Tag Archives: Firearms

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    Peak Prosperity

    Firearms Training: Oct 18-21, 2019

    Learn & improve safety/skills while bonding with other PPers
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 1:43 PM


    Last year, roughly 25 Peak Prosperity readers gathered in the Nevada desert for an an intensive 4-day gun safety and training course.

    We learned a ton. Mostly, how poorly prepared we were to use a handgun before taking the course.

    And we had a ton of fun, too.

    The experience was so useful and enjoyable that we’re doing it again this year. And we’ve just finalized the dates: October 18-21, 2019.

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  • What Should I Do?

    Understanding Ammunition

    Understanding bullet types and terminology
    by Aaron M

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 4:08 PM


    Ammunition can be a very intimidating subject for those who do not know much about firearms. It can also be a very important decision with strong implications for the performance and safety of your firearm. With lots of opinions, misinformation and geek speak floating around on the topic; it can be overwhelming to the point of exasperation.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Amazon - Hoppe's Elite Gun Kit on the Go Cleaning Kit

    Firearms Maintenance

    A primer on upkeep and safe cleaning
    by Aaron M

    Monday, July 9, 2012, 11:39 PM


    Maintaining firearms is a simple task that adds another element of responsibility to firearms ownership. Similar to any mechanical device, firearms are prone to wear, breakages, and corrosion that accompanies any device that has moving metal on metal. Be it rifle, pistol, shotgun, or anything in between, there are some very common things you can do to prolong the life of your firearm and ensure its proper and reliable function.

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  • Blog

    Selecting a Firearm

    by Aaron M

    Thursday, November 17, 2011, 5:04 PM


    [Note: today’s WSID topic has been a long time in coming. Firearms can be a sensitive subject, but worth considering for many when planning for food procurement or home/personal defense in a changing future. We sought an author who could provide an introduction to the subject in as conscientious, fact-oriented, and knowledgeable a manner as possible, and are grateful to community member Aaron Moyer for doing so. Aaron is a longtime active poster on this site, the founder of our Definitive Firearms thread, and an active-duty serviceman in the US armed forces. –Adam] 

    This is one of the more difficult pieces of writing I’ve done to date. There are various reasons why this topic is difficult to start; everyone has a different idea of what they need, their level of commitment, legal concerns, political pre-dispositions and so forth. It’s easy to talk about firearms as a ‘topic’ – you can comment on their particulars, weigh the advantages and disadvantages and wax philosophical about what would be the best choice for a given situation — but that’s not what this edition is about.

    This piece is to help navigate the process that starts once you’ve decided you’d like to purchase a firearm, and leads to the ongoing process of establishing proficiency, maintaining safety and building skill.

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