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If you are interested in buying any sort of outdoor gear (including, for example, knives and firearms-related gear) click on the link below to "Outdoor Gear from Amazon". This link will stay at the top of this blog for now so keep reading for MORE BLOG GOODNESS BELOW THIS ARTICLE!!

Buying something through this link will pay me a little bit of money, and you will get great stuff from the world's biggest marketplace.

Example: You're interested in H&K knives, so you type in "H&K knives", and the following page pops up:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_3?url=search-alias%3Dsporting&field-keywords=h%26k+knives&sprefix=H%26K%2Csporting%2C176&rh=n%3A3375251%2Ck%3Ah%26k+knives

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ANOTHER GIVEAWAY! Twenty-five guns between Dec. 1 and Dec. 25 (Christmas Day)!!

Rifles, shotguns, PISTOLS.(As always, some prize guns may be banned in Washingt, DC, New York City, Maryland, Massachusetts, and other restrictive juisdictions.)

To enter, click on the link below:
http://25gunsofchristmas.com/


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  Read all about the beginning of the quest by intrepid reporter Emily Miller (formerly of The Washington Times, now with Fox 5 TV in Washington) to obtain a carry permit in Washington, DC. Most US states have a "shall issue" carry permit statute, but D.C.'s rule is discretionary: The police chief can say "Yes" or "No" to Ms. Miller.

Good luck, Ms. Miller!

Her article on buying a handgun and registering it is here.
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Building an AK-47 Magazine (www.matra.ba)

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http://youtu.be/rJxtdAAo_bQ

Earth zoom suggests Eastern Europe and URL suffix ".ba" suggests Bulgaria as location for this factory video. It reminded me of the opening sequence of LORD OF WAR....

http://youtu.be/rJxtdAAo_bQ

Enjoy. I found the camaradeship and the instrumental music enjoyable.

Keep coming back to DC Handgun Info! Thanks for reading it since 2008.

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NOTE TO DC RESIDENTS: MANY SWEEPSTAKES ARE VOID IN WASHINGTON, DC, and other restrictive jurisdictions (Calif., Md., Mass. come to mind.; check your state laws to see if you may own this firearm in your locale. Good luck!)

KIMBER AMERICA is giving away a compact pistol; giveaway ends December 18, 2014.



Good luck!



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SWEEPS 2014 Trijicon Stag Arms AR plus Red Dot Optics ENDS 201501
SWEEPSTAKES VOID IN WASHINGTON, DC, and other restrictive jurisdictions (Calif., Md., Mass. come to mind.; check your state laws to see if you may own this firearm in your locale. Good luck!)

Stag Arms is famous for developing the LEFT-handed AR variant. That means the brass ejected by the AR after firing goes LEFT instead of right, which means it goes away from the shooter's face instead of toward it.

They teamed up with Trijicon and Optics Planet to give away a very nice AR "black riflle" (not an assault rifle) along with several great sight systems, including a Trijicon optical sight, as seen on the right in the photo above.

This is an expensive package, but it can be yours at NO COST by clicking either on the photo, or below.

If you win, please share your good fortune with us here at DC Handgun Info. I'll be sure to use just your first name and state.

PS: IF you see words double-underlined, that means there is a promotional link generated by LiveJournal. I am not responsible for that link. I suggest that you close the new window, and not click on LiveJournal links.
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Kahr Arms ON TARGET MAG SWEEEPS ENDS Dec 31 2014

No gun professional/instructor/writer/etc. is going to tell you that a .380 will be a first choice for self-defense, but it beats NOTHING (barely). (Remind me to tell you Jeff Cooper's story about the .25 automatic and the bad guy.)

Click on the photo above or this link to go to the On Target magazine website to enter.

Kahr Arms makes good quality concealable polymer-framed pistols in more "serious calibers" like 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP. But as many gun writers like to say, "On the street, the gun in your hand beats the custom $1,000 gun in your safe at home." The gun is such a decent gun that world-class gunsmiths like Bill Loughriidge of Cylinder and Slide works on this model to make it run better!

