Training Archive

CA – Training – Firearms Training for New Shooters in Los Angeles

RELEASE WIRE.COM September 15, 2017 – Those who are new to firearms would benefit greatly by taking a firearms class in Los Angeles from LAX Firing Range. Learning how to use a firearm safely and effectively makes shooting fun, and the instructors at LAX’s firearms class in Los Angeles have the expertise to do just that. Their main goal is to educate you about the safety and correct usage of firearms…

KS – Training – Even with available training, faculty says only PSO should handle gun-related emergencies

KANSAN.COM September 15, 2017 – University faculty say they will never be properly trained to handle situations like an unattended gun left in Wescoe Hall. Despite the trainings offered by the Public Safety Office, American studies professor Ben Chappell said, law enforcement officers are the only people who are able to deal with issues arising from concealed carry on campus. Chappell is a member of Faculty and University Senates. Chappell spoke…

Nat’l – Training – Gunfight Science: Get Your Gun Into the Fight

GUNS AMERICA.COM September 12, 2017 – Unlike what we see on television when a gun is drawn in self-defense, things happen pretty quickly. The fight starts at “A” and quickly progresses to “Z.” The time it takes you to get from A to B however is the factor that can dictate the outcome of a lethal force event. In more common terms, you have to get your gun into…

SD – Training – ALICE active shooter training: Learning how to thwart violent intruders

HOT SPRINGS STAR.COM August 22, 2017 – Some 100 people – including teachers, school secretaries, county personnel, Hot Springs Police Department, Fall River County Sheriff’s Deputies and people from Fall River Hospital – assembled in Tays Auditorium at Hot Springs High School to receive their ALICE training on Thursday morning, Aug. 17. In a nutshell, ALICE training is a new way of looking at how to handle violent intruders…

Nat’l – Training – Gun Fight Myths: You Can’t Use Your Sights In Battle

GUN CARRIER.COM August 17, 2017 – In most cases, shooters don’t have the luxury of time in a gun fight. There is no time to think.  You just have to allow your instincts to take over in a life and death situation and get the job done before it’s too late. Should you think about using your sights from a defensive standpoint? I don’t intend to remove your focus from basic…

Nat’l – Training – What Is ALICE Training? Some Parents Think It Normalizes Gun Violence In Schools

ROMPER.COM August 10, 2017 – With school right around the corner, you might be wondering what ALICE training is and why your kid is learning about it. The ALICE method of response to active shooter situations: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, is the 2001 brainchild of a law enforcement officer.  Since its inception in 2001, the ALICE training Institute has educated roughly one million Americans in this form of response.  

AL – Training – The Face of Armed Citizens in America is Changing and Alabama Leads the Way

YELLOWHAMMER NEWS.COM August 7, 2017 – At first glance, not many people would guess that Beth Alcazar of Chelsea, Alabama, owns guns and has a concealed carry permit. Much less would they take a look at her and assume that she’s an action pistol competitor, NRA lifetime member, and USCCA-certified firearms training counselor. In other words, if there’s a stereotype for gun ownership, this outgoing wife and mother of…

WI – Training – Wisconsin Republicans, Democrats spar over gun safety course in schools

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL August 4, 2017 – Democrats pushed back Thursday against a Republican measure that would allow Wisconsin high schools to offer gun safety courses, arguing such classes aren’t appropriate and could generate fear in classrooms. The bill calls for the state superintendent to work with the Department of Natural Resources, police or an organization that specializes in firearm safety to develop the curriculum for the course. Schools…

WV – Training – I Went Shooting With A Former ATF Officer, And Here’s What Happened (VIDEO)

THE FEDERALIST.COM August 4, 2017 – I spent a day learning techniques to use a handgun to defend myself with Rick Vasquez, a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms officer and professional firearm instructor at a state-of-the-art outdoor gun range in rural West Virginia. In recent years, a growing number of women in America, particularly black women, are choosing to arm themselves. But when it comes to defending yourself with a firearm,…

