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Recreational Shooters Lack the Data to Get Better

I’ve been getting back into cycling recently. In doing so, I’ve been spending some time on message boards, and subreddits relating to the topic to get caught up on things as I’ve been off the bike for about 7 years. I’ve noticed some interesting parallels between the cycling and shooting communities, but I’ve also noticed one big glaring difference: Almost all cyclists have data. I came across a thread on a road bike forum where …

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Bad JuJu: Concord, NC Police Officer Shoots Himself During Training

WBTV is reporting that a Concord, NC police officer shot himself in the lower calf while training at the range yesterday. The article vaguely mentions that the incident happened while the officer was holstering his pistol. Just a quick reminder that there’s no need to race the pistol back into the holster. When training, the clock has stopped before its time to reholster, and if you’re involved in a defensive shooting, I don’t think it …

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Keep Your Muzzle Pointed in a Safe Direction, and Your Finger Off the Trigger

Right here in NC two (assumed) CCW permit holders shot themselves while fiddling with their blasters in parking lots. From the Hickory Record: On Sunday afternoon, a 42-year-old man in the parking lot of Academy Sports on U.S. Route 70 accidentally shot himself in the leg while changing the ammunition in his handgun. The day before… The day before, a 24-year-old man accidentally shot himself–also in the leg, and also while he was sitting in …

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Tampons Aren’t for Gun Shot Wounds

Caleb Causey from Lone Star Medics just published a nice writeup over on the Personal Defense Network site about the myth that tampons are great for packing gunshot wounds. We’ve all heard people mention it whenever the topic of medical kits or gunshot wounds comes up on shooting sites or at the range. I guess I never really gave it much thought, my medical kit doesn’t contain any tampons, but being rather inexperienced when it …

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How I Learned Marksmanship

Long ago, I was a young cub scout interested in guns. I wasn’t old enough to hunt yet, but I wanted to make sure that I had the skills to take down the ‘turdy point buck’ once I got became enough to hunt. My Great Uncle gave me a 10 pump pellet gun somewhere along the line, and I was dying to shoot it. Unfortunately we lived inside the city limits, and shooting even the …

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Man Shot At Dixie Gun Show in Raleigh

This afternoon a man was reportedly shot in the hand at the gun clearing station at the Dixie Gun Show in Raleigh. The specifics on the situation are changing by the minute, with each news organization giving a different account of what happened. What is clear, is that someone had a loaded pistol inside the area where it is not allowed to have a loaded gun. What happened after that is still sketchy at this …

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