May 242017
 

Manual of ArmsPeople look at me like I’m crazy when I say to them know your Manual of Arms. This saying comes from a prescribed drill in handling a weapon with the military. What it means to us is that you should be very familiar with your firearm. Know every feature of the gun you are carrying for personal protection. One of the things I like to do on 1911’s or semi-autos that lock the slide when the safety is engaged (not all pistols lock the slide when the safety is engaged) is to load them with dummy rounds and put the safety on. Then I ask the student to pick up the gun unload it and make it safe. A  person that knows the firearm and is proficient at manual of arms knows that before he or she can rack the slide they have to disengage the safety. I have had people pull and pull on the slide not knowing why they can’t move it. It’s funny but it really isn’t. How much time do you think that person wasted pulling on that slide and having it go nowhere. Do you think it might be important if you were trying to defend yourself, and you were scared out of your mind, not to waste that precious time. How long does it take a person with a machete to travel 21 feet? I think Dennis Tueller told us it was 1.5 seconds.

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May 182017
 

  •   Colorado Concealed Handgun Level I
      NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course
      Colorado Concealed Handgun Level II
      Colorado Concealed Handgun Level III
      Renewal Training Concealed Handgun Permit
      Presentation and Draw from Holster
      NRA Home Firearm Safety
      NRA Basic Pistol
      Semi-Auto Pistol Cleaning
      Pepper Spray
      Range Safety Officer
      Law and Legal
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Apr 162017
 

May Free Gun Cleaning Class

May Free Gun Cleaning ClassBack by popular demand. We had some great classes in March so we are going to do it again in May.

Not all firearms are easy to clean. If you have never cleaned a gun before or are new to guns, or if you are having trouble disassembling or reassembling your firearm when you clean it, then you will want to come to one of our comprehensive classes on gun cleaning. This free gun cleaning class is designed to help the gun owner learn and understand the best possible way to clean their particular firearm. Learn from a knowledgeable instructor that has over 20 years of stripping, cleaning, reassembling, modifying, and rebuilding various firearms. Come to class with the firearm you want to clean. We will supply you with everything you will need to clean your gun, and provide hands on classroom instruction:

You don’t need a lot of expensive equipment to clean a modern firearm, unless it has been neglected. We’ll show you what you need and will probably save you a bunch of money.

When you bring your firearm to class please follow these safety rules:
MAKE SURE YOUR GUN IS UNLOADED; CHECK IT, AND CHECK IT AGAIN;
LEAVE YOUR AMMO IN YOUR VEHICLE;
HAVE YOUR GUN IN A CASE, BAG, HOLSTER, OR CONTAINER;
DO NOT OPEN YOUR CASE UNTIL THE INSTRUCTOR HAS CHECKED IT INTO CLASS.

Free Gun Cleaning Class will be held at 6:30pm Tuesday Evenings in the month of May. Space is limited and advance sign up is required. Once you sign up you will be sent instructions by email about where class will be held. Give us your information on this form and include the gun make and model you will be bringing to class. There are several methods and preferences to cleaning your firearms, the methods offered in this class are only suggestions, it is always better to follow the manufactures recommendations for a clean and well maintained firearm.

Free Gun Cleaning Class
  •   May 2nd
      May 9th
      May 16th
      May 23rd
      May 30th
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Apr 042017
 

picking firearms instructorsA student seeking a firearms instructor will evaluate the quality of training offered. You are making an investment and your life may someday depend on this training and the ideas your new instructor may have. Modern handgun skills have not changed much in the past as far as standards of safe gun handling and the fine points of good marksmanship and shooting skills. There are leaders in the firearms industry who set the standards of exceptional training, such as Massad Ayoob and many others. Some people are fortunate to have trained with these individuals and share their knowledge throughout the country. Learn where your instructor received training and make sure that you’re getting quality and correct information. Think about the difference between the pro athlete and the coach.  The pro might or might not make a good coach.  The coach played that sport, maybe not at a pro level, but can bring others to that level.

 

Picking Firearms Instructors-

Most good instructors have trained with a variety of mentors that discuss different styles and methodologies. Keep in mind that military and law enforcement personnel may have received exceptional firearms training, but that does not mean that he or she is a firearms instructor. Further, instructors that do not have experience teaching civilians may have mindset and tactics that are very different from the training you want.

