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    Once again, NYFirearms will be sponsoring the NEShooters Summit training event held at Pelham Fish & Game Club, Pelham, NH. This is the 6th annual Summit Meeting and it will be held on April 26, 27, and 28th of this year. The focus this year will be on solutions for dealing with difficult...
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    Multipurpose Home Defense Gear As many who have attended MDTS courses know, I am not a big fan of tactical gear for the average citizen who is primarily interested in protecting themselves or their family. Often I get questions from students about why I do not advocate or utilize some type of...
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    You want to be ready to protect yourself, your family or perhaps someone else? How do you go about becoming ready to do this? Do you just take a class? Does it take a lifetime of martial arts or do you simply read the latest gun magazine or buy a DVD? A lot of people want to learn how to protect...
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    Article By Chris Fry / MDTS Training We possess a number of ways to move in a combative environment and it is well documented that movement is a life saving tactic. Movement almost always helps us except maybe when attempting to engage a target with accurate gun fire. This guide will focus on...
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    While I'm down here on vacation, I've been watching various firearms DVD's so expect more of these reviews from me! Anyways, I watched this latest one from Personal Defense Network. PDN is one of the premier websites to find personal defense video and training. They offer many DVD installations...
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    During my career in the military I was fortunate enough to use a wide variety of optics on the M-4 weapon system. While all of these generally performed well, each was built with a specific purpose and I routinely saw optics being mounted and employed incorrectly, and improper optic use quickly...
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    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: WOUNDED WARRIOR FUNDRAISER SHOOT! Sunday, May 29th Oneida Rifle Club, Oneida NY (6-8) outdoor steel stages requiring at least 200 rounds, bring more shoot more! Indoor pistol only stage requiring a flashlight and at least (3) magazines Raffles, vendors and food will be...
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    We all like to get out and train, whether it be fitness, firearms and especially "tactical" training. However, very few people ever train to defend their home and family, let alone train with their family members. Enter Modern Defensive Training Systems' Home and Family Defense Skills training...
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    I have learned over the years that the one solid, steady state tool I have at my disposal 24/7 is me. It doesn't matter if I carry a gun or a knife; the fact is that I cannot be armed all the time. Because of this fact the one personal protection and "Life" tool I have invested the majority of...
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    This month we will be making some major changes to the site! In this post I'm going to outline some of these changes so you all know what to expect. First, as you all have probably noticed we are growing like crazy! We're about to tip the scales at almost 50,000+ visits per month. We are also...
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    The Summit 2011 will focus on solutions for dealing with difficult sitautions. The Summit will last for two days and will allow the participants to meet with and learn from the training industry's leading experts to include: Southnarc Michael Janich Wes Doss Rob Pincus Bill Lewitt Chris...
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    I've had the opportunity to attend Combative Carbine Skills 1&2 twice now, so I feel I can accurately review this class. First off, Modern Defensive Training Systems (MDTS) is run by Chris Fry, a well-versed training instructor as well as a great contributor to our forums, here at NY...
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    I have noticed several questions on the forum recently focused on lubrication and maintenance of the carbine. So, I thought I'd post some generalized guidelines for maintenance, cleaning and lubrication. If followed, these guidelines will keep your carbine functioning optimally with minimum...
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    Last fall I was admiring knives at the Rochester gun show when I ran across this small knife. I passed on it so I could do a little research on the internet having never owned an Emerson knife before. It got a lot of praise so I decided to pick it up the next day. The next weekend I was at...
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