The Matthew Bellamy Project… A Tragedy leads to this Amazing Cause

Gun Safety is above all, the most important aspect of owning a gun, especially when it comes to protecting our children. I would love to share this cause with my fellow gun owners. This very worthwhile project promotes gun safety through education and offers many other events to bring the Bellamy Family’s message of gun accident prevention  to as many people as possible. Please take a minute to visit this web site and please get involved.   TheMatthewBellamyProject (MBP) is a gun safety organization committed to preventing unintentional firearm deaths by providing free gun locks and firearm safety classes. Our Mission Our family owns guns and respects the rights of others to do so. However, in spite of the fact that we keep our guns locked in a safe where children cannot access them, we lost a child due to an unsecured gun. Out of our heartache, we share our story: Encouraging adults to be responsible for the proper unloading and storage of firearms. Encouraging adults to educate children about gun safety and the proper handling of firearms. Urging parents to ask: “Are there unsecured firearms where my children play”? Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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Me and My Benelli
Sep23

Me and My Benelli

Ok,  you could say that I am in love with my new ultra light Benelli 12 gauge shotgun.   I have been in the market for a another shotgun for some time. I love to hunt doves, turkey, and ducks so I felt like my 20 gauge over under was coming up short on versatility. Now, I can’t complain… I have had some pretty good success with my 20 gauge- a trophy turkey, couple of ducks and plenty of doves over the years. But, a girl has to have as much confidence as possible and a 12 gauge Benelli does just that. It is impressive in every way. First,  I love being able to load and shoot 3 shells instead of two.  David Floyd, one of the owners at The Gun Store, took good care of me when selecting the gun that was right for me.  We carefully went through all the different aspects of the gun and how I wanted to use it.  A 12 gauge has more recoil and are typically heavier than a 20 gauge.  Since I got the ultra light, the weight of the gun was not an issue.  As for the recoil, I have not had any problem with it.   A 12 gauge should have an advantage of range but more or less has the same shooting power as the 20 gauge.  Since I love to hunt turkey and ducks as well as doves, I think the 12 gauge will be the perfect gun for me.  So,  I embrace my Italian roots and I am thrilled with my Beneili!! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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Gun Safety-  What’s Wrong with this Photo??
Sep04

Gun Safety- What’s Wrong with this Photo??

Without doubt, gun safety is always the priority when handling guns.  The basics never change and need to be reinforced constantly:  A gun safety course should be taken before handling a gun.  Every gun should be treated as if it were loaded.  Your gun should be pointed in a safe direction at all times. Do not take your gun off safety until you are ready to shoot.  Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.  Store your firearm so that children cannot access it. Never shoot at water or a hard surface as the shot can be deflected in various directions. Be knowledgeable about your firearm safety features but remember they do not substitute safe handling on your part. Properly  clean and maintain your firearm Use the proper ammunition. Never climb a tree stand, fence or obstruction with a loaded firearm Avoid alcohol or medications that may impair you while handling a firearm. Never transport a loaded gun. I recommend getting used to your gun by practicing with it without it being loaded – by that, I mean get to know your gun.  I practiced drawing my handgun from my holster many many times unloaded and used a post it note for my target. The muscle memory from this exercise will enable you to feel comfortable when you use it at the shooting range. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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