Blog 2018-04-12T11:05:03+00:00

How to React to an Active Shooter Attack

Posted on July 5, 2018
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School and workplace shootings seem to be perpetual in the news. So much so, that the casual observer might form the opinion that AR -15 armed active shooters or active killers are an epidemic problem within American borders. Of course, this is not the case. For example, a quick review of the facts shows that in 2016 the number of deaths from all rifles (not just “assault weapons” but all rifles) was 374. The number
Here at California Tactical Academy, we get a great many questions about what rifles are legal to own, what rifles are assault weapons, and what rifles need to be registered. I will admit that I find the laws convoluted as much as anyone else. Let me try and simplify the laws and definitions as much as I can. Currently Assault Weapons are defined two ways. Initially, California developed a list of firearms, by name, which
If you live in Los Angeles area, and enjoy the shooting sports, then you know just how difficult it can be to find a suitable shooting range. Certainly, there are many indoor ranges, but they are severely limited in allowing you to use a firearm in a manner consistent with the guns purpose.  For example, if you are a hunter, shooting at a target 50 feet away does not really help build or maintain the

Ammunition Selection for Home Defense

Posted on May 8, 2018
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By Mike Lazarus CTA Staff Member   Ammunition penetration is a bit of a paradox. On the one hand, you want your ammunition to penetrate sufficiently into a human target. On the other hand, you are rightly concerned about ammunition that will either over penetrate the target or upon missing the intended mark, will travel an excessive distance through common household construction medium. Much good work has been done in the area of ballistic testing,

Handgun, Shotgun, or Rifle for home defense

Posted on April 25, 2018
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Handgun, Shotgun, or Rifle for home defense. By Mike Lazarus CTA Staff Member I’m going to start by telling you that I will not specifically recommend that you select a rifle, a shotgun, or a pistol for home defense. Which one you select will be entirely based on your needs and preferences. I will spend a few minutes talking about the pros and cons of each, so you can make a more informed decision should