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10 Common Shotgun Maintenance Mistakes

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Kevin M) A shotgun is an essential, but expensive, piece of equipment for hunters and recreational shooters. Proper shotgun maintenance is extremely important, but it does not have to be complicated. Those who hunt on a regular basis or simply as a hobby need to learn about proper maintenance in order to prevent misfires or even accidents. Luckily, there is a lot of...

My day as a poll observer

For this year’s election, I did a new job that I had never done before. I was a “poll observer.” Each party may send an observer to each polling location. The observers are partisan, and their job is to assure that the voting process is fair and legal, there is no partisan favoritism, and those handing out campaign material (electioneering) are 100 feet from the entrance and following all laws. I...

#Don'tDigTheRig

Concealed Nation has a regular feature on its website called #DIGTHERIG. It consists of reader submitted photos about their individual chosen concealed carry weapon and holster choices. A huge variety of guns and holsters are featured. All are carried by someone. Unfortunately, some of the choices are less than optimal. Concealed Nation doesn’t provide any commentary about whether the CCW choices...

Attorney General announces Third Quarter 2016 CHL statistics; 59% increase over prior year

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the third quarter of 2016, setting new records. The third quarter of 2016 was the busiest third quarter in history almost ensuring that more initial licenses will be issued in 2016 than any other year. There are now over 574,000 valid Ohio CHL’s and Ohio honors an estimated 12,300,000 more. Stats...

Should You Change Your Defensive Ammunition During Colder Weather?

(Image source: FreeImages.com/Piotr Franczak) I occasionally get questions from readers about changing their defensive ammo to better defeat heavier winter clothing in the colder months. People who consider an ammo change generally do it for one of two possible reasons. The most common is that the person misunderstands wound ballistics. He wants to exchange his hollowpoints for deeper penetrating...

Ladies: Are your Gifts from Good Santa or Bad Santa?

When it comes to giving gifts, is there a Bad Santa or a Good Santa in your life? This time of year you are almost certain to see Santa Claus somewhere nearby as you shop. For the most part he looks the same: chubby, red clothes and hat, black belt and white whiskers. Sure, sometimes he wears glasses, or his beard may be a little grey, but nothing out of the ordinary. What you won’t know until...

November 2016 firearms sales jump 16% over prior year

The November 2016 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,662,338 is an increase of 16.0 percent compared to the November 2015 figure of 1,432,451. The adjusted NICS data were derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks used by several states such as Connecticut, Illinois, and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on...

Gun stocks are down, but our opportunities are sky high

So Hillary didn’t win. She will not appoint the next four, three, two, or even one Supreme Court Justice. She will not sign more executive orders aimed at stripping us of our God-given rights. We will continue to be able to buy guns and ammunition. Thank God! But many of us don’t need to buy ammo. We have years of it stored in our houses in case we lost the ability to buy more. We may have bought...

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