Why Do People Own AR-Platform Rifles?
Firearms / Fun / Guns and Gear / My Experience / Personal Defense

Why Do People Own AR-Platform Rifles?

Preliminary: “AR” is an abbreviation for ArmaLite Rifle, the company that developed the rifle, not “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.” (H/T McThag) Also, the question here is why DO people own ARs, not why SHOULD they. I am dealing with the empirical issue not the normative one, although normative considerations would probably benefit from understanding … Continue reading

Back to Basics: Taking the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course
My Experience / Training

Back to Basics: Taking the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course

I have been so caught up trying to understand the overall structure of the gun training industry and its central individuals and organizations that I have neglected the proverbial elephant in the room: the National Rifle Association Education and Training Department. At some point this past summer I realized I had never taken the NRA’s … Continue reading

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts on the Private Citizen (or Civilian) Gun Training Industry (or Community)
Concealed Carry / My Experience / Personal Defense / Training

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts on the Private Citizen (or Civilian) Gun Training Industry (or Community)

This page collects my posts on the private citizen (i.e., civilian) gun training industry (or community). These posts offer my initial reflections on the topic as part of my ongoing research. Therefore, I welcome readers’ reactions, responses, references, elaborations, and corrections. My recent set of posts on the rise and organization of the civilian gun … Continue reading

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts About Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite
Books / Faith / Fear / Firearms / My Experience / Personal Defense

Gun Culture 2.0 Posts About Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite

This page provides convenient access to links to all my posts about Col. Jeff Cooper and Gunsite Academy, in reverse chronological order (i.e., newest first). Why Gunsite Apprentice Instructors Are Called “Provosts” The Apprentice – Private Citizen Firearms Instructor Edition Final Reflection from Gunsite on Being Pro-Gun vs. Pro-Truth The Gunsite Experience: “Dinner and a … Continue reading