Jul 202020
 

Firearms training for new gun ownersFirearms Training for new gun owners has become a big topic of discussion in the gun industry.

The big influx of gun sales civil unrest and the ammunition shortages have all contributed to the craze.

One thing we can all agree on is that a person should not attempt to handle or shoot a handgun without some knowledge about it.

It is important to get the information from some who instructs frequently and has all the new up to date information.

First- Read your owner’s manual

Many will pick up an owner’s manual and it will seem like greek. This is because they don’t have the background to understand the information. Go to a training class.

Second-Firearms Safety Rules

Firearms training for new gun owners will always include a serious talk about the standard four rules of gun safety. This discussion will also include some talk about administrative handling which is where all gun accidents happen.

Third- Laws and Regulations

In firearms training for new gun owners, there should always be some info about the state laws. Can you have the gun in your car? Can your handgun be loaded in your auto? Under what conditions can you loan your gun to someone? These questions and many more should be answered by someone that has been trained in all these issues.

Fourth-Load and Unload

Learn to properly load and unload your gun. You would be surprised at the number of people I see in classes that don’t know how to do this safely.  Many of the Big Box Store classes and the Hotel classes don’t allow guns in the class and don’t teach these important skills’

Fifth- Learn to Shoot

Yes, a gun professional should give you a shooting lesson so you can be familiar with how your gun fires and operates. Be sure that the person who does this for you has shooting credentials. Just because someone uses a firearm in their job or profession ( Police or Military) does not mean that they are teaching the most up to date techniques and information.

Firearms Training For New Gun Owners

is available on your schedule. Contact me for information and prices 

If you have not picked a handgun for self-defense See Goldie Glocks and the Three Handguns

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Feb 262018
 

Gun Training On Your Schedule-

Gun Training On Your Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gun training on your busy schedule? It’s hard to find time to do all the things in life that you want to get done. We have a solution to your gun training woes. Many of our students love our weekday and evening hours set aside for people who wish to get the training they need but don’t want to give up that precious weekend. The reason we can offer this gun training is that we have our own classroom and have shooting privileges at the only 10 lane indoor shooting range in Southern Colorado.

Gun Training when You Want It-

Many of our students rave about how easy it was for them to get the gun training they wanted and how we made the times and dates very accessible. Just tell us what Gun Training you would like to have and what date works for you and your friends and will try to make it happen. We find that people who have no gun handling experience do great in our class. We suggest you take the class before you buy a handgun. Many students who run out and buy a gun for the class are disappointed with their purchase. You will learn in class which gun is right for you.

-Let us know what works for you
-Bring some friends/or not
-Pick a date and time
-We will work with your scheduleSign Up For Training
-Don’t worry if you don’t have a gun.
-Training will be provided by Rick Sindeband one of the top instructors in the area.

Areas We Discuss in Our Class-

Gun Safety
Gun Safety
In all our classes gun safety is taught, you will know the safe and proper handling method for your firearm

 

No Gun SignGun Laws
We are not Attorneys and you should always consult one for legal matters, but we will give you the best information available on current laws and regulations regarding guns and gun handling. We will be covering shoot and no shoot scenarios and learn when we can actually use deadly force for self-defense

 

Gun Training On Your ScheduleHands-on Gun Training
You will learn what is considered to be the very best gun handling skills so that you can be confident that you can handle your gun safely in and out of your home

Get the Training when you want. We will make it happen on your schedule
Many types of training are available on your schedule. Sign up below and let us know what your training needs are and when the best time is for you to get the training you need.

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Concealed Carry Permit Renewal
Concealed Handgun Definition in Colorado
Intervention With a Concealed Handgun
Having a Sound Self Defense Strategy
Learn To Shoot

 

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Sep 102017
 

Shooting Grip Is Important When Shooting
By: Rick Sindeband

Photography: Lesli Sindeband

I see many people using the old “cup and saucer” shooting grip when I am working at the range. If you’re not familiar with this check the internet and you’ll see why it’s a bad grip that hasn’t been taught in decades by reputable instructors.
cup and saucer grip method

The grip that I recommend and that the top shooters use is the Thumbs Forward shooting grip. This allows you to put a lot of flesh on the gun and when new shooters try this grip it almost always improves their accuracy. Proper grip is very important when shooting a handgun. As a handgun is fired it begins to recoil before the bullet has exited the barrel. To achieve the desired results (shots on target) it is essential that the grip remains consistent after each shot. Often I see shooters at the range readjust their grip after each shot. The first shot seats the gun firmly into the hand, readjusting the grip at that point will loosen and change the grip. Grasp the weapon with the web of the hand pressed firmly into the back strap of the grip and once the first shot is fired, do not adjust the grip. Remember if you are a Concealed Carry Permit holder – when drawing from a holster you are committed to whatever grip your hand has when the gun leaves the holster.

shooting grip 1

 

With your primary shooting hand, open your thumb and index finger. Push the web of your hand as high as it will comfortably go on the handgun grip, making sure that the barrel of the gun lines up with the bones in your forearm. Wrap your fingers around the front of the grip, making sure to keep your index finger out of the trigger guard and off the trigger. This is one of the major safety violations.

