Friday, August 28, 2009

Sometimes the system just fails, so be armed to stop bad guys

A convicted rapist kept a woman locked up for nearly two decades, with a parole officer visiting regularly and not noticing a thing. And the step-father saw the kidnapping, unable to do anything about it.

Maybe if he was armed he could have saved his step-daughter from 18 years of hell...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

FL couple tried to fight back, but were unarmed

We often see news reports of innocent people killed violently by attackers, wishing that the victim would have taken their protection seriously and acquired and been trained in the use of a firearm.

This is how we feel in the case of the Florida couple who had adopted several children and were killed by attackers. They tried to defend themselves, even had a surveillance camera in their home, but cameras don't stop killers. And you can't defend yourself against an attacker who is bigger or who has a weapon unless you have a weapon yourself.

When a pediatrician asks a parent "Is there a gun in the home?" I hope others answer as we do--"Of course there is, what kind of parent would I be if there wasn't."

Keep your guns locked up, but accessible to authorized people. In this case, like in thousands others, a gun may have given these parents a chance.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Anti-gun signs don't work (Channel 9 video)

Had a request for a video we talk about in class. Channel 9 did a piece talking about stopping active shooters, with Blue Ash's Chief of Police stating that anti-gun signs may make places a target for mass shootings. We've heard the same thing from dozens of law enforcement officials, and this can't be argued if you look at where mass shootings happen (almost exclusively at places that are designated "gun-free" zones by signs or law).

Here's the clip from Channel 9's site.

Monday, August 24, 2009

But are the guns really the problem?

Some guns are going to Mexico through straw buyers in the U.S., according to this USA Today story. Straw purchases are illegal, and those who commit this illegal act should be arrested and prosecuted.

But in the end, why is it that a gun in Mexico is so much more deadly than a gun in the U.S.? These same weapons can be legally purchased in the U.S. by anyone with a clean background check. Once it crosses the boarder, for some reason, the gun goes from a relatively harmless inanimate object to a blood-thirsty killing machine...

Why? Because the gun isn't the problem. The lawlessness in Mexico is the problem. The issue of gun trafficing in Mexico is a WONDERFUL example of how guns don't kill people, bad people do.

Enforce the law in Mexico, route out the corruption, and we don't have to hear about bloody drug-cartel wars anymore and lots of innocent civilians are saved. Obviously making guns illegal in Mexico, like every other country who has gone to that, hasn't made anyone safer. You can't deal with a disease by making its symptoms illegal...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A fun day at Elk Creek killing clays!

Dustin, our shotgun instructor, teaching sporting clays at Elk Creek today. http://twitvid.com/5DA4A

Sign up for our shotgun class Oct. 10 and learn yourself! www.AdvancedShooting.com for details.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Carry while walking - who knows what's out there

CDNN Deals

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Shotgun class scheduled for Oct 10

Sign up at AdvancedShooting.com if you'd like to spend the day with our shotgun instructor, learning how to knock some clay birds from the sky! Lots of fun to shoot at something moving, even if you haven't shot before!

The media doesn't understand the law (duh)

Arizona is an "open-carry" state, the article reads, then proceeds to quote the Brady Campaign. Do these guys even try to report evenly? Not saying it's a great idea to bring a gun to an event the president's at, but seriously, at least try and balance the coverage.

After all, these guys weren't breaking any laws, no one got hurt or even arrested (that was carrying), and by all indications, the protest was completely legit. Whether they had guns or not is somewhat inconsequential... Unless you just want to play into the fears people unaware of the law have, which is maybe what reports like this are all about.

What makes people more conservative? A liberal in power.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Price bump for CHL licenses in OHio

From Clermont County Sheriff's website:

Recently the Ohio Attorney General raised processing fees they charge Sheriffs’ Offices for criminal history record checks and firearm concealed carry licenses.

New Concealed Carry Fees
EFFECTIVE: SATURDAY OCTOBER 17, 2009

NEW LICENSE:
$67.00 - 5 consecutive years as an Ohio resident
$91.00 –Less than 5 consecutive years as an Ohio resident

RENEWAL LICENSE:
$50.00 – 5 consecutive years as an Ohio resident
$74.00 – Less than 5 consecutive years as an Ohio resident

TEMPORARY EMERGENCY LICENSE:
$37.00 – Emergency/Temporary License
$61.00 – Less than 5 consecutive years as an Ohio resident

LOST LICENSE:
$15.00 – Replacement fee for lost license

FINGERPRINT CARDS:
(Processed at the Jail for other than an Ohio Concealed Carry License)
$10.00 - EACH CARD

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't watching you

Let's hope this is BS...

