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November 2015

Gun Tips By: Lloyd

Gun Tips By: Lloyd “Duke” Hodges The first rule of a gunfight is have a gun. My first rule is to avoid it. Second rule is to practice often. Third rule is know your firearm. Muscle memory is an absolute. Practice with an unloaded “go to” gun until you can operate all the levers on a semi-auto without having to look where those gadgets are. Revolvers are much simpler to operate. Read the owners manual. When I was in the military I had to learn to field strip my assigned weapon blind folded. Oh! I also had to reassemble it blind folded. When I clean my carry pistol I also visualy ensure it is unloaded then dissemble it. Visually clean it and reassemble it non-visually. All this means is that I know exactly what I am doing. A clean, unobstructed firearm will do what it is designed to do. Fire a projectile each and every time the trigger is depressed. Wait for it! Trigger operation is most important. You must practice until you are smooth and can hit the target in a close pattern. Sight picture is also very important. Index the front sight on the target and bring the rear sight into alignment. If you do this, you will make a good shot. Whatever your choice of firearm is, semi-auto or revolver, you are morally and legally responsible for every round you send down range. When I instruct a concealed carry or basic handgun class everyone is advised that negative things may follow. Enough said. There are many publications available to the shooting folks. Read them. Learn and act properly. We have seen violence on the news and elected officials blaming gun owners and want more laws to limit the good guys. What stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Train, Observe, Be Alert, Be Alive! Medicare covers remarkable new device that can give seniors relief from lower back pain Easy-to use high-tech back brace is now covered by Medicare. Helps encourage safe movement Reinforces good body mechanics Restricts motion that causes pain. Fits all waist sizes Reduce or eliminate the need for pain medications Two-strap system gives control over compression Maximum comfort with just the right amount of support Don’t Wait! Verta Loc offers relief from lower back pain. Get Your Life Back! Medicare coverage specialists are available for a short time. We handle all of the paperwork, just have your Medicare card handy and call today! 800-505-4519 Results not typical and may vary. Not all patients qualify. Product covered in full with payment by primary and secondary insurance. Warranty and restrictions apply. 12 Albemarle Tradewinds November 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

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