This sweeps ends December 31, 2014. So enter now, and tell your friends, too, about DC Handgun Info!
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If you have children AND a firearm in your home, or you have frequent visitors of any age,
you need to know how to secure your firearm from unauthorized use. Check out this life-saving infographic from the National Shooting Sports Federation:



Your child or a neighbor's child must never negligently come to harm from your gun.

You won't protect your child by pretending they don't exist or won't find one by chance in a friend's home. You won't protect your child by NOT talking to him/her about guns and gun safety. The NRA's Eddie Eagle program is the very simplest approach. Teach your child/children that if they see a gun, they are to do the following steps (with my editorial comments in parentheses.)

STOP. (Don't go near the gun. It may be loaded without your child knowing.)
DON'T TOUCH. (There is no good reason for a child to touch a gun at all if he/she is untrained/unsupervised.)
LEAVE THE AREA. (Do not remain near the gun in case one of the child's friends is foolish and decides to play with it.)
TELL AN ADULT. (Pray that there is an adult nearby who will remain calm and know what to do; see below.)

Stay tuned to this blog for simple instructions on how an ADULT ONLY can render almost any gun safe.

Be safe out there until my next post.

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PapaDeltaBravo is a terrific gun blogger. He calls it as he sees it; he hated the XD and warns you of its many shortcomings. His reviews of bad guns have a caveat about how YOUR gun may be awesome, but he's writing about the design of the gun...

Click on this link to read his devastating take on the awful Springfield Armory XD.

PERSONAL ASIDE: I qualified as a security officer (or guard) on a filthy XD. The Glock-like trigger-within-trigger was poorly designed; the side of the trigger made a nasty blister on my trigger finger! Granted, the gun was NOT mine, and was not cleaned to my standards, but a gun should not injure YOU when you use it!

See also his article on the also-inferior Ruger SR9. I considered buying one, but thank goodness I did not. I bought a Smith & Wesson M&P9 (as in 9 mm). No promotional consideration was accepted for this mention of the M&P.
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I had a nicely researched blog post with at least five links to other vendors -- Foxx Holsters, CrossBreed Holsters, miscellaneous offerings from Amazon.com, etc. -- but LIVEJOURNAL just junked my entry.

Instead I'll link to the best holster maker in the US: Milt Sparks Holsters. Go to the site, click on PRODUCTS, then ACCESSORIES, and your mouth will start watering at the beauty, quality, and utility of their excellent magazine carriers and holsters. They're so good, I'll bet they will outlive you. So don't flinch at the price: every Milt Sparks product is handmade by craftsmen. They are worth the wait. I paid for my Summer Special holster and IWB (inside the waistband) magazine carrier for 1911 set; no promotional consideration accepted.

Speedloaders for revolvers are a matter for another day. A word to the wise: Safariland.
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When I carried (past) my 1911, I always carried a spare .45 ACP magazine in it. Why? You just never know. Magazines -- though made under careful quality control -- have been known to fail. A weld on the baseplate can give up at the wrong time, and you cannot allow something like that to slow you down. Just grab the butt of the dead magazine, YANK IT OUT violently and discard it, then stuff the new fresh magazine into your handgun.

If you're a revolver gal or guy, you will want to carry a speedloader with a reload of your preferred ammo.

I have a Smith & Wesson M&P9 (9 mm cartridge or ammo, not "bullet", please!) in a slick CrossBreed holster, but I haven't bought an "IWB" inside the waistband or "OWB" outside the waistband spare magazine carrier or holder. I need to do this!

Somr possibilities at Amazon:
  IWB Magazine Carriers at Amazon.com
  CrossBreed IWB Magazine Carrier (Looks a little bulky to me)
  Foxx Holsters Kydex IWB Magazine Carrier (minimalisitic!)
   
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Even if you've lived around and/or owned firearms your whole life, you might have some bad habits that you don't even know about.

If you are a new gun owner, you will want to inform yourself as much as possible in the safe handling and deployment of your handgun.