If your instructor has only recently become an instructor, or maybe even a gun owner, he or she may not be a good resource. Look for diversity of training and additional classes being offered before deciding to take a class or lesson. A person may be certified to teach a License to Carry or CCW permit course, but he or she may not be a firearms instructor that can teach safe gun handling and points of marksmanship. One teaches you how to shoot; one teaches the law for a permit or license.

Some credentials that show your instructor can shoot is always helpful. Instructors that do not encourage you to seek additional training either have large egos or they are overconfident about their curriculum or worry that you will give your training dollars to someone else.

A reputable instructor is not always the teacher, but enjoys being a student. He or she will attend continuing education sessions and training to constantly advance and/or reinforce their skills. Be sure your instructor is industry connected. The firearms industry is very competitive, but also very interconnected. Good instructors collaborate and participate in the greater firearms community. See if your instructor has ever taught at a Women on Target event with the NRA or other similar large events.

As you look at your instructor’s bio and resume, you want see some of these top instructors and others: Kathy Jackson (Cornered Cat), Karl Rehn (KR Training), Massad Ayoob and Gail Pippen, Tom and Lynn Givens (Rangemaster), Marty and Gila Hayes, Rob Pincus, Robert Vogel, Ben Stoeger, Rob Leatham, Ken Hackathorn, Larry Vickers, Paul Howe, Clint Smith (Thunder Ranch), Jerry and Kay Miculek, John and Vicki Farnam, Jim Higginbotham, and those who have trained with them.

See Ricks Credentials

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Mar 162017
 

Gun Cleaning Something to consider when buying a gun

Gun CleaningThe month of March has been great fun (and it’s not over) with my free cleaning class on Wednesday nights, but I have realized that there are a lot of people who can’t field strip their firearm and clean it properly. One criteria for a good self- defense firearm is ease of cleaning. Obviously many people do not ask or don’t care because they have someone else clean it. I have found that if you need special tools (like the one that comes in the box with the gun) you are less likely to clean your gun on a regular basis. Many of the well-made guns field strip very easily and can be a dream to clean. You can ask the dealer when you are looking at the gun, if it’s not obvious to the dealer how to field strip it how are you supposed to figure it out. I like to watch someone take it apart on Youtube. Usually that will show you the secret code or handshake you need so that you can get it apart to clean and maintain. Then it just goes back together the opposite way RIGHT!!. Remember not to over lubricate. Sometimes in my class or at the range I will see a puddle of oil under a gun. I even saw a guy at the range oiling his gun between rounds of firing. Guns do not need a lot of lubrication just a little in the right places will keep you gun running smooth for a lifetime

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Feb 202017
 

Free Gun Cleaning Class

Not all firearms are easy to clean. If you have never cleaned a gun before or are new to guns, or if you are having trouble disassembling or reassembling your firearm when you clean it, then you will want to come to one of our comprehensive classes on gun cleaning. This free gun cleaning class is designed to help the gun owner learn and understand the best possible way to clean their particular firearm. Learn from a knowledgeable instructor that has over 20 years of stripping, cleaning, reassembling, modifying, and rebuilding various firearms. Come to class with the firearm you want to clean. We will supply you with everything you will need to clean your gun, and provide hands on classroom instruction:

You don’t need a lot of expensive equipment to clean a modern firearm, unless it has been neglected. We’ll show you what you need and will probably save you a bunch of money.

When you bring your firearm to class please follow these safety rules:
MAKE SURE YOUR GUN IS UNLOADED; CHECK IT, AND CHECK IT AGAIN;
LEAVE YOUR AMMO IN YOUR VEHICLE;
HAVE YOUR GUN IN A CASE, BAG, HOLSTER, OR CONTAINER;
DO NOT OPEN YOUR CASE UNTIL THE INSTRUCTOR HAS CHECKED IT INTO CLASS.

Free Gun Cleaning Class will be held at 6pm Wednesday Evenings space is limited and advance sign up is required. Once you sign up you will be sent instructions by email about where class will be held. Give us your information on this form and include the gun make and model you will be bringing to class. There are several methods and preferences to cleaning your firearms, the methods offered in this class are only suggestions, it is always better to follow the manufactures recommendations for a clean and well maintained firearm.

 

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