Glock 44

Glock 44 On December 10th, 2019 Glock announced its first-ever rimfire pistol. The Glock 44 is the same size as the Glock 19 but is chambered in .22LR. It comes with 4″ barrel, two 10 round magazines, interchangeable backstraps and weighs in at just over 12.5 ounces. This gun is a great option for those…

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For a Sidekick!

Sidekick flashlight

If you have ever taken a low-light class you will quickly realize that flashlights are great defensive tools. They can also be extremely handy for those of us with aging eyes. So it should come as no surprise that I have a flashlight (or two) as part of my everyday carry. In fact, I have…

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Reality-Based Training

For most gun owners, as soon as they complete Concealed Carry Permit Class, their training ends. Only a very few (about 1%) will go beyond the basic fundamentals they learned in the state-mandated minimum and continue to train. For those that desire to go beyond the basics, they usually start by learning how to quickly…

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Make the Mental Switch

If you have spent any time in a defensive firearms class, you have probably heard of Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper and his Mental Condition / Color Codes of Awareness system. The four-color codes include White, Yellow, Orange andRed. Each of which is a level of situational awareness or readiness. White is unaware and unprepared to…

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VA Lobby Day and the 2020 Race!

VA Lobby Day

On Monday, January 16th 20,000 plus gun owners showed up at the Virginia State Capitol to protest newly filed anti-gun laws in the Virginia legislature. Despite the media’s prediction of mass riots and chaos, Twenty thousand gun owners all showed up in one place at one time and NOTHING bad happened. However, NOTHING good happened…

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Hand-to-Hand Self Defense

If you’re reading this, it is probably because you have taken a course here atBoondocks. Most likely that would have been our Basic Pistol course. You may have gone on to get your Mississippi Firearms Permit. But what if you are attacked and you don’t have your firearm with you or if someone tries to…

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The 2A Fight in 2020

2-A Fight in Virginia map

In December’s newsletter, we covered Michael Bloomberg’s influence in the November elections in Virginia and his entrance into the 2020 Presidential Election. We also discussed the potential ramifications to Virginians in the upcoming legislative session. Since November, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, reports that over 100 Counties, Cities, and Towns have declared themselves 2nd Amendment…

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Crime in our Capital City

crime scene tape

Jackson, MS is in the midst of a crime wave not seen in a quarter of a century. In 2018 there were 84 homicides and 83 in 2019. That is the highest since 1993 and makes the per capita murder rate “one of the highest in the nation, worse than New Orleans, Memphis, and even…

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Mid-Range Munitions

Fusion Ammunition

In our November 2019 newsletter, we highlighted the big 3 cartridge families including the 30-06, the .308 Win and the .375 H&H. This month we are going to focus on some mid-range munitions that either fell out of favor or never became popular, but are more than adequate for hunting and a whole lot easier…

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Situational Awareness for the Whole Family

color code awareness chart

Anyone who has taken a class at Boondocks FTA™ has learned about the importance “Being Aware of Your Surroundings” and Lt. Colonel Jeff Cooper’s “Awareness Color Code Chart”. But just how many of us really adhere to these life-saving principals? Are we teaching them to our kids and grand-kids? Even though most of us don’t…

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