jboch

http://www.gunssavelife.com/?page_id=68 CCRA/GSL member for 15 years and VP for almost as long. Lead instructor for GSL Defense Training with nearly 15-years experience as a handgun instructor and more recently rifle instructor as well, teaching hundreds of people (kids and adults like) basic firearm safety and handling skills. Editor emeritus of GunNews. Grew up in Hillsboro, IL. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Alumni. Works as an office manager during the day, publication editor at night and firearms instructor on the weekends. Firearm training junkie. Graduate of shooting schools taught by nationally-known instructors Massad Ayoob (Lethal Force Institute, 299/300 qualification score), John Farnam (Defense Training International), Pat Rogers (EAG Tactical), “Sully” Sullivan (Defensive Edge), John Krupa (Spartan Tactical Training Group, class top individual combined skills shooter), Frank Sharp (Fortress Defense), Steve Tarani and classes from numerous other regional and local instructors on firearms and defense topics as diverse as exhibition shooting (shooting trap with a rifle among other fun stuff), defensive knife, speed skills and first aid. United States Rifle Association Certified Instructor, Appleseed Intructor (in training), NRA Certified Rifle, Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home instructor. Teaches primarily with GSL Defense Training, but does 100% volunteer work for USRA, RWVA and the longest-running NRA Youth Shooting Camp in the USA, recently promoted to running the pistol line there. Married to guns and firearms training, and enjoys photography, flashlights, amateur radio as hobbies. Shares the home with three furry ferrets and a delightful woman who could do better than John. Terribly unlucky, John has tragically lost most of his guns and ammo in a series of boating accidents.

REMAIN VIGILANT

As though Americans, and Illinoisans, needed another reason to practice their “ABCs” - otherwise know as “Always Be Carrying” - the conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Iran provides it. Not because Iran is going to invade downtown Chicago, but because of terrorist sleeper agents embedded in our…

Make Malfunction Clearing second-nature by practicing it regularly

Back thirty years ago, semi-auto handguns were just starting to become popular.  Manufacturers have worked out the kinks with double-stack magazines for the most part.  Reliability kept improving as did form factors and trigger quality. Today, everyone loves semi-auto pistols, particularly for self-defense applications.  Greater carry capacity and less complicated…

Coming in June 2024: GSL Geneseo!

Gun Valley is the home to multiple gun manufacturers, including Springfield Armory and Rock River Arms. Coming in June, it will be home to the newest regional chapter of Guns Save Life! Yes, Guns Save Life is coming to Gun Valley with meetings in Geneseo, Illinois on June 25th. Our…

Bill Oglesby: A national treasure!

Bill Oglesby, the internationally-known exhibition shooter and an encyclopedia of firearm-related knowledge joined us at our Sangamon County meeting in April. He said he was well enough to be out of the hospital for a few days. He began by talking up the virtues of revolvers, including Old West Guns.…

GunNews: May ’24 Edition… Download and Share today!

GunNews Magazine, the May 2024 edition, is now available for download.  Share the file or the link with your friends, neighbors, family and others. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD! [caption id="attachment_41575" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Instructor Michael Brown.[/caption] We recognize Instructor Michael Brown who holds the distinction of one of only a handful…