Tag Archives: shotgun

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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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    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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