AR – Training – Gun Instructors Wait for State Police to Pull Trigger on Enhanced Carry Training (VIDEO)

ARKANSAS MATTERS.COM August 3, 2017 – A handful of Arkansas gun laws took effect this week, but the state’s nearly 200,000 concealed carry license holders are still waiting on one: enhanced carry.  Act 562 technically goes into effect Sept. 1. However, the law gives Arkansas State Police until January 2018 to develop the training program. A CHCL holder for nearly 20 years, an instructor for seven and an owner…

VA – Training – Dropping the Standard: More Fake News About Gun Owners

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) July 31, 2017 – Being gun owners, Second Amendment advocates and NRA members means we have to take our lumps in the media on a nearly daily basis. Never mind that we can’t believe most of what we read, due to the strong anti-gun and anti-gun owner bias so prevalent in media today. Keller’s headline read, “Americans Love Guns, But They Have No Idea How…

CA – Training – Watch: Keanu Reeves once again shows his unbelievable skill with firearms (VIDEO)

THE BLAZE.COM July 28, 2017 – Video of actor Keanu Reeves, star of the “John Wick” and “Matrix” movies, on the gun range surfaced earlier this month and proved that he’s every bit an expert with firearms. More footage of Reeves’ expert skill has now surfaced, courtesy of Taran Tactical. In the video, this time lasting more than three minutes, Reeves goes further in showing just how well he handles firearms. This…

FL – Training – Why cops shoot: An in-depth look at ‘use of force’ training

WJHG.COM July 26, 2017 – BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Police officers have carried firearms for more than 150 years, but officer involved shootings around the country have caused many communities to question the use of deadly force. According to experts, the decision for police to fire their weapon must be made in a fraction of a second. “A half a second. Tenths of seconds are deadly for us,” said Lt. James…

VA – Training – Behind The Training At NRA Carry Guard

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) July 26, 2017 – With the NRA Carry Guard Expo set to kick off in Milwaukee Aug. 25-27, the new nature of the event has some wondering what it’s all about. In a nutshell, the expo brings together the biggest names in self-defense, along with manufacturers of related products, under one roof, and is on track to be the largest such gathering ever. If you…

OH – Training – Clark County training shows ‘split-second’ choices officers must make (VIDEO)

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN July 25, 2017 – A firearms training simulator gives Clark County fairgoers the chance to see things from an officer’s perspective, something Sheriff Deborah Burchett hopes will allow people to better understand the difficult decisions deputies sometimes have to make. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has set up the Firearms Training Simulator in the Annex Building at the fair. It’s free to try for anyone over 18-years-old,…

Nat’l – Training – Only 3 In 5 Gun Owners Have Received Firearms Training

MOTHER JONES.COM July 24, 2017 – Forty percent of America’s gun owners have not received any formal firearms training, according to a new study from the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health. The study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, is the first of its kind in more than 20 years. In those two decades, “that number hasn’t meaningfully changed at all,” says Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, an associate professor of epidemiology at…

MN – Training – Gun Owners Learn from Police how to Interact while Armed (VIDEO)

KAAL TV ABC 6 NEWS July 23, 2017 –  More than 50 people filled the Freeborn County Government Center Sunday as they learned from law enforcement the best ways to interact with police while legally carrying a firearm. The class, which saw more than 40 attendees in January, was taught by Sheriff Kurt Freitag and other law enforcement officials, and covered topics ranging from how gun owners should respond to…

Int’l – Training – Israeli ‘Counter-Terrorism Boot Camp’ a Tourist Attraction in Occupied West Bank

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT (via REUTERS) July 17, 2017 – Taking in the scene of a simulated fruit market in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, a group of tourists ponders whether a poster-size figure of an Arab man holding a cellphone is a threat and should be shot. The aim of the mock scenario is to teach rapt foreign visitors how to deal with an…

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