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“Physical Reliance” You have taken the time to choose the perfect carry gun. You spent months reading reviews and shooting every handgun that you could get your hands on. You rated them on round capacity, frame size, caliber, reliability, and th

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Your NRA Certifications Don’t Mean Crap

Over the weekend, I held one of my many permit classes. It is amazing to see the variety of different people that attend. In this last class, I had twenty six people in attendance. I get brand new shooters, experienced shooters, people who can shoot

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"YOUR PERMIT CLASS IS NOT A SHOOTING CLASS” Today, as a shooting instructor, I messed up. No, it is not what you think. No one was hurt or injured. I messed up in my approach on how to help a new shooter. At the beginning of my permit class, I alw

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"CARRYING A FIREARM” It is something you have thought about for awhile. It is something that has plagued your thoughts off and on for the last few years. You have decided to get a concealed carry permit. There are many reasons why a person might d

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“Practice and muscle memory” Remember when you were a kid and you were learning to ride a bike? Or think back to the time you were learning to do anything new for the first time. What was the one thing that you were constantly told? Practice,

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"Practical not Tactical" When I started Patriot Defense, my goal was to teach people how to be proficient when using a handgun for self-defense.  I wanted to focus on safety, basic shooting fundamentals, and move on from there into self-defense typ

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