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.

Tom Shafer: On Survivalism

[caption id="attachment_1848" align="alignnone" width="507"] Tom Shafer.[/caption] About a month ago, some old guy predicted the end of the world on May 21st.  And when it didn’t end, he said he had the date wrong and it’s now in October.  He’s milking this pretty good, especially since the October date will…

Chicago Tribune gives nod to Bambenek in 52nd Senate District.

[caption id="attachment_2581" align="alignnone" width="800"] John Bambenek, center, with Rodney Davis, left and Jim McGuire. John Bambenek garnered the Chicago Tribune's endorsement in the 52nd Senate District on Tuesday, Oct. 16th. Rodney Davis was also endorsed in his race for the 13th Congressional District by the Trib.Photo by News-Gazette.[/caption] The Chicago…

Gun banner types don’t work for free

  Bitter over at Shall Not Be Questioned noticed an absence of Dennis Henigan from the Brady Campaign lineup at a liberal fete televised on C-SPAN.  She thought that terribly disrespectful until after doing some digging, she discovered Dennis is now working for an anti-tobacco lobby group now. It would…

Riot preparations?

  Our friends over at Second City Cop are reporting cancellation of time off for the period 24 hours before and after Election Day 2012 and speculation is that it's early preparation for potential unrest should President Obama be defeated in his re-election campaign. SCC also makes the note that…

Chicago isn’t safe: How bad is it? Mogadishu bad.

[caption id="attachment_2570" align="alignnone" width="600"] Chicago police at the scene of one of the many shootings in Chicago Sunday, October 14th.[/caption]   How bad is it in Chicago? It's so bad the authorities don't even know how many people got shot.  Or they can't keep up.  Or both. The Chicago Tribune…

ILLINOIS: Youth Hunt participants sought … FREE!

[caption id="attachment_2566" align="alignnone" width="572"] Young hunters.Photo from cottonwoodretrievers.com.[/caption]   The Youth Hunt will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Green Acres Sportsmens Club in Roberts. Time slots will be determined after we see how many kids sign up.  Please make sure you send in your RSVP so we can…

OCCUPY MOVEMENT: Free Guns For All? Nah.

Originally published in November 2011, GunNews was one of the first publications to call into question the true motives of the so-called "Occupy" movement. Occupy Wall Street seemed to have its origins in bringing attention to the unlawful acts perpetrated by Wall Street banks and financial institutions. What have these…

A malfunction every 28 rounds… HiPoint C9

  [caption id="attachment_2536" align="alignnone" width="512"] The Hi-Point C9.Photo from corelogik.com.[/caption] by John Boch Tim over at GunNuts Media has been reporting on his progress shooting his Hi-Point C9 and putting 2000 rounds through it, a few hundred at a time over the past few weeks. He completed his project.  In…