Nov 112012

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Gun Training for Safety

Many people have asked me if the training I offer is available to people who do not want to carry a concealed handgun. The answer is Yes!! Carrying a concealed handgun is not for everybody, but everybody should learn handgun safety and the rules that apply to all firearms. Gun training comes in many forms,  safety of firearms handling in the home and automobile are of utmost importance.

Gun Training for Self Protection

The rules for the use of deadly physical force are not complicated. Individuals knowing the laws about when you can use it are essential to keeping you and your family safe. The parts of these laws are easy to understand if they are lined out in a logical manner. Part of good gun training is knowing how to avoid bad situations and if necessary knowing how and when it is legal to protect yourself and your family. Good gun training also will explain what to say if you are involved in a self defense situation, inside or outside you home.

Gun Training is available to individuals or families who wish to become more familiar with the guns they own and with the laws  that apply to them. Many people think that what they have been told by their friends or relatives is all they need to know. Find out for yourself, gun training is your responsibility. Know the rules, know the law,know your firearms.

Oct 142012

gun training gift certificate

Gun Training Gift Certificates

Give a gift that may save a life. Firearms training is a wonderful and yet unique gift for a friend or loved one.

How to obtain a Gun Training Gift Certificate

Contact me on my contact page identifying the type of Gun Training Course you would like to give. NRA classes and non-NRA classes are available.

I will reply with the cost, some suggested dates and how to pay. I am going to be discounting these training services for the holiday and the new year. Once payment is received I will send you the gift certificate good for 1 year from purchase.

Gun Training Gift Certificates

can be a great way to get someone special that gun training that they have been wanting but have not been able to accomplish. Many of our students keep putting off training thinking that there will be a better time in the future. The time is now, this type of training is invaluable to people who want to protect themselves and their families from the evils we all face every day. Get a loved one the gun training they need to keep safe and stay within the law.

Oct 072012

Most people that carry a concealed handgun every day also carry a knife. Here at Have Gun Will Train Colorado we are offering several lines of knives that we are dealers for. One of those lines is Blackhawk. You all recognize the name Blackhawk for their concealed handgun holsters and other tactical gear. One reason people carry knives is the utility use, the other is that sometimes you can not carry a concealed handgun, or you are going to some location that prohibits it. Knives make great alternative personal protection. We will be having a knife training session soon in our training program. Let us know if you are interested in attending.

Concealed Handgun Owners

Owners of concealed handguns need many products to maintain or enhance the tools of self-protection.

Concealed Handgun Owners also like…..

We handle other knife manufacturers in our line. CRKT, Kershaw, Gerber, and Spyderco just to name a few.  Tactical lights, Optics and products by Gun Vault are all available through our supplier. Check with us and we will get you a competitive price.

BlackHawk Knife Products

Blackhawk Crucible II Folder 4 3/4″ closed linerlock. AUS-8A stainless spear point blade with dual thumb studs and black PVD coating. Black textured G-10 handles. Lanyard hole. Reversible black finish stainless pocket clip.

 Blackhawk Point Man Standard. 4 1/2″ closed linerlock. AUS-8A stainless black PVD coated drop point blade with thumb studs. Black textured G-10 handles. Pocket clip.

 Blackhawk Kalista II Standard. 7 1/4″ overall. 3 1/4″ black PVD coated AUS-8A stainless standard edge blade. Full tang. Textured black G-10 handles. Lanyard hole. Black injection molded nylon belt sheath with Total Concealed Carry Solution (TCCS) concealment package. This sheath system supports concealed and duty carry and includes sheath, inside-the-waistband belt loop, and both paddle and belt-carry hardware. It is also compatible with all BlackHawk CQC holster mounting hardware.

Blackhawk CQD Mark II Type E 4 1/2″ closed. 3 1/4″ AUS-8A stainless blade with black PVD coating. Plunge lock. Black reinforced nylon handles. Multi positionable clip. Glass breaker. Lanyard hole. Hang packaged.


Sep 162012

Gun Control SkillsAiming your handgun is one of the gun control skills you must acquire to be able to hit the target and of course protect yourself in a self protection encounter. Aiming your handgun is a basic part of gun control skills and its use,  also a very important safety aspect of handling a firearm i.e.,muzzle direction. The sights are located on top of the barrel of your handgun. The front sight needs to be level with the top of the rear sight. Many types of sights are available on firearms today but the all serve the same purpose, to align the barrel of your firearm with your target so you can hit what you are aiming at. No matter which variety of sights your firearm has, the key skill is to keep your eyes focused on the front sight while aligned with the rear sight. The target should be slightly blurred and you should be focused on your front sight.

