This AAR is probably more tailored towards an audience that is already somewhat more “experienced” in defensive use of firearms or at least in some “advanced” firearms training. If I use terminology here that you are not familiar with, don’t be a goof… ask me what I mean and I will be happy to give you some more detail in one-on-one conversation.
Thunder Ranch is a world-class training facility in southern Oregon owned and operated by Clint and Heidi Smith. I’ve attended a number of their classes over the past five years and the training there is always fundamentally solid, no-nonsense and LOGICal. I recommend it most highly to anyone serious about firearms training. That said, I have to admit, that when Heidi invited me to attend four days of training under the tutelage of James Yeager, self-admittedly “the most controversial” firearms instructor in the … Read More »
“Violent crimes, shootings, are not ever prevented by the presence of a police officer, no matter how many thousands of police officers you have,”
~Carty Finkbeiner, Mayor – Toledo, Ohio. May 2009
Recently, a firearms-based publication caused quite a stir and wound up alienating a portion of of its audience and advertisers because the editor made a foolish statement along the lines of “civilians have no need of an HK MP-7 because it serves no sporting purpose, etc…” The shooting community was not amused. Fact is… Americans just don’t like being told “no” and it’s dangerous to do so. Let me elucidate:
When the 18th amendment outlawed the legitimate use of alcohol in this country, any use, even reasonable use, was granted an official government endorsement as “bad” therefore “abuse.” Drinking became indulging and recognized as a petty rebellion that everyone did, despite … Read More »