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.

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…

All politicians should speak this plainly

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="658"] Senator Jim Tomes.Photo courtesy wepartypatriots.com.[/caption] By Tom Menner One of the best things that happened in November 2010 was Second Amendment Patriot leader Jim Tomes being elected to the Indiana State Senate.   This would be the equivalent of electing Dr. Richard Klein, a former president of…

How NOT to prepare squirrel for the dinner table

[caption id="attachment_2521" align="alignnone" width="640"] A fire destroyed an apartment building after someone used a propane torch to prepare their freshly killed squirrel for din-din.[/caption]   Public service announcement:  Don't use your propane torch to prepare your squirrel for cooking!   Officials: Burning squirrel fur caused apartment fire HOLLAND TWP. (Lansing…

Fast and Furious whistleblower witch hunt continues

[caption id="attachment_2514" align="alignnone" width="640"] Vince Cefalu.[/caption] Hard to believe, right? Breaking story just popped up on FoxNews.   ATF whistle-blower fired, claims complaints about 'Fast and Furious' played role A well-known whistle-blower in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed to FoxNews.com that he was fired this week,…

Brady Campaign’s financial troubles

[caption id="attachment_2508" align="alignnone" width="614"] They wish they had money like this at the Brady Campaign.[/caption] The Brady Campaign is on the ropes financially, just as the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. Shall not be Questioned (formerly Snowflakes in Hell) has a great post about Brady's problems.  Sebastion there asked if…