Lever Guns: Great For Self Defense

The Winchester Model 1894: A Classic American Rifle. Sheriff Jim Wilson

Some of the big news this week is Ruger’s acquisition of Marlin since the previous owner, Remington, is folding up. And that got me thinking about lever guns as defensive firearms.

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Securing Your Carry Gun

Quite a few years ago, I made a trip to visit my folks. Out of respect for my mother’s wishes, I took my Colt revolver off and put it on the shelf in the hall closet. That’s an old-time tradition in the Southwest—the old-timers didn’t go into someone’s house wearing their spurs, leggings, or guns. It was a way of showing respect and friendship.

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Hearing and the Role it Plays in Awareness

Sheriff Jim Wilson's Take from the NRA's Shooting Illustrated

During the time I was a county sheriff, an informant came to me with the news that a man wanted for murder was hanging out in our town. I checked it out with the reporting agency and then made plans to arrest him. It turned out that he was staying in a large travel trailer that had two exterior doors.

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5 Biggest Concealed Carry Mistakes

Personal defense and concealed carry are definitely hot topics today. More and more citizens realize that they are responsible for their own safety and they are taking steps to protect themselves and their families. All of this is good, but in many cases, folks are getting bad information (“Well, Uncle Charlie says…”), or they are not thinking the process through in a rational manner. In no particular order, here are five of the biggest mistakes that concealed carriers can make.

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