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DOWN ZERO BLOG | Stettmeier Dominates ESP At Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die

BERRYVILLE, Ark. – With nine of 13 stage wins, including posting the fastest overall time on eight of them, Ed Stettmeier dominated the Smith & …

Formulating a Family Home Defense Plan - The Loadout Room

For years, my wife and I had a pretty simple arrangement in the case of a home invasion. We’d both grab our guns and flashlights from the nightstand, …

Self Defense

Proper Gun Storage Tips for Beginners

The following post is a guest post.<p>If you are buying your first gun or are new to having a gun in your home, it is important to understand some basic …

Rules of Engagement for CCW Permit Holders - USCCA - USCCA

The reason that law-abiding citizens obtain a concealed carry permit is to prevent or avoid a life-altering event of the severest kind from befalling …

Self Defense

Here's What To Do If You're In Public And Bullets Start To Fly

This rare, but terrifying scenario is something that all of us should consider with the prevalence of mass shootings in modern times.<p>There have been five in the U.S. just this year alone, not to mention the staggering number of gun deaths in America.<p>So here are immediate actions you can take to …

Guns

The No Ordinary Range Bag From Offhand Gear

Offhand Gear recently released their new No Ordinary Range Bag, dubbed the “NORB”. The NORB was designed by a women shooter for women shooters. It’s …

Camping

9 Maps That Show How Americans Commit Crime

Violent crime ticked up in 2012, but America is still a lot safer than it used to be, according to the FBI's recently released uniform crime report.<p>Business Insider mapped the results, revealing a snapshot of crime in the United States. Among various trends, we noted that the South was particularly …

Crime

concealed carry reality check mentally prepared

When we go to a concealed carry permit class, we learn what we can and can’t do, where we can carry, where we can’t, and what the state says is …

Self Defense

Group caters to rising number of well-armed women

The Well Armed Woman introduces women to target practice and instruction on firearm safety.<p>TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- If she's ever confronted in the darkness by a home invader or parking-lot prowler, Holly Young is determined: She does not want to be an easy target.<p>"I just choose to carry a firearm …

What to do when your dominant eye differs from your dominant hand

“Cross dominance” is more than just winning first place in a drag show. It’s what you call it when your dominant hand is on the opposite side of your …

Self Defense

Firearms and Feminism

Women for guns, and guns for women<p>Female gun ownership has surged over the past five years, and it’s easy to understand why. Women who own guns …

Guns

50 Personal Security Tips

Personal security is often overlooked, ignored, or never even thought of. Most people go about their daily lives and routines without a thought of …

10 Tips For Better Home Security

Make your home less of a target for burglars.<br>Consider any of the following tips for better home security.<p><b>Blend in</b>. Look at the surrounding homes. Do …

Self Defense in Gun Free Zones - The Loadout Room

If you’ve been paying attention to violent crimes in the past year or so, many have occurred in “Gun Free Zones.” If you’re headed to a location …

Self Defense

Concealed Carry Calibers: Pros and Cons

Probably the most commonly asked question among people looking for a defensive handgun and trying to decide which one to buy is “Which one is the …

10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door

Here’s how to handle a situation when someone (a stranger) is knocking on your door.<p>It happens to all of us, sometimes regularly depending on the …

6 Handy Tools for Shooters

Leatherman Rail and Pump<p>Leatherman is rolled out two shooting-specific tools for shooters awhile back. The Rail (pictured above), designed for AR …

Graphics

Tactical Solutions Glock .22 LR Conversion Kit Review - Handguns

Supply conditions aside, the .22 Long Rifle is the undisputed champion when it comes to teaching humans how to shoot. I used the term “humans” …

Self Defense Basics: 5 Easy Tips - The Loadout Room

How does self defense start?<p>Recently, I received an email from a woman about concealed carry from a female perspective. This woman, we’ll call her …

Self Defense

Take a Look at the Park Signs That Have Gun Rights Advocates Ready to Sue a North Carolina City

A gun rights group in North Carolina is threatening to sue the city of Raleigh if it doesn’t update its signs posted in city parks.<p>Why are they upset? Because the signs warn visitors that carrying concealed or displayed firearms is “prohibited by law,” which isn’t true anymore. State law now lets …

Deputies who shot, killed boy thought his fake gun was 'authentic'

The sheriff's deputies who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a pellet gun that resembled an assault rifle thought it was an "authentic weapon" when they opened fire, a Santa Rosa police official said.<p>Andy Lopez was shot seven times by Sonoma County sheriff's deputies shortly after …

Sonoma County

Boy Brought Gun, 400 Rounds Of Ammo To School To Shoot Student Who Called Friend 'Gay': Police

A Washington boy was arrested Wednesday after he brought a gun and 400 rounds of ammunition to school, allegedly intending to shoot a classmate who bullied his friend and called him "gay."<p>Vancouver police school resource officers detained the 11-year-old at 9 a.m. on Oct. 23 at Frontier Middle …

Lawmakers Seek to Stop Unregulated Gun Sales on Social Media Sites

Lawmakers start online petition seeking supporters.<p>Two state legislators are calling on popular social media sites to change their user policies …

Gun-rights groups will try to recall California lawmakers

The strategists who orchestrated recalls of two Democratic state senators in Colorado are bringing their campaign to California, where legislators passed a series of gun-control measures earlier this year.<p>Jennifer Kerns, a former California Republican Party spokeswoman and the consultant behind the …