Saturday, December 26, 2009

A great carry revolver? Look for a bit of weight and a descent grip.

We often get the question: what are the best carry guns? Depends on who you ask, how you carry, and your tolerance for recoil, but it's hard to go wrong with snub-nose revolver. Utterly reliable and easy to use, a 357 magnum gives you the option of shooting 38sp or 357's, and it'll work every time you pull the trigger. Just watch out for the ultra-lights or guns with very short grips--this makes it harder to hit what you're aiming at and uncomfortable for many to shoot.

The Taurus 617 is an example of a near-perfect snubby. It's not too light, the grips let you get all your fingers on it, it's a 6-shot (most snubs are 5), and it's got a lifetime warranty. There's also a very similar gun made by Rossi, which is owned by Taurus, that one of our instructors carries and loves.

Reasonably priced just under $400 down at Bud's in Lexington. You can order via internet and have it shipped up to an FFL. Send us an email if you don't know how to get this done.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gift Certificates delivered immediately via email!

Still looking for that last-minute gift? You can pre-pay for an Advanced Shooting class--no premium or expiration date, and your loved one can choose from any class on the schedule. Visit to order today!

A birthday gift for myself: A new 22LR revolver

Ok, it's really more of a gift to new shooters in our classes, but I still get to shoot it. Nice new Taurus 22LR revolver (model 94 4"). Come try it free at one of our classes!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

They're going to BS us to get an assault weapons ban

A recent article in USA Today proclaimed "Criminals are packing more heat," leading you to believe that lax gun laws are allowing criminals to use more "assault weapons" and bigger calibers.

BS. Total BS. You can see it just by reading the stats they point out.

First, they talk about Chicago, and police claiming more assault weapons are being used. Guns of every type, especially assault weapons and handguns, are illegal in Chicago. So the ban there isn't working.

Second, they talk about the "quality of weapons" are getting better. Criminals are using 9mm and 40 S&W's instead of, I don't know, maybe 22's. In the last two decades these two calibers have been standardized, and the guns have gotten smaller (thanks to a mag-capacity limit law that has since gone away). So of course guns will tend to go to these calibers--that's like saying the number of Camry's stolen has gone up since sales of Camry's have increased. It's simple logic.

Finally, they point out that a lot of "automatic weapons" are being seized. Automatic weapons are illegal without an extreme amount of paperwork, so banning machine guns hasn't worked either.

In summary, this whole article is meant to scare people into thinking that criminals are walking around with machine guns, and if we don't do something about it (like pass an Assault Weapons Ban) we're all going to be gunned down in the streets. What they ignore is the fact that in all the cases they list there's either a law already on the books being violated (that's not stopping the criminal) or simple, unfixable via law logic as to why the increase exists.

Keep an eye out for efforts like this to increase into 2010, as Congress will try to push another ineffective and restrictive ban on gun owners.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Give us feedback on the new site--get a sticker!

Let us know what you like, what you don't like, what doesn't work, whatever! Send us an email with your feedback and home address and we'll send you a sticker for your gun case, car, wherever. Email and thank you!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Lots of pistol ammo at Dick's Fields Ertel

Nice, big safe at Dicks for $399

New site is up, email is working!

If you sent an email in the last 24 hours it's possible we didn't receive, due to our site change-out. Please re-send.

We now have a new site we can quickly edit, so that means more content faster!

Please let us know if you see problems, as well be de-bugging for the next few days. We know of some current issues with Google Checkout on weekday classes--being repaired later today!

Thanks, and enjoy!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

New site is up!

Tell us what you think, what you'd like to see added, and what bugs you see.

Getting ready to launch a new site!

If you see our site down in spurts today, it's because we're getting ready to launch a new site and are testing everything. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the new setup should allow us to make updates, keep up with class schedules, and make changes on the fly much more easily.

Thanks for your patience, and give us a call at 513-549-4045 if you need anything!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Nice locking case for car or home handgun

Target for $25. Digital combo + cable to secure to a bed frame, car seat, etc.