, that power is further sub-divided between branches of the government. All of these government organizations have charters or documents that govern what power they have and the boundaries each organization must adhere to. The fundamental document outlining these powers and duties are the constitutions for their respective governments. Any action by these organizations that does not have a basis within their founding constitutions is unconstitutional and therefore constitutionally illegal. In this article we will be dealing primarily with gun laws and the primary organization […]

coaching, empowering self-defense

I once was an active NRA-certified junior rifle coach. More relevant, I am a very good teacher. Yesterday my three charges voiced and agreed that “He is a very good coach” – which is just about the finest compliment one can lay on me. Thank you for that one. That came up because a couple from the west coast passed through our neighborhood, and I gave them the opportunity to burn some ammunition on our short range (10-30 meters). I laid out a table of .22 semi-auto pistols, a 9mm Glock, 38 Special revolvers, .22 rifles and a 20-gauge shotgun, then helped them through familiarization, safety, handling, loading and shooting whatever captured their interests. We had FUN My standard […]

Americans Assuming Responsibility For Their Own Protection

As a preface to the following article I want to encourage you to read through the first bit where Jack Kerwick paints a disheartening picture on to the second half describing how the game changes when the trouble-makers take their city games to the country. While people of honor, integrity and courage cringe at the ANTIFA/BLM successes as protected class violence peddlers in the cities, they have had no successes expanding to rural American for millions of very good reasons… US. No sane man looks forward to the confrontations, but no real man shirks the responsibility for appropriate response. – Ted Citizens recognizing that self-defense is non-negotiable. Jack Kerwick from Front Page Magazine If one is paying any attention at […]

.45 vs 20-gauge

There are three standards in the shooting community that are simply not worth challenging within a group chatting behind the firing lines. Chief among them are the irrefutable power of the .45 ACP (“forty five”), the superiority of the 1911 (“nineteen eleven”) among handgun platforms, and the requirement that shotguns must be 12 gauge. Even if not a majority, the acolytes will be adamant, staunch and vociferous in defense of the aforementioned religions. You may not lose, but you will never win those arguments. Fortunately we are here not there. I brook no counter-arguments, in fact I don’t want to police a comments section so there is no possibility of any back talk. Thus ‘my truth’ is THE TRUTH. That’s […]

a basic home armory

Inspired by the “10 Guns Worth Keeping” article that I copied and linked below is my more fundamental version of that here. Author Bob Campbell describes his double-handful with make/model specificity that is always welcome to people considering one or another of the recommendations. However, as I read through the article I was confident that my long and short guns were functionally every bit as good as his favorites, perhaps better in my opinion. Of course opinions are like ________ , everybody has one. I am a mid-pack shooter with at least a little experience in most shooting sports, and have at various times been student, competitor, certified and active as a junior rifle coach, range officer and president of […]

avoiding shotgun purchase mistakes

I was asked to accompany a prospective first-time firearm purchaser to a gun store in North Carolina. She just wanted someone to cover her six. Good thing, as it turned out. The half-wit behind the counter wanted to sell her one of those Hollywood-cool-factor wrist-cracker 12-gauge shotguns. I helped her get out of the store and told her to find a different dealership. Even the much lower-recoiling 20 gauge pump-action shotguns I recommend would be uncomfortable and marginally controllable without the normal shoulder stock. If somebody is pushing the handgun-mode setup your direction, find a different somebody to work with. Much more recoil than a .38 Special is too much for beginner or intermediate handgun use. In shotguns, definitely a […]

A million new gun owners

Those sitting on the fence, and those blissfully unaware of arguments about self defense weapons have had a wake-up call as civil society shows signs of potentially being distinctly un-civil. Other than the rabidly anti-gun crowd professionals and their puppets, the uninterested and ignorant are gearing up for a day when ugly people show up to confront soft targets. It is being widely reported that violent convicts are being released from jails and prisons while court systems are shut down, police agencies are overtaxed, understaffed, and simply turning blind eyes to criminal behaviors other than murders and safe-space violations. Combine this with spikes in unemployment, gaps in supplies and an increasingly confrontational culture, people who have never considered defense […]