Author Archives: The Sheriff

Being Armed: It’s Most Important Part of Being Armed

A while back, I saw a news report of three thugs who pulled a daytime burglary, not knowing the homeowner was present. Breaking in the front door, they barged into the living room, only to be confronted by the homeowner … Continue reading

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Get Your Spouse Involved – Make it a Team Effort

Photo by Zhang H on Unsplash All too often, among married couples, the husband is the firearms enthusiast and the one interested in personal defense, while the wife relies on that protection. But, unfortunately, things don’t always work out well when that kind … Continue reading

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Is Your Chamber Empty?

Lately, I have been hearing that a number of people carry their defensive semi-automatics without a round in the chamber. I suppose that this is most often done with the thought of increasing the safety of the handgun and avoiding … Continue reading

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Dry Firing Your Gun: Is it Safe?

Dry practice – practicing shooting techniques without using live ammunition – is an excellent way to strengthen the basic skills of good marksmanship. You notice I am using the term “Dry Practice,” instead of “Dry-Fire Practice,” in order to remind … Continue reading

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