There are four fundamental safety rules that apply to all firearms, all of the time. Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper developed these rules to keep you and those around you safe. They are: Treat every firearm as if it’s loaded. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Keep your finger off the … [Read more...] about Safety is Priority One with Firearms
Every action we take in our lives includes an element of risk. Both consciously and subconsciously, we constantly evaluate those risks and then modify our behavior. The result is a risk level that we as individuals are comfortable with. Daily activities as simple as crossing a street are … [Read more...] about Managing Risk in Your Life
Tis the season of gifts and giving. Some of you may be considering the gift of a firearm for a loved one. Wait, is that even legal? The first question on the ATF form 4473 asks “Are you the actual transferee/buyer of the firearm(s) listed on this form and any continuation sheet(s) (ATF Form … [Read more...] about Considering Guns as Gifts
Our normal day-to-day lives are risk-filled adventures that sometimes get out of hand. While we live in a society that provides us protection from much that can harm us, we crafty humans find ways around the protections all the time. Let’s talk about a few examples and what could or should have been … [Read more...] about Don’t Be the One Who Says: ‘That Won’t Happen to Me’
Tis the season of resolutions. Some are kept, many slip by the wayside, perhaps to be repeated next year. We suggest an alternative at which you’re more likely to succeed: “What if?” None of us ever want to be in a situation where we need to take emergency actions. We make choices on a constant … [Read more...] about New Year’s Resolution: What If?
August is the national “Let’s Go Shooting” month, sponsored by the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF). It’s the month that experienced shooters are encouraged to take a “plus one” with them to the range and introduce someone new to the great fun and challenges that shooting sports … [Read more...] about It’s ‘Let’s Go Shooting’ Month