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Your Tactical Training Scenario - Robbed with an airsoft gun

Imagine a scenario when you and your spouse were walking down the street at night. A man approaches, draws a pistol and announces a robbery. You notice that the pistol has a red tip and you believe the gun isn’t real. You think it is an airsoft gun (spring or gas powered gun that shoots non-penetrating plastic BBs) instead. What would you do? A man in New Jersey was placed in this exact situation...

Father and Son Earn Rare Consecutively Numbered Distinguished Badges

Mike Merritt, 61, and his son, Jacob, 30, of Annapolis, Maryland, achieved a rare feat in the marksmanship world – earning consecutive Distinguished Badge numbers. “I’m not sure that’s ever happened with a family before,” said Christina Roguski, Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) competition program coordinator and a mediator of the Distinguished Badge Program. Distinguished Badges are...

Assessing Neighborhood Safety - Gang Graffiti

In my book Choose Adventure - Safe Travel in Dangerous Places I have a section of advice discussing how to assess whether an area is “safe” or not in a foreign country. I wrote: “Given the massive differences in culture, customs, and income, how can you tell if the neighborhood you are visiting is safe or not? These guidelines may be pretty basic, but using them will give you a quick assessment...

Tell Your U.S. Senators to SAY NO to More Federal Gun Control

President Biden recently called for legislators to move bills that ban ordinary, commonly-owned rifles and standard-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. These measures would infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners while doing NOTHING to reduce violent crime by criminals who routinely ignore the law. Every time there is a high-profile mass murder, such as the...

Update: CMP’s 2021 National Matches at Camp Perry

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Looking toward the summer months, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is eagerly anticipating the return of one of the most acclaimed events of the year – the National Rifle and Pistol Matches, held on the historic ranges of Camp Perry. The National Matches has been an honored tradition for generations – first firing on the Camp Perry grounds in 1907 and featuring a lineup...

PODCAST: You Own a Gun, But Do You Really Know How to Defend Yourself?

Buckeye Firearms Association has launched a podcast called Keep and Bear Radio . The podcast is hosted on the Podbean platform and is also available on Apple , Google , Spotify , and iHeartRadio . Make sure to subscribe to the podcast to hear every episode. *** Episode 5: It's better to have a gun and not need it than need a gun and not have it. But if you're smart enough to know you might need a...

The Cost of Confiscation: Millions of Dollars, No Sense

Last November, Bill Blair, the federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, refused to answer questions about the costs associated with the Liberal Government’s gun ban and confiscation program imposed by Order-in-Council on May 1, 2020. Minister Blair’s department is responsible for implementing the ban and overseeing the confiscation of previously lawful firearms from millions...

Daniel Defense / Hellcat Badass Combo Raffle - $2,931 Total Prize Package

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