Massad Ayoob is an accomplished instructor, competition shooter, author, expert witness in court, and former police officer. His books are very clear and easy to understand. He also writes a monthly column in American Handgunner magazine which dissects a criminal encounter for your study, and is involved in the Pro Arms Podcast available on iTunes.

Here are some of his books available at Amazon.com: Massad Ayoob at Amazon.com

There are highly opinionated people on the Internet who tear him down, but check his books out -- make up your own mind. I own In The Gravest Extreme, and read his columns in AH, and I've listened to his podcasts as well. DCHI says, Check out Massad Ayoob!

PS, if you purchase books or anything through an Amazon link I provide, I will make a percentage of the cover price. Thanks for reading DC Handgun Info.

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Due to a July 2014 court decision, DC residents MAY BE SOON PERMITTED to carry outside their homes. The DC Council has yet to promulgate regulations as the matter is not completely resolved through the courts. Previously, a DC resident could only defend herself inside her home. But what if you are physically attacked in your yard, in the street? What then?

The Metropolitan Police Police Department issued a memo to not arrest DC residents for having a registered handgun outside his or her residence or business: DC Police Told Not To Arrest...

For the most up-to-date info on his lawsuit against DC's anti-carry laws, follow Alan Gura's Twitter feed using his handle: @alangura. The man is amazing: he and his firm overturned DC's handgun ban which stood since 1976, and even CHICAGO's handgun ban! If you like to follow the news and blogs, you will need to be on Twitter.

WARNING: It can be addicting to see literally millions of people tweeting all day... You can follow those on the political left, or right, or far right, vegans, and (gag) celebrities... News organizations, bloggers, and fans of any imaginable topic, too. You will learn about #hashtags (topics or phrases), and RT (retweets). You may even become a mini-celeb on a Twitter yourself.

BTW, you never HAVE to post your own comments; you can just "lurk" or monitor what others are saying...

Click here to sign up: www.twitter.com
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Alan Corwin has written many good guidebooks on both firearms and knife law. Check out his latest for the homeowner who is BEREFT of a gun: "Your First Gun"

(IF you buy this book through my Amazon LINK BELOW, I'Il make a small percentage of the sales price. I'm tackling debt, so any purchase through my Amazon link -- see first sticky blog post, for example -- goes to cut that down. Thanks in advance for your financial support!)

http://preview.tinyurl.com/p52bp42

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NOTE: In some places in the US (Mass., DC, etc.), Glocks are not lawful to equip with factory normal-capacity magazines. You may have to buy reduced-capacity magazines from online vendors, like through Cheaper Than Dirt. Search the following term: "10-round Glock magazine"

Bexar County, TX, ex-law enforcement Glocks in .40 S&W are on big discount from GT Distributors http://www.gtdist.com/ProductDetail.aspx?PartNumber=UG-GLOCK22G2 for only $299.95.

Click here to see the used guns. A new Glock can run you over $500.00!

If you buy a used gun, I recommend that you have it checked out by a gunsmith,or in this case a Glock armorer. You can find a local one by either calling your local gun store or try a Google search with your city and state!

Or if you know guns very well and feel confident, check out YouTube videos below.

First, field stripping (although he erroneously calls this disassembly):




Then a detailed disassembly/reassembly video:


Note the large number of parts large and small, springs, pins, etc. You may be UNpleasantly surprised -- as I was -- to find that your used gun is DIRTY when you receive it. Also, make sure that the sights are properly aligned, unlike my NEW pistol (back to the factory with you!).

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Good guys with a gun can stop bad guys with a gun. Here is a list of incidents:

http://www.saysuncle.com/index.php?s=mass+murderers+armed+citizens

That SayUncle guy... Good stuff...
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Joe Satriani "If I Could Fly"

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The very talented Satriani's guitar stylngs: http://youtu.be/nrEXnizgt9c (no video of him).
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I admire and you have to love a blogger who tells OTHER WOMEN how to effectively TACKLE a bad guy in a blog post entitled "Egg Salad"! From Ann Barnhardt.biz, read and heed point 2:

http://www.barnhardt.biz/2014/06/02/egg-salad/
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