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.

Keep yourself safe, IDF-style

[caption id="attachment_2325" align="alignnone" width="784"] Sgt. Rachel Shir of the IDF.Screencap from How to Defend Yourself - IDF Style.[/caption] We found this over at the Blaze and thought it worth sharing. The Israeli Defense Forces YouTube channel has a couple of videos featuring Sgt. Rachel Shir, a 20-year-old Krav Maga instructor…

SPLAT! CeaseFire interrupter winds up pushing daisies

[caption id="attachment_2315" align="alignnone" width="593"] The irony: The Google Street View image for the murder block shows a Chicago Police cruiser behind the Google car.  Photo courtesy Google.[/caption] One of Tio Hardiman's former "interrupters" or ganster-mediators turned up dead earlier this week.  Just a hazard of being a bad guy hanging…

George Soros is one bad dude

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] George Soros.[/caption] by Jim Butler President, Sangamon County Rifle Association (GunNews) - George Soros is one of the most powerful and dangerous men on the face of the earth.  As a New York hedge fund manager, he has amassed a personal fortune estimated at about $14…

Calling all gun owners Saturday! OUTBREAK!

It's an emergency!  Local government is calling for all gun owners to report south of the Clinton Nuclear Power Station to deal with an outbreak of some sort.  Report to the DeWitt County Sportsmen's Club by 9:00a.m. for assignments!     Clinton, IL (DCSC News Service) - Authorities are urging…

Meanwhile, in Sarah Brady’s paradise…

[caption id="attachment_2311" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo courtesy Syndey Morning Herald.[/caption]   The good folks over at "An NC Gun Blog" have been keeping a daily tally of gun crimes that surely couldn't really be happening in Great Britain and Australia, two nations that enacted utterly Draconian gun laws following criminal rampages…

Training: The Long and the Short of it

By John Naese (Guns Save Life) - Gun safety, basic pistol, and personal protection classes used to be few and far between.  There were a lot fewer opportunities and locations to take such classes even 10 years ago. Not anymore.  The rise of the concealed carry movement (49 states and…

5 Simple Rules of GUNFIGHTING

By Paul H. Vallandigham (GunsSaveLife.com) - When it comes to being in a gunfight, the only rule is to survive. The best gunfight to survive is the one you avoid. Any defensive training instructor, whether involving guns, knives or martial arts will tell you that the first defense is to…

Hunter Safety class this weekend: Ford County, IL

[caption id="attachment_2267" align="alignnone" width="360"] Graphic courtesy hunter-ed.com.[/caption] Pheasants Forever Young Guns will be sponsoring a Hunter Safety Education course this Friday and Saturday near Gibson City, IL. For information or to register, contact the Gibson City Illinois Department of Natural Resources office at 217 784-4730, ext. 223. Flyer here!