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MD – Training – Overlay zone for gun sales a potential solution for Westminster

Specifically, the special exception would immediately be to the benefit of Geared Up Firearms Training and Accessories Inc. As the name implies, it currently offers training courses and sells firearms accessories, but would like to be able to sell guns in the future. 

SIG SAUER Academy Adds Rifle and Shotgun Fundamentals Classes to 2019 Course Schedule

Newington, N.H. (December 10, 2018) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce the addition of Rifle Fundamentals and Shotgun Fundamentals to the 2019 course schedule.

Rifle and Shotgun Fundamentals are geared towards new firearms owners and provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to safely…

Nat’l – Training – Why You Need To Dry-Fire Practice

If you had 10 pro shooters in a room, and asked each of them what the number one tip is to improve shooting skills, we bet at least nine of them will reply “dry-fire practice.”  

CT – Training – Industry Group Pledges $100,000 for Program Aimed at Recruiting New Shooters

The firearms industry’s trade group announced this month it established a new $100,000 grant program to help gun ranges introduce new people to gun ownership. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) said the new grant would be used by ranges across the country involved in their First Shots program.  

MD – Training – Confusion erupts around active shooter situation and lockdown at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland

Doctors and patients were held on lockdown as authorities conducted an active shooter drill Tuesday afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

MN – Training – Women and dogs bond in field, and home: Women’s Gun Club at Pine Shadows grows

“Diamonds and Dogs” is what a group of women call their gun club. Women from the Brainerd lakes area and surrounding areas joined the club.  

IA – Training – Iowa City Police offering active shooter training to nighttime businesses (VIDEO)

While PAULA (or Possession of Alcohol under the legal age) citations are common, Iowa City’s pedestrian mall has been lucky that shots fired and gun violence have been anomalous. Nonetheless, Iowa City Police and the Downtown District will begin holding classes for local retailers and bars in hopes of offering safety training

NY – Training – Worshippers in NY are turning to live-shooter training in wake of synagogue massacre

The power of prayer can now be measured by caliber. While a Queens synagogue has hired a heat-packing, off-duty cop to protect its congregation on the Sabbath, Catholic churches have been taking live-shooter training and mulling armed ushers at Mass. 

SIG SAUER Academy Adds Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor to 2019 Course Line-Up

Newington, N.H. (November 7, 2018) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce a new course offering for 2019 with the addition of Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor to the SIG SAUER Academy course line-up. The first offering of this class is January 31, 2019 at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire.

Nat’l – Training – Tricked-Out vs. Training: The Best Accessory for a CCW Pistol

SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED.COM (NRA) November 4, 2018 – When I was a kid, during the holidays, my sister and I would get the big Sears & Roebuck catalog and go through it marking all the stuff we’d like to have for Christmas. We called it the “Wish Book.” Some things don’t change all that much with the passing of the years; I feel the same way about a big firearms…

NY – LE/Training – News10NBC Investigates: Cop describes his moment of shoot or don’t shoot? (VIDEO)

WHEC.COM October 31, 2018 – When he saw the barrel of the shotgun come towards him, he fired.  “And you remember seeing the gun?” reporter Berkeley Brean asked. “Oh yeah,” Sgt. Jared Rene said. “Oh yeah.”  It was November of 2014. Sgt. Rene was called to a house where the dogs were loose, the doors were open and the oven was on. Sgt. Rene says after identifying themselves, he and his partner found…

PA – Training – ‘When This Happens, You Get a Wake-up Call’: U.S. Jews Turn to Firearms Training After Pittsburgh Shooting

HAARETZ.COM October 31, 2018 – David Ortner adjusted his yarmulke, cocked his pistol and took aim – something he wishes a civilian had done to defend Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue three days ago when Robert Bowers walked in and shot 11 people dead. Ortner was one of nine Jewish men who attended a one-day course on Tuesday at the privately owned Cherev Gidon Israeli Tactical Defense Academy near…

WI – Training – Active shooter training in Iowa Co. ends early after gun scare

WKOW.COM October 26, 2018 – An active shooter training drill on Friday in Iowa County at the courthouse in Dodgeville took a bizarre turn when authorities had to put lockdown procedures in place because of a gun scare near the training. Emergency Management Director Keith Hurlbert tells 27 News that someone inside a nearby apartment at E. Merrimac St. and N. Iowa Street racked a shotgun by priming the…

DC – Training – “Every Student Succeeds Act” Would Enable School Gun Training (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS.COM October 8, 2018 – The ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’ would allow schools to use federal funds to arm teachers. In Education Secretary Betsy Devos proposal she wants school to have the choice of using some federal funding to pay for firearm training. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee (R) believes states get to choose how they use the money.
“As I read the law, title 4 specifically gives states…

Gun initiative would needlessly overburden law-abiding citizens

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS October 5, 2018 – Initiative 1639 mandates concealed carry permits before handgun purchases. For semi-automatic rifles purchases, individuals older than 21 must acquire an “enhanced background check,” requiring applicants’ state certification of completed firearm safety training within the last five years from a government authorized agency, “nationally recognized organization” or a “nationally recognized” organization’s instructors. After a $25 fee, signing detailed identification paperwork and 10 business…

VA – Training – Back to Basics: 5 Things That Will Improve Your Handgun Marksmanship

AMERICAN RIFLEMAN.ORG (NRA) October 3, 2018 – When someone asks me what they can do to improve their pistol marksmanship, I tell them “Do not, do not, do not follow my example.” When I started learning—it is an ongoing process, I learn something every time I go out to shoot—I did everything the hard way. Whether it was shooting too much live ammo vis-à-vis dry-fire practice to attempting to…

MD – Training – Active shooter safety training comes to a local church (VIDEO)

LOCAL DVM.COM September 25, 2018 – Setting a plan, fighting, and escaping are some of the ways the Washington County Sheriff’s Department is telling church members how to handle the possibility of an active shooter. It is a situation nobody can imagine being in, but the Washington County Sheriff’s Department wants to give people the knowledge and tips on what to do during an active shooter situation. 

IN – Training – Sheriff: Gun safety and training paramount

HERALD BULLETIN.COM September 23, 2018 – More calls than usual of unwieldy gunshots in unincorporated Madison County have residents asking about gun laws. Sheriff Scott Mellinger addressed the increase in a post on the Madison County Sheriff’s Facebook page. Reports that guns have been fired too close to homes or cars in these rural areas have come in once a week or several times a week, according to the…

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