Training for Close-Range Defense with Your Concealed Carry Gun


Photo: Gunsite Academy.

Those who come home from a defensive shooting school have a long list of things they are encouraged to practice with their concealed-carry gun. They are told to work on reloads, malfunction drills, multiple targets, shooting on the move and a number of other things. While this is true to a certain extent, the majority of practice ought to be on dealing with close-range deadly encounters. Continue reading

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Profile: Jelly Bryce—Oklahoma Gunfighter

(l.) Jelly Bryce had his own point-shooting method. Taken for dramatic effect for LIFE (and as we know, in clear violation of NRA safety rules) this image clearly demonstrated Bryce’s unique, deep crouch stance. He would fire when the gun came level with the target. (r.) A stroboscopic image of FBI agent Delf Bryce drawing his gun. In this demonstration, Bryce flips a poker chip, draws his gun and shoots the chip before it hits the ground. 

On a cold and foggy morning in 1933, a group of lawmen quietly surrounded a small frame house in Shawnee, Okla. Inside was one Wilbur Underhill, Jr., called the Tri-State Terror, wanted for eight murders, nine bank robberies and four escapes from various state penitentiaries. His most recent crime spree had started earlier in the year when he left the Kansas state pen without proper permission. To say that Underhill was armed and dangerous would have been a serious understatement. Continue reading

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CDs for Sale in the General Store

I have three music CD’s for sale, BORDER BRAVO, WEST OF SOMEWHERE, and WHITE ROSE.  Each one is $17.00 (cash, check, or money order) to

Buscadero Productions
P.O. Box 1134
Alpine, TX 79831

SALES SPECIAL JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS:
Order any 3 or more CD’s and I’ll take care of the shipping cost. Your cost is just $15.00 each.  REMEMBER, THAT’S FOR 3 OR MORE CD’S. Continue reading

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Four Over Used Phrases in the Gun World

All right, let’s have a little fun. We have all heard phrases that are used in personal defense that have been used too long and too often. Some were funny the first few times we heard them and others just never quite made sense. Here are a few of my favorites.

“It has always served me well.”
I often think that what this person really means is that he hopes his fancy gun will make up for the fact that he hasn’t gotten the training that he needs, nor the regular practice that he should get.

Keep your booger hook off the bang switch.”
Okay, I’ll admit that I chuckled at this the first few hundred times that I saw it. But the anti-gun crowd is convinced that we are all sub-human Bubbas. I’m not sure it’s a good idea to try to prove them right.

Two is one – One is none.”
That’s okay, I never did well in math either.

“Watch your six.”
The first time I heard this I checked and, yes, I was zipped up. Then I thought, “But, I’m not carrying my six; I carry an auto.” Actually, I never got around to watching my six; I was always too busy watching my back.

Speaking of gunwriters, I’m sure that we use, and overuse, some phrases and terms that wear you folks out. So, why not share them with us?  It will give us a chuckle and maybe, just maybe, help us improve our writing. And, while you are at it, share those terms and phrases that make you shake your head and drive you nuts. Let’s have some fun.

This article was previously published in Shooting Illustrated.

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