Situational Awareness

Mindset is defined as “the established set of attitudes”. Whenever I leave my house, I establish a mindset that includes telling myself that: I am in charge of taking care of myself and my loved ones. I am in “condition yellow” – I am alert and situationally aware of what is going on around me.…

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Assault Weapons

On February 17, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee failed to pass HB 961 also known as the “Assault Weapons” ban. Instead, the Committee “sent the proposal to a state commission for further study.” Virginia gun owners cheered what appears to be a win after the huge Lobby Day rally in January, however, there are still…

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Boondocks Blog

Since we starting producing our Newsletter about 2 years ago, we have gotten a lot of positive feedback. Last year we posted the newsletter archive to our home page so that our readers could go back and read past newsletters. However, what we found is that it is hard to search and re-read the archives…

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We have set our 2020 Course Dates. While we offer our Basic Pistol andDefensive Pistol I classes on a regular basis, some of our other classes we only run a few times a year. So mark your calendars now for these classes. Defensive Carry May 2nd September 19th Defensive Pistol LIVE! May 16th September 5th…

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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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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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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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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

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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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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