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Awareness, training and defensive skill building, not to mention having the proper gear and keeping your gear well maintained, are extremely important self-defense tools nowadays. We live in an ever-changing and dangerous world. Our innocent citizens suffer personal attacks and property crimes much more frequently than ever have before. In fact, recent news articles indicate that personal attacks and violent crimes are not just happening in dark alleys and lonesome streets.  Violent attacks are happening more and more at places where we shop, places of worship, and even in our schools.  The bad guys have become emboldened. Sanctity of human life and respect for others is just not part of their creed. Many of these crimes could easily go from simple robberies to kidnapping or violent assault in an instant.  Unfortunately, physical violence is no the only worry - we have to worry about criminals stealing our identities as well.  Coming soon to Gonzo's Garage will be a wide variety of self defense, training, preparedness, defense-in-depth, and other related articles and products to help you implement your own self-defense and preparedness program.  The Resources section below will help you get started.

Questions About Self-Defense and Personal Safety:

How long can you defend yourself and your loved ones while you are waiting for the police to arrive?  Do you have a variety of strategies to keep them out for a while?  If you are out shopping or attending services, are you aware of your surroundings? Are your firearms kept in good condition in case you need to use them? What types of gear do you use to conceal carry, transport firearms to the range, and secure your firearms? Are cleaning and maintenance important? Do you have a defense-in-depth strategy to protect yourself and your loved ones from a wide variety of threats?  And if you have to use lethal force in self-defense, are you properly trained? Do you have non-lethal force strategies in place when deadly force is not an option?  Are violent crimes an ever increasing occurrence in your community?  Can you quickly make good tactical and sound decisions?  Do you know what to do next? When seconds count, the police are minutes away, and you are your own first-responder!  The resources and articles on this page will help you to answer those important questions and more as we explore ways to stay safe both inside and outside our homes.

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Welcome from Gonzo's Garage! I'm an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, Certified Range Safety Officer and certified Law Enforcement M-16/AR-15/M4-A1 Armorer. The purpose of this page up to help me share with you, my readers, lots of valuable resources on a variety of topics. I have a wealth of knowledge, experience, and training in the areas of concealed carry issues, firearms maintenance, self-defense awareness, firearms training methods, and gear reviews.  Please email me to ask how I can help with firearms training, gun maintenance, home security, or self-defense preparedness.

Gonzo's Garage Firearms Page is
a companion site to Northern Colorado Gun Guy, Northern Colorado Home Security, and  Northern Colorado Preparedness sites. Please excuse the construction while we build our presence, but come back often as we change and grow. Be sure to bookmark this page to find out more about how you can protect your home and your loved ones. We will be expanding this site very quickly with news, articles, and product suggestions on concealed carry, firearms maintenance and self-defense issues that you can use.

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