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Shooters Corner with Laura Berkowitz

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Audio Archive from Past Shows

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Nov 11, 2021
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Oct 15, 2020
Oct 08, 2020
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August 27, 2020
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Laura is currently a firearms instructor with certifications from the National Rifle Association to teach NRA Basic Pistol, Basic Rifle, Basic Shotgun, Personal Protection Inside the Home and Personal Protection Outside the Home.  She is certified by the State of Alaska to teach the Alaska Concealed Handgun Permit course.  Laura’s goal is to teach families to shoot safely.

Laura co-authored with Joseph A. Nava, “Not Your Average Joe, A Selected Autobiography and Joe’s Wisdom on Shooting.”

Laura is president of the Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee (AIM-COMM), a non-profit 501(c)(3) with a mission to foster the development of marksmanship, the safe and ethical use of firearms and to support and promote the use of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Laura and her team of instructors run the AIM-COMM Youth Rifle & Pistol Marksmanship Program, and teach youth ten years old through high school gun safety and the firearms sports.

Laura holds a B.A. in Business and an M.B.A.  Born and raised in the Midwest, and she has lived in Alaska since 1982.

Contact Information for Laura Berkowitz

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 80729, Fairbanks, AK 99708

Phone:                   907-590-2904 (mobile)


Please contact Laura if you have suggestions for future Shooters Corner radio programs or information you think might be of interest to listeners.

If you teach firearms safety courses in the Fairbanks area or know of firearms sporting events, please email ( Laura with that information if you would like her to announce those events on Shooters Corner.  Please also provide your phone number.

Firearms Classes and Events of Interest

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Links to Important Articles or Data

The Harrowing Story of the Nagasaki Bombing Mission

Sage Dynamics
(Scroll to middle of page for .PDF titled: “White Paper: Miniaturized
Red Dot Systems for Duty Handgun Use, Third Edition”)

FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

(Scroll down to “Reports and Statistics” for statistics on background checks

NICS Firearms Background Checks by Month/Year (direct link)

Alaska Department of Public Safety

Crime in Alaska 2018

Uniform Crime Reporting Program Annual Report


Alaska Statutes and Regulations

Concerning Alaska Concealed Handgun Permits;.aspx

Book List: Suggested Reading

Not Your Average Joe: A Selected Autobiography and Joe’s Wisdom on Shooting

By Joseph A. Nava and Laura Berkowitz

(All profits from this book go to the Joseph A. Nava Shooting Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.)


The New Rules of Marksmanship

A Manifesto and Training Manual That Will Completely Change The Way You Learn to Shoot

By Chris Sajnog

Dangerous Personalities
An FBI Profiler Shoes You How To Identify and Protect Yourself From Harmful People
By Joe Navarro

Just 2 Seconds
Using Time and Space to Defeat Assassins and Other Adversaries
By Gavin DeBecker

Make Your Bed

Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe The World

By Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired)

The Gift of Fear—And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence

By Gavin De Becker

Defensive Revolver Fundamentals—Protecting Your Life with the All-American Firearm

By Grant Cunningham

Newhall Shooting, A Tactical Analysis

Survival Lessons from One of Law Enforcement’s Deadliest Shootings

By Mike Wood with foreword by Massad Ayoob

The Law of Self Defense

The Indispensable Guide for the Armed Citizen

By Andrew F. Branca, attorney, with foreword by Massad Ayoob

Deadly Force

Understanding Your Right to Self Defense

By Massad Ayoob

Left of Bang

How the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life

By Patrick Van Horne and Jason A. Riley, foreword by Steven Pressfield

On Killing

The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

By Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

On Combat

The psychology and physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

By Lt. Col. Dave Grossman with Loren W. Christensen


Defend Yourself

A Comprehensive Security Plan for the Armed Homeowner

By Rob Pincus

Principles of Personal Defense

By Jeff Cooper, with foreword by Louis Awerbuck

The Modern Technique of the Pistol

By Gregory Boyce Morrison, with Jeff Cooper as Editorial Adviser

The Modern Day Gunslinger

The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual

Don Mann, U.S. Navy Seal, with foreword by Lt. Col. David Grossman

Facing Violence

Preparing for the Unexpected

By Rory Miller, foreword by Barry Eisler

Training for Sudden Violence

72 Practical Drills

By Rory Miller

Navy Seal Shooting

Learn how to shoot from their leading instructor

By Chris Sajnog, Navy Seal Firearms Instructor

Foreword by Scott McEwen, co-author of American Sniper

How to Shoot Like a Navy Seal

Combat Marksmanship Fundamentals

By Chris Sajnog, Navy Seal Firearms Instructor


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