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From Lloyd K: What is the best defense for malware, viruses and the like?

Answer: The best defense from malware and viruses is to take multiple steps that reduce the chances of your computer being infected. First, I would recommend some type of anti-virus software. Next, always check to make sure your computer has the latest software updates and never download a file or attachment unless you know the person who it’s coming from. Also, make sure you use a VPN (Virtual Private Network.) I use TunnelBear.

From Walt P: I thought I saw an email about a book that you wrote about combat handgun accuracy, but I can’t seem to find it.  Can you help me with this?

Answer: Yes it’s called 30 Days to Combat Handgun Accuracy. Click here to learn about how you can become a more accurate shooter.

From Chuck B: What about batteries? Is there a specific type or brand of battery you recommend?

Answer: I personally use Panasonic Eneloop rechargeable batteries. These batteries come pre-charged from the factory, which is an added bonus so you can immediately put them to use. Also, they can be recharged up to 2,100 times, which is huge money savings since you’re not constantly buying new batteries for all of your electronics.

From Andrew H: I just stumbled upon an article…and remembered that I had already seen something about bulletproof foam sometime last year. Since this clearly falls into your area of expertise, I would appreciate it if you discussed it in one of your future newsletters…

Answer: I’ve recently read about some of the tests being conducted on the bulletproof foam. Basically, it’s a type of foam that is made from metal, which during testing turns bullets into a dust upon contact. Clearly, this is in the very early stages of development and I think it would need to go through rigorous everyday application testing before we see it being used.

Hal B: Last year you had a course on how to build your own AR-15, do you still offer this?

Answer: Yes, we do.  In fact, you just missed the first class of the year, but we’re having another one September 15-16, 2017. Click here to learn more about building your own AR-15.

From Victoria M: Do you have any security tips for apartments? I’m not on the ground floor and my building does have a secure entrance, but I’m sure there is more I could do to stay safe.

Answer: One of the first things I would do is ask your landlord if you can change the locks. A common way criminals access apartments is through a sliding door, so if you have one make sure it’s always locked and put a piece of wood or something in the door track so it can’t be opened. Finally, since it’s difficult to have a security system in an apartment I would purchase doorstopper alarms.

From Terry R: Will you please add me to the waiting list for your SurvFilters? Or, if people that have already paid in advance have priority, I’d like to purchase two. Is this an option to pre-pay?

Answer: Yes, we can add you to our list or you may purchase the SurvFilter in advance to assure that you’ll have first dibs when they come in at the end of the month. To learn more about this life-saving filter click here.

From J.M: I have a question about the handling of guns when looking for a handgun to buy in a gun store… What is the proper way to handle the gun? I read somewhere awhile back and can’t find it the do’s and don’ts in handling the gun…

Answer: Every store has different rules when looking at new guns but no matter what always remember the safety rules. Never point the gun at anyone and treat all guns as if they are loaded. If you want to see what the trigger pull feels like I would ask the employee if it’s okay to do so after making sure the gun isn’t loaded, and obviously, point it in a safe direction to pull the trigger.

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