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Product / Book review: Rawles gets you Ready — TWO thumbs DOWN!

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November 21, 2012
Product / Book review:  Rawles gets you Ready — TWO thumbs DOWN!

Review by John Boch Rawles gets you ready bills itself as a comprehensive course to help you weather a long-term disaster or breakdown of society. A copy was made available to me to review and I was surprised when presented with a large binder with about 230 pages of 8×11 copy paper, printed on...
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Product Review: Heater Meals

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November 19, 2012
Product Review:  Heater Meals

by John Boch (Guns Save Life) – I found Heater Meals at a Bass Pro store in St. Louis and was intrigued by what seemed like a “civilian” MRE entree of sorts.  The cost was about $6 or so, or about the price of a real, full MRE without the military look.  This product...
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FIGHTING TWO BATTLES

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November 17, 2012
FIGHTING TWO BATTLES

by John Naese Gunowners, particularly active and energetic gunowners like those who read GunNews and join GunsSaveLife.com, often get weary of the battle against the “forces of darkness” – the anti-gun crowd. It seems that no matter how many battles we win, the other side just keeps coming back, like one of those knock...
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The Girlie Gun

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November 15, 2012
The Girlie Gun

by Chris Sullins (GunNews) – The women in my family don’t like shooting as a recreational sport or hobby.  They all know how to operate various weapons and some are naturals with pistols, but they don’t go to the range for fun. As far as tactical weapons go, the loud crack from a semi-automatic...
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PMC XP-193 Muzzle flash FAIL!

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November 14, 2012
PMC XP-193 Muzzle flash FAIL!

Bloomington, IL (Guns Save Life) – Low muzzle flash remains one of the non-negotiable requirements of any good self-defense load. In October, at the GSL Defense Training Urban Rifle 101 course, one of our students was using PMC X-Tac 5.56 XP-193 ammo in his Ruger SR-556 rifle. We noticed some muzzle-flash during the day,...
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Fistfuls of Dollars for Freedom: GSL visits Joliet’s Gun Buyback in 2001

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November 13, 2012
Fistfuls of Dollars for Freedom:  GSL visits Joliet’s Gun Buyback in 2001

  Guns Save Life’s trips to Chicago in recent years were far from our first rodeo at turning in clunkers for cash.  (The Truth About Guns article | Guns Save Life article) Our first experience was in Joliet in November 2001.  Here’s the story.   Trading old, non-shooting clunkers for perfectly good money at...
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Emergency evacuation planning

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November 12, 2012
Emergency evacuation planning

by Tom Shafer (GunNews) – Any well-rounded emergency plan should include emergency evacuation contingencies.  As the old saying goes, proper prior planning prevents poor performance. Obviously, your home is your castle and probably fairly well-stocked with supplies if you are preparedness-minded, but certain contingencies will require you to flee, fire and floods are two...
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Revisiting a classic editorial: “War on Terror” doomed to failure

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November 11, 2012
Revisiting a classic editorial:  “War on Terror” doomed to failure

We were looking through some old issues of GunNews when we found this editorial. It was written and published in November 2001. It’s as true today as it was back then.   Bad news, Mr. President: War on terror doomed to failure Written in Nov. 2001. by John Boch I like you, Mr. President. ...
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Product Review: Esbit Pocket Stove

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November 10, 2012
Product Review:  Esbit Pocket Stove

Product Review:  Esbit Pocket Stove by John Boch (Guns Save Life) – The Esbit Pocket Stove is a tiny and lightweight foldable stove for backpackers and others who want a small stove without packing a lot of weight.  About the size of a deck of cards, it weighs only a couple of ounces. The...
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“NO GUNS FOR BLACKS”: Chicago’s gun roster riddled with racist history

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November 8, 2012
“NO GUNS FOR BLACKS”:  Chicago’s gun roster riddled with racist history

Chicago (Guns Save Life) – As if the onerous fees and rigorous requirements set forth by the City of Chicago to exercise one’s civil right to own most types of firearms for personal defense aren’t enough, the Superintendent of Police has declared a long list of affordable firearms “unsafe” and prohibited them from being...
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