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Nat’l – Training – If your gun falls, let it drop

EXCLUSIVE.MULTIBRIEFS.COM March 20, 2017 – An “oops” moment. We’ve all had them and will likely have them again. While shooting at stage at the Short Range Match, I was drawing my pistol from concealment. I normally carry with a loose-fitting shirt and the shirt tail out covering the pistol, so that is how I was shooting the match. If you happen to lose control of your pistol while it is…

AZ – Training – Training An Old Dog With New Tricks At Gunsite

DAILY CALLER.COM March 14, 2017 – “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is a common saying, and many of us at retirement age have come to believe it. That’s why it’s important to have a partner (in my case, my lovely wife) who convinces you to “push the envelope” at least a little bit. For my 61st birthday gift, she enrolled me as a student in the 250…

IL – Training – Training shows civilians danger of police work

CHICAGO TRIBUNE March 14, 2017 – Geneva Devine never shot a gun in her life before, though one would ever know it. Following her partner Derrick Durr’s lead, the Hammond woman took the shot as the man in the warehouse office started shooting back at them from the screen. When Hammond Police Lt. Steve Kellogg played back the results of the exercise, the purple dot indicating Devine’s firearm showed…

DC – Training – Here’s why a South Carolina congressman invited Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to a gun range

THE BLAZE.COM March 14, 2017 – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is leading the fight against a bill that would ease restrictions on gun silencers — but Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan hopes to change her mind in an unusual way. Gillibrand’s office has not yet responded to the request, but Duncan said the invitation stands. “I invite anybody who has issues or wants to understand firearms or suppressors more” to…

ID – Training – An Idaho lawmaker wants high schools to teach gun safety classes as electives

CIRCA NEWS.COM March 5, 2017 – An Idaho lawmaker has proposed a bill to bring gun safety classes into public high school classrooms. State Rep. Ronald Nate proposed the classes would be electives, so students wouldn’t have to take them if they didn’t want to, according to our partner at KBOI. The guns would not have any actual ammo, according to the bill introduced Thursday.  

OH – Training – ‘Commence Fire’ was day-long training for women on firearms

WKYC TC.COM March 5, 2017 – 2016 saw the highest number of Concealed Handgun Licenses issued across the state. One of the fastest growing demographics contributing to that uptick? Women. When you consider nearly 118,000 new permits and add that to about 40,000 renewals in 2016, it’s the largest number since Ohio began issuing Concealed Handgun Licenses in 2004. Firearms instructors like Cynthia Campbell at “Commence Fire” FireArms Training Academy…

UT – Training – Blackhawk Launches Demonstrator Replica Guns

SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED.COM (NRA) February 10, 2017 – Blackhawk released a new line of Demonstrator replica guns for holster demonstrations and training use. Dummy pistols are available for the Glock G17, Colt 1911, SIG Sauer P226 and Beretta 92. The Demonstrator guns are made from reinforced injection-molded polymer, and the company claims that these replica firearms will not bend or crack as easily as other dummy training guns on the market.  ”11Feb17…

WI – Training – NRA to hold new three-day conference at Wisconsin Center in August

MILWAUKEE BUSINESS JOURNAL January 13, 2017 – The National Rifle Association will debut a new convention at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee in 2017. The NRA’s Personal Protection Expo will be held Aug. 25-27. This will be the first time this type of conference is being held. According to the organization’s blog, “The NRA Personal Protection Expo is a three-day educational and interactive experience dedicated to citizens interested in increasing their knowledge and…

IWI US Training Division Classes Now Open

New training courses on IWI firearms, Krav Maga and IWI Armorer’s courses now available to civilians and law enforcement.

