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certified instructor prior to handling any firearm and be sure to read your owner’s manual. These
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Eric Perez is a gunsmith, FFL, and Army Infantry veteran with a combat deployment to Afghanistan. He lives in western Montana, where he's a volunteer firefighter and homesteader.