Ca Gun ControlI’m sure there are many who believe it is  an almost insurmountable challenge to travel to California with your firearms, but many of our clients manage to successfully transport their guns to and from our courses each week! In spite of Sacramento’s best efforts, you can legally bring your guns into and transport them around the state. Its actually not even that complicated – so here are some guidelines to make it easy!

For handguns:

1. You must be 18 years and not prohibited from possessing a firearm (Meaning not a criminal, not mentally incapacitated, and not subject to a restraining order, or involved in a domestic dispute).
2. The gun must be unloaded and locked in a container – not the glove box or center console. The trunk of your car is considered a container provided it is not readily accessible from the passenger compartment. For example, a sedan … Read more »

Gun Control is a fantasy, the future of gun policy

3D guns, Gun control is a fantasy, Gun control, Cody wilsonGun Control is a fantasy ~ Cody Wilson, Defense Distributed.

Over the past six to eight months, there has been a lot going on in the world of gun control and legislation. The officials in Congress and the Executive Branch spent a significant amount of time and money debating with the video game industry, Hollywood, gun manufacturers and constitutional rights groups about the future of gun control and how to implement said controls and enforce said laws. In the end, the Senate shut down all proposals due to lack of support, the President was upset, and pro gun groups rejoiced. All the while, a young man named Cody Wilson was working on an idea in his facility in Austin, Texas, that would turn the idea of control completely upside down; he was working on building 3D printed guns. 

3D printing is a fairly new technology that has gained a lot … Read more »


Cooperate and graduate…

WingedGunIf you are considering flying with firearms in your checked-baggage, there are a few rules, regulations, and some common sense procedures that you should follow.  On many occasions, I have traveled on airplanes with a firearm in my checked baggage and have yet to have any significant problems.  We get a number of questions about flying with firearms. It’s actually pretty straightforward and far easier than people seem to imagine.

First – every airport is required to comply with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. TSA requires the firearm(s) to be locked in a hard sided case. The case must be secure – meaning you cannot bend the plastic and reach inside the case. You can transport up to 16 pounds of ammunition in the factory packaging with your firearms. Some airlines restrict you to 10 pounds of ammunition and none that I know of allow a pile … Read more »



Aegis Academy firmly believes that safe and secure communities begin with citizens who are both informed and engaged in taking an active role in protecting themselves and the ones they love. Furthermore, we believe that mindset and awareness form the foundation safety and security with the responsible use of firearms as only one possible solution to be used as a last resort.

During an online forum on Facebook on Tuesday 19 February 2013, hosted by Parenting Magazine, Vice President Joe Biden made some comments regarding self-defense that were misleading (you don’t need an AR-15… they are harder to use), some were false (you don’t need 30 rounds to defend yourself), but the most egregious and erroneous was his recommendation on how individuals SHOULD defend themselves.

Vice President Biden quickly stated “buy a shotgun… buy a double barreled shotgun.” While Aegis Academy does not disagree with the first part of his … Read more »

When should you start teaching kids to shoot?

Victoria Barks, teaching kids to shoot, gun safety

Over the years, we’ve watched a variety of techniques used in teaching kids about gun safety and how to shoot.  Here are some best practices on imparting responsible gun handling to children. In the paragraphs below, you will see that our recommendations are categorized by age groups.  These categorizations are only guidelines.  Since children develop at different rates, maturity and focus should be your guidelines when considering the material below.

Victoria (photo inset) was not born with a gun in her hand, but at 15 (when this photo was taken) she had better gun handling skills and technical ability than many adults who attend our courses.  That did not happen by accident.  Her parents were committed to teaching their kids to shoot. More importantly, next year when she heads off to college, serves in the military, or moves out of her parents house, she will take the understanding of safe, … Read more »