Sociology of Guns Guest Speaker – John Johnston
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Sociology of Guns Guest Speaker – John Johnston

I was fortunate to have John Johnston of Ballistic Radio and Citizens Defense Research visit my Sociology of Guns class this semester during one of the two weeks we discussed concealed carry and armed self-defense. John engaged my students in a wide-ranging discussion of concealed carry classes as “training” and training for armed self-defense beyond … Continue reading

The Modern Technique of the Pistol at Gunsite: Blessing and Curse?
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The Modern Technique of the Pistol at Gunsite: Blessing and Curse?

Gunsite Academy is unique among gun training schools in having survived the passing of its founder. Most shooting schools, like Ray Chapman’s Chapman Academy, Chuck Taylor’s American Small Arms Academy, and Louis Awerbuck’s Yavapai Firearms Academy are shuttered once their founders move on. It’s hard to imagine the American Small Arms Academy, Massad Ayoob Group, … Continue reading

The Apprentice – Private Citizen Firearms Instructor Edition
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The Apprentice – Private Citizen Firearms Instructor Edition

Several years ago, the very smart Kathy Jackson published an article on her Cornered Cat website called “How to Become a Firearms Instructor.” Hers is a practical guide rather than an analysis, but is still quite useful for my purposes in trying to understand the private citizen firearms training industry because she distinguishes between “two … Continue reading

Who is “The Gun Industry”? A Worm’s Eye View from the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, Part 3
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Who is “The Gun Industry”? A Worm’s Eye View from the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, Part 3

Back from my brief hiatus to promote the United States Concealed Carry Association’s Concealed Carry Fashion Show. This is the third of four planned posts from the USCCA’s Concealed Carry Expo on “Who is ‘The Gun Industry’?” (following up on Part 1 and Part 2 of my series). This is a sort of “Potpourri” of … Continue reading