North American Hunter- A Student Of The Gun

It seems the more that I learn about firearms, the less I realize that I actually know—which of course leads me to continually learn and train—a self-proclaimed student of the gun.

Santa Clause brought my sister and me our first firearm, a .22 LR that we promptly used on New Year’s Day for an Oregon high-desert rabbit hunt. As an adult, I have taken that early interest in firearms and hunting and flat-out blown it up into an obsession. It seems the more that I learn about firearms, the less I realize that I actually know—which of course leads me to continually learning and training—a self-proclaimed student of the gun.

With much of my firearm experience being in the fundamental development of shooting rifles, the past couple of years I have taken a strong interest in shooting a pistol. My interest is two-fold: The first reason is that I enjoy shooting a pistol at steel and hearing it ring, and the second is because as a concealed carrier, I want to understand my firearms limitations as well as my own as it relates to defensive situations.

My enthusiasm for skill development led me to Magpul Core to attend the “Handgun 1” course with the Director of Training for Precision Rifle Operations, Caylen Wojcik.

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The Blaze- SLAG Conceal on College Campus?

Women on college campuses should have the right to “take personal responsibility” for their own safety — and that means being able to arm themselves to defend against the threat of sexual assault and other crimes, according to Cristy Crawford, chief operations officer of Shoot Like A Girl.

Crawford and Karen Butler, founder and president of the company, agreed to sit down and talk guns with TheBlaze at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Nashville over the weekend. Neither were shy about sharing their pro-gun views, both endorsing law-abiding Americans’ “constitutional right” to carry a firearm anywhere they see fit — and they actually laughed when we asked a question based on a measure supported by anti-gun advocates.

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