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Barter Smarter… Don’t Trade Away Guns or Ammo

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September 20, 2017
Barter Smarter… Don’t Trade Away Guns or Ammo

Almost everyone in America has watched as southeast Texas bears the brunt of Hurricane Harvey. At the same time, disasters like Harvey happen with some regularity.  In the aftermath of disaster, barter skills can save you time and trouble.  Or executed poorly, they can lead to your death. We all face the risk of...
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A Would-Be Intruder and My Near DGU

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September 20, 2017
A Would-Be Intruder and My Near DGU

  A recent story about the death of a homeless man in Champaign, Illinois brought back would-be intruder memories for me. The man had died, the report said, “after being subdued by police.” Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Mr. Turner’s cause of death was an irregular heartbeat due to an enlarged heart and...
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PREPAREDNESS: How much is ‘enough’?

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August 24, 2017
PREPAREDNESS:  How much is ‘enough’?

Preparedness for contingencies goes a long way to turning chaos into mere inconveniences. Finding one's self unprepared when life throws you a curveball sucks. Hopefully, like many TTAG readers, you maintain some level of readiness for emergencies. If so, congrats. The question quickly becomes how much is enough though when it comes to ammo,...
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GREAT NEWS: Automatic Knives Now LEGAL in Illinois for FOID holders

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August 15, 2017
GREAT NEWS:  Automatic Knives Now LEGAL in Illinois for FOID holders

  (Guns Save Life) – On Friday, August 11th, Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB-0607 into law to legalize automatic knives in Illinois.  The knives are now legal for any Illinois resident with a valid Firearm Owners Identification Card.   The new measure provides a welcome relief to the antiquated provisions that made possession of...
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GOOD QUESTION: Is “gun culture” just a paycheck for Guns & Ammo staff?

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August 7, 2017
GOOD QUESTION:  Is “gun culture” just a paycheck for Guns & Ammo staff?

The Outdoor Sportsmen's Group is headquartered at #2 News Plaza in Peoria, IL.  While you may not have heard of the company, you surely recognize and probably grew up with their dead-tree publications:  Guns & Ammo, Firearms News (formerly Shotgun News), Handguns, Shooting Times, and many more.  Employing scores of staff, you would think...
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Kids Learn the Shooting Sports at Nation’s Longest-Running Shooting Camp

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August 2, 2017
Kids Learn the Shooting Sports at Nation’s Longest-Running Shooting Camp

About 125 young people aged 9 to 16 made memories this past weekend. While attending the nation's longest-running NRA Youth Shooting Camp, these youngsters had a great time. After all, it's tough to beat camping at night and shooting all day at a spacious private shooting facility. Coming from as far away as Indianapolis, these...
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The Nation’s Longest-Running NRA Youth Camp: Day One

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August 1, 2017
The Nation’s Longest-Running NRA Youth Camp: Day One

Smiles. Lots of smiles. I saw no end of smiles as I snapped some pics Friday at the nation's longest-running NRA Youth Shooting Camp. Under sunny skies, about 120 young people aged 9-16 participated in the first of three days of pulling triggers. Seeing them succeed — like the young lady pictured above who...
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.410 Revolvers: Not the Best Choice for Carry

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July 25, 2017
.410 Revolvers:  Not the Best Choice for Carry

The Taurus Judge series of .410-firing pistols proves that aggressive marketing can sell ice to Eskimos. The self-defense pistols aren't ideal for handgun buyers seeking stopping power or concealability. Why are so many otherwise intelligent people purchasing — and presumably carrying — these enormous hand cannons? Let's go to the tape . . ....
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Editorial: NRA Carry Guard Training vs. “Standard” Training

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July 22, 2017
Editorial:  NRA Carry Guard Training vs. “Standard” Training

    The National Rifle Association has a new training program associated with their Carry Guard insurance product. The NRA touts their instructors as former Navy SEALS or other high-speed, low-drag type operators. Of course, the NRA promises "The best carry firearms training on the planet. Period." Not that the NRA has ever been...
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SOONER RATHER THAN LATER: What age do you teach kids gun safety?

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July 20, 2017
SOONER RATHER THAN LATER:  What age do you teach kids gun safety?

  Here's an inconvenient truth: firearm safety education saves lives. However, some people fear them and don't want anything to do with teaching their kids gun safety. At the same time, others agonize over when to start teaching firearm safety in their home.  What's the right time to start teaching your kids to respect...
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