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  1. Ohio could become the 13th state to allow for constitutional carry if a bill proposed by State Rep Ron Hood (R-Ashville) passes. Representative Hood introduced House Bill 387 in the Ohio Legislature with the hopes that you will no longer have to beg for government permission to carry a firearm for self defense. The bill wouldn't require any fee being paid to the government for you to exercise your right first, joining Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming. You won't need a government forced permit to carry a firearm either. Most violent criminals are already following constitutional guidelines but the average person who obeys the law can not. This bill would level the playing field and let any able minded and bodied person who so wishes to carry a firearm for self defense purposes. This graphic below shows a timeline of the states moving from not issuing gun permits in 1986, to may issue, then shall issue, and finally constitutional carry. If it follows the trends of the other stages it could be a good 15-20 years before this sweeps across the country and our gun rights are restored to where they should be. The second amendment is clear that the people have a right to bear arms for whatever purpose they deem necessary. It has been upheld in the Supreme Court as such and is the law of the land. We do not need permits to exercise our other rights so it shouldn't be needed to exercise our right to carry either. Other Pro-Gun Legislation On The Way Not only is Ohio moving toward constitutional carry, we are also looking to loosen the restrictions on laws already in place. House Bill 201 aims to remove the duty to notify law enforcement that you are carrying a concealed firearm. and House Bill 99 known as the "Second Amendment Protection Act" prohibits any enforcement of any future federal, or state firearms registrations, or firearm ban statute, ordinance, resolution or rule. Basically they'll never be able to take our guns!
  2. Keeping yourself safe is ultimately your responsibility and its something that most of us don't consider enough. Violence is a fact of life, it can happen any where at any time to anyone (that includes you). Sometimes your attacker could be larger than you, or faster, and almost always they'll strike first. Situational awareness is your best friend, but its hard to be on guard all the time. That is why its important you prepare yourself for some of the most common violent situations you are likely to encounter. The Best Self Defense Tactic... Is prevention. You can limit your exposure to potentially violent situations and victimization by being aware of your surroundings. Most attackers are looking for unsuspecting, and vulnerable targets. Stay in well lit areas is one of the biggest deterrents to an attacker and makes exposing them easier. Other things you can do includes having your keys ready to go when you reach your vehicle, taking different routes home and being prepared to verbally diffuse the situation. Remember sometimes its cheaper/easier/safer to hand over whatever the criminal wants, especially if they already have the drop on you. Nothing you own is worth more than your life or health, nothing. But its important you are prepared to defend yourself if need be. You'll want to be able to fight back effectively to keep yourself safe, and I've listed a few techniques that should help keep you safe. Know The Effective Body Parts To Hit There is no such thing as a fair fight, and don't be afraid to do what is necessary to live another day. The human body contains points that when struck are more sensitive than other areas and produce a wide range of effects on the senses. Always remember Eyes, Ears, Throat, Nose and Nuts. Striking in those areas can turn the tables in your favor fast, especially if your attacker has a size advantage over you. You'll be able to inflict maximum damage with minimal effort by striking, grabbing, pulling or twisting those areas. Use the hardest parts of your body to maximize damage Your elbows, knees, head and palm can inflict tons of damage rapidly. When thrusting with your palm a open and upward strike to the nose can disable an attacker almost instantly. Do not be afraid of imagining yourself cutting your attacker in half when performing strikes with your knees either. For instance when delivering blows to your attackers head if you can get them bent over, push their head toward your knee as you raise your knee toward their head to debilitate the attacker. Get Loud Draw as much attention to the situation as possible by creating a disturbance. Yelling "BACK OFF" or "GET BACK" as loud as possible maybe enough to make the attacker think twice. If that fails consider using other emergency situations that draw peoples attention such "FIRE" to get people coming your way that could potentially help. These are just a few of the most basic concepts to unarmed self defense. Things can change quickly when firearms are involved, but its good to have a solid foundation to build your defensive skills upon.
  3. Glock 43 or Glock 26 View Classified I'm looking to purchase a glock 43 or a glock 26 for summer time concealed carry. Please let me know whats available out here. Advertiser BigMikey Date 04/27/2017 Price $450.00 Category Marietta Caliber 9mm Manufacturer Glock Type of Item 0  
  4. Glock 43 or Glock 26

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    I'm looking to purchase a glock 43 or a glock 26 for summer time concealed carry. Please let me know whats available out here.

