2008 in Review / 2009 Gun Resolutions

2008 in Review:

Firearms Acquired:
– Ruger P-345 (first carry weapon)
– Ruger LCP
– Glock 17 (used)
– Mosin-Nagant (first rifle)
– Ruger Mini-14 Target (first new rifle)

– Signed up for the Easy-Pay NRA Lifetime Membership
– Began process of becoming an EVC
– Attended first “Friends of the NRA” meeting.

– NRA First Steps
– NRA Basic Pistol
– NRA Basic Defense in the Home

The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery by Massad Ayoob
Black Man with a Gun by Kenn Blanchard
Gun Facts
Common Sense by Thomas Paine

People I Brought to the Range:
– Father-in-Law (already a gun owner, but hadn’t been to the range lately) [1]
– Sister-in-Law’s husband and three young nephews [4]
– Pastor [1]
– Brother-in-Law, Sister-in-Law and her boyfriend [3]
– Co-worker (hunted when younger, had shot, but we went out together and I was able to help improve his aiming – we both have a GP100 6″) [1]

Total of 10 people I brought to the range.

Internet & Culture:
– Started the N.U.G.U.N. Blog
– Did a review for Gun Review Podcast @GRRN
– Attended a “carry” dinner


2009 Gunnie Resolutions:

(I am updating these and striking them through as they are achieved)

Acquire the following arms:
– 10/22
– Shotgun
– Others 🙂

Buy a house:
– Then I can buy a safe

NRA Involvement:
Become the local EVC
Become authorized to sign-up new members to the NRA
– Help with local Friends of the NRA events
Sign-up 5+ new members
– Sign up 25 new members (new updated goal)

Personal Training:
– Dryfire weekly
– Compete and do so without errors.
– NRA Personal Defense and/or other CCW course
– NRA Basic Rifle
– Advanced tactical course
– Appleseed Event (I was encouraged to attend one. And seeing as I have little to no experience shooting rifles. I think it’d be beneficial. And it was pretty affordable so I am adding this to my goals.)

Future Reading:
The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry by Massad Ayoob (acquired)
In the Gravest Extreme by Massad Ayoob (acquired) [Read]
Principles of Personal Defense by Jeff Cooper (acquired) [Read]
Dial 911 and Die by Richard Stevens [Read]
– Gun-Proof Your Children by Massad Ayoob (endeavoring to acquire)
– Stressfire by Massad Ayoob (on the list to get)
The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms by Stephen Halbrook

– Take at least 5 people to the range.

Internet & Culture:
– Further the N.U.G.U.N. Blog
– Do more reviews and auxilliary podcasts for the GRRN.
– Attend at least 2 “carry” dinners.
– Attend a “gun blogger” event.

This post was inspired by MArooned’s recent post here! If you don’t read MArooned’s blog YOU SHOULD!!!  It is one of my favorite gun blogs.