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GCH

U.S.
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I CAN answer questions related to defensive use of firearms, tactics, prudent modifications of firearms, utility of certain types of firearms. My greatest knowledge is in the area of handguns. PLEASE READ BEFORE SENDING QUESTIONS: I CAN NOT identify antique guns or those that are old and out-of-production. I CAN NOT tell you the value of your firearms. I CAN NOT tell you the history of your guns. I CAN NOT supply information about cheap, inherently unsafe firearms (e.g. Jimenez, Jennings, Lorcin).

Dave Nyce

U.S.
Available
Please, no questions about gun value or age. I have been an NRA certified pistol instructor for over 15 years. Was a pistol team captain in Pennsylvania for 5 years. Had a carry permit in PA, now have one in NC. I am a NC certified CCW (concealed carry of weapons) instructor. Also hunt using handgun, rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow, muzzleloader. I can answer questions on safety and shooting skills, recommend types of equipment (but not specific model numbers or prices), and answer questions on shooting competitions and hunting. Sorry, please don't ask me about the price or value of guns or other equipment, manufacture date, how to repair, how to get parts, or to provide any info on antiques.

Doug Little

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions relating to Legal Concealed Carry in most of the Western US, with detailed knowledge of Concealed Carry laws in Arizona. I have an in-depth understanding of tactical and defensive handgun skills including Close Range Gunfighting, Armed Vehicle Operations, Low Light Gunfighting and Advanced Concealed Carry techniques. I can answer detailed questions regarding Firearms Safety, Gun Handling and Marksmanship techniques. I can also answer detailed questions in the area of Crime Prevention and Victim Avoidance. ***PLEASE NOTE: Despite having done so in the past, I cannot continue to answer questions about valuation of firearms of any kind or questions regarding when a gun was made or what the impact of age or condition might be on the value of any firearm, either contemporary or antique.***

Mark Schmidt

U.S.
Available
General questions relating to various handguns - shooting, recommendations and general information on older/antique Smith & Wesson, Colt and other US made and European made pistols and revolvers. I am NOT an expert collector, but I have had several hundred handguns over the last 45 years+. I have repaired and refurbished several and shot hundreds of various handguns, and I am pretty knowledgeable on them.

Michael T.

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions regarding FFL transfers, purchasing firearms online or through auctions sites, out of state transfers, purchasing NFA items. PLEASE read Instructions to Questioner section so your question will not be rejected. I offer no legal advise.

Charles Gage

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions dealing with firearms and their development due to western expansion. I can answer most questions about any firearms of the world manufactured after the Civil War(1868 - present. I can offer safety warnings about these. I can offer opinions and the reasons behind these. I can also answer questions about Iver Johnson firearms. I can identify by pictures most firearms. If your question involves a firearm you have access to, please include a good quality photo with your question.

Rick Gore

U.S.
Available
I have a Gun & Tactics YouTube channel where I address a lot of gun issues. Here are links: All About Guns & Tactics . All About Guns Police & Military Tactics . I can answer most general questions about handguns (no value or history). Firearms Instructor for over 30 years. Specific knowledge on Glock and Colt 1911s models. -----------------------NO VALUE OR HISTORY QUESTIONS----------------NO REFERRALS--------- -- **---I have to do this since I keep getting value and history questions---**

Rick Barkett

U.S.
Available
My expertise lies in Defensive Handgun Training as well as Arizona Concealed Carry Weapons Permit and Utah Concealed Firearms Permit related issues. I do not provide legal opinions or solutions. This area of expertise is best left to the legal professionals (Attorneys). Generally speaking, any technical questions on gun values should be directed to gun dealers and/or collectors.

Paul Edward Zukowski

Available
Shooting. You can ad me as an advisor on Trap, Skeet, Small bore rifle, large bore rifle, and servicerifle competetition. I can also give advice on equipment, how to begin etc.

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2016-12-26 A.V. Marocciui o/u 12 ga.:

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