Carry, Transport, and Storage Modes

21 Sep 98, Monday, 3:29PM Mode: We are now teaching modes or conditions in which a defensive firearm can be, depending upon its role and the degree of readiness required. Students find it easy to associate a mode with a particular set of circumstances. Modes can then...

Military vs Commercial Rifles

19 Sep 98, Saturday, 7:59AM Military vs commercial rifles: As you know, I recommend students bring military rifles to our Rifle Classes. We typically see the AR-15, M1-A, FN/FAL, Garand, Galil, SKS, Kalashnikov, Mini-14, H&K, and AUG to name the most popular....

Draw Technique & Shotgun Ammo

19 Sep 98, Saturday, 7:15AM Clarification on draw technique: The retention draw is what we’ve been doing all along with our rock-and-lock stage. The idea is to draw the pistol up and keep it close to the body as the first step, then extend if indicated. My friends in...

Farm-Protection in South Africa

15 Sep 98, Tuesday, 8:51AM This just in from on of my Instructors in South Africa: I gave an intense Farm-Protection Course in the King Williamstown area over here several weeks ago. What timing! One of my students used the techniques to save himself from certain...

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10 Sep 98, Thursday, 9:16PM This from a friend in Oklahoma. Sounds like a good idea! With all the terrible heat here this summer, we have discovered another desirable modification to the 1911. Since we sweat greatly in this one-hundred-degree, plus heat, and since all...

From the Wires

3 Sept 98 >From the wires: FAA allows self-defense sprays in checked bags The Federal Aviation Administration reversed itself and will now allow airline passengers and crew to carry personal, aerosol self-defense spray containers on aircraft, but only in checked...