Friday, January 30, 2009

Snow, snow and more snow

We have class scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 31. We'll hold the class as usual. If you decide things look too rough to venture out, we can always move you to a future class.

Our Feb. classes are sold out--so you'd have to wait until March--but your safety should be your top priority!

80% of street crime caused by gangs

Monday, January 26, 2009

Curbing gun rights hasn't ever worked before, won't work here

As illustrated by the dozens of case studies around the world, including Russia (all handguns are illegal) where journalists want the right to carry to defend themselves.

More training for greater carry rights?

Some states are allowing carry into places typically off-limits, as long as you take additional training. This could be a good idea if it helps make the list shorter (though the list should just GET shorter!).

Why churches should allow concealed carry

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Basic ASSAULT RIFLE class scheduled - Mar 21

Sign up quick if you know you want to attend. This one will go fast...
for details.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Too cold to shoot?

If your headed to the range this weekend, stock up on hand warmers, thick clothing, and take your time. Too often people shooting in very cold weather get sloppy-- the hands and brain don't quite function well when the dial dips.

Be careful, and maybe hold off until next weekend.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Class added Jan. 31

We added a 1-day Basic Pistol (concealed carry) class to the public schedule today. It's a private class that would like to have a few more attendees, so anyone is free to join.

We'll cap this class off at 15, and the cost is $70 (as usual). If you know you can make it, or if you're signed up for a class later on and you'd like to attend earlier, let us know. Call 513.672.9714 or email

Details at

CCW works better than gun buy-backs

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Most criminals run when you fight back

Gun sales up in Cinti

Our friends at Shooter's Supply are featured in the story. Get your guns while you can...

Prepare for the gun bans

CDNN still has 40S&W and 9mm XDs in stock for $450. Get 'em with the full-size mag while you still can.

A camera won't protect you

Everyone's seen video of a gas station getting robbed, but no one connects the dots. Cameras may help catch criminals after the fact, but they don't often stop violent crime from happening.

A recent study in San Fran shows exactly this. England, the most camera-heavy country in the world, has seen violent crime rise. And here in Cincinnati we have a recent case of a woman "protecting" herself with cameras, only to be killed by an aggressor.

So what does make crime decrease? Putting bad guys in jail and letting people defend themselves with concealed carry. They both work, every time they are tried.

Two-a-month until May

We've added a second Basic Pistol (concealed carry) class to Feb. and March's schedule. We'll plan to continue this through early Spring, then go back to one-a-month this summer.

If you're interested in a class, sign up as soon as you know you can make it. Classes sell out fast!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Is class cancelled if it snows?

Nope. We don't want you to put yourself in danger--so we'll certainly understand if you can't make it if the weather turns bad, but we spend most of the day indoors and the range is covered, so it doesn't matter if it snows.

No, we don't shoot indoors. Indoor ranges aren't heated, anyway. And indoor ranges are much louder and harder for new shooters to adjust to.

Wear a thick coat and some gloves, and the range time will be over in 2 hours!

Technology's gift to the range: Text Messaging

If you've never messed with SMS text messaging, as your kid how it's done and get used to using this very cool form of communication.

I often see people at the gun range with a phone in one ear, ear protection on the other, squinting and shouting to talk to someone while others are shooting around them. Text messaging is an easy (and safer) way to communicate while at the gun range, and it won't hurt your or the person you're trying to talk to's ears.

On top of this, most gun ranges are in the boonies, anyway, so cell reception isn't great. For some reason, text messages seem to go through even when reception is poor.

So talk to your kid and learn this useful way to communicate while at the range!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

You have nothing to worry about

The funniest part about this story, where they've identified a guy who broke into a house and was shot by the homeowner, is the police quote:

"The good law abiding citizens of Colerain Township have nothing to worry about," Barnett said.

This is true-- as long as they have a gun in the house when someone breaks in...

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

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Friday, January 02, 2009

Poll sums up anxiety of gun owners

This is a military poll, but often times gun-owners opinions run very closely to active servicemen. We have had many strong Obama supporters come through our classes, most convinced that he'll do little to curb gun rights. We can only hope.

Pistol Marksmanship class scheduled for Apr 26

Apr. 26 from 11am- 1pm at Spring Valley. Register at or email/call us if you'd like to attend! (Clear your browser's history if you don't see the date listed).

Details about this class:

Pistol Marksmanship - $40 (public class)

Another class we offer is Pistol Marksmanship. This is your opportunity to spend time at the range with an instructor, tweaking in your ability to shoot a pistol. We'll stand over your shoulder and make sure that you can consistently hit a target at 25 yards and reinforce the lessons that will make you a good marksman (with practice, of course). It is also an opportunity for you to try out our collection of over a dozen handguns in calibers of 22 LR, 9mm Luger, 38 special, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, and 357 Magnum, to figure out what you might want to buy for yourself.