Posts Tagged ‘shooting sports’

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

HOW DO YOU KNOW THE “LEGAL” CULTURE OF YOUR STATE, PRO- OR ANTI-GUN: INDIANA GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE SPORTING CLAYS EVENT

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The legal position of a state governor provides a good insight into how various gun laws may be enforced and what to anticipate in terms of future gun laws. In Indiana, Mike Pence gained strong support in his recent bid to be elected governor from gun owners and sports enthusiasts by his stated commitment to Hoosiers’ right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment. Certainly, such a plank for election speaks to whether a Governor will veto nonsensical or unnecessary gun legislation. However, many compromises must often be made by any respected leader, Governor Pence is solid in Read More

Handguns and High Heels

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As a woman who shoots, it is amazing to me how often I hear “you don’t look like the type”.  Those of us who shoot came to it for our own reasons, some from fear, some for fun.  We come from all different backgrounds, professions and age groups.  We are young, old, short, tall, skinny, full figured, …  What we share is a love of the sport and often a strong sense that we are valuable and empowered.  We are smart, we are strong, and we enjoy having fun.  Many of us are professional women, educated, productive, and caring.  We are sisters, wives, moms... I have heard it so Read More

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

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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

What is National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day?

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Founded in 2012, NTYDTTRD is about educating kids, girls and boys, about gun safety and about getting families to bring their kids out to shoot together as a family.  NTYDTTRD, Inc. is a non-profit organization behind the event that is funded 100% by donations. The first annual event was held Jun 9 at 37 ranges in 15 states.  Over 1,000 kids got to shoot, most for the first time.  Hundreds of volunteers, instructors, RSOs and range members worked hard to ensure the kids were safe and had a great time.  Each club set their own structure, but to participate they all agreed to have a Read More

Introducing a New Guest Blogger

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Lynne Finch-Charlesworth is the author of the blog Female and Armed and the Face Book page Women Firearms Instructors. She is a NRA Certified Instructor for Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home, and Refuse to be a Victim. She is also a certified NRA Range Safety Officer, as well as a SABRERed Civilian Safety Awareness Program (CSAP) Pepper Spray instructor. She has also earned the Winchester Marksmanship Distinguished Expert award for pistol and is currently working on the rifle program. Lynne is an adjunct instructor with Innovative Defensive Solutions, LLC in Northern Virginia. She Read More