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ARTICLES:

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Shooting From Retention, September 12, 2022 (Guns & Ammo)

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The Most Important Shot, September 12, 2022 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)

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Over 1 Million Use Firearms To Protect Themselves Yearly, September 7, 2022 (Washington Examiner)

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The Most Common Mistakes In Your Drawstroke, September 1, 2022 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)

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5 Great Pepper Spray Options, September 3, 2022 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)

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Choosing An Everyday Pistol, August 31, 2002  (NRA Shooting Illustrated)

bullet The Keys To Successful Speed Shooting, August 17, 2022 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
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The Real Impact of NRA Training, August 23, 2022 (NRA Women)

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SIG SAUER 9MM, 115gr, Elite Ball, FMJ Product Warning and Recall Notice

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Accidental or Negligent?, August 19, 2022 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)

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NRA School Shield Grant Program Now Accepting School Security Project Applications, August 9, 2022 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)

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Some of the Best and Worst Quotes from a House Committee's Atempt To Go After Gun Manufacturers, August 6, 2022 (NRA American's Freedom)

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Why & How You Should Learn To Shoot One-Handed, August 4, 2022 (NRA Family)

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Concealed Carry: It's About to Get Real, July 20, 2022 (NRA Women)

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Best Concealed Carry Handguns For Women (2022), June 27, 2022 (Gun Digest)

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What This Supreme Court Second Amendment Decision Means For American Freedom

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SCOTUS Ruling on New York Case Has National Implications, June 23, 2022 (Guns & Ammo)

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Concealed Carry Options for Shooters with Disabilities (Crossbreed Holsters)

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5 Critical Mistakes Made by Defensive Gun Owners, April 10, 2018 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)

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Rethinking The Second Amendment, June 4, 2022 (Dr. Naomi Wolf Substack)

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Correcting Common Handgun Shooting Problems, June 1, 2022 (Cheaper Than Dirt)

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Develop Good Shooting Skills, May 23, 2022 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)

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The Statistical Truth About the Impact of Constitutional Carry, May 23, 2022 (NRA America's 1st Freedom)

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4 Rules for Surviving Condition Red, May 19, 2022 (NRA Women)

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2022 BATFE Report Highlight Handgun Trends, June 7, 2022 (NRA American Rifleman)

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The How and Why of Training Under Pressure, June 1, 2022 (NRA Women)

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Four Reasons You May Want a Red Dot On Your Next Handgun, May 4, 2022 (NRA Women)

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How To Fix Your Follow Through, May 11, 2022 (Popular EDC)

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The Follow-Through Fallacy, May 3, 2022 NRA Shooting Illustrated

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Zero Problems with Zeroing Your Rifle, April 22, 2022 (Gun Digest)

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5 Signs of A Good Instructor, April 21, 2022 (NRA American Rifleman)

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Carry Concealed - It's A Way Of Life, April 19, 2022 (Cheaper Than Dirt)

