"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one."
Thomas Jefferson, 1809
What we do
Tactical Insights is committed to introducing individuals into the various aspects of the shooting sports. We believe that when it comes to firearms, safety is key. Accidents can happen with shooters of all levels. We are dedicated to demonstrating, educating and training so every shooter knows the right way to handle a firearm. If you are considering purchasing a firearm for the first time, our introduction courses will give you the confidence and knowledge to pick out the firearm that's right for you and to operate your gun safely and effectively.
Unfortunately this picture is becoming more familiar every day.
Don't let yourself be a statistic.
These crimes happen fast. Even if you call 911, it can take several minutes for help to arrive. By that time it my be too late. Criminals strike fast, with no warning. Be prepared to defend yourself. Get the training you need, acquire skills, and train to improve those skills. When your life or your loved ones lives are on the line, YOU must be prepared to defend them.
Sadly, women are the biggest targets for violent crimes, whether it be rape or domestic violence or a home invasion. This could be our mothers, sisters, wives or daughters. Or it could be YOU. Have you thought about carrying a firearm for protection, but don't know where to begin? Maybe you have never had the opportunity to learn how to fire a gun. Our training course will teach you the fundamentals of handling a pistol and give you the confidence to purchase, carry and use your gun whether its for personal protection or personal enjoyment.
Educate, Demonstrate, Train
Things to consider before buying your first pistol.
I believe everyone should have two types of handguns. I recommend a full-sized pistol to train with. Make sure it fits your hands comfortably and you are comfortable with it. Larger pistols tend to be heavier, therefore absorbing the recoil. Once you've learned the fundamentals of marksmanship and how to manipulate it, choose a compact pistol for concealed carry. Our training course will give you the knowledge to help you decide what firearms are best for you.
Upon completion of our Basic Pistol Course you will be able to identify and correct various types of pistol malfunctions, such as the one listed in the training tip below.
- Training Tip
How to clear a FTF (failure to fire) on a semi-automatic pistol
Common causes are:
The magazine isn't seated completely. This prevents the next cartridge from being stripped from the magazine.
Dirty chamber wall. This restricts the cartridge from seating in the chamber properly.
The ammo out of spec. Make sure you are using the ammunition rated for your firearm.
Here is how we fix this:
The way to practice this is as follows:
Set up and repeat multiple times until you feel that you can perform this action without hesitation.
Did you know.....
There are many misconceptions to the AR-15. Two of the most notable are: AR stands for “Assault-Rifle” and they are the same as fully-automatic military firearms. We’re going to debunk these misconceptions, and we’re going to show you why AR-15s are America’s Most Popular Rifles.
A brief history…
The AR in AR-15 actually stands for ArmaLite Rifle, the company which designed and developed the first AR. In 1959, ArmaLite sold the rights to Colt, which continued to carry on the “AR” name. Colt modified the rifle, most notably by relocating the charging handle from under the carrying handle to the rear of the receiver. This redesigned rifle was marketed and adopted by the United States military as the fully automatic M16 rifle. Finding success in all of the ways the platform could be used, Colt developed a semi-automatic civilian version, better known as the AR-15. While the AR-15 and M16 are nearly identical in external appearance, they are internally different. The hammer and trigger mechanisms are designed differently, and the bolt carrier and internal lower receiver of the semi-automatic versions are milled differently, so that the firing mechanisms are not interchangeable. The AR-15 can only switch between safe and fire functions.
Spread the word on what AR really stands for, America’s Rifle
Courtesy of NRA Blog
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Gun Rights vs Gun Control
The call for more gun control is a threat to our safety. Instead of making it harder for law abiding citizens to arm and protect themselves, the DOJ needs to focus on actually enforcing the laws that are currently in place.
Gun control activists believe that gun control is a good initiative because it will reduce the crime rate, but in reality it would give criminals more opportunity to commit their crime because they know the victim probably isn't armed. Studies have shown that in demographical areas where gun sales have risen, the crime rate has been reduced. Over the years gun control became a big issue and the number of people against gun control is rising steadily. The more you know about guns and fundamental rights of individuals, the more likely you will be to oppose gun control. Gun control is one of the most common social issues that every American is facing today. According to the recent studies, over 2.2 million people in the United States own guns.
With the election approaching, don’t be surprised to see polls showing increasing support for new restrictions on guns. Recent shootings, especially those involving military style rifles used against police officers, are driving the shift. An Associated Press “report” below is a perfect illustration:
“AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws”
But when you look closely, you find the subtle manipulation of facts and wording that has become the norm in the mainstream media. For example:
“Nearly two-thirds of respondents expressed support for stricter laws, with majorities favoring nationwide bans on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15 and on the sale of high-capacity magazines holding 10 or more bullets.”
Here’s where the manipulation comes in. Polling people unfamiliar with firearms using such politically loaded terms as “assault weapon” has a huge influence on the outcome of the survey. It isn’t hard to predict the (intended?) response.
But when the AP highlights support for things like “universal background checks,” they do not even challenge the idea, which is (or is supposed to be) part of their job. Because in reality, no such system will ever be truly “universal”—terrorists, and gang members in Chicago and other major cities beset by crime, do not buy their guns legally now. And no new “background check” scheme will change that.
Then there’s this claim: “The percentage of Americans who want such laws is the highest since the AP-GfK poll started asking the question in 2013.”
Wow, sounds like an increasing number of Americans are on board with gun control. Certainly that last sentence would suggest as much. But this particular survey was conducted just 10 months after the Sandy Hook school massacre, so some sort of temporary bump in support for gun laws would be understandable. What is not pointed out is that the recent slight increase comes after more than 25 years of declining support for gun control.
The authors also quote one St. Louis resident who says:
“…straw purchasers who buy and then resell guns to ineligible felons and teenagers have flooded some urban neighborhoods with firearms and need to be stopped.”
But this is especially misleading, because the AP authors apparently didn’t know that “straw purchases” are already a felony. So if such violations are not being prosecuted, that’s a local law enforcement problem, not a legislative one. As gun rights advocates have said for decades, we need to prosecute actual criminals based on existing laws, not create new restrictions that only affect innocent gun owners.
Finally, the survey itself is highly suspect. Even their own explanation of the polling process is problematic:
“Poll of 1,009 adults was conducted online using a sample drawn from GfK’s probability-based Knowledge-Panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population.”
Online polls are not scientific. But it gets even more interesting:
“Respondents were first selected randomly using telephone or mail survey methods and later interviewed online. People selected for the Knowledge-Panel who did not have access to the internet were provided access for free.”
Wait a minute. There were people in an “online” survey who didn’t even have access to the internet? Seriously? Color me suspicious, but who would those people be?
Finally, there’s an old saying among veteran politicos: “Attitudes don’t always drive polls. Sometimes, polls are used to drive attitudes.”
He’s right. They’re called “push” polls. And there are no doubt more to come.
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