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Dorie Miller Club

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Community, Firearms, Freedom | By

Gun bloggers, Websites and the Gun Community

When I first set my up my website back in 1999, I didn’t know much about “html” or “flash” so I asked a friend that was a wiz at technology back then and responsible for some high tech surveillance stuff used by the US government.  He recommended a friend that had just started a web design business.  It was the rave back then.  This was the days when we still used BBS or bulletin boards, modem speeds were limited to how much money you had to get a spare phone line or sacrifice with your family for talking time.  We bragged about faster modems, and most folks had AOL and Compuserve accounts.  The elite had Prodigy or Earthlink.  It was the best of times.  Do remember Baud modems?

 

Things like search engine optimization (SEO), page rankings and even Google didn’t really exist in our consciousness like it does now.  As  a gun rights guy, I was light years ahead of even the National Rifle Association whom I did volunteer work for when they needed me to testify for the right to keep and bear arms somewhere or concealed carry reform.  I have since learned that being first is akin to being a mountain man, its after the cities are built that success is recorded.

 

Since then I have been caught up to and passed by more savvy writers, and influencers in this space.  I am not the first “black man with a gun,” but I am the first with a web presence.

When I first got started in the gun rights movement, I quickly learned I was not alone.

The first black NRA member on the board of Directors I met was Roy Innis from New York City.  When I tried to get a grant from the NRA, I used a template from a guy by the name of Aquil Qadir of the Dorie Miller Rod and Pistol Club *.  (I didn’t get the grant.)  This group gave me impetus to start the Tenth Cavalry Gun Club in 1992 that still exist in a better fashion in Baltimore.  The founders are the ones featured in the picture with Wayne LaPierre.

That is about all I can claim online.  I didn’t didn’t see where this was all going by the time weblogs became blogs.  I am not mad about it though.  I am still a part of the community.  I have made great contributions for the rights of the free.  I lost my (.COM) URL for awhile and had to get a (.net) account.  I toyed with the name “Urban Shooter” and rolled with it for sometime before losing it to a Czech porn king that uses it to link to a bunch of site unfit for family.  Life is about learning.  I did get my (.com) back, and then lost the (.net) consequently to the same Czech folks I think.

 

Today, I am just one of hundreds of bloggers in the gun community.  I am not even a leader in the rankings, or readers since my focus like my business as a firearms trainer died because I didn’t know then what I know now.

 

I persevere though because I am unique in the universe.  Not as a person of color, but as an American.  I am still striving.  I still serve a purpose and have encouraged hundreds if not thousands of others to do better.  I have learned patience, perseverance, and dedication.  I can truly say that after all my mistakes, I still like me.

 

Here is a short list of 100 + good folks sharing news, reviews and how-to’s within the gun community.  Some are well connected to the industry.  Some are regional stars.  Many of them meet during special get togethers like the NRA annual meeting and SHOT Show, and some are just notorious.   There are a couple that are well known in a search result but purposely omitted here because they do not play well with others. I am blessed to call most of these men and women friends.

 

18 Wheels and a 1911

A Girl and Her Gun

Accept The Challenge

All Nine Yars

Alphecca

AmmoLand.com

An NC Gun Blog

Another Day…..Another…..

Armed and Pregnant

Armed and Safe

Armed Candy

Arms are the Mark of a Free Man

Average Joe’s Handgun Reviews

Backwoods Engineer

Bangers and Mash

Belt Fed Hell

Black Man with a Gun

Bob Owens

Burgers and Boomsticks

Cemetery’s Gun Blog

Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner

Clayton Cramer’s Blog

Cocked and Loaded

Daddy Bear’s Den

Day at the Range

Days of our Trailers

Double Tapper

Dustin’s Gun Blog

eric.r.shelton

Evyl Robot Soapbox

Excels at Nothing

Female and Armed

Fill Yer Hands

Forgotten Weapons

Frank W. James, Gunwriter

From the Barrel of a Gun

GeorgiaPacking.org

Good Hill Press

Great Satan, Inc.

