Tag Archives: self-defense

Handgun-Level Two

This eight hour course is designed for students who already have a basic knowledge of gun use and safety. we will take students through exercises designed to improve shooting accuracy and speed. We will also introduce the use of holsters, and practice the correct methods of drawing, firing and re-holstering firearms. There are an astonishing variety of holsters on the market, and we will go through a number of them, showing the advantages and disadvantages of each type. One-handed shooting will also be introduced, both dominant and non-dominant hands. If you have a gun and holster that you are comfortable Read More […]

Handgun Fundamentals

Handgun Fundamentals is designed for the student who has minimal or no experience with firearms. It is also useful for those who have some experience but are unsure of their technique or their knowledge of guns and gun safety. This eight-hour course begins in the classroom, where students will learn about the function of both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, as well as an overview of the different types of ammunition and how they work. Range rules, shooting basics, and the guidelines for the safe handling of firearms will be thoroughly covered. After the classroom portion, students will head to the Read More […]

Handgun Fundamentals

Handgun Fundamentals is designed for the student who has minimal or no experience with firearms. It is also useful for those who have some experience but are unsure of their technique or their knowledge of guns and gun safety.   This eight-hour course begins in the classroom, where students will learn about the function of both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, as well as an overview of the different types of ammunition and how they work. Range rules, shooting basics, and the guidelines for the safe handling of firearms will be thoroughly covered. After the classroom portion, students will head to Read More […]

When Someone Just Hates Guns

I love telling people what I do. Firearms instruction is a really rewarding job on many levels. Because I treasure my right to own and carry a gun, I am committed to teaching as many people as possible to do the same. One way to keep a right from being infringed is to make sure it is popular…politicians like to be re-elected, and they are less likely to go after something that will make the electorate unhappy. There is also a great deal of pleasure to be had in watching someone realize that, not only can they learn how to Read More […]

Are You a Prepper?

What image does the word “prepper” conjure up in your mind? Do you imagine a wide-eyed fanatic crouched in an underground bunker, surrounded by bins of unappetizing dried food? You wouldn’t be alone. Television has encouraged that stereotype, and (hopefully) we all know that television is not a particularly accurate source of information. On anything. You are Already a Prepper Don’t believe me? Think about it. All prepping means is having enough supplies on hand to get you through a time those things become unavailable. Look in your pantry- do you have enough food in there for a week, or Read More […]

Loaded for Bear

For those of us who live or travel in the countryside, the phrase “loaded for bear” is a good one to study and understand. The tactics and ammunition that can defend against a human antagonist are not the best choices for a large aggressive animal, and when you are in bear country, you need to load for bear. Or moose, or whatever else your part of the country offers for big bad beasts. I often hike to abandoned mines with a couple of my friends, and we occasionally see bears. Only once has a bear made any move toward us, Read More […]

Bad Advice Part 5

One last piece of advice that should be addressed concerns the often-heard admonition to say nothing at all in the immediate aftermath of a defensive shooting. It’s not really good advice…but it’s not bad, either. Some things need to be said, but you need to be very careful about what you say. There are several views on what to say, and what follows is only one opinion. It might not fit every scenario, but hopefully it will at least get you thinking carefully about the repercussions of what you do and do not say. First Things First The immediate moments Read More […]

Bad Advice Part 4

A lot of terrible advice gets tossed around in life – some of it, if followed, will only cause minor or temporary trouble. But sometimes the advice is so misguided that the results of following it could be catastrophic. Drag Him Back Inside “If someone is breaking into your house through the window and he falls outside, drag his body back through the window.” This advice is offered because of the assumption that, should the body of the bad guy be lying outside your house, the investigating authorities will decide you didn’t have the legal right to shoot him in Read More […]

Bad Advice Part 1

I have heard them all myself – the bad ideas people like to share with others. The problem is that these bad ideas don’t always sound bad at first – sometimes they have a certain logic to them that can fool the listener into thinking they are actually good ideas. No, I am not talking about politics (although a lot of bad ideas masquerading as good ones find their way into that field) – I am talking about what to do if you are ever involved in a defensive shooting. Something that seems to make sense at first glance could Read More […]