Rick Sindeband, Certified Firearms Instructor
700 W 6th St, Pueblo, CO 81003 719.821.3958

Independence Day Celebration 2020

We have all witnessed a year that has been full of events that we never thought we would see in our lifetime. Please remember that it is never OK to fire a round out of a gun in celebration. Please be safe on this holiday and remember what the day is a celebration of. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states.

Many times individuals involved in celebrating holidays such as Independence Day with gunfire do not realize the dangers posed in their actions. Research has found that a bullet fired into the sky can climb up to two miles and remain in flight for more than a minute. As it falls, the bullet reaches a velocity of 300 to 700 feet per second. A velocity of only 200 feet per second is sufficient to penetrate the human skull. Here are just a few incidents that have happened in the past.

July 4, 2013: A 7-year-old boy, Brendon Mackey, was struck in the top of his head and killed while walking with his father shortly before 9 p.m. amid a large crowd prior to the fireworks display over the Swift Creek Reservoir, outside Richmond, Virginia.

July 4, 2012: A 34-year-old woman, Michelle Packard, was struck in the head and killed while watching the fireworks with her family. The police believe the shot could have come from a mile away.

July 4, 1999, Los Angeles, CA -Brian Perez was celebrating the holiday with family and friends, when a bullet fired aimlessly into the sky and struck him in the head. The following day Brian died from his injuries. He was only nine years old.

July 4, 1950: Bernard Doyle was killed in his seat while attending a New York Giants game at the Polo Grounds. The bullet was determined to have been fired by Robert Peebles, a juvenile, from an apartment building some distance away on Coogan's Bluff, presumably in celebration of Independence Day.

The Range is Open

The range is open! Only 5 lanes are available and you are going to need a mask to enter. If some of you are willing to shoot early in the morning or later at night this will help eliminate some of the waiting and commotion. Ammunition is getting hard to find and when you do it can be more expensive than usual. If you are having problems with ammo contact me by email or feel free to call me and we can discuss it. Just email me rick@havegunwilltraincolorado.com with any questions. If you like you can call me 719-821-3958.

Concealed Carry Permits

I called the Pueblo County Sheriffs Office the other day and the recording states that they are taking new applications for concealed carry and they are also issuing immediate permits under the emergency permit process. This is a good deal for you because you get your permit immediately. If you have questions or concerns about this contact me and we can talk about it.
They are still taking permit renewals by mail. Call the appointment number and listen to the directions carefully. You are allowed to renew 120 days before your expiration. The number to the Concealed Handgun Permit Unit is 719-583-4941.

This Safe is on Sale

MiniVault Biometric GVB 1000

The MiniVault (GV 1000) series offers optimum security for your handgun and valuables at an affordable price. Keep what's important readily accessible when you need it.


  • Black
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 12"x8.1"x4.9"
  • Portable Compact Safes that Provide "Go Anywhere" Security
  • Protective foam-lined interior
  • Tamper-resistant spring-loaded door
  • 16-gauge steel housing
  • Audio and LED low battery warning
  • Battery power provides portability
  • Optional high-strength security cable secures GunVault in a home, car, RV, office or hotel
  • Mounts almost anywhere in any direction
  • Precise fittings are virtually impossible to pry open with hand tools
  • Patented No-Eyes Keypad with fingerprint scanner
  • Holds 15 unique fingerprints
  • CA DOJ approved

My supplier has some of these that I can get for you at a low price of $130. This is a great price for this safe. MSRP for this safe is $359. Many of you have purchased a new gun and now need a place to store it. Let me know if you are interested. email me at rick@havegunwilltraincolorado.com

OC Pepper Spray 600

OC/Pepper Spray

As a Certified OC/Pepper Spray Instructor, I have spent a lot of time finding a product that is great for my students. It is powerful, It's stealthy, and it is not expensive. Let me know if you need some for friends or family. This is the only self-defense tool that is considered non-deadly force throughout Colorado. Remember when traveling that OC/Pepper Spray is not legal in all states.

OC/Pepper Spray is legal everywhere in Colorado. It is one of the best ways we have to defend property in this state. It also serves as a complement defensive tool for anyone that carries a handgun for self-defense. Remember if all you carry is a gun the legal system can say that you intend to use a gun as a solution for everything. Statistics indicate that most self-defense encounters would not qualify for use of a gun (your life is not in danger). I have developed a booklet for the use of OC/Pepper Spray. Feel free to read it and discuss it with your family. Contact me direct for the best OC/Pepper Spray at wholesale prices.
OC/Pepper Spray Booklet

Ammo Shortage

After you have been through a couple of these cycles you will learn some things about politics and ammo. 1st, every time you see some ammo you should pick up a box or two. You will shoot it eventually or in a crisis like this one you will have ammo to practice with or ammo to trade for things like food and water. Ammo is always going to be an important commodity. 2nd, I think the prices are very high for what is available. I think the price will come back down eventually and availability will increase. Remember we usually go through this when we have a Presidential Election (hint hint). We have also been hit with riots and civil disobedience around the country this puts pressure on the supply of ammo all over the country. Don't pay those high prices you are seeing on the internet. All you are doing is helping people take advantage of you and all the rest of us. The price will come down eventually and you will be able to purchase ammo again at a reasonable price. I may have some ideas where you can find ammo locally.

Student Download Page

In class, we talk about the resources of the password-protected downloads page that I have provided my students. I have been working on a new look and new resources for the page. I have been trying to make the information more accessible with categories and organization so it is easier to find what you are looking for. This information is available to my students and not the general public. Great information is available on the legal aspects of concealed carry, training issues, as well as some new information on self-protection coverage and more.

Retake Concealed Carry Level 1 Class

Maybe you need a refresher on the material presented in the level 1 class. Maybe your just a little rusty and need the proper information so you can be confident about what you can and can't do with your handgun. Discounted for Level 1 students and for anyone who has a Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit. Get up to date information on Colorado rules and regulations and use of force, along with some fundamentals that everyone needs.

Draw and Presentation From The Holster

Each Level 1 graduate of my class is entitled to 2 hours of drawing from the holster training for $25. Many of the ranges north of here are charging $90 for this important training. This is an important skill for your safety and for the safety of others, and to be able to protect yourself and your family if necessary. Our industry only certifies 1 in a hundred instructors to teach draw from the holster. This is not a skill you can learn from an internet video. You need an expert watching your movements to learn the proper and safe way to draw from a holster. Take advantage of this training and make sure you leave the range with the same number of holes in your body as you were born with. This training is valuable and safe. Remember our indoor range has rules about (drawing from the holster section IV paragraph P) for only $25 you can learn what you need to be successful and safe Sign Up Today

Permit Renewal Reminder

People are still calling me to get their permit back after failing to renew. Remember there are no renewal notices sent to you for your Concealed Handgun Permit Renewal. You can add your renewal information to my database and I will notify you 120 days early so you don't forget. You will have to pay $152 instead of $63 if your permit does not get renewed within the time period allowed by law. SIGN UP FOR RENEWAL REMINDER HERE!!!!.
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NRA Membership

NRA membership is something that every gun owner needs to do. Our 2nd Amendment rights are being assaulted every day. The NRA needs your money with the elections coming soon. As an official NRA recruiter, I am offering a reduced rate for one year's membership. We all need each other to be members of this organization. We can not fight the big boys on laws and legislation by ourselves.
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