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How much ammunition do you REALLY need? A “rule of thumb” to stockpiling ammo.

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Published on: May 26, 2015

Ever since I’ve gotten serious about being ready to defend my home, I’ve heard people tell me that I needed 1,000 rounds of each caliber ammunition that I use or 10,000 total rounds of ammunition.

I’ve always been a bit uncomfortable with those numbers. Not that I see anything wrong with having a lot of ammo on hand, just that I’ve always thought they were rather arbitrary.

Arbitrary numbers bother me, because they clearly have not been though through.

When it comes to the equipment and supplies I have on hand for survival, I believe it is important to make sure that I have what I need, not just some arbitrary number. That means thinking the situation through and making some hard decisions.

So let’s start by defining some things FIRST when it comes to stockpiling ammunition …

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thumbVideo: Woman Opens Fire on Armed Home Invaders!

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Published on: May 17, 2015

How do our South African friends deal with criminal scum? Watch and find out…

thumbVideo: How to Reload a Revolver

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Published on: May 16, 2015

Chris from Lucky Gunner Lounge shows four techniques for speed reloading a revolver.

More info at http://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/how…

And don’t forget to buy some ammo at http://www.luckygunner.com

 

Ammo Test: DoubleTap 9mm 77-grain Lead-free for Compact Handguns

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Published on: May 16, 2015

This ammo is designed specifically for the new breed of compact 9mm handguns.

Do you suffer from a short barrel? Unfortunately, this problem afflicts millions of gun totin’ Americans.

With the explosive growth of pocket .380 ACP pistols like the Kel-Tec, Ruger LCP, Smith & Wesson Bodyguard and Glock 42, just to name a few, gun makers just had to up the power level as their next move. .380’s are still everywhere, but now we have a new crop of compact 9mm guns. Whether you carry a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, Beretta Nano, Sig P938 or one of the many other pocket nine’s, you’re probably dealing with a short barrel. And by short barrel, I mean right in the vicinity of three inches.

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The .357 Magnum for Survival: You Can’t Do Better

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Published on: May 16, 2015
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As a martial arts/firearms’ instructor, I’m often asked what constitutes the “best” gun for a survival situation. My stock answer is, “A good .357 Magnum stainless steel revolver with a 4-inch barrel.” However, when asked this question at other times, I’ll simply tell the person that the gun they are carrying is the “best” because it’s what they are carrying at the time they might need it.

But really, when it comes to the .357 Magnum, there isn’t a better gun/ammo combination anyone could ask for in an all-around “best” gun set-up. I don’t make this statement lightly, either. The .357 Magnum round in a good, solid, stainless steel revolver can put meat on the table or save your bacon if need be.

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Concealed Carry in the Era of Terror

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Published on: May 8, 2015

…Prepare yourself for mass chaos and carnage. Look at pictures from terrorist attacks and watch video of the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Watch the HBO specials on the first two incidents I mentioned above. That will be the reality confronting you at that time. This brutality cannot shock you into inaction. Be prepared to step over bleeding children, screaming for help, and having to leave them in that condition, possibly to die, as you press ahead to stop the attack, or fight your way out. Consider that terrorists will deliberately strike at our most vulnerable points, such as schools, malls, hotels, air ports, or in a rural area with limited capacity to respond. They will employ ruse and deception, and they will be ruthless and cunning.

Finally, and most importantly, decide right now what your purpose is going to be. Are you going to intervene with the goal of thwarting the attack, or are you going to fight your way out of the hot zone and escape? The “Die Hard” series of movies featuring Bruce Willis as a hardcore cop gunning down dozens of terrorists with a Beretta and a spare magazine are entertaining, but the hard cold reality is that about the best you can hope for is to “die well” in that situation.

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Saving Lives in Garland (and elsewhere)

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Published on: May 8, 2015

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Range time and training are imperative. The Garland officer’s quick reaction and accuracy kept himself and others from being murdered in the name of Islam.

An analysis of the events surrounding the heroic actions of a 60-year old veteran officer demonstrates the importance of proficiency with your weapon. Closing the distance on the Muslim attackers, he brought his sidearm, a .45 caliber Glock handgun, to battle beginning at 20 yards, closing to something like 7-10 yards, successfully, in less than 15 seconds against a Kel-Tec SUB-2000 rifle.

Officer Armed With Pistol Killed Two Jihadis With Body Armor, Rifles in Texas

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Published on: May 4, 2015

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The heavily armed Garland SWAT police that we’ve seen in most of the media coverage never fired a shot, as the terrorists didn’t get that close.

This incident clearly shows that a decently-trained and level-headed handgun shooter can engage with and destroy rifle-armed adversaries, and that a perceived firepower advantage is irrelevant if those with the firepower lack skill to aim their weapons effectively.

Practice, practice, practice, folks.

