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The Heart of an Amazon

The Proarms Podcast – Interview with Graciela Casillas-Tortorelli Download podcast here. For those of us who only use iTunes to select our podcasts: The Proarms Podcast The interview is episode 066 If you are a woman, care about a woman, … Continue reading

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Getting Off Axis

Brownells is offering a really cool new product, the PT 3D Target. It is a reactive 3D target without a clear target indicator. This means you need to shoot until you have an effect on the target. It may take … Continue reading

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The .22 Rimfire for Self Defense

I was listening to Tom Gresham’s GunTalk where he got a call from someone asking about using .22 rimfire guns for self defense. Naturally Tom gave the gentleman the correct information but I wanted to look a little closer at … Continue reading

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The Elephant – Real Combat

A question I often hear asked about trainers and people espousing various techniques, tactics, and strategies is, “Have they seen the elephant?” This question is asking is whether those people have actually been in real combat or a real life … Continue reading

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Grip Angle

If you peruse the many gun fora out there you’re likely to encounter discussions, and often heated arguments, about grip angle. People discuss “pointability” and how the Glock or 1911 always leaves them with the barrel pointing at the sky … Continue reading

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Women and Training

I’d like to look at the phenomena of firearms classes for women. There are some who believe that men and women are two sides of the same coin and thus are essentially identical. Yet neither science nor experience supports this … Continue reading

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The Four Cardinal Safety Rules

These are the four rules that you follow every time you handle a gun. They are based on the four rules introduced by Colonel Jeff Cooper. When someone is unintentionally hurt usually at least two of these rules have been … Continue reading

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The Areas of Gun Knowledge

The most common approach is to take the gun out to the woods every couple of years, shoot a few hundred rounds at a some cans, and call it good. People who do this have demonstrated that they can make … Continue reading

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