JULY 29, 2021

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced that Team Ruger’s James McGinty and Dave Olhasso captured multiple divisional wins at the USPSA Long Island Championship held in Westhampton Beach, NY.
SIG SAUER Academy announced the results of the Inaugural P365 EDC Championship presented by the US Conceal Carry Association and held at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire.
SSG Carl Clegg, 35, of the Army Marksmanship Unit, gave consistent performances to lead overall during the Any Sight portion of the challenging Pistol 2700 Aggregate event. Clegg tallied a total score of 2648-114X in the match.

Galco’s Great Alaskan positions the handgun on the chest, keeping it clear of gear carried near the waistline. This feature makes it ideal for use while fishing, camping or hiking.
Primary Arms expands with new facilities, located alongside Primary Arms’ Houston-based headquarters. Also, the company announced the appointment of Max Cowsert into the new position of Chief Merchandising Officer.
U.S. LawShield is a proud sponsor of USA Shooting and their enduring advocacy for the shooting sports. The firm is donating a membership package to USA Shooting’s “Gear Up for the

Cold Steel is now offering a series of entrenching tools suitable for multiple field uses and survival scenarios. The new Special Forces Shovel and the Trench Shovel comprise the Spetsnaz Shovel Series.
Springfield Armory announces the newest addition to its family of 1911’s—the Emissary. The blued carbon steel slide pairs with a stainless steel frame featuring a distinctive squared trigger guard with additional room for ease of operation with a gloved hand.
Arizona Representative Debbie Lesko once feared guns. Now she works to defend Second Amendment rights. Read her story and watch the video interview, along with other stories related to your rights to keep and bear arms at

The Mepro RDS Pro V2 is the latest red dot optic from Meprolight. New features include 16 levels of brightness with two reticle patterns—2.0 MOA dot or 2.0 dot / 4.3 circle bullseye -- both available in either green or red.
Primary Arms now carries new apparel from the Vertx Women’s Lifestyle Collection. Combining style with function, the new Vertx Women’s Lifestyle Collection brings the features of duty and carry wear to stylish everyday clothing.
Primary Arms has announced that it is now selling a selection of 3rd generation night vision units, mounts, and IR accessories for both consumer and professional customers.

Experienced and beginning recreational shooters are invited to visit any of Ohio’s premier public shooting ranges on Saturday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Free Range Day.
The Independent Institute has filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association in their case currently before the US Supreme Court. The petitioners argue that restrictions on an individual’s right to carry are contrary to the explicit text and original meaning of the Second Amendment.


“Critical Race Theory” and “Intersectionality” are all the rage these days. If you’re not familiar with them you need to be. These “theories” – assumptions, conjectures or speculations – determine how disadvantaged one is according to gender, race, class, sex, physical abilities and other factors. There are websites to calculate your “victimhood” according to these factors. My “Critical Firearms Principle” – based on fundamental truths - applies these same factors to determine how many and what type firearms one should have.

On the CFP scale you immediately add one firearm – or point - for being human. We all have the right to defend ourselves and others against violence, from both man and beast. Self-defense is an individual responsibility. Yes, there are laws and enforcement officers to uphold order. They can’t be everywhere all the time protecting and serving. When danger is sudden it’s on you to solve the problem. The best weapons for defense from deadly threats are firearms.

CFP recognizes that additional points are needed in the “Defense” category. You need multiple weapons. What and how you carry dictates how you dress for concealment or, how you have to dress determines what and how you tote. Compact, mid-size, full size, revolver or semi-auto … There’s another bracket for defensive long-guns.

Families score higher on the CFP scale. Each member requires the appropriate firearm, defensive weapons for those of the age of responsibility. One has to determine the proper size and caliber of firearms for younger members of the family. Don’t forget to pick up something for the future – grandkids, nieces and nephews or family you “adopt” along the way.

If you’re putting meat on the table there are a lot of points to consider. Small game, medium and large game require different platforms and calibers. There’s no “one-does-all” shotgun. And some may hunt with handguns.

You get more points for recreational shooting, which includes introducing new shooters to firearms, firing 3-Gun matches or just plinking on a sunny afternoon. There are some guns that are just “fun” to own. There are sentimental firearms. I’ll always keep my father’s and grandfather’s pistols. Gun collectors have an almost unlimited array of points to consider.

Geography is a factor to consider. Those who live in urban areas that are prone to violence score high on the CFP chart. In rural areas it can take law enforcement a long while to arrive once the 911 call is placed. Terrain may mean longer distances between you and the threat. You guessed it, that means “more points.”

According to CFP, the more likely one is to be involved in danger the more points/firearms they require. If I can ever get the government involved the program will include tax credits for essential firearms, and stimulus vouchers for the economically disadvantaged to purchase firearms to fit their needs.

Checking your score on the CFP test will likely reveal that you too need additional firearms. Of course, don’t forget the ammunition, holsters, sights and other accessories needed to round out everything. Actually, CFP might just stand for Confirmed Firearms Persons.

Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy. He is the author of The Book of Two Guns, AR-15 Skills and Drills, has a regular column in American Handgunner and makes some cool knives and custom revolvers. Visit Shootrite’s Facebook page for other details.

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