Contents of the Gunthorp Web
Home Pictured 75 cal Brown Bess Musket. View some of Oleg Volk's great photography. A psychiatrist explains the anti gun mentality. Understand the correct language of the 2nd amendment. Woman's perspective includes prison interviews through a rapist's eyes.
Classes Pictured 58 cal Harpers Ferry Pistol and Napoleon's double barrel pistol. Introduction to self-defense, other excellent opinions on what to look for and how to choose a first handgun, observations, Private ownership stops crime, and an article on sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.
Self Defense and Liberty A short article linking the common man's ability to defend himself and gain self sovereignty. Included is a concise history of firearm actions.
Handgun Safety Class The basic course for the Permit to Carry a Handgun. This first course satisfies the permit requirements for MN, UT, and FL.
The Permit to Carry Written Test
Advanced Pistol techniques and live drills for the proficiency to carry with confidence, the 3-3-3 theory by Professor Carl C. Chandler, Jr., Lateral Movement by Rob Pincus.
Advanced Defensive Handgun Outline
Expert A one day course in tactics, speed, and accuracy for safety and survival. A training course for commandos and the US Army Survival Manual
Expert Weapons Tactics outline notes include flashlights, backup guns, lasers, top ten rules of cover, street vs games, elements of awareness, speed vs precision, defensive reaction, posts on movement. Awareness and the OODA loop.
Reloading Topics covering reloading and casting for accuracy and economy.
Schedules Class fees, classroom and shooting range locations. Instructions for students. Directions and maps.
Meet the instructor, Gardner Behrends
Firearms Pictured Colt 1851 Navy cap and ball revolver, Philadelphia derringer, duck's foot, and pepper box.
Safety Basic firearms safety laws need to be reviewed periodically. Top Ten ways to tell if you're a target. NRA firearm condition guide.
Pistol Pictured Ruger, Taurus, Kimber, and Kel-Tec self-Defense handgun offerings. Comments on applications and pros and cons of different handgun types. Masad Ayoob writes how to shoot a handgun accurately. Tacoma PD tests the Kinber pro carry. Does size matter?
Rifle Pictured Ruger, Winchester, Springfield, SKS. Comments on general nature, short, medium, and long ranges and hints for rifle work.
Shotgun Pictured blunderbuss, coach gun, Mossberg, Remington with interchangeable barrels.
Black Powder Selection of black powder arms pictured in gunthorp.com.
Pneumatic Benjamin Single Shot Pump Pellet Pistol, Crossman heavy pellets. Target practice almost anywhere.
Ammo Pictured Colt Single Action 1873 Army represented by .45 Colt Ruger Vaquero. General ammo recommendations.
Basics Ammo components, cutaway cartridges, pictures of common cartridges, description of calibers and uses. Observations on Cor Bon DPX ammunition. Ten signs you are not an outdoorsman.
Specifications Comments on energy, momentum, stopping power, caliber effectiveness comparisons, energy tables. Handgun wounding factors and effectiveness. Terminal ballistics as viewed in a morgue.
Pricelist Wholesale ammunition pricing is inflating rapidly. Please call for latest cost.
Holsters Pictured the double action revolver represented by Taurus titanium .41 Magnum.
Styles Pictures of Mitch Rosen's ARG, Carjacking Rig, Nancy Special, Milt Sparks VM-II, Comp-Tac's CTAC, the Crossbreed Super Tuck Deluxe, and many others. Comments on holster selection and use. Holsters and belts are as important as the gun and ammunition.
Badges Comments on proper identification in everyday encounters with the police. Do you really want a badge? What should you say to the police after defending yourself? Here's a list of local Duluth and MN lawyers.
Accessories Pictured Browning's single action .45 auto represented by the 3" Kimber Ultra CDP. Instructions for the Gunthorp Grasshopper instant deploy keychain.
Gun Cases & Safes The best buys on the current market, Finger touch quick access safes, Target holding clips, Ammo-Safe bore inserts.
Cleaning Tips Cleaning kits, solvents, and supplies to make your gun last a lifetime.
Knives Why carry, what to carry, how to sharpen, how to use. Warning: discussions about knives aren't for faint hearts.
Reloading & Casting Manuals, scales, presses, case prep tools, dies, furnaces and molds.
Black Powder Comments on safety and origin. Don't try this at home, but see how black powder is made.
Optics & Lights Pictures of laser grips, red dot sights, aperture sights, and scopes. Comments for the advanced student on the use of different sighting systems and what to look for in a scope. Flashlights and their use. The latest advances in LED technology
More Pictured the latest advance in polymer autos, Kel-Tec P3-AT DAO auto in 380 cal. This represents the greatest power to weight/size ratio for concealed carry. It will require some practice, but it is capable of accurate, close range shot placement. Solutions to the ten most common problems.
Anatomy, tactics, drills Technical comments for the advanced defensive handgun student.
Carry Permit Application for Minnesota Acrobat Reader File from the State. A reader's digest of important MN firearm laws. A link to notification letters for courthouse and capitol area carry. Articles on carry mindset. Carry at the state fair. A must read page for all those who have a permit.
Relevant MN Statutes The authorized use of force, the limitations on the use of deadly force, the Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act (MCPPA), motor vehicle and airline transportation, links to other MN firearm statutes of interest
Carry Permit Application for Utah This permit can be obtained by mail and is honored by MN as well as many more states than those that honor the MN permit.
Relevant Utah and Federal Codes Links to all the Utah and Federal laws you need to know for the Utah permit.
Carry Permit Application for Florida This permit can be obtained by mail but is not honored by MN.
Carry Permit Application for Wisconsin This permit can be obtained by WI residents but is not honored by MN yet.
Q and A's Recent questions and answers from the email bag.
Quotes Some from surprising sources.
Late Breaking News Pertaining to carry law and handgun issues.
Links To help the student find out about firearms, holsters, and research more ideas and techniques, history, news, humor, friends, and family.
Portal Under construction. Ten reasons you should check your health insurance.
If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If it's in English, thank a veteran.