Points of Impact: October 23, 2021

ICYMI: 2A Showdown on "The View," Cooper's Color Code and You, Be a Straight-A Gun Student ...

by posted on October 23, 2021
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At the top of our lineup this week is a discussion about Cooper's Color Code, which is a way to describe a lifesaving defensive mindset. It might seem sometimes like there's a fine line between preparedness and paranoia. Columnist Jo Deering asks a critical question: What is Condition Yellow, and can you really live in it

Notice anything about that color code? You will not find any guidelines or information about what is and is not a potential threat or a reasonable fear. That’s because most of us couldn’t answer the question of “reasonable” at the moment it’s asked. That’s what fear is for.

Speaking of fear, Halloween is rapidly approaching, and our Spooky Series ramps up with this week's chiller: Savagery and Survival in Siberia. Does the mystery of the Dyatlov Pass , which we detailed last October, have a sequel, or a solution? Don't read before bed ...

How about a Halloween-themed range day with a twist? A scary island themed range day is just what you need to get kids and adults excited about plinking in the crisp fall air. With ghouls and bats everywhere this time of year, a fresh theme is sure to shake up your annual Halloween shoot. 

A Second-Amendment showdown on "The View": “I bought a 9 mm gun,” Sherri Shepherd said while guest co-hosting ABC’s “The View,” during a discussion about how Black Americans are joining the ranks of gun owners in droves. “I don’t know why you’re laughing,” she added ... but our friends at America's First Freedom have some thoughts

Pepper spray is a very common self-defense tool among women, chances are you have it, are thinking about getting some or know someone who carries it. This article from our friends at The Well Armed Woman covers the actual spraying of pepper spray and what to practice.

Smith & Wesson has issued a Safety Recall Notice for certain M&P12 shotguns. Please read the following press release from the company.

If you've been searching for a firearm instructor, you've probably discovered that most of the information available tends to focus on the instructor, his or her credentials, perhaps location, materials covered—but not much focus on you. Before you sign up for a class, consider the value of understanding what type of learner you are. Here's how to be a straight-A gun student.

Silencers make shooting safer for your hearing, but can sometimes fool your eyes. Winchester's Melissa Bachman has advice on what silencer mirage is, and how to defeat it.

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