Give the Gift of Gun Safety

Cyber Monday special – extended all week through Saturday, December 3rd! With a group of two or more students receive a $25 discount each. Are you considering buying a pistol or revolver for Christmas? Does your boyfriend, girlfriend, parent or sibling own a gun and you want to understand how to maintain safety in the … Continue reading

First Shots Orientation

Photo caption: Visiting Provo Utah – moments before the snow. This week my wife and I hosted my mother-in-law and sister-in-law in Utah for four days. Denise, my wife’s sister, is a sign language translator and came to Utah to complete a certification exam held in Provo over the weekend. In four days we saw … Continue reading

Kids and Guns

Salt Lake City’s ABC 4 News ran a story this past week on the dangers of leaving out firearms where children might find them. In a play room decked out with cameras and one-way glass, specialists hid two disarmed Glock pistols and brought in a group of kids to play. Within minutes a girl had … Continue reading

Teaching Basic Pistol with the Ruger single-six

I like the Ruger single action revolver for teaching handgun safety. When I learned gun safety I started with a Daisy BB gun that had to be pumped several times for each shot. Later I moved up to a Marlin .22 bolt action rifle. The requirement of a manual action to reset the gun for … Continue reading

Hunting the High Utah Desert

This weekend I made it out to some Bureau of Land Management land to hunt some rabbits and hares. Around 20 miles west of Lehi, Utah is a recreation area called Five Mile Pass. The area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management for camping, hiking and offroading. Shooting is banned in the pass, … Continue reading

Gun Safety in Utah

Utah has some of the most liberal handgun laws in the United States. “Liberal” might not be a word often associated with gun-friendly states, but it is an apt description. Utah not only accepts an individual’s right to carry a handgun, the government has gone to a lot of effort to create reciprocity agreements with … Continue reading