Civilian CCW

Student AARs, Close Quarter Handgun class with low-light shooting bonus course, Mill Creek club, Nov 21-22

Reposted from PistolForums with permission from the students; So life happened and it’s taken me a hot minute to get caught up, including writing this AAR. Disclaimers: 1- I was the host/sponsor/fixer for this class. 2- Due to an unplanned doctor’s appointment, I had to miss the […]

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Rangemaster Training event, KS, July 2016

Peeps in KS and MO, Tom Givens is going to be local for his most excellent Rangemaster Three-Day Firearms Instructor Development Course, July 8-10, 2016. I can HIGHLY recommend this class. Plan ahead, and started saving your pennies.   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/firearms-instructor-development-course-ottawa-kansas-tickets-19757986670

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Student AAR, OC spray for the CCW person, McHenry Ill

I am posting this AAR by permission from the student, this was originally posted on the Lightfighter forum, http://www.lightfighter.net/topic/aar-agile-tactical-oc-pepper-spray-course-18sep2015-mchenry-il I can highly recommend Lightfighter for any LEOs, military folks and other serious students of firearms and training, it’s one of the few sites on the internets that I frequent. […]

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Just back from PEP3 and

the attendees had a great time.  Once again the event was awesome, if you weren’t there you missed a great training opportunity and a good time in general.   Link to a bit of the festivities from my friend Tamara Keel; http://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2015/08/pushing-envelope.html  

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AAR, Close Quarters Pistol, at Defense Midwest, 7/26/2015

This was my first class teaching this package, and some learning curve was involved, as always happens when one makes a new training package.  I had taught all of the material previously on numerous occasions, but not together as an 8 hour package.   The class was […]

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Carry ammo, safety, and readiness, the danger of rechambering your carry ammo too many times….

I hear from people regularly that they load and unload their guns often, sometimes on a daily basis.  With revolvers this is not an issue, with things like semi-auto pistols and AR15s it is a dangerous practice.   Example; Ref rechambering ammo into your pistol too many […]

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OC (aka pepper) spray training for the non-law enforcement person;

OC (aka pepper) spray training for the non-law enforcement person; Training will be held July 30, starting at 6:30pm, at 1315 SW 6St in Topeka. This class will explore the use of OC spray for defensive use by the non-LE person, tactics being taught would be appropriate […]

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Active mass murder, aka “active-shooter” events……

Today seems like a good day to repost this one. I’ll note that the only historically proven way to stop an active mass murder in-progress is for an armed solo responder, be they “civilian” or cop, to start shooting back: Solo response to the active-shooter Although I […]

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To gun or not to gun, that is the question….

Guns are not in fact for everyone, and that’s a fact.  Seeing a post from my friend Claude Werner on Facebook prompted me to start thinking about that subject again. “Deciding whether to carry, or even own, a gun is an intensely personal decision on the order […]

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AAR; Agile Training, Basic AR15 class, 4/25/2015

This was a by request class that I held at my friend Buck Peddicord’s excellent Defense Midwest range and training facility.  Buck has hosted a number of trainers over the years, including TDSA-Tulsa, Pat Rogers’ most excellent EAG carbine course, Max Joseph’s team tactics classes, etc. The […]

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