Gun Control Skills-Trigger Control

No one, not even the very best shots can hold a gun perfectly still. Trigger control and sight alignment go hand in hand and are the shooters best gun control skills. Most misplaced shots are due to poor trigger control. Learn to take the slack out of your trigger and then press the trigger in a smooth action to break the shot. You will have more enjoyment from your shooting time when you are hitting the target.

Gun Control Skills

Remember the FBI report that says shot placement is more important when selecting a gun than caliber size.

Gun control skills will make you a better shot and give you greater self  protection.

Aug 062012

awarenessSome of my concealed carry students from the weekend asked me to get them a copy of Jeff Coopers Combat Mindset Color Code of awareness. So I decided to publish it on my website for all my concealed carry students to use and review.

The most important means of surviving a lethal confrontation, according to Col. Jeff Cooper, is neither the weapon nor the martial skills. The primary tool is the combat mindset, set forth in his book, Principles of Personal Defense.

White: Unaware and unprepared. If attacked in Condition White, the only thing that may save you is the inadequacy or ineptitude of your attacker. When confronted by something nasty, your reaction will probably be “Oh my God! This can’t be happening to me.” Texting while walking or Talking on the cell phone are good examples of this

Yellow: Relaxed alert. No specific threat situation. Your mindset is that “today could be the day I may have to defend myself”. You are simply aware that the world is a potentially unfriendly place and that you are prepared to defend yourself, if necessary. You use your eyes and ears, and realize that “I may have to shoot today”. You don’t have to be armed in this state, but if you are armed you should be in Condition Yellow. You should always be in Yellow whenever you are in unfamiliar surroundings or among people you don’t know. You can remain in Yellow for long periods, as long as you are able to “Watch your six.” (In aviation 12 o’clock refers to the direction in front of the aircraft’s nose. Six o’clock is the blind spot behind the pilot.) In Yellow, you are “taking in” surrounding information in a relaxed but alert manner, like a continuous 360-degree radar sweep. As Cooper put it, “I might have to shoot.” When you leave your office or exiting your car are good examples of this.

Orange: Specific alert. Something is not quite right and has your attention. Your radar has picked up a specific alert. You shift your primary focus to determine if there is a threat (but you do not drop your six). Your mindset shifts to “I may have to shoot that person today”, focusing on the specific target which has caused the escalation in alert status. In Condition Orange, you set a mental trigger: “If that person does “X”, I will need to stop them”. Your pistol usually remains holstered in this state. Staying in Orange can be a bit of a mental strain, but you can stay in it for as long as you need to. If the threat proves to be nothing, you shift back to Condition Yellow.

Red: Condition Red is a fight. Your mental trigger (established back in Condition Orange) has been tripped. “If ‘X’ happens I will shoot that person”.

Concealed Carry Mindset

In Concealed Carry mode you can see how these awareness color codes come into play. It is very important to be aware of your surroundings when you are in concealed carry mode, which for most of us is all the time.

Be alert in concealed carry mode

Stay alert watch around you and stay safe when you are in Concealed Carry mode. Remember you have to watch everyone and they only have to watch you. Concealed Carry Class is available to anyone wishing to gain some knowledge about concealed carry in Colorado.




May 272012

Muzzle DirectionThe most important safety rule is and always will be the NRA’s first rule of gun safety. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. If you never followed any other gun safety rule this would be the one to burn into your vast cranial space. All the other rules are important but this one takes care of all the others.

Muzzle Direction is your Responsibility

Safety rule #2 always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot ??  Let’s say you slipped for a moment and violated rule number 2 if you have followed rule number 1 you most likely will not injure anyone or destroy any property that you did not intend. You have just had an embarrassing gun safety moment. You can live with a little embarrassment from time to time, but can you live with injuring or even killing an unintended victim.

Remember Gun Safety is contagious

Gun Safety and safe gun handling are contagious you teach someone the safe way, and they teach someone the safe way, and pretty soon everyone has caught the disease. Safe Gun handling is a disease and only you have the cure.

In my last couple of tours as a range safety officer at Pueblo Municipal Shooters, I noticed that most people without some type of current gun safety training tend to violate the muzzle direction rule. In my training sessions, I always do a little pre-test on gun safety and loading/unloading and more times than not a trainee will violate either the muzzle direction or the finger on the trigger rule. These gun safety rules are without question the most important things you can understand about gun safety.