Monday, October 26, 2015
I have been asked on many occasions why I do not do product reviews. My answer is fairly simple. I do not want my students to feel I am going to be a salesman for any particular firearm or piece of equipment. When I started teaching I wanted all of my students to know that I had no vested interest in any particular manufacturer in the firearms industry. Like everyone who shoots I certainly had my favorites and still do, but I never let that drive my suggestions in any of my classes. What works for me may not work for you. Over the years I believe I have nurtured a good amount of respect and trust from my students about my suggestions regarding what equipment would work for them, and I am very proud of that trust. That being said, recently several of my students have been asking if I would ever consider doing product reviews. Since they are interested in having my opinion about new gear and since I have been approached by a few manufacturers about the same, I am considering doing the reviews. As an instructor, I have always put my students first. I have always wanted them to have the best available information to make informed decisions and choices regarding firearms and gear. After all, this is the equipment they are trusting their lives with and the lives of their families if ever involved in a critical incident. I take that very seriously.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
I had almost forgotten how much fun it is to prepare for a shooting competition. I worked with 2 of my competition students this week and I think I had more fun than they did and I didn't fire a shot. I have had the pleasure of working with these 2 students and taking them from being good recreational shooters to very good competition shooters. Competition shooting may not be for everyone, but I do believe alot of recreational shooters would find it fun and maybe even relaxing. Most competitions I have been to I ended up meeting a lot of nice people, got helpful advice on running a stage, help with ammo, equipment, anything I needed. I never participated in any other sport that the people you were competing against were so helpful to their competition. I'm still friends with many of the people I have met at various competitions I participated in. Competition also introduces a shooter to concepts and experiences that can't be duplicated on a static range, like moving between cover and concealment and shooting moving targets. If you ever have the opportunity to participate in a shooting competition, I suggest you take advantage of it. Nobody is going to care if you win or what place you finish. They want you to have fun and hopefully come back and join them next month
Monday, September 28, 2015
Sunday, October 6, 2013
I wanted to take some time to give some details on some of the courses we have to offer. I will start with the Introduction to Handguns course. This course is specifically designed for someone who either has never handled a handgun before or has very limited exposure to them. There are several key elements that we touch on in the course to ensure you handle a handgun safely and confidently. The pace of the course is a little slower than some of our others because we want the student to feel relaxed and not rushed. As with all of our courses, safety is our primary focus. We are very proud of our student's attention to safety while in our classes and especially after having completed one of our courses and is out practicing what they learned in society as they go about their day to day activities. If you would like to take our Introduction to Handguns course, please feel free to contact us at 407-717-6349.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
It's October everybody. It's time for us to get a new group of marksmanship students together and get started. Our marksmanship course is NRA approved and a lot of fun. It will take you a few weeks to complete depending on your schedule. If you reach the top classification of Distinguished Expert, you will get official recognition from the NRA. If you need further details, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions. Let's get started. Call or email to reserve your spot. I am only taking 10 people at this time so don't miss out.