From the American Rifleman, by Wiley Clapp, 10/06/2016 –
We have had the .40 S&W cartridge since 1990, roughly a quarter century of active service. Much of that service was in law enforcement, but many civilian handgunners have also cheerfully climbed aboard the medium-bore bandwagon. When it’s evaluated on the basis of actual field performance, the .40 out-performs its closest competitor, the 9 mm Luger, but falls short of the .45 ACP. The amazing fact to be drawn from all of this is that the least-effective cartridge has become most popular. This is a situation in need of some serious examination.
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NRA.org, by Mark Chesnut, Editor – Friday, January 6, 2017 –
An important national Right-to-Carry reciprocity bill has been introduced in the U.S. Congress, and the measure is receiving whole-hearted support from the National Rifle Association.
Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 on Tuesday, Congress’ first day in session for 2017. The measure, officially known as H.R. 38, would eliminate the current confusing patchwork of state carry laws by allowing individuals who possess concealed-carry permits from their home state or who are not prohibited from carrying concealed in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
“Our Second Amendment right doesn’t disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that,” Hudson said in a statement.
NRA’s American Rifleman, August, 2016
August 1st, 2016 –
When a serial armed robber was on the loose in Indiana, just the threat of being shot by a targeted victim was enough to bring his spree to an end. The robbery suspect accosted a woman and flashed a gun at her. Instead of cowering in fear, she pulled out her own concealed handgun, and he turned and ran away. Police caught the fleeing suspect and ended up linking him to a string of break-ins and robberies in the area. The suspect was arrested and charged in connection with possession of a stolen handgun, possession of stolen property and other related crimes. (Fox59, Kokomo, IN, 5/17/16)
by Aaron Carter – Wednesday, November 18, 2015
From The American Rifleman, by B. Gil Horman, 10/16/15 –
Possibly the only topic to generate more arguments than politics is the never-ending discussion of what qualifies as the “best” home-defense gun. The truth of the matter is, no single shooting solution meets the needs of every individual or household. Every firearm is an exercise in compromise. Each platform has limitations to be considered carefully when making a choice.
Many firearms can be useful for a variety of applications, such as target shooting, hunting and concealed carry, as well as protecting your family. However, the following discussion focuses on firearms in the primary role of home defense. The general advantages and disadvantages of each gun type should be considered in light of the fact that most houses and living areas limit the defender’s mobility. Remember, practical defensive shots will be fired at very close range, i.e. contact distance, to across-the-room ranges of 5 to 10 yards.
From AmericanRifleman.org, by Jim Wilson – Thursday, July 16, 2015
1. Situational Awareness
How much time do you spend training your eyes and ears to be alert for what is going on around you? It really does take training and practice. Just yesterday I saw a big, strapping young man walking his dog right down the middle of the street. His ear buds were in and he was bopping to the music. More importantly, he didn’t have a clue that anyone was anywhere around until I drove my car right past him. Once you begin to really see and hear the things that are going on around you, you will begin to see and hear those things that just don’t fit and have the potential for danger. Why does that person asking you for the time have to come within touching distance to hear the answer? Why has the same car driven down your street for the third time in an hour? Why does that person approaching your cash register look so nervous?
A Scottsdale, Ariz., man who was shot during an assault recently was moved from a hospital room to a jail cell. The 28-year-old man had been shot after allegedly breaking into his estranged girlfriend’s home, holding her against her will and sexually assaulting her in early December. During the fracas, the woman broke free and fled, and the troublemaker chased her as she ran through the apartment complex knocking on doors looking for help. One neighbor who tried to help was allegedly attacked by the suspect. In fear for his life, and to protect the woman, that man retrieved a handgun and shot the assailant in the chest. The suspect ran off but collapsed about 150 yards away. He was taken to a hospital and two weeks later was released into police custody and jailed. Police said the shooter will not be charged. [The Republic, Phoenix, Ariz., 12/23/14]
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A husband and wife were asleep at home in Houston, Texas when they were awakened by someone attempting to break in through their front door. The husband responded by retrieving a gun, as his wife …
Friday, April 18, 2014
Robert Powell was out walking his dog in DeBary, Fla. when a pit bull leashed outside a home broke free and began to attack his pet. Powell, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, drew a .40 caliber …