 

shooting grip 2

 

Do you see some free space on the inside grip panel of your handgun? Great, that’s where the bottom part (heel) of your support hand palm goes. Put it in that open spot and don’t worry if there’s not enough room to get your whole palm on the inside grip panel. There won’t be and that’s fine.

 

 

shooting grip 3

 

Now wrap your support hand fingers around the front of your dominant hand fingers. Your support hand fingers should be high–to the point of pressing against the bottom of the trigger guard.

 

 

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You’ll know you’ve got it right if both of your thumbs are somewhere near parallel to each other and touching.

 

 

 

 

The Grip must be consistent for each shot
A good grip enhances the accuracy
Your hand must be high on the back strap
The finger must reach the trigger
These techniques will reduce muzzle rise
A good grip lends to faster recoil recovery
You should be using a crush grip with support wrist locked
Weakside fingers should be wrapped around the strong hand
Wrists should be close together
Supporting hand heel should be in contact with the weapon grip
Thumbs should rest on top of another.
Fingers over Fingers Thumb over Thumb

When the grip is acquired in the holster, prior to draw and presentation the web of the shooting hand must be in the top of tang on the back-strap and no higher. If you are too high the slide will bite your hand. If you are too low with your grip you allow the gun to move more with recoil making sight recovery and follow-on shots more difficult and time-consuming. A key point is to have both thumbs pointing at the target. The heal of your non-shooting hand should cover the area on the grip that is exposed.

Your shooting grip is just one of the factors that go into becoming a great shot and learning to shoot well.

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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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Aug 062017
 

Clint Smith’s experience with firearms and Pistol Malfunction Drills goes back a long ways in history including training with some of the greats like Col Jeff Cooper. Malfunction drills are an important part of training with your daily carry gun.

Everything we buy in life can and will fail at some point. I don’t care how great it is or well maintained an item is it will eventually fail. There are several common types of pistol malfunctions, and you need to know how to quickly remedy them to get back in the action. Many pistol malfunctions are magazine related. The most common gun malfunction? A magazine that is not fully seated.

Every time you load your pistol, you should rack the slide to put a round in the chamber, then eject the magazine and top it off.  If the gun holds 10 rounds in the magazine, why would you walk around with only nine rounds in it, right? The problem is that it is more difficult to seat a fully loaded magazine. The round on top is compressed down when it pushes up against the bottom of the slide. Inevitably, sometimes the magazine won’t be pushed in until it fully “clicks” into place. The first time the gun fires, it will kick out the empty case, but it won’t pick up the next round and feed it into the chamber. The second shot becomes a click instead of a bang.

Watch Clint Smith as he goes thru his very easy to understand procedure on pistol malfunctions. Then practice it for yourself.

I am available for class or private firearms training in Pueblo, Colorado and surrounding cities. You can contact me for pistol training in this and many other aspects of personal defense training including pistols, revolvers, shotguns, and rifles. My email address is rick@havegunwilltraincolorado.com

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Mar 312014
 

draw from the holster training

Conceal Carry Draw From the Holster Training

When you make a choice to conceal carry a gun it is important to get proper draw from the holster training for conceal carry and practice so you can handle your equipment safely and effectively. One area usually missing is learning to draw from your conceal carry holster.

Learn a Proper Efficient Draw

When you draw properly, it can be the difference between life and death. During this class, you will learn and practice the steps needed to draw properly from a conceal carry holster. With practice, you will master the steps for a draw from the holster and combine them into one fluid motion. The draw from the holster training is one of the most important aspects of conceal carry and handgun self-defense. The instructor for the seminar is Rick Sindeband. Rick has many years of experience with firearms and is certified to teach this skill.

Don’t Be Fooled

Only one percent of all firearms instructors are actually certified to teach an individual proper and efficient draw from the holster. One of the key components is the safety aspect. There are many accidents that happen from improper equipment or poor techniques. Watching a video on youtube is not enough. A qualified instructor needs to watch and guide you through the process because you can’t see yourself making mistakes.

Many of the incidents you have seen nationally would have turned out much better for everyone involved had the person been trained properly. If you are on your church security team or just protecting your family. Get the training that saves lives.

Conceal Carry Draw From the Holster and Presentation Class

When: On Your Schedule
Time:  2 Hours
Where:
Cost:  $45
Phone: 719-821-3958
Class size is limited Sign up Today

Conceal Carry Draw From The Holster Training Prerequisites

Prerequisites: 18 years old
What to bring:
Centerfire Handgun that fits your strong side holster
2 magazines/speed loader
2 support magazine/ speed loaders holders
100 rounds of ammunition
Sturdy belt

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