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Meet our Team: Gunsmith Brian Meidal

By Thom Bolsch and Ron Mullins We are going to take a detour from our regular topics on safety and training and introduce you to Brian Meidal.  For those readers unaware; Saddle River Range has a fully functional gun smith operation; and Brian is your go to guy in the shop. In a conversation with Brian last week we asked about what he does, and can do for a Saddle River Range customer… “We help [...]

By | 2018-08-01T13:24:25+00:00 August 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Are You Ready for Bow Season?

Bow Season Kick Off is July 14th!! Our favorite time of year is fast approaching and I'm sure that you are as excited as I am. Right now you are busy finding places to hunt, scouting out places that you already have, planting food plots, working extra hours to build up some time off or any one of a thousand other things to get ready. I have been doing this for a long time and [...]

By | 2018-07-04T06:28:41+00:00 July 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Summer Youth Firearm Safety

By Thom Bolsch and Ron Mullins   It has been shown that the lessons learned in our youth remain with us for our entire lives.  For many of us, we can remember, and cherish, the time spent with a senior member of the family learning about guns, how to shoot and the safety issues surrounding those guns.  And we have a healthy respect for the safe operation of those guns as a result of that [...]

By | 2018-07-04T05:52:57+00:00 July 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Situation Report: Practice With a Purpose

Practice with a Purpose By Thom Bolsch and Ron Mullins   One topic we’ve discussed in a number of our articles is practice.  If we don’t practice to respond to an incident; we will not be able to effectively react to an incident.  In any emergency situation, we will fall back to how we were trained.  If we have not trained, we could freeze or panic; not the best of responses. This month we have [...]

By | 2018-06-03T06:33:37+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Defensive Gun Use

By Thom Bolsch and Ron Mullins Let’s continue our discussion on Witness Responder.  However, let’s look at the self-protection perspective… There is a debate raging in this country on the benefits of firearms as a defensive tool against criminal violence.  We are going to delve into this debate; and as we always promise, we will only present the facts that we can confirm. First let’s get to the numbers… Our article is based on information [...]

By | 2018-05-02T20:33:01+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Witness Responder

This month we’ll take a little detour with an issue that is becoming more important, with less interest… The human species has been able to survive, thrive and prosper because we have come together in communities supporting a broader society.  We watch each other’s back, we support both individual and communal projects that are in the best interest of the community and society and we prosper because of this collaboration. Today the community, and society [...]

By | 2018-04-02T06:41:53+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Oh, Spare Me!–Should You Even Bother to Carry a Reload?

In this article our friends over at Recoil discuss the ins and outs of carrying a spare magazine for your EDC gun. Do you carry a reload and how do you carry it? Let us know in the comments! -Chris   Story by Tamara Keel, Photos by Dave Merrill Let’s get this out in the open: You can count the number of private-citizen defensive gun uses in the U.S. when a rapid reload made the [...]

By | 2018-01-11T14:13:47+00:00 January 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

ATF Implements instant Form 3 Approvals!!

ATF Implements instant Form 3 Approvals!! Originally posted here by The Firearms Blog.   In an actual blessing bestowed upon the National Firearms Act (NFA) community as a whole, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has begun rapid approvals of Form 3 transfers between dealers, distributors and manufacturers. In case you aren’t an NFA process nerd like myself, these non-taxed transactions occur between FFL holders to move registered items that will most likely be sold and transferred to [...]

By | 2017-08-12T14:23:34+00:00 August 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Weapon Malfunctions in an Active Shooter Event- by Greg Ellifritz

Understanding the dynamics of an Active Shooter event is key when preparing for this all to common violent criminal action. Knowing what to look for in the event you find yourself in one of these events could give you the advantage and the ability to run, hide, or FIGHT! - Chris Originally posted here. Written by Greg Ellifritz *I originally wrote this article about four years ago.  I updated it after reading Ron Borcsh’s excellent chapter [...]

By | 2017-08-12T14:23:34+00:00 July 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Don’t Take Murphy on your hunt!

OK Bowhunters! Our favorite time of year is fast approaching and I'm sure that you are as excited as I am. Right now you are busy finding places to hunt, scouting out places that you already have, planting food plots, working extra hours to build up some time off or any one of a thousand other things to get ready. I have been doing this for a long time and have probably (hopefully) made every [...]

By | 2017-08-12T14:23:34+00:00 July 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments