Adopting AIWB

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I recently made the switch from a strongside Inside the Waistband (IWB) hip holster to Appendix Inside the Waistband (AIWB) carry. I had been contemplating switching for more than a year, but as a firearms instructor I take the 4 Rules of Gun Safety very seriously. The decision to make the change did not come…

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Rittenhouse, Arbery, Self-Defense & Salvation

The verdicts are in for two of the most highly publicized cases stemming from 2020. In the Rittenhouse case, Kyle was found “not guilty” on all charges. There was overwhelming video evidence (including FBI drone footage) showing Kyle was attempting to retreat. However, if you watched the trial, you would have seen the prosecutor attempt…

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On The Hunt: Bright Ideas for Stocking Stuffers

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When it comes to personal protection, one of the most useful tools is a hand-held light. No, a flashlight won’t stop a determined bad guy that is trying to attack you, but if used effectively, it can be a HUGE deterrent against the petty thief that wants to steal your stuff. While, I would much…

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Unexpected Outcomes

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How ballistic gel can make you question what you have been told! Growing up in Mississippi, I was introduced to shooting at a relatively young age. My first gun was an air rifle and every tin can suddenly become a target for me and my BB gun! My grandmother encouraged my interest in shooting and…

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Violent Crime Surges in Capital City!

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On Halloween Night WAPT News Anchor Megan West and her family were held at gunpoint by 4 armed men in the Belhaven Subdivision. You can read the full story here. On Tuesday, a Lyft Driver was kidnapped and shot 7 times in Jackson. Violent Crime in the Jackson area has climbed to record heights. As…

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Training To Win

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Last month I traveled to Ft. Worth to the awesome USCCA Expo where I presented a seminar called “Building A Personal Training Program.” The 1.5 hour seminar focused on the Levels of Firearms Training and how important it is for gun owners to continue training beyond their basic permit to carry class. The seminar was…

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Tips To Improve Your Defensive Shooting

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The term “Defensive” means “used or intended to defend or protect”. So Defensive Shooting means using a firearm to defend or protect yourself or family. If someone is shooting at you, you are likely going to be pulling the trigger as fast as you physically can. Unfortunately, many gun owners rarely practice the shooting skills…

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On The Hunt: Dual Purpose Deer Rifle

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Long range shooting has become quite popular in recent years. This is due in part to the introduction of new calibers, specifically designed for long range shooting, and highly accurate rifles at reasonable prices. Take for example the Ruger American Rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The MSRP for the Ruger American starts off under $500…

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