While a firearm may be considered the most effective tool for personal self-defense, there are times and places where firearms are not an option. This may be due to local laws, your local status, or problems with your firearm.
We all were shaken to our cores by the horrific murders of 20 schoolchildren and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. When the shock had somewhat lessened, I began to think about how to respond to these active-shooter events in the future. Having a child in elementary school, it was difficult
During daylight—when 99.9% of training is conducted—targets are pretty easy to see. And identification is easy, as you are most often shooting at the same target you have been shooting at for however long you have been shooting. Discriminating between shoots and no shoots isn’t normally your problem on the square range because the rangemaster will tell you who to shoot, when to shoot, and how many times to shoot.
The AR-15 is a platform that is so easy to shoot people often neglect finding their full potential behind the gun by seeking out professional instruction. Taking a class can seem to be prohibitively expensive once ammunition cost, travel and lodging are figured into the total price. A $400 course can pretty easily turn into
Shooting ranges and gun clubs throughout the United States offer many different styles of action shooting competitions. Each different competition has its own methodology and scoring system but is ultimately meant as a sport. Having recently come out of the military and with a little more time on my hands, I decided these might be
The phrase “first responder” is overused. But the fact is that if you are present when violence erupts and threatens your safety, by default you become a first responder.
I have seen a vast number of different live-fire range designs over the years. Some of these ranges are outstanding for tactical training, while others are nearly worthless. While Federal agencies normally use already established training sites, many smaller departments tend to use rural land in a relatively informal set up. In addition, when some
Learning occurs in many ways and at different rates. It is an individual endeavor, and most are able to crack the code once they put their mind to it.
The profession of arms does not suffer fools. Authority can be delegated; responsibility cannot. The privileges of being an instructor mean that a sacred trust has been placed in me not only to provide proper advice and guidance, but also to ensure that training will be conducted in a manner that guarantees the safety of
A common mistake among shooters who are new to either tactical or competitive shooting with an AR-type rifle is improper stance. The issue: people who learned to shoot a pistol first usually try to use the same stance with a rifle, and while you can get shots off with reasonable speed and accuracy, you are