Gun Nuts Media

GunDudes

Gunner’s Journal

Guns, Cars, and Tech

Guy With Guns

Handgun Podcast

Hell in a Handbasket

Home on the Range

In Jennifer’s Head

JulieG’s Blog

Knitebane Manor

Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

Les Jones

M. J. Mollenhour’s Blog

MacBourne’s Musings

MacBourne’s Musings

Maddened Fowl

MArooned

Michigan Firearms Examiner

Misfires and Light Strikes

Modern Service Weapons

Mr. Completely

My Gun Culture

My Life = Chaos Management

My Tumultuous Adventure

National Gun Rights Examiner

Nerdgun – A Gunsmith Student Blog

New Jovian Thunderbolt

Newbie Shooter

Newbie Shooter

Newbius Papers

Nobody Asked Me

Not Clauswitz

No Lawyers – Only Guns And Money

NRA Blog

NSSF Blog

Oleg Volk

Packing Pretty

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Peace, Love, and Ammunition

Personal Armament

Plumbum et Circenses

Politics, Guns and Beer

Rebeccaguns

Revolver Liberation Alliance

Say Uncle

Serious Gun Blog

Sevesteen

Shall Not Be Questioned

Sharp as a Marble

Sipsey Street Irregulars

Slow Facts

Smallest Minority

Snarky Bytes

Steve Fjestad’s Lethal Blogging

The Armed Lutheran

The Arms Room

The Breda Fallacy

The Cancer Ward

The Captain’s Journal

The Cartridge Box

The Countertop Chronicles

The Drawn Cutlass

The Firearm Blog

The Gun Counter

The Lair

The Michael Bane Blog

The Packetman

The View from North Central Idaho

Traction Control

Triangle Tactical

Ultimate Reloader Blog

View from the Porch

Vuurwapen Blog

Walls of the City

War on Guns

Weapon Blog

Weer’d World

When the Balloon Goes Up!

WNC Concealed Carry

Dorie Miller*Dorie Miller was the valiant hero. boxer and Navy cook, that while the enemy was bombing us at Pearl Harbor he  manned the guns during the attack and was rewarded for his bravery under fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.

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Warrior Course by IsraeliTactical.com

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March 8, 2014 | Posted in Firearms, Training | By

Back in February, I got a chance to observe a training program and system created by a former Israeli officer here in Maryland. I was impressed. Are you tired of just shooting paper targets?

I would like to introduce to you a new program called the Warrior Course by IsraeliTactical.com

It’s a complete self defense system that will include Krav Maga, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu and point shooting techniques taught by experts in those fields complete with shooting learned from defending Israel from terrorist. The program is dynamic, fun and applicable for those of you tired of the same old same old. More importantly, it could save your life.

The program is progressive will build until you are actively engaged in a heart pounding, adrenaline dumping, but safe scenarios to get you to test yourself and prepare for the future.

The objective of this training is give you real world skills, test yourself in a safe environment, challenge you to act quickly and accurately and provide you with the skills necessary to protecting yourself and your loved ones when under attack in the home environment or in public.

Here’s a sneak peak. https://vimeo.com/86755603

WARRIOR COURSE – PICTURES from Israeli Tactical School on Vimeo.

The student will be attacked from all directions by multiple attackers. You will then need to disarm all edge weapons, and run through a ring of “linebackers” that function as if they are part of a panicked crowd.
Exhausted, the student will then proceed as fast as he/she can to the a live fire Active Shooter scenarios. The student runs through the CQB set and our amazing Movement Tactical Shooting© video.


You will conduct dynamic live fire room clearing, decision making in a hostage/friend-under-threat situation, home invasion, airport/mall/school/crowded place scenario, in addition to using skills already mastered in previous stages (TACs 1 to 3) – such as safety, mags change, gun malfunction, multiple attackers and more.

The challenge is to act quickly and accurately, while changing magazines and clearing rooms. You will have to rely on your training to take the shot (aiming at the attacker and sparing the hostage), and with the right mindset break the attackers plan, neutralizing them as fast as possible through by Krav Maga and/or tactical shooting. 


Home self-defense is a very close range conflict, and decisions need to be made in in split seconds. You know that your gun can only go so far in this setting. In order to face threat more effectively, you’ll need to learn basic elements of unarmed self defense. Here you will be taught elements of Krav Maga, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Are you up for it?

For the next courses you can go to:
www.israeliTactical.com

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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.

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Commentary: Black faith leaders urge Congress to toughen gun laws

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Faith, Firearms, Freedom | By

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A friend said, “hey man what do you think about that Washington Post article? 

 

Black faith leaders urge Congress to toughen gun laws

The article states that a coalition of black clergy is seeking to get involved.  I am glad members of clergy are getting involved in the gun debate.  I have faith that once some of them do their homework and learn that the truth has been omitted from their premise some will join me in fighting FOR the right to keep and bear arms.  Pastors are educated people.  They take complicated subjects like Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic text and break it down into edible pieces.  These are highly educated people.  I have hope that if they stay on this subject some will learn the truth about gun control, the issues and the people that use it to further their own agendas.  

A coalition is a temporary alliance where folks, join forces for a common cause, with each having their own agenda.

We have a violence problem.  Too many young men and women don’t value life.  The greater problem here is that we don’t feel responsible for anything.  For clergy to urge politicians to do something, assumes they have the POWER to actually do something that they themselves cannot.  That is sad.  We are responsible for our children.  Every black child “slinging dope” or murdering innocent people shooting is someones’ child.  For clergy to petition and not believe that politicians have the POWER is dishonest.  Gangs have become the families in our communities.  And until that changes nothing we say or do will. 

I am hoping that some will look past the rhetoric and “study to show themselves approved.”  The “stand your ground” laws are not open season on black youth but Old English based law that protects all citizens in their dwelling.  It was misquoted and continues to be used out of context by educated people that know better.  How many laws do you need beyond thou shall not murder?  Criminals do not obey laws by definition.  To ask our elected officials to increase the laws for the law abiding is not a solution.

