In late 2012, I applied to become a home-based Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) Dealer. After about a year of training people who were looking to get their carry permits, I grew concerned by the number of people showing up with sub-par guns or guns that did not meet their needs or abilities. As a Home-Based…

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Prepare for the Pattern! Recently, violence erupted again after an officer involved shooting in Kenosha, WI.  Before any evidence was even released about the details of the shooting, violent protests took over the city.  Businesses were looted and burned while police were unable to keep the peace.  Things became so bad that business owners and…

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On March 8, 2020, right before the Pandemic shut everything down. I completed Massad Ayoob’s Mag 40 class here at Boondocks FTA. The 4-day class includes 20 hours of classroom and 20 hours of range time.  While I love being out on the Range, the classroom portion called “Armed Citizen’s Rules of Engagement” was a real eye-opener.…

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The Pandemic and Civil Unrest in the country has made many people realize that THEY MUST BECOME THEIR OWN FIRST RESPONDER!  This has created a huge influx of first-time gun buyers and students seeking training and Enhanced Permit classes.  Every Boondocks FTA™ employee has been behind the counter or on the range working to educate and…

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With the release of the cell phone video last week, the Ahmed Arbery case out of Georgia has become national news. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the guilt or innocence of Arbery or the McMichaels. The facts of the entire case are still unclear and it may take months before all the details…

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If you haven’t noticed, Ammunition is now in short supply!  Since the beginning of the COVID19 crisis Firearms and Ammunition sales have skyrocketed.  In fact, on March 20th the FBI recorded over 210,000 background checks.  This the highest single day number since the inception of the Instant Background check in 1998.  Many of the firearms…

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Here at Boondocks FTA™ we are seeing a huge uptick in new gun owners coming into the Pro Shop.  Recently we had to turn a few away because the National Instant Background Check System became overwhelmed and crashed and we were not able to conduct a background check on the individuals.  We are hearing similar…

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Fear – noun – an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Quotes from Massad Ayoob with the Massad Ayoob Group from the MAG40 with Massad Ayoob recently here at Boondocks FTA. “Fear is to your mind, what pain is to your body.”…

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MASSad Ayoob Group (MAG40)- On March 5th – 8th the Massad Ayoob Group was Center Stage here at Boondocks FTA™. The MAG40 Class includes the MAG20 / Classroom (Armed Citizen’s Rules of Engagement) and MAG 20 / Live Fire and the class is a “must take” for all Permit Holders. The MAG20 classroom portion is…

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In 2018, Smith & Wesson launched it’s widely popular 380 Shield EZ pistol. The premise of the mid-sized .380 Shield EZ was that it was easy to load, easy to rack and easy to shoot and that combination has made it a popular option for new lady shooters. The new pistol has proven to be…

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