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  5. What other items/weapons do you carry besides a firearm for concealed carry or self defense purposes?
  6. Once you've went through the steps to get a concealed carry license in Ohio you should carry everyday there on out. One of the biggest obstacles to carrying a firearm everyday is the discomfort that can come from choosing the wrong sized firearm. Firearms are made in a variety of sizes for a reason, one of those reasons is because people come in a variety of sizes. Not to mention firearms also have different uses such as deep concealment all the way to home protection and everything in between. How to Choose the Right Size Firearm For Concealed Carry Choosing the right size firearm is 100% dependent upon the person carrying the firearm. An individual who is 6'5 and 400lbs will have a different need than a person who is 5'2 and 120lbs. Visit your local Ohio Gun Store to find various models and sizes on display and try them out. Handguns come in a wide selection of sizes from sub-compact to full size to meet the needs of the consumers. The smaller the weapon the easier it is to carry. But with small firearms comes certain trade offs such as caliber size, frame size, and being able to properly grip the firearm. Could you imagine a 6"5 guy with massive hands trying to utilize a firearm that's smaller than his pinky finger? At the same time sure that 1911 maybe one cool gun, but if it weighs half as much as you, is it really that practical? Don't Forget the Holster One of the biggest contributing factors to comfortably carrying a concealed weapon is the holster. A good holster can make or break the daily concealed carry experience. Luckily we have a few holster makes in our Ohio Firearm Business Directory that make some quality holsters for a variety of seasons and situations. A good holster should offer protection to your firearm while keeping it close and tight to your body. Most inside the waist holsters clip over the top of your belt and pants so finding a well made one that won't pull up with your gun is essential as well. Once you find a holster its recommended that you practice drawing your EMPTY firearm from the holster multiple times before carrying in public.
  7. Older guy here, used to have a few revolvers but I've sold them all over the years or given them to my kids. Im getting up there in years now and my neighborhood is starting to take a turn for the worse so I think the time is good to get another one. I was looking at getting a Smith & Wesson J-frame like a 637, something super light. Then I stumbled across the Ruger LCR and no im not sure what to choose, or if I should even be looking for something else possibly. Im open to advice from people with some experience in the matter. Nice site btw, I miss the days of BBS and early internet sites.
  8. WTB Air weight Smith and Wesson Revolver View Classified Hopefully im doing this right. Im looking to buy a smith and wesson revolver for self defense. Really like the looks of the J-Frame but am open to other ideas for self defense revolvers. Advertiser GunGeezer Date 12/05/2016 Price $350.00 Category Sandusky Caliber .38spl Manufacturer Smith and Wesson Type of Item 1  
  9. WTB Air weight Smith and Wesson Revolver

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    Hopefully im doing this right. Im looking to buy a smith and wesson revolver for self defense. Really like the looks of the J-Frame but am open to other ideas for self defense revolvers.

