Curt Andrews

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Off Grid Bicycles

Just imagine-- you are sitting at your computer, reading the latest news at or Lanterns.Buzz,  drinking your cup of coffee when it happens.  The power goes out, and you wonder how it will take t

Cycling Defense Part 2 (Real Life)

I recently wrote an article titled Cycling Self-Defense. In that article, I talked about how to defend yourself while riding a bicycle.  Well, I am going to revisit this subject again because I realized the sho

Revolver vs. Semi-Auto-- Which One is For You?

There has been much debate over the years as to which is better-- the revolver or the semi-automatic handgun. Here are my two cents on which one I think is better. I am going to look at them from the following areas: con

Malfunctions And How To Fix Them

Malfunctions- they happen to all of us at some point.  Yes, even to the best of us.  It is how we deal with them that makes the difference.  It seems that they always happen at the worst possible times, an

Warm Weather Concealed Carry

It is the time of the year again for short sleeves and pants.  This brings up the question of how do we conceal a handgun in warmer weather?  There is a saying in the concealed carry world and it goes like

Defending Yourself From Your Vehicle

Today you and your family are taking that well-deserved vacation- a trip across the USA in the family vehicle.  You packed the luggage, the kids are in the car, ready to go.  Your handgun is loaded and ready be

Shotgun For Best Home Defense

Shotguns are one of the most owned firearms in the USA, and are probably as popular as the AR-15.  About everyone I know has a shotgun which they either bought or were given by their father or grandfather.  Whe

Introduce Shooting Sports Today

How do we secure the firearm sports that we all love and enjoy?  By introducing new people to shooting sports.    How do you get someone who has never fired a handgun before to go to the range with you?

Self-Defense Safety When Visually Impaired

We plan, and we practice and know what we are going to do when everything is in the controlled parameters of our plan.  But have you ever thought about what would happen to your plan if something like your visi

Cycling Self-Defense

Spring is on its way, and many of us like to get outdoors and exercise. Some walk, others run or hike, but I like to cycle.  Cycling can be dangerous, and I have to think of my personal safety while I am out ridi

Know Before You Go

We have been there before: we’re packing for a trip or a vacation, checking everything off our list- clothing, toiletries, medications, and your handgun. These days it’s like a visa card “don&rsquo

The Effective Concealed Carry Purse

In recent years, more women have been getting into shooting sports.  In turn, this has had a major influence in the concealed carry market.  If you were to ask me five years ago about holster selections for a w