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Pepper Spray Considerations

Pepper Spray Considerations

Not everyone has the physical or mental capacity to operate a firearm in self-defense, and may decide on using pepper spray instead. GMA Instructor Dave Hendrick looks at the varieties of pepper spray: stream, spray, fog and foam. What does each do? How do you decide which is right for you? And what do you

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Dare To Know!

You may be familiar with an essay that I wrote in 2008 on the topic of Respectful Irreverence as an approach to tactical training topics. I want to explore an underlying theme in more detail, the theme of Sapere Aude, “Dare to Know.” Originally, this Latin phrase was used to advise people to “trust their

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Interstate Travel with Firearms

Interstate Travel with Firearms

GMA instructors and law enforcement officers Randy Lilly and Dave Hendrick discuss considerations when traveling from state to state with firearms. What is legal in one state may not be legal in another. Can you travel through a state where you don’t have a permit for your firearm? Is it easier to take your firearm

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Defensive Training's Impact on Personal Health

Defensive Training’s Impact on Personal Health

GMA Strategic Projects Manager and Instructor Nick Smith and Instructor Dave Hendrick discuss understanding your physical capabilities and limitations. Adapt your gear and training to physical changes in your body, whether it’s worsening eyesight, loss of hearing, bad knees, or any other debilitating condition. Also, what proactive steps can you take to combat such conditions?

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Different Ways for Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Different Ways for Carrying a Concealed Weapon

GMA Director Chris Juelich explains the strategy behind GMA’s Firearms Expo, events that are held at the eight GMA facilities throughout the year. There is no admittance fee and no charge to rent firearms, which manufacturers bring so that shooters can try out their products. Ammunition is also donated by manufacturers. It’s a perfect opportunity

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Do Your Standards Have Integrity?

I've been saying for a long time that all such "standards" are made up and ultimately Subjective.... and therefore, not important... certainly not as important as so many people make them out to be.
Training Beyond CCW

Training Beyond CCW

Chris Juelich, director of Gander Mountain Academies, and instructor Dave Hendrick look at why people often don’t train or practice after obtaining their CCW, why they should, plus which techniques should be practiced and scenarios prepared for in subsequent training. GMA’s unique facilities, offering a variety of realistic training scenarios, are discussed.