Happy Independence Weekend Street Survivors ! Hope you’re getting quality time with your family and friends while celebrating the birth of our great country. It took a lot of guts and commitment back in 1776 to notify the world that we were becoming a new nation and would rule ourselves with our own Constitution and Bill of Rights. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to back those claims up, but we succeeded and created an incredible, free new world.
Today we must maintain the same level of commitment to protect our founding documents and the freedoms we cherish. Threats from unfriendly politicians, activists and even foreign leaders have been taking a swipe at our freedoms and have tried to force removal of the 2nd Amendment thru various treaties sponsored thru the United Nations. Keep diligent my friends, so we can pass these freedoms on to our children and grandchildren.
One way to promote your freedoms under the 2nd Amendment, is to purchase and learn how to use a gun for home and personal protection. The best way to select a gun for your personal needs is to evaluate your own personal strengths and abilities. This article is focused on women with a smaller grip and reduced hand strength when it comes to ‘racking the slide’ with a semi-automatic pistol although this information can be used for anyone considering a weapon for the first time.
One great way to try a few guns is to find a gun range near you that rents guns, and allows you to try several different styles. This will help you to know what feels right in your hand, and if you have the strength and ability to operate the gun. A gun that’s too powerful will raise up off your target, and it takes time to get back on target. If your target happens to be a burglar breaking into your home, and if your first shot misses, that attacker can close a 30 ft. distance a lot faster than you’d imagine. This tells me a smaller round like a 9 mm might be a better choice than a larger caliber 45. It doesn’t kick as much and allows you to stay on target much easier. It’s also less expensive to buy the ammo which means you can do more training without wiping out your bank account.
Another important part of this gun exercise is to learn about the ammo that you might be using. If you’re using it for home defense, you’ll want a hollow point round that will not go thru multiple walls after hitting your attacker and threatening other members of the household. The calibers you’ll likely be considering between the revolvers and semi-automatic choices of guns would likely range from a 22 LR (long rifle), a .32, .38, .380 and a 9 mm. Most of these calibers will allow you to defend yourself and your home, keep the costs down for training, and allow you to say on target much easier than bigger guns. There are also a variety of ammo choices available in each of these calibers to handle everything from paper targets at the gun range, to snakes and large assailants.
Happy Independence Day !
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Rick ‘Pirate Hunter’ Grover strongly believes we’re all in this together, and the more we learn and train, the better we’ll be prepared for any eventuality. This makes all of us part of an amazing neighborhood team of American Patriots. God Bless America ! Drop us a comment or question at email: StreeTactics@gmail.com