Training

  1. Why Taking Classes Is So Important

    Why Taking Classes Is So Important

    Responsible gun owners never stop learning. Improve your skills with continuous education.   Colonel Jeff Cooper, the founder of Gunsite Academy in Arizona, famously said that owning a gun doesn't make you able to defend yourself any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician. While he wasn't downplaying the significance of that crucial first step – owning a...
  2. Top 10 Firearm Skills to Train in 2022

    Top 10 Firearm Skills to Train in 2022

    Help your favorite tactical buddy stay frosty.   Whether you’re a new gun owner or not, firearm skills need to be trained and honed. Shooting a pistol properly is one of the most perishable skills there is. You’re never too good to train or take a firearms class, no matter who you are. Here are 10 firearm skills to train...
  3. Book Smart: Five Must Reads For Concealed Carry

    Book Smart: Five Must Reads For Concealed Carry

    Supplement your on-range training with some written insights from Jeff Copper and others.   Believe it or not, there is a lot to be said about being book smart about firearms. Firearms might be more of an active participation event, but they also provide a good bit of practical advice. As a concealed carrier, I constantly strive to improve, and...
  4. The Goods & Bads of Pistol Red Dots

    The Goods & Bads of Pistol Red Dots

    Do you run a red dot? Should you? Let's look at the goods and bads to pistol red dots.   Like it or not, there has been a trend in the gun industry for a few years now to add red dots to pistols. It started by some creative pistol owners strapping a small rifle scope to the top of...
  5. What To Expect at Your First Firearms Class

    What To Expect at Your First Firearms Class

    Follow these hints to get the most out of your first gun class.   So you’ve bought your first gun and want to learn how to use it. Great! That’s a fantastic first step. While the Constitution does not require citizens to take classes or train as a legal requirement to own a gun, it is still a good idea...
  6. Indoor Shooting Drills - Get and Stay Ready

    Indoor Shooting Drills - Get and Stay Ready

    While we typically run drills at outdoor ranges, here are some you can do indoors to keep your skills sharp.   Shooting drills are inherently valuable to your training. Drills provide you with a standard you have to meet, and the standard can come in the form of speed, accuracy, or both. They allow you to have a preplanned training...

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