The truth is that gun rights are civil rights.  The truth is guns save lives.  The truth is you can misuse anything.  The truth is if you want to stop the violence, stop the violent.  The ability for right to carry has protected more people than police.  The truth is that gun control is based on racist roots.  The truth is gun control is older than Columbine, Virginia Tech, the Aurora Theater and Newtown shootings and gun laws were already in place and did nothing.  

Pastors:  Its a heart problem.  

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?  Jeremiah 17:9

 If we really want to change our communities, we need to put boots on the ground.  We need to man up and head outside the church.  If we really want to make a change we have to do it ourselves.  Check the facts.  Check the sources of information.  Check the reasons folks use the tears of black mothers to push gun control in cities. 

 

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.

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This is My Rifle

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July 26, 2013 | Posted in Firearms | By

It was a hot and humid day when I learned the Riflemans’ Creed in Parris Island, SC, so long ago. I thought it was blasphemous. I thought it was a bit extreme. And so is war. Regular people don’t run to the sound of gunfire.

I learned that this all make sense on some elementary level. That level called survival, when lives are taken and hearts are broken.  This is just a tool that I have been trained to use to save my life, and those in my company.  It’s a Modern Musket.  I won’t be hunting deer with it.

Our enemies are many. Some are within and some are still out there. I am still a defender of my country, my family and my household.  I am still a rifleman.

Folks have and will argue about the necessity of such a firearm in this day in age. Most don’t argue from any point of experience, or knowledge so I have learned to disregard.  This AR is like a Lego or Erector set, where you can add all kinds of things to its modular design.  We used to customize our Chevys’ back in the day.  Now we pimp our rifles.  You don’t have to agree or like it.  This is still America and I am still free.  There are many like it but this one is mine.

It is a LAR Grizzly, 5.56mm with ERGOGRIPS.NET everything.  It has been Cerakoted and loved from the beginning.  I still have some accessories to add on.

 

This is my rifle.  There are many like it, but this one is mine.  It is my life.  I must master it usmcas I must master my life.  Without me my rifle is useless.  Without my rifle, I am useless.   I must fire my rifle true.  I must shoot straighter than the enemy who is trying to kill me.  I must shoot him before he shoots me.  I will.  My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, or the smoke we make.  We know that it is the hits that count.  We will hit.

My rifle is human, even as I am human, because it is my life.  Thus, I will learn it as a brother.  I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel.  I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready.  We will become part of each other.

Before God I swear this creed.  My rifle and I are the defenders of my country.  We are the masters of our enemy.  We are the saviors of my life.

So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy.

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What kind of optics should I put on it with iron sights?
What type of light should I buy?
What type of sling should I get?

My first rifle was a M16A1. A little bit has changed since then, so I need your suggestions.

Give me an Oooorah; if you feel me?

 

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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.

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Double Tap Defense Pistol

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July 11, 2013 | Posted in Firearms, Urban Shooter Podcast | By

The CEO of Double Tap Pistol tactical pistol, Raymond Kohout was the featured guest and interviewed about his HeizerDefenseRayKohoutproduct on episode 330 of The Urban Shooter Podcast. Ray is a nice guy and gave me a strong eight minutes about his product. He didn’t shy away from the truth about his product and kept it real that his firearm is for defense and not necessarily for plinking.

The DoubleTap pistol is five-eighths of an inch wide and weighs 14 ounces, or about the size of an iPhone, making it the slimmest and lightest on the market, according to the company. While other small guns also are small caliber, Kohout said, the no snag, hammerless DoubleTap carries two .45-caliber or 9 mm rounds in the chamber and two spare rounds in the grip.’

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Significant improvements to the DoubleTap include:

• Interchangeable barrels (9mm and .45ACP) using a M16 style push pin that is now ambidextrous
• Enhanced pistol grip with new “FRAG” pattern inspired by the fragmentation grenade
• Improved, easier to use thumb-latch
• Patent pending trigger system simplified to only four major components and featuring dual hammers for extra reliability
• Double-action, sequentially fired mechanical trigger system has double-strike capability
• Ported barrels available  for both the 9mm and .45 ACP to reduce recoil and muzzle flip

 

The DoubleTap Aluminum non-ported model has an MSRP of $499.00. The Aluminum ported model’s MSRP is $569.00. The MSRP for the DoubleTap Titanium non-ported model is $729.00 and the ported model is $799.00. Caliber conversion kits in the non-ported version have been lowered to $199.00 and the ported kits lowered to $269.00. DoubleTap Defense also sells a variety of accessories to complement the DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket pistol.

It is still not available yet in California, Maryland and Massachusetts but Mr. Kohout is working on it.  I think this would be a great option for everybody wanting a defensive tool.  There will be just some cases where this firearm will do when no other will.  Biking, jogging, fishing, walking alone, etc.

 

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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.

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