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COVID-19: An Inside Look at the Past Week of One WI FFL

The shelves and cases at Brew City Shooters Supply are normally full of inventory. (Photo: Adam Campbell) A few weeks ago Brew City Shooters Supply’s shelves were fully stocked with firearms and ammo — just a trickle of customers coming through its doors. Then, COVID-19 landed stateside and like many FFLs across the country, the …

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Blue Collar Prepping with Erin Palette

Stocking up on essentials before an issue arises doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) Erin Palette may be the face of Operation Blazing Swords but she also knows a thing or two about survival. A founding member of Blue Collar Prepping — a blog and Facebook group — Palette …

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Lights & Sights for Night Fights: Practical Training for Pistol-Mounted Flashlights and Lasers

Firearms instructors sometimes find themselves teaching controversial subjects, and it is always important to ensure the training session is relevant to and realistic for the students in attendance. Doing so will always yield better results than simply implementing a generic lesson plan that provides an overview of the subject matter without specifics related to student …

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Defend Yourself: Domestic Violence and Self-Defense

Domestic violence is a difficult topic for multiple reasons. It’s nearly impossible to comprehend how abuse affects a person mentally, physically and emotionally if you’ve never been there. Of course, if you have been there, it can be deeply painful and embarrassing to discuss. Feeling shame when talking about the abuse you endured and how …

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