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Which Firearms Are Best for Home Defense

April 28, 2022

This article was written by Will Deem, Firearms Instructor, Bill Jacksons Gun Department There is no best firearm for home defense per se.  Of the three common types of firearms, each has advantages and disadvantages.  Further, the choice of “best” also depends on the user.  Stature, and wrist and upper arm strength can be determining […]

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What You Need to Know About Properly Fitting A Handgun

September 15, 2021

Ever listened to someone who has picked up a handgun and made the comment “this just feels right?”  Truth is, there is a lot of truth in that statement, since a handgun that doesn’t “feel right” probably won’t shoot right for you. I frequently use the analogy of fitting a gun to your hand to […]

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What is the best firearm for home defense? A comprehensive guide to choosing the best firearm for home defense.

August 30, 2021

What is the best firearm for home defense?  Simple question, simple answer – it depends.  To begin, we have to consider the basic types of firearms that are suitable for home defense:  pistols/revolvers, shotguns,  and rifles/carbines.  Each has their own strengths, and each has their own weaknesses, which we should consider. Also, there are several personal […]

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14 Essential Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Shooting Range

June 17, 2021

Besides the COVID disruption, the 2021 ammo shortage is another real headache we’ve experienced as shooters. Nobody would have imagined that the “new normal” will come with a widespread shortage of ammunition. Gone are the days when you could drive by the range and pick a couple boxes of your favorite 9mm ammo. Below are some tips to […]

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Shooting Range: What do you need to bring to the shooting range?

July 16, 2020

Tips for new gun owners visiting the shooting range for the first time. Did you know gun sales are up by a staggering amount from last year this time? According to recent firearms survey, an estimated 4.2 million guns were sold in March and April combined, compared to only 2.3 million guns sold during the same time period last […]

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Recent Gun Owner: Safety Tips & Classes

May 26, 2020

So you’re a recent gun owner… In recent months, many people have become firearms owners for the first time. Many of these customers have never before thought of purchasing a gun. They want it for home defense, and not necessarily for concealed carry. As such, Bill Jackson’s is developing a new firearms safety and maintenance class for […]

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A Beginner’s Guide on How to Clean a Gun

October 18, 2019

The number one rule when owning a firearm is safety. Did you know that a clean gun actually reduces the risk of accidental discharge? The more correct name is a negligent discharge, this is completely avoidable by following all safety procedures. These include: ensuring that any firearm is safely unloaded and cleared before proceeding with any […]

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Muzzeloading: Your Complete Guide

October 15, 2019

The first Flintlock Muzzleloader rifle dates back to the 1600s. Today you can find Muzzleloaders being used for historical re-enactments, hunting and target shooting. There are three types of muzzleloader rifles you might find: Flintlock, Percussion: Cap Lock also known as Side Lock and Modern Inline. Continue reading for your complete guide to Muzzleloading. Modern […]

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CCW Classes: Benefits for Beginners

August 1, 2019

There are many valid reasons that people choose to carry a concealed weapon. Exercising your right to bear arms can help you to protect yourself and others. Many reports show that concealed weapons help deter crime. But, without the proper gun safety training, owning a gun can pose a serious threat to everyone who comes into contact […]

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Safety First: How to Choose a Gun and Home Security Safe

July 1, 2019

Owning a gun comes with a great responsibility. You must find a safe way to store it and keep it out of the hands of minors and others that cannot be around weapons. The best kind of storage for your guns and other valuables is a quality safe. Are you stuck trying to find the […]

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