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In my June 22 post, I talked about making the decision on whether or not to buy a firearm for self-defense.

In it, I advised against purchasing a gun, loading it and sticking it in your night table.  Why? I can’t say it any better than author attorney and self-defense law expert Andew Branca makes the following point,

The standard of care for owning a gun is incredibly high. The standard of care for carrying a gun is even higher. And the standard of care for justifiably using a gun is higher than either of the other two.

(This story first appeared in Concealed Carry Magazine, (July 2016). Reprinted with permission of the USCCA. All other rights reserved. )

Having been a Firearms Instructor for the better part of 3 decades, I am constantly frustrated when I go to my local range and see folks carelessly treating their firearms like a toy and shooting like it is a silly game. Sure, I love the shooting sports, and a day at the range is fun and therapy for me in many ways.

But to treat gun ownership casually is to invite trouble.

In future posts, I’ll offer specific training ideas, but for now, let’s talk about what you do after you buy a gun.

If you are an accountant, insurance agent, lawyer, nurse or other profession, you probably have to take Continuing Education courses to maintain your proficiency (and in many cases, your license).

The analogy is obvious. If we are to be held to a higher standard, doesn’t it make sense to be a student of the craft, and maintain your proficiency?

There is a well-worn adage that “every bullet fired has a lawyer attached.”  Shouldn’t you be up to date on the latest laws, training scenarios, and even equipment and systems?

Product Review

I’ve found a resource that frankly (pun intended!) makes me jealous. It is the Concealed Carry Magazine, published by the US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA).

It makes me jealous because, it teaches or advises the same thing I have been teaching in a clear, concise and comprehensive way.

Here is an excerpt:

HomeDefense (1)

This story first appeared in Concealed Carry Magazine, (May/June 2016). Reprinted with permission of the USCCA. All other rights reserved. ”

The magazine covers every aspect imaginable, and there are no stupid questions or stupid subjects. Every issue is full of great information.

In my opinion, at $47.00, it’s a bargain, and beats those “gun magazines” by a mile.

The Cons

I really don’t have any major criticisms. If I had to nitpick, they present such a dizzying array of products, it’s hard to decide which ones to look at. Although all the products they advertise are quality, more product reviews would be welcome.

Accordingly, if you’re looking for a “you should get this or try that”, you generally won’t see it. They give lots of pluses and minuses of each topic that they cover, but the final decision is left up to you, as it should be.

They also offer additional training materials, videos and dvds etc, that you will find useful.

So, click on the link here, and decide for yourself. I think you’ll be very satisfied.

If you have any questions or comments, I welcome them. Just leave them below.

 

And Stay Safe!

Frank

“This story first appeared in Concealed Carry Magazine, (May/June 2016). Reprinted with permission of the USCCA. All other rights reserved. ”

It covers every aspect imaginable, and there are no stupid questions or stupid subjects. Every issue is full of great information.

In my opinion, at $47.00, it’s a bargain, and beats those “gun magazines” by a mile.

The Cons (H3)

I really don’t have any major criticisms. If I had to nitpick, they present such a dizzying array of products, it’s hard to decide which ones to look at. Although all the products they advertise are quality, more product reviews would be welcome.

Accordingly, if you’re looking for a “you should get this or try that”, you generally won’t see it. They give lots of pluses and minuses of each topic that they cover, but the final decision is left up to you, as it should be.

They also offer additional training materials, videos and dvds etc, that you will find useful.

So, click on the link here, and decide for yourself. I think you’ll be very satisfied.

If you have any questions or comments, I welcome them. Just leave them below.

 

And Stay Safe!

Frank

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