bullet A Person Has The Right To Come To The Door With a Firearm, April 5, 2022 (Ammo Land)
bullet How and Why You Should Keep Both Eyes Open When Shooting, March 23, 2022 (NRA Family)
bullet What Your Pistol Target is Telling You, March 21, 2022 (NRA Family)
bullet Get The First Round On Target, March 16, 2022 (NRA Shooting Illustraded)
bullet Learning From Mistakes & Failures, February 27, 2022 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
bullet Handbook: Carrying a Firearm In Your Vehicle, February 8, 2022 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
bullet 4 Best Concealed Carry Positions, Pros & Cons, February 3, 2022 (NRA Family)
bullet Firearms Training The Israeli Way, October 27, 2021 (Firearms News)
bulletAnti-Gun Businesses (Updated September 2020)
bullet 5 Sure-Fire Training Drills For Your Concealed-Carry Pistol, September 14, 2020 (NRA Family)
bullet Q&A: Massad Ayoob On Self-Defense In 2020 America, September 10, 2020 (Gun Digest)
bullet Best 1911 Pistol Options For Concealed Carry (2020), September 9, 2020 (Gun Digest)
bullet These 10 Examples of Defensive Use of Second Amendment's True Purpose (The Daily Signal)
bulletFirst Time Gun Ownership On The Rise, September 8, 2020 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
bullet Great Night Sites for Your Handgun. September 5, 2020 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
bullet Concealed Carry Made Easy, September 4, 2020 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
bullet NRA-ILA Announces Partnership with 6 Companies for $1 Million Match Campaign
bullet 5 Steps To Improve Your Dry-Fire Routine, August 29, 2020 (NRA American Rifleman)
bullet Tips On How To Easily Repair Dry Firing Damage, August 28, 2020 (NRA Shooting Sports)
bullet Great Primer Shortage of 2020, August 12, 2020 (Guns & Ammo)
bullet Ammo Update: Panic Buying Continues, August 6, 2020 (Guns & Ammo)
bullet Mantis X10 Elite: Training Speed and Accuracy, July 21, 2020 (Gun Digest)
bullet Secrets of Handgun Grip, July 12, 2020 (NRA Family)
bullet Skills Check: The Wizard Drill, July 9, 2020 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
bullet Should You Prep the Trigger?, July 8, 2020 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
bullet Gun Background checks hit record high in June, July 2, 2020 (Fox News)
bullet Minneapolis Not-So-Nice: Armed Security for City Council, Not Citizens, June 30, 2020
bullet Trigger Control: How to Make Every Shot Count, June 30, 2020 (NRA Family)
bullet Get a Grip (Angle, That Is), June 11, 2020 (NRA Family)
bullet Practicing for Concealed Carry, NRA Family, May 31, 2020
bullet First-Time Gun Buyer Explain How Cornoavirus Changed Their Politics (Washington Beacon)
bullet Tips & Techniques: Safe Gun Holstering, NRA American Rifleman, May 2, 2020
bullet CCW Gun Maintenance: 7 Must-Know Tips, NRA American Rifleman, May 1, 2020
bullet Legal Information for Concealed-Carry Permit Holders, NRA Family, May 1, 2020
bullet 7 Pistol Shooting Tips for People With Arthritis, NRA Family, April 28, 2020
bullet How & Why You Should Keep Both Eyes Open While Shooting, NRA Family, April 22, 2020
bullet Dry Fire Practice, Guns & Ammo, April 22, 2020
bullet Top 5 Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Pistol Pristine, NRA Shooting Sports USA, April 21, 2020
bullet Cleaning Guns for Accuracy, Guns & Ammo, April 21, 2020
bullet What to Look for in a Trainer, NRA Shooting Illustrated, April 19, 2020
bullet The NRA: Your Resource for Firearm Training & Knowledge, April 15, 2020 (NRA American Rifleman)
bullet The Key To High Performance Shooting, April 5, 2020
bullet COVID-19: How to remove gloves safely, March 31, 2020
bullet President Trump Declares Gun Stores Critical, March 29, 2020 (NRA-ILA)
bullet New Gun Owner Guide: Cleaning, Shooting & Storage, March 24, 2020 (NRA American Rifleman)
bullet Stuck at Home? Dry-Fire Training Devices, March 23, 2020 (NRA Shooting Sports)
bullet New Gun Owner Guide: 3 Essential First Steps, March 20, 2020 (NRA American Rifleman)
bullet Skills Check: Handgun Red-Dot Sighting Skill, March 17, 2020 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
bullet 5 CCW Tips for Older Armed Citizens, March 6, 2020 (NRA American Rifleman)
bullet What to Look for in a Holster, February 28, 2020 (NRA Shooting Illustrated)
bullet DOJ Study on Gun Show Loophole, February 27, 2020 (Freedom's Lodge) with PDFs
bullet Choosing A Holster to Fit the Fight, January 26, 2020 (Personal Defense Network)
bullet 1911 Pistols & Safe Concealed Carry: How-to NRA Family, July 10, 2019
bullet After A Defensive Shooting: What To Do, May 28, 2019 (NRA Family)
bullet Self-Defense Behind The Wheel, January 29, 2019 (NRA Family)

VIDEOS:

bullet Drawing With A Cover Garment (Recoil TV, Jamey Caldwell)
bullet Non-Lethal Self Defense (Personal Defense Network, Ron Pincus)
bullet Understanding the Need for High Capacity Magazines (Personal Defense Network, Ron Pincus)
bullet Closed Vs. Open Pistol Optics, (Personal Defense Network, Ron Pincus)
bullet Gun Gear: Features to Look for in a AIWB Holsters, (NRA American Rifleman)
bullet Empty Chamber Carry, (Personal Defense Network, Ron Pincus)
bullet Best Gun Sights for Aging Eyes (Personal Defense Network, Ron Pincus)
bullet Grip your way to better recoil management, Concealed Carry.com
bullet Tips for New Shooters, NRA Shooting Sports USA
bullet Learn the Different Handgun Types, Guns & Ammo
bulletOne-Handed Shooting 5x5 Handgun Series (Mike Seeklander, YouTube)
bulletMastering the Draw Process, 5x5 Handgun Series (Mike Seeklander, YouTube)
bullet Know your gun safety rules (Guns and Ammo)
bullet Minimalist Holster (Personal Defense Network, Ron Pincus)

 

HOW-TO VIDEOS: Cleaning & Lubing

bullet How to Clean AR-15 Magazines: A Quick and Easy Guide, Article, July 20, 2020 (Guns.com)
bullet Glock 26 Cleaning in Under 10 Minutes (YouTube)
bullet Glock's Official Recommended Cleaning & Inspection (YouTube)
bulletSig Sauer P226 Cleaning (YouTube)
bulletSig Sauer P365 Quick Cleaning (YouTube)
bullet Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm Cleaning (YouTube)
bullet Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm Cleaning (YouTube)
bullet Springfield XD-9 Cleaning (YouTube)
bullet Shotgun Cleaning (YouTube)
bullet AK-47 Cleaning & Lube (YouTube)
bullet AR-15 Cleaning & Lube (YouTube)

Hope you've enjoyed these articles and videos. If you have any suggestions for articles or videos, please email me.

John Bottomley
NRA Certified Instructor & Training Counselor
Chief Range Safety Officer
Tampa, FL
(813) 787-7120

               

 

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