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Stand Your Moral High Ground

A few days ago, I received an e-mail from a former student; a Christian man, a patriot and a defender of freedom in the US Military. He wanted me to comment on an article he had just discovered in the Huffington Post written by Mr. Wallis of the Sojourners, entitled “Stand your Ground has no Moral Ground”.  As a believer in our country’s moral high ground and the inalienable right to self- defense, my student seemed to be concerned. I understand why. Huffington Post Article: Stand Your Ground Has No Moral Ground To say the least I am once again disappointed that there are Read More >>

Shot Show 2014 Media Day at the Range – Shooting Clays

At Shot Show 2014 Media Day at the Range the vendors bring out lots of guns, mostly new models, and provide ammunition to allow us the chance to shoot.  Think of it as Disneyland for shooters. Remington gave me a chance to use a 12 gauge and try shooting clays.  I’m a pistol shooter, slowly getting into the long guns.  Bottom line, the clays had nothing to fear.  They flew, I fired and watched each of them sail quietly to the ground, fully intact.  I watched other, more experienced shooters, take on the clays.  I could see the appeal, watching the clay shatter in mid-air.  I think Read More >>

PRECISION, ACCURACY AND KNOWLEDGE – An experience with Jonathan Wallace II of Native Executive Security

As a firearms instructor, one would think that I benefit from the range time and that I practice as much as I teach. Wrong. As all firearms instructors are aware, getting the trigger time necessary to maintain your very own discipline is very difficult due to teaching others to learn and maintain their own. On top of that, most of what I teach is handgun doctrine, causing my proficiency in other disciplines such as long range and tactical rifle, use of scope and the tactics thereof to sometimes fall short. Now this goes against my instructor ethics, because I believe that as good Read More >>

Response to Violence

Across the country, we have seen instances of random acts of violence, assaults on our homes, neighborhoods and communities. They are frightening and remind us of our vulnerability to fall prey to selfish thugs who only care about themselves and what they can get with minimal effort. They aren’t interested in working for what they want, they want you to work for it so they can take it from you. There is a growing trend coast to coast. Citizens are pushing back. There are events such as Light the Night, Neighborhood Watch groups, and neighbors looking out of their windows in response to a Read More >>

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Hey GW I’ve never shot before and I’m looking to buy a pistol for self defense, what should I get? Signed, Newbie Dear Newbie, First, I would suggest training, with a qualified instructor.  Firearms are not like Point and Shoot cameras, and one size doesn’t fit all.  Check your local ranges for recommendations on instructors, they are a pretty good source.  An instructor will often have one or two guns you can try, and many ranges rent firearms.  The idea is to get a feel for what fits your hand the best. For personal defense, especially if you are going to carry Read More >>

Training for the Way You Live

Instructors are always saying things about training for real life.  And we should.  However, it had never been brought home to me the way it was recently.  I took the Defensive Firearms Coach certification training from I.C.E. Training Services, the same folks who bring us Combat Focus Shooting courses among others. The training was tough, but that is another story.  The focus was on being able to train students, regardless of their skill level, to respond efficiently to an imminent home invasion with the possibility of a lethal threat.  Simply put, what do you do when someone is Read More >>

National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day (NTYDTTRD) – Jun 15, 2013!

Planning is in progress for this year’s National Take Your Daughter (and/or son) to the Range Day. This will be the second annual event.  Last year 35 ranges across the country hosted nearly 1,000 kids, many of whom were shooting for the first time. NTYDTTRD is under the umbrella of National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day, Inc, a non-profit corporation that was formed to oversee and raise money for the event. Founders Lynne Finch and Evan Carson are hoping that 100 ranges will come forward this year to host events and open the world of shooting up to kids ages six and up. The event Read More >>

Who should teach you to shoot?

You have made the decision that you want to try shooting.  Yeah!  Welcome, we are a friendly group.  But, who do you ask to help you navigate your entry into this world?  Your significant other?  Neighbor with 50 guns lovingly displayed who goes to the range once a year?  A friend who shoots at least once a month?  Do you send your kids to the neighbor who barely graduated high school for tutoring?  Do you send your child to the person who played piano 30 years ago and still has one collecting dust for lessons?  You probably would say NO, you would send them to someone who had the Read More >>

Have you ever considered teaching?

There are so many things I love about being a Firearms Instructor that I can’t cover them all. For me, one of the best is taking someone who is brand new and guiding them through their first couple trigger pulls and watching their smile form as the nerves settle and the fear goes away and they discover THIS IS FUN! If you are an experienced shooter, with a passion for shooting, you are a candidate.  Visit the NRA Instructor website and look for a Pistol Instructor Course, this is usually the entry into teaching.  This should include the Basic Instructor Training (BIT) which covers the Read More >>

Part III: What You Need To Know About Buying Your First Gun Safe.

Part III: What You Need To Know About Buying Your First Gun Safe. Location/Installation The final broad consideration when deciding to buy a safe is where to locate it and who will do the installation. By Gun Shows Today - your #1 source of gun show schedule dates and locations. Safes are usually heavy and may be cumbersome to position and take special equipment to place, such as a dolly to a crane. This should be determined before purchase is made. If the location is fixed, the safe may be hinged to open opposite normal or custom built to the space. More practically, some safes have Read More >>