Dandelion for Christmas

My daughter has a Florida State University friend with this Facebook description: “Editing, Writing, & Media, and Russian Minor…. I like different, and adventures are my favorite.” (Adventures, I suppose, like petting unicorns, training a dragon or visiting Hogwarts School...

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We Are Here to Answer Questions

I recently spent a weekend in Minneapolis as part of the USCCA Instructor Certification class. We trained and certified more than 30 newly minted USCCA-certified instructors. As part of that presentation I was asked to talk about what I do.

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This H&R is ready to fire when the safety is in the up position. To further complicate matters, the heel-mounted mag release is a push button. Not too long back, I purchased an old Harrington & Richardson .32ACP...

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Concealed Carry and Condition One: What Does it Mean?

Hammer back and safety on, this Delta Elite’s in Condition One. Hang around shooters long enough and you’re bound to hear people talking about the carry status of their pistols, most frequently expressed as a bewildering...

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Striker Down

While self-contained metallic cartridges made firearms a lot more reliable, striker-fired systems are not without fault. Photo by B. Shonts The introduction of the self-contained metallic cartridge made firearms a lot more reliable. Prior to its introduction, ignition...

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Out of Sight!

Gravity dictates that bullets travel on a curved path, unlike the straight line of a laser. As everyone who wasn’t passing notes in science class knows, a bullet fired from your pistol and a bullet dropped from the...

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