Category Archives: Training

Getting the Right Training

Owner a firearm requires a few things such as keeping them out of the hands of unauthorized people and getting the training so we know how to use them property and effectively.

When thinking about training and evaluation trainer make sure you know the following
– What is the instructors knowledge of the topic?
– Can the instructor teach the topic effectively?
– Are YOU ready for this level of training?
– Do you have the proper equipment or will the equipment be provided for the training course?

Although there are a lot of trainers out there, not all trainers are created equally and not all trainers have the same background.  Some trainers have law enforcement training, military training, or other certification.  Allot of certifications can sound impressive but specialized skills are required to teach different topics.  Remember not every member of law enforcement is on the swat team and not every person in military gets Seal training.

This story below highlights why asking a few questions can hopefully prevent you from being hurt during training.  The officer in this story died after participating in training and now his department is trying to figure out if that type of training was ever authorized.

Detroit Officer Was Killed During Unapproved Training Exercise, Chief Says

Quality training will do more for you than shooting every day.


Keeping sharp as an instructor

You’ve completed the required instructor course and have started teaching students how to shoot and be safe.  Your student learn a lot and you feel accomplished.

BUT what’s wrong??

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Lights – What You Need To Know

We see the advertisements about weapon mounted lights that are brighter, long battery life, and mount to the front of our pistols.  Do you know how to use a weapon mounted light?  Properly? Continue reading Lights – What You Need To Know

Backup guns

Do you carry a backup gun?

I think the answer to that question depends on a lot.

How do you carry your every day carry? IWB, OWB, shoulder, ankle, purse…

Do you have a secondary defensive weapon? Knife, OC spray, etc…
What level is your training?

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Why Reload Ammunition?

Most center fired ammunition these days is easy to find either by ordering it off the internet or by finding it in your local sporting goods store.

Then why would any want to reload their own ammunition?

When ammunition was in short supply the reloader could assemble their own ammunition as long as they had the necessary components.  If you didn’t reload then you had to pay outrageous prices for the ammunition that was available, as well as accept whatever was available.

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