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UNDERSTANDING RIOTS by David D. Haddock and Daniel D. Poisby

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Published on: May 4, 2015

After the Los Angeles riot in spring of 1992, almost every pundit in the country took a turn at explaining why riots occur. The conventional wisdom on the subject went something like this: certain dramatic events such as political assassinations or unpopular jury verdicts crystallize riots from social rage. So to understand riots, one must understand the causes of social rage, usually said to be racism, poverty, lack of economic opportunity, and why people who experience this rage manage it in such a destructive manner. The usual suspects include breakdown of the family, television, and a generalized cultural disorientation.

All of these explanations have some truth in them, but are evidently incomplete. First, they explain too much. The predisposing social conditions are with us all the time, yet riots are episodic. Second, they explain too little. Many mob actions, like European soccer riots or the increasingly predictable civil meltdowns in the home cities of National Basketball Association champions, are triggered by good news, and not obviously related to social injustice or existential anomie.

Indeed, during the Los Angeles riots, anyone with a TV set could see that jubilation rather than fury best characterized the mood of the people in the streets. It is hard to credit that these exhilarated looters with their new VCR’s and cameras were protesting the jury system, the state of race relations in Southern California, or anything else. They were, in fact, having a party. Moreover, many of those who risked life and limb opposing the more outrageous excesses of the rioters were themselves poor, unemployed, and victims of racism.

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Capitol Police Left Guns in Bathrooms

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Published on: May 1, 2015

 

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When a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s security detail left his Glock and magazine stuffed in the toilet seat cover holder of a Capitol Visitor Center bathroom stall, a CVC worker found the gun, according to a source familiar with the Jan. 29 incident and two other disturbing instances when Capitol Police left loaded firearms in problematic places.

A 7- or 8-year-old child visiting the Capitol with his parents found the next loaded Glock lost by a dignitary protection officer, according to the source. A member of the security detail for John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, allegedly left the firearm in the bathroom of the Speaker’s Suite on March 24.

A third Glock was found the night of April 16 by a janitor cleaning the Capitol Police headquarters building on D Street NE. The weapon was left in plain sight, sparking additional concern about the department charged with protecting one of the world’s most important and frequently visited complexes.

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CAUTION: Criminals don’t think like you do! (by Dean Rieck)

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Published on: April 25, 2015

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A couple years ago, I attended a 3-day handgun class at Tactical Defense Institute in West Union, Ohio. One of the many ideas that stuck with me was what the training center’s owner, John Benner, said in the classroom portion of the training:

“Criminals don’t think like you or me. Their minds work differently. They want what they want and all you are to them is an object in their way.”

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thumbCan You Carry a Huge Pistol (Desert Eagle .50AE) Concealed on Your Person? (Video)

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Published on: April 3, 2015

Not just one but two .50 Desert Eagles concealed with a shoulder holster. If you think you cannot conceal your handgun in our shoulder holster, you NEED to watch this. The Desert Eagle is certainly not an EDC, but it is easily concealed. The point is that if I can conceal two full size .50 Desert Eagles then the average person can easily, completely and comfortably conceal most any “full size” or smaller handgun. And carrying both guns is “all day comfortable!”

NJ Mayor pushes gun-safety classes for children, gunlocks for adults

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Published on: March 30, 2015


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The casings from Deborah Buzby-Cope’s handgun clink on the concrete as she shoots target practice, firing in rapid succession at the gun range.

“No, this grouping isn’t good. Let’s try it again,” Bass River Township’s mayor says, pulling the target close and checking to see how many bullets hit center.

Goggles and ear protection muffle the sound and guard against injuries. On her second try, Buzby-Cope groups the shots to the center of the target. She draws down the handgun and smiles at her success.

The mayor uses a gunlock when she is done shooting. And she is hoping she soon will get all New Jersey gun owners to do the same for the sake of children.

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thumbVideo: Dry Fire Drills

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Published on: March 23, 2015

In this video, Dave Spaulding of Handgun Combatives talks about ways that you can practice your skills outside of the range in the comfort of your home. For more information or to sign up for a class visit www.handguncombatives.com or like us at www.facebook.com/handguncombatives

Manhattan’s lone laser tag arena lets you save Gotham

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Published on: March 8, 2015

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Times Square was no longer safe. One faction of the army advanced from Wall Street and another was swooping in from the Brooklyn Bridge, guns drawn.

With nowhere else to turn, Paul Shapiro grabbed his pistol with both hands and squeezed off rounds in the direction of the skyline.

With a flash of color, his target lit up as he retreated behind the Washington Square Arch and planned his next move.

This Gotham wasteland isn’t some post-apocalyptic version of New York — it’s Urban Mission, a new laser tag arena at the Bowlmor at Chelsea Piers. “Once you get in there, you feel like a little kid,” says Shapiro, 31, of Chelsea.

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