Choosing a choke for Sporting Clays

We love a day at the sporting clays range. Elk Creek makes us happy. Given that, we often get questions about chokes, a common issue, especially at sporting clays ranges. This is complicated by the fact that most manufacturers ignore sporting clays when they talk about their chokes--they focus on the hunting application they're designed for. What if you're hunting orange discs, not birds? Hopefully this article will help you out.

Most shotguns have 5 basic chokes, in order of how much restriction/choke they give you: Cylinder (no choke at all), Improved Cylinder, Modified, Improved Modified and Full (very tight choke). Often they're marked by the acronym -- C, IC, M, IM, F, or sometimes based on hashes or cut-outs on the top of the choke. Usually the fewer the cut-outs, the tighter the choke, but this varies by manufacturer.

Basically, the further you get down the list the more "choke" you have. The more choke, the tighter the shot pattern at longer distances. So if you're shooting close targets, you want a more open pattern like a cylinder or improved cylinder (better chance of hitting the clay since you're spreading your shot over a wider pattern). The farther shots, or shots where you can't see the whole clay (like it's on its side), may require a tighter pattern, like improved modified or full.

So if you're shooting clays at less than 25 yards, may want to go with a cylinder, which has a really wide pattern (about 75% of pellets are at the point of aim at 2o yards). Every 5 additional yards bumps you up another choke. So you get to about 40 yards and you're about about 75% with a full choke.

For sporting clays, improved cylinder is usually a good all-around choke, or even cylinder on an easier course (like Elk Creek's Woods course). It lets you hit the majority of the clays. Changing chokes every stand tends to make it harder, not easier, to hit the birds. Shooting the gun is most of the battle. Changing chokes mid-course can make a great shooter excellent, but it'll never make a beginner or even good shooter great. Learn to shoot the gun, focus on your technique, and stick with a choke that will let you get more birds than less.

Add ammo selection to the list and you've got a big variety of outcomes. We typically shoot 8 or 7 1/2 shells--Remington or Federals from Walmart/Dicks-- with an improved cylinder in the botom barrel and a modified in the top. Since we typically set our over/under to shoot bottom barrel first, this lets us get the hard shot first with a bit tighter pattern, then a forgiving choke for the second shot, when you're all jazzed up from shooting the first bird. We also tend to shoot the farther shot first when hitting doubles, but this really depends on how the course is set up. On some courses where most of the birds are close we use a cylinder on top and an improved cylinder on bottom. If we're shooting an auto-loader, an improved cylinder does the trick more than not, maybe a modified if the birds seem to be far out there. But every shooter's different, every course is different, and in reality, it's more up to the shooter than the choke.

So if you're headed to Elk Creek, throw a IC in your gun (typically the one with 4 cut-outs on the top) and you should be OK to go. If you're going to shoot at longer clays while there, or try the 5-stand, bring a few others with you and play around a bit. Every bird's different, every shooter's different, and make sure to bring plenty of bullets!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What happens when you shoot an iPhone?

I'm a mac guy, but not an iphone user. Basically because you're locked into using AT&T and restricted too much in app usage. Regardless, this is a shooting blog, and I thought some might get a kick out of this video.

Reciprocity update

Had a question about where you could carry under an Ohio license, and what FL would give you. We go over during class, but here are some maps as reminders:

Ohio CHL

Florida CDWL + Ohio CHL

You can apply for a Florida non-resident license with our class, and we suggest Ohio residents get both (not just the FL). Questions? Give us a call at 513-549-4045 of send us an email (info@advancedshooting.com).

Your representives care, listen to your concerns

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Some good deals at CDNN

Just ordered a new over/under 12ga for our shotgun class (on the schedule at AdvancedShooting.com). CZ makes some GREAT guns!
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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Guns for sale on gunbroker!

We have some of our class guns up for sale, including one of our Kimber TLE's! Bid away!

Para CCW 45ACP

Taurus 357 Magnum

Kimber TLE II 45ACP

Wal-Mart and Dicks on Fields Ertel have pistol ammo!

Lots of 38-special, 9mm Luger, 45ACP, even a handful of double-boxes (valuepacks)!

Get there TODAY if you need some bullets!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Shooting in PA -- with a CCW you're not a sitting duck

People go nuts once in a while. Whether it's with a hacksaw, a car, or a gun, anyone who gets in the way is in trouble. Unless you can defend yourself. Keep that in mind when you hear the gun control cries when situations like this happen.

Mass shootings happen even in places where guns are illegal (Chicago, DC, England, Australia, etc.). The difference is whether the victims have the right to protect themselves.

1/2 of ER nurses have been assaulted on the job

Yet most hospitals ban carry... Those who are supposed to help us are getting hurt.