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.

Do it yourselfers: “Print” your own firearm receiver at home.

[caption id="attachment_1200" align="alignnone" width="558"] A 3-D printed firearm.Photo courtesy Venturebeat.com.[/caption] Received an interesting email about a week ago.   Dear Champaign County Rifle Association, Defense Distributed, a libertarian student partnership, is announcing a project they're calling the Wiki Weapon. This project's goal is to test and prove a design for…

Congratulations to our Olympic Shooters!

    (GunsSaveLife.com) - Congratulations to our U.S. Olympic Shooting Team! It is appalling how little airplay the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team received during NBC's coverage of the London Olympic Games earlier this summer. [caption id="attachment_1074" align="alignleft" width="267"] Gabby Douglas.Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images[/caption] The media gushed over our men's…

Training to defend yourself, your family and other innocents.

PHOTO GALLERY Recent current events have pushed many Americans into seeking defensive training to improve their knowledge, skills and abilities to help keep their families safe from violent attack. Responsible firearms ownership has many proven benefits, not the least of which is personal protection.  Embracing firearms ownership offers gun owners…