In August 2016, Kim Woodman was charged by a sow brown bear on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska and subsequently killed the animal with five shots from his sidearm. Such events invariably start conversations and debates, but much of this discussion revolving around this particular incident had to do with the caliber of Woodman’s weapon:
Verbal skills tend to come in handy during an armed encounter. As a police officer, I’ve used the “gift of gab” to great effect on a number of occasions, but verbal skills aren’t just for cops. Saying the right thing at the right time—and with the right delivery—can prompt a would-be assailant to back down.
In my opinion, the CZ P-07 and P-09 pistols haven’t gotten the kind of attention they deserve. Maybe it’s because American consumers aren’t as familiar with the name CZ as they are with some of its competitors. Or maybe it’s because the P-07/P-09 pistols are “old school” double-action/single-action, hammer-fired semiautos. The American gun-buying public and
The aggressive slide serrations separate the Beretta from the pack, and the gun features sturdy steel sights—which is good because the protruding firing pin block will make red dot mounting difficult. One of the worst-kept secrets in the firearms world in the past few years has been the Beretta APX. Word of it leaked more
By Eve Flanigan Too many women approach shopping for a firearm the same way they shop for shoes—based on looks. Unfortunately, using that standard alone can result in disappointment. A gun that’s a poor fit is no fun to shoot. Often for women, and occasionally for men, finding a handgun that fits well can prove
We train with our handguns for personal protection at close range. The history of violent incidents tells the story that these are most often arm’s length to across-the-street events. With little to no warning of the threat, we have to be ready to respond, and the handgun will likely be the means to do so.
There’s no way to tell how society will one day collapse, but when it does, there’s no doubt that resources we routinely use in our everyday lives will become extremely hard to obtain. Grocery stores will no longer have their shelves stocked with food. Clean water will require much more than simply filling up a
Liberals have always been extremely confused when it comes to firearms and the Second Amendment. They seem to think that the right to bear arms as outlined in the United States Constitution is somehow connected to gun crimes in this country, and that if it weren’t for the Second Amendment, our country as a whole
On January 16, 2013, Barack Obama sat down at a desk surrounded by four young children and signed a series of executive orders aimed at curbing gun violence. The children, who were between the ages of 8 and 11, apparently wrote letters to the former president pleading with him to tighten gun laws in the
If you’re looking for an example of a left wing, government run “utopia,” look no further than the state of California, where illegal aliens run rampant and nearly everything is regulated by a vast army of bureaucrats. In California, the only thing that is attacked more than the job-creating businessman is the United States Constitution,
The truth is out – owning and maintaining a firearm can be extremely expensive. First there’s the cost of the gun itself, which can cost anywhere from hundreds to even thousands of dollars depending on a variety of factors, including the model, the year it was created and the firearm’s overall effectiveness. Of course, you
When it comes to finding the perfect self-defense firearm, most people know they don’t have a fortune to spend. But the good news is, you don’t need a fortune, because there are plenty of handgun models on the market today that are not only high quality, but they are very affordable. Now, when it comes
In the normal course of events, very few people ever think about being in any situation where they would have to take the life of another human being. Outside of men and women in law enforcement, the military, security work and a couple of other professions, most people will never have to consider such a
Thanks to a revival of the Second Amendment among state (and, to a degree, federal) lawmakers, it is becoming legal in more states to carry a concealed handgun. Some states still require training and licensure, while other states simply recognize that the Constitution does not put limits on gun ownership and the right to keep
America isn’t a perfect country, as every nation on earth has problems, but thanks to the Constitution bequeathed to us by our founders, Americans are among the freest people, if not the freest people, ever to live. The Constitution recognizes “inalienable” human rights that everyone should have, and that includes the right to self-defense through