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Save Money, Learn a Skill: Gunsmithing

We say that guns are tools, but more accurately, they are machines. Firearms are more akin to a radial saw or tractor than a screwdriver or hammer. And like machines, guns break down over time. Some of the greatest actions will last you decades, maybe even forever with proper maintenance. Some guns you pick up […]

Defender Training Drills – Triple Threat Drill

The Defender Training Academy focuses on training all gun owners from first timers to veteran shooters. The DTA Director of Training, Matt Lillis, also started a new video series of Defender Drills for those outside of North Texas. In this installment of Defender Training Drills, Mr. Lillis shows us his Triple Threat Drill that takes […]

Giving Guns as Gifts: Doing It Right

If you plan to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend, or relative this season, there are right ways to do that — and some very wrong ways to transfer firearms to loved ones, say Texas & U.S. Law Shield Independent Program Attorneys. Ownership of a firearm has serious legal […]

Defender Training Drills – Balance of Speed and Precision Drill

The Defender Training Academy has been teaching multiple classes from handgun safety to advanced combat carbine courses since its opening in September. The DTA Director of Training, Matt Lillis, also started a new video series of Defender Drills for those outside of North Texas. The second segment focuses on working on your balance of speed […]

Defender Training Drills – Failure Drill

The Defender Training Academy is in full swing, teaching multiple classes from handgun safety to advanced combat carbine courses. The DTA Director of Training, Matt Lillis, is also starting a new program for those outside of North Texas: a series of Defender Drills on YouTube. The first segment is a “Failure Drill” for when your […]

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Shooting the Notch

Over the course of my shooting career I have amassed experience, and some notable success, in many different shooting sports. From IHMSA (international metallic handgun silhouette) competitions where absolute perfection is demanded in both sight alignment and trigger control, to Practical Shooting events within USPSA / IDPA (United State Practical Shooting Association / International Defensive […]