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DISASTER PREP EXPO: Preparedness Expo coming to Clinton, IL on August 9th.

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July 23, 2014
DISASTER PREP EXPO:  Preparedness Expo coming to Clinton, IL on August 9th.

  On Saturday, August 9th, the DeWitt County Sportsmen’s Club will be hosting the 5th Annual Disaster Preparedness Expo at their facility located six miles east of the Clinton, IL city limit on IL Route 10. Hours are from 9am – 5pm, with hourly presentations both inside the clubhouse and outdoors under canopies. Topics...
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U.S. Concealed Carry Instructor Toolkit will make you a better instructor!

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July 17, 2014
U.S. Concealed Carry Instructor Toolkit will make you a better instructor!

USCCA Curriculum Approved by Illinois State Police For CCW Training   1.5 million.  That’s the number of people who held an Illinois Firearms Owner’s Identification card (FOID) by the end of 2013. According to the Illinois State Police, those numbers qualify as the highest in the 45-year history of the FOID card law, and...
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DICK METCALF RESPONDS, PART I: Admiration for GSL, says reporter “artfully” miscast facts on Metcalf’s Aspen Ideas appearance

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July 17, 2014
DICK METCALF RESPONDS, PART I:  Admiration for GSL, says reporter “artfully” miscast facts on Metcalf’s Aspen Ideas appearance

When an Atlantic piece came out profiling the former gun writing guru Dick Metcalf, we reached out to PASA Park gun range to see if Mr. Metcalf was still the President there. None other than Dick Metcalf responded. “Yep . . . still Founder, President, and Chairman of the Board.  I also cut the...
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RIP BILL HUBERT: GSL Guest Speaker: On Rescuing American POWs during Korean War

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July 10, 2014
RIP BILL HUBERT:  GSL Guest Speaker:  On Rescuing American POWs during Korean War

We originally ran this story back in 2012, from when a genuine American hero came and addressed our audience at one of our monthly Guns Save Life meetings in Rantoul. Mr. Hubert passed away in recent days.  Services will be held this Saturday. PHILO (News-Gazette) – Bill Hubert died Saturday (July 5, 2014) at...
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TARGET GOES NO GUNS: If Target can’t even keep your credit card data safe, why would you trust them to keep you and your family safe?

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July 2, 2014
TARGET GOES NO GUNS:  If Target can’t even keep your credit card data safe, why would you trust them to keep you and your family safe?

    Target today announced they’re implementing a risky “no guns” policy, as announced today by the company’s execs. The leadership team has been weighing a complex issue, and I want to be sure everyone understands our thoughts and ultimate decision. As you’ve likely seen in the media, there has been a debate about...
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SHARPE: Remembering Louis Awerbuck

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June 25, 2014
SHARPE:  Remembering Louis Awerbuck

“Given enough time, any man may master the physical. With enough knowledge, any man may become wise. It is the true warrior who can master both….and surpass the result.” - Tien T’ai On June 24, 2014, after a long battle with illness, Master Firearms Instructor Louis Awerbuck took his own life. I met Louis...
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GUNS SAVE LIFE: Stark contrasts between Chicago and Indy

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June 24, 2014
GUNS SAVE LIFE:  Stark contrasts between Chicago and Indy

Good guys with guns save lives and deter criminal activity.  We all know it to be true. It was out for all to see in Indianapolis a few weeks ago as 75,000 National Rifle Association members descended on that city for the NRA’s convention and annual meetings.  Many, if not most of those folks...
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GIBLIN: Proper care of KYDEX

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June 23, 2014
GIBLIN:  Proper care of KYDEX

by Tim Giblin TrainIllinois As many of you know, I’ve taught a few hundred current concealed carry license holders. Many of them are wearing Kydex holsters. There are many reasons for this that don’t tend towards military or law enforcement purposes. For example: 1. Kydex can be readily made to accommodate any gun without...
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HOME INVASION: Bolingbrook home invasion first-hand account…

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June 17, 2014
HOME INVASION:  Bolingbrook home invasion first-hand account…

Bolingbrook, IL had a home invasion over Memorial Day weekend. A reader brought us up to speed on what really happened. We’re going to pass it along, both to learn from and as an example that bad things happen to good people for no good reason. First up, the story from the media:  ...
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INTRUDERS! Real-life story of a home invasion in St. Louis

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June 12, 2014
INTRUDERS!   Real-life story of a home invasion in St. Louis

By John Boch It’s getting around bedtime for the family and your 17-year-old daughter needs to get something out of the car before going to bed.  She goes outside, not a care in the world in your neighborhood that seems “safe” by any normal standards. The car is parked at the curb of the...
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