    $350.00

  10. Was at a gun show today and found a guy in the corner selling some ammo he makes by the name Crossfire Ammunition (http://crossfireammunition.com/). Has anyone ever heard of, or used this stuff? The guy was cool to talk with, seemed to know his ammo (but thats not hard to impress me with ammo talk since I know jack about it) so I went ahead and picked up 2 boxes from him. Got 9mm 115gr solid hollow points and a 10 pack of 300gr frangible hollow points for the 500SW. I was planning on going to the range tomorrow with some large melons and jugs of water, but I don't think I'll be able to make it now. So if anyone has any feedback on these let me know.
  11. Since the State of Ohio began to issue concealed carry weapon permits (CCW Permits) we have been blessed with having reciprocity agreements with other starts to allow us to carry concealed. Currently Ohio has one of these best and most extensive reciprocity agreements in the country. States with an asterisk (*) next to them honor Ohio Resident Permits only (meaning you must also have a valid Ohio ID). States with a double asterisk only honor permits issued after 3/22/15, and the legendary triple asterisk denote states with permitless carry laws. Meaning if you can legally possess a firearm, you may carry it concealed in those states. Vermont*** Delaware New Hampshire* Pennsylvania West Virginia Virginia North Carolina South Carolina* View full article
  12. Since the State of Ohio began to issue concealed carry weapon permits (CCW Permits) we have been blessed with having reciprocity agreements with other starts to allow us to carry concealed. Currently Ohio has one of these best and most extensive reciprocity agreements in the country. States with an asterisk (*) next to them honor Ohio Resident Permits only (meaning you must also have a valid Ohio ID). States with a double asterisk only honor permits issued after 3/22/15, and the legendary triple asterisk denote states with permitless carry laws. Meaning if you can legally possess a firearm, you may carry it concealed in those states. Vermont*** Delaware New Hampshire* Pennsylvania West Virginia Virginia North Carolina South Carolina* Georgia Florida* Alabama Tennessee Kentucky Indiana Michigan* Wisconsin** Mississippi*** Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Texas** Oklahoma Kansas*** Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota Montana Wyoming Colorado* New Mexico Arizona*** Utah Idaho Washington Nevada Alaska*** This list is up to date as of 10/17/2016 however before doing any traveling it is wise to consult the Ohio Attorney Generals website to make sure agreements are still in place. Also you will need to be aware of local laws for where you are traveling for example some places have strict magazine size rules. Further Reading For Ohio CCW Reciprocity Ohio Attorney General CCW Information Handgunlaw.us
  13. david submitted a new blog post How To Get A Free NRA Membership Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
  14. When it comes to defending your home having the right tool for the job is essential to everyone making it out alive with as little collateral damage as possible. I hope to help new and experienced firearm owners choose the most effective home defense firearms. Often times we only have one home defense plan, and perhaps only one firearm available to us as well. You only have one chance to make the right choice so be sure to understand what you are getting in to first. Shotguns as home defense weapons. Shotguns have the potential to be an effective deterrent before even firing a shot. The classic sound of a shell being racked is enough to make the most hardened criminals think twice about what they are doing. Shotguns provide a strong tactical advantage when loaded with different shells suited for the environment. Firing down a long narrow hallway with nothing on the other side your bullet could potentially strike? Throw a slug in that shotgun and send some projectiles down the hallway at the intruder(s). Watch it punch a 4" hole right in someone's chest. If you need to cover a wider area (shorter effective range) or want something that won't penetrate as far as that slug then think about putting some 00 buckshot in the shotgun and get it ready to unload as the intruders approach. Shotguns are powerful weapons and can provide great tactical advantages. However you always need to be aware of what is going to stop your projectiles. Slugs have the ability to travel through most home construction materials, and buckshot will spray out in unpredictable patterns. Handguns as home defense weapons. Handguns also make excellent home defense weapons. Handguns provide anywhere from 5-20+ rounds of ammo to defend yourself with. Handguns are also more mobile then shotguns and rifles too. Handguns can provide adequate stopping power should you need it and choose a large enough caliber. When considering a handgun for your home defense weapon you want to consider the caliber of handgun you are purchasing. While a .380ACP is great for concealment and everyday purposes I wouldn't want my life depending on it during a home invasion situation. The minimum caliber I suggest is a 9mm with top quality defensive ammo. Even better would be opting for a .45 or .357. No matter your choice be sure you can control whatever caliber you chose to shoot. Often times selecting a full size handgun over a compact will help with recoil issues and be a more comfortable fit. AR15/Rifles as home defense weapons. The AR15 rifle is the most versatile rifle in modern history. It is highly customizable and easy to shoot. Even most novice shooters are surprised with the low recoil, along with high accuracy of the .223/5.56 round. The AR15 has an uncanny ability to shoot anything from one foot away, to something clean across the house with superior accuracy. The AR15 makes mobility in tight quarters a problem, but if you have open, spacious living spaces that need defended the AR15 platform may make the most sense. You probably will not have to shoot 300 yards to disable your defender, but having that ability should you need it is nice. Conclusion Defending your castle is no easy task, and neither is figuring out which firearm best suits your needs. Each platform has their benefits, and each has their drawbacks. Remember for shotguns you may not be able to put the butt stock in your shoulder properly. Handguns can be inaccurate and lack stopping power if the proper caliber is not chosen. The AR15 platform can be cumbersome and heavy for small framed shooters. Be sure to practice your home defense plans often, and then refresh yourself on them at least once a month. The key is to buy something you can afford to shoot, and get out and shoot if often.
  15. Ohio Gun Owner submitted a new blog post Why multiple home defense plans are a good idea Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
  16. Most of us probably own at least one firearm for home defense. Some of us have even probably shut all the lights off at night and explored our homes inch by inch mentally mapping out it. Preparing for the day, should it ever come that intruders enter your home unwelcome. But what would happen if an intruder came between you and that firearm? Or if your single home defense plan failed because it didn't take in to account any number of uncontrollable variables? Preparing more than one home defense plan can keep you, your family and your property safe and secure. You can minimize the chance for damages by being prepared and always having a backup plan. This means you'll need to evaluate your current home defense plan, and make an alternative version of it. I think for most of us our idea of home defense is the firearm in the nightstand or nearby, and maybe a flashlight and taking off to the noise to investigate and eliminate any threats. While not a terrible plan, what happens if you have multiple intruders or the intruders are also armed. Home defense plan number two should make available a secondary firearm and equipment to hold down a singular "safe-room" in case things go from bad to worse. Having a place to retreat to isn't a bad thing in fact it is a necessity, and being prepared in that room will make things better. Especially when police response time can be minutes to or even hours away. Prepare your plan around choke points. A good home defense plan involves the use of choke points that limit the ability for incoming and outgoing persons. In my house, which is two stories, choke point number one is at the top of the stairs which has a 90 degree turn at the top, which also provides excellent cover. No one gets up those stairs unless I have been mortally wounded, or am dead. No one is going down those stairs past me (kids, pets, family members), unless the all clear is given by myself or the police. My wife knows that if an intruder comes in she immediately grabs a cell phone and calls 911. She then gets the children and brings them in to our bedroom, where she has a shotgun waiting for anyone who enters that isn't myself or the police. I'm sure many of you self defense aficionados can see the short comings in that plan. What if somehow someone gets behind the choke point (entry though another room/level in the home). What if a child or animal runs past me and unknowingly puts themselves in harms way. Remember a lot of things can go from bad to worse under stressful situations. That is why having a backup plan is essential and it could save not just your life, but your families life as well. How many home defense plans do you have and practice? Let me know in the comments or by taking the poll. Don't have a plan and want help creating one, then just ask our experts in the community!
  17. david submitted a new blog post Breaking News: Ohio CCW Holders Get NICS Exemption Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
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  19. I'll be taking my first CCW class this weekend and in addition to it the instructor said if he has time he will teach us some basic hand to hand combat techniques. Is this normal for CCW classes? Do we need to know this stuff to complete the course and get the certificate? Is this stuff I should be practicing along with my shooting?
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