Harrisburg, Pa. (January 2017) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is proud to announce their new Training Division is open for business. IWI US now offers firearms training and Krav Maga courses at the Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas and Armorer’s courses at the…

MO – Training – Training is not too much to ask for conceal and carry

NORTHWEST MISSOURIAN.COM January 10, 2017 – Great news this month for gun fanatics: 19-year-olds are now allowed to conceal and carry without training, a background check or a permit. Terrible news for people in favor of gun regulations: 19-year-olds are now allowed conceal and carry without training, a background check or a permit. This bill was previously vetoed, but the Missouri House and Senate voted to overrule that decision…

NV – Training – Carson City gun shop offers interactive firearms training

NEVADA APPEAL.COM January 5, 2017 – Randy Brooks, owner of Carson Guns, is transforming firearms training into the digital age with an interactive, theater-style simulator assembled inside of his shop. It’s similar to video gaming, except, the gun is the controller. When the theater opened in mid-December, it became the first of its kind in Carson City. The self-paced theater provides benefits to all levels of firearm usage, by…

‘Win the fight’: Concealed carry classes aim at increasing safety

DECATUR HERALD & REVIEW December 28, 2016 – WARRENSBURG – Jim Owens, a former Decatur police officer, teaches his students a lot more than how to shoot straight and load their weapons. The motto of his concealed carry instruction school is “win the fight,” which translates to surviving an attack and ending a deadly threat. In a recent session attended by three women and two men, Owens taught them…

MS – Training – Participants In ‘Citizen’s Police Academy’ Get Time On Firing Range (VIDEO)

WCBI.COM November 24, 2016 – When Kevin Owens isn’t working as a school resource officer, he can usually be found in a classroom, or on a gun range. On a recent Saturday, Owens taught members of Tupelo Citizen’s Police Academy,  a firearms safety course at the North Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center. The class included firearms experts and those who had never picked up a weapon.  [full…

AZ – Training – The Gunsite Legacy

AMERICAN RIFLEMAN.ORG November 23, 2016 – There has been quite a bit of special activity at the Gunsite Academy, near Paulden, Ariz., this year. Gunsite has been celebrating its 40th year of service to American gun owners. The academy was established in 1976 as the American Pistol Institute on property owned by Jeff and Janelle Cooper, with the land, itself, being called Gunsite. Now called The Gunsite Academy, it is…

AL – Hunting – Hunting Works for Alabama: New partnership highlights shooting sport’s $1 billion state impact 

ANNISTON STAR.COM November 3, 2016 – TALLADEGA – Hunting and shooting sports impact Alabama’s economy by more than $1 billion annually, according to a local co-chairman of a new partnership called Hunting Works for Alabama. “Too many people just don’t know how integral hunting and the shooting sports are to the economy,” said Grant Lynch, chairman of the Talladega Superspeedway and one of four chairs of the coalition of…

Nat’l – Training – Simulation Training: Are You Actually Ready To Use Your Gun In An Emergency? (VIDEO)

THE SLEUTH JOURNAL.COM October 27, 2016 – If you are a gun owner, especially one who carries a firearm on a daily basis, you’ve probably wondered how you would fare if you had to use your weapon in a life-and-death situation. Could you hit a moving target? Would you freeze under pressure? Would you accidentally harm innocent bystanders in your attempt to take down a threat? With virtual simulation…

Nat’l –Training – Protecting Your Family: A Smart Parent’s Guide to Self Defense and Concealed Carry (CCW)

GAT DAILY.COM September 28, 2016 – Parenting comes with a lot of hard decisions. From bottle or breastfeeding to public or private schools, it can feel like every decision you’re faced with will make or break your child. And when it comes to protecting and defending your family, the decisions get even tougher. One of the reasons kids are drawn to firearms is the same reason they’re drawn to drugs,…

Nat’l –Training – How Handguns Became the Good Guy’s Gun of Choice

THE TRACE.COM September 19, 2016 – Massad Ayoob wants American gun owners to learn to shoot like him: with deadly aim and flinty confidence. Since the late 1970s, the 68-year-old self-defense expert has established himself as perhaps the preeminent authority on using handguns for protection, crisscrossing the country to lead intensive courses that can run as long as 40 hours over four days. Ayoob, the Bob Ross of the…

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