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National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (1)

This Bill, if passed, will give individuals who currently have a valid Concealed Carry Lisence in their home state the right to carry in any other state of the U.S.  A person's CCW Lisence would be treated much like  a Driver's Lisence.  I do wonder how this will affect states that have very lenient laws in regards to CCW.  Hopefully this will pass and make it much easier to travel throughout the U.S. without worrying about running afoul of the law.

No Need To Reholster Fast

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (1336)

This article explains that after needing to use your firearm in a defensive situtation, reholstering should be done with car, there is a chance that part of your clothing will be inside you holster.  You need to ensure that the holster is clear of obstructions before reholstering.  The last thing you need is for your trigger to get caught and have a negligent discharge.  Stay Safe!


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The Squib Load, not a fun experience.

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

In our classes, we enevidably get to the portion talking about misfires, hangfires and the dreaded squib load.  Our students always ask how will they know when the have a squib load, and I expaling that there will be a more of a "pop" sound with reduced felt recoild as well as a reduced muzzle flash.  This video not only defines a squib load as per the IDPA, but also shows an example of a shooter during a competition experiencing a squib load.  Notice that the shooter doesn't even realize this has happened, thinking it was a misfire.  Good job by the official/range safety officer to notice and stop the shooter from taking anouther shot. 

If another shot is taken right after a squib load occurs a catastrophic failure of the firearm can occur, (it blows up in the shooters hands).  The reason, is that when squib load occurs, the bullet never leaves the barrel, and in some cases gets lodged in the rifleing's lands and grooves.  If you take a follow up shot, the second bullet will hit the rear of the first and "BOOM" not "BANG".

In all of my years of shooting, I have been lucky enough to have never experienced one, but please pay attention for this as the end result will not be pleasant fro your firearm or your hand, and face if it happens while shooting a rifle.

Stay Safe,


15 of the best handguns for Concealed Carry

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This is an outstanding article, which gives information on 15 different concealable handgun. We always advise students to choose a handgun that best fits their needs. There are several things to consider when choosing a firearm:


1. Intended use

2. Ergonomics

3. Caliber/Recoil

4. Reliability

5. Size & Weight

6. Simplicity of operation

7. Availability of ammunition

8. Price


There are more, but these are the main factors to consider. We also advise that you do research on the specific handgun you intend to use. Most ranges have firearms that you can rent, but YouTube is a great resource as well, in the event you cannot rent one at your local range.


From experience, you will not carry a firearm that doesn't feel right to you and you could suffer from buyers remorse.


Stay Safe.

Illinois has not turned into the Wild, Wild West

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Most of us in the gun community could have told the powers that be here in Illinois that there would not be blood in the streets.  The reason being, is that the individuals getting their concealed carry permits are law abiding citizens.