Mar 232018
 

Free Gun Cleaning Class

April Free Gun Cleaning ClassBack by popular demand. We had some great classes last year so we are going to do it again in (To Be Announced).

Wednesday nights (To Be Announced)

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 handgun cleaning. This free handgun 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 50 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 Wednesday Evenings in the month of (TBA). Space is limited and advance sign up is required. Once you sign up you will be sent instructions by email about where the 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.

Classes will be held at 6:30pm

 


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Aug 222017
 

transitional spaces in self defenseTransitional Spaces In Self Defense are places where we MUST be more aware of potential attacks. A transitional space is any location that allows dirtbags to prey on their victims with the element of surprise and provides them with a viable escape. A corner that you have to walk around is one of those transitional spaces.

What is a transitional space? A simple way to understand transitional spaces is to recognize them as the areas you traverse on your way to a destination. For example, a parking lot is a transitional space on the way to your vehicle or on your way to and from a building. Doorways are transitional spaces between rooms or to and from a building. Corners are transitional spaces between directions (hallways and corners at the end of the block or hallway). When getting in or out of your car you are passing through a transitional space.

Let’s look at it from the attacker’s point of view, transitional spaces are a great opportunity to catch you unaware and not paying attention. Did you know most attacks happen in or around or getting in or out of an automobile?  Watch people as they move through transitional spaces: most people walk thru parking lots with their eyes fixed on their cell phones or looking at the ground. Most people blindly turn corners, not giving any thought about whats on the other side. Most people move through doorways oblivious to their surroundings. People getting in and out of their vehicles are often attempting to carry groceries or other possessions and their attention is focused on those tasks. Give some thought to how often you fit into these descriptions of daily activity.

When walking around corners use the approach shown in the picture above. Never go around a corner close to the wall. Always be away from the wall so that you can have time to recognize a threat on the other side. If you have a drawn firearm never lead with that firearm it could be taken away from you very easily. When moving through transitional spaces you should experiment with turning your situational awareness up a notch. Taking the everyday activity of rounding a corner as an example I will briefly explain what turning up your awareness a notch might look like. As you prepare to turn a corner there are a few things to consider.

Look for window reflections which may allow you to actually see what is around the corner. Also look for shadows which could indicate that there is a person or other object around the corner.  Slow your pace a little as you prepare for the corner. Moving just a little slower allows you to pay more attention to what is going on. Take the corner wide.(see the diagram above) This means don’t hug the wall as you turn the corner but instead walk a few feet wide of the corner. This simple step allows you to see what is on the other side of the corner before you are fully committed to turning the corner. These are all examples of heightened awareness and are simple to practice.

Transitional spaces give you an opportunity to practice heightened situational awareness. It is very rare that a person needs to walk around expecting a physical attack around every corner. That would be unhealthy for you both physically and mentally. It is important to be aware that such attacks can happen but there is no sense in the average person cultivating a sense of paranoia over it.

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Feb 202017
 

Free Gun Cleaning Class Wednesday nights on October 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

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 pm Wednesday Evenings space is limited and advance sign up is required. Once you sign up you will be sent instructions by email about where the 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 for 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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Aug 132017
 

Concealed Carry With An Empty Chamber comes up in my concealed carry training classes and has recently been discussed in one or more of my weekly classes. Most Firearms Instructors in the industry believe that a person who can not be comfortable carrying a firearm fully loaded in condition 1 is probably at risk of hurting himself or herself or someone else. In many close quarters combat situations, there is no time to rack a firearm to put a round into the chamber. We are seeing many urban confrontations where a knife is being used and there is no time for this, especially when your support hand is being used to defend yourself and you barely have time to draw your handgun and engage the target (what you have been trained to do remember the Tueller Drill). Comfort in carrying a loaded firearm comes from being proficient with that gun and knowing that when holstered properly a gun can not launch a round by itself. Firing the handgun only happens when someone activates the bang switch. I have heard several say they do not trust themselves to keep their bugger hook away from the bang switch.  NCC Nervous Chamber Checker is the person who is not confident in carrying a gun with a round in the chamber. He or she is in a movie theatre or a coffee shop and thinks I better check my chamber and see if it’s loaded. Sometimes in the process, they can’t keep their finger off the trigger and bang, you know the rest.  Try more training, many repetitions can make bad habits go away.

Personal Defense: Firearms Training Tips – Rob Pincus discusses why it is important to carry your firearm responsibly, with the trigger area covered by a quality holster and a round chambered, prepared for defensive use.

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