April 2014

Interesting Thought… People who are intent on hurting other people will find a way to do it. This week in Pennsylvania a high school student using kitchen knives seriously injured several students. Have you noticed how attacks like that always occur in gun free zones? Since it is difficult to live our lives without occasionally venturing into a gun free zone, what have you done to prepare yourself to deal with such an attack if it were to occur while you were there? Something to think about.

Upcoming Classes…

  • April 14 Renewal/Refresher Class
  • April 19 Defensive Carbine Class
  • May 17 & 18 Concealed Carry Class

Other Upcoming Events…

Stayin’ Alive…a two session clinic sponsored by Riclin Firearms Training, LLC and SAFE, LLC at the Butterfield Park Shooting Range in Las Cruces designed to improve your defensive shooting skills including shooting after dark. Session 1 on Saturday May 10 and session 2 on Saturday May 24.
Ladies Night Out sponsored by Riclin Firearms Training, LLC and Aspire on May 16 at the Sidney Paul Gordon Shooting Range in La Luz. This will be an opportunity for ladies with concealed carry permits to improve their shooting skills.
If you would like to sign up for any of these classes or events or would like more information, contact me at riclin@tularosa.net or by phone at 575.430.3040.

Defensive Carbine Class April 19… We will explore the use of the carbine for short and medium range defense, shooting from a variety of positions (standing, kneeling, prone, and versions of all these) and while moving. In addition to single and multiple targets, drills will include decision making, going through doorways, shooting above, around and under barricades, shooting on the move and shooting from both your strong and weak sides and much more. For more information, or to sign up for the class, contact me at riclin@tularosa.net or by phone at 575.430.3040.

Pecos Run and Gun… The Pecos Run and Gun (http://pecosrunandgun.com/)  is a very interesting and challenging 6.5 mile cross country event held in Pecos, TX. This year’s event will be September 20. You must carry a rifle, handgun, ammunition, water and whatever else you think you might need for the entire 6.5 miles. There are 6 shooting stops. Last year I trained a lady to do this event and she had a great time! This year there is more interest and I will be training several people to do the race. I will be posting comments and updates on my web site at www.riclin.net and my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/riclinfirearmsllc. Your comments and suggestions would be appreciated!

Interested in Personal Firearms Training? If you are interested in personal, individualized firearms training contact me at riclin@tularosa.net or by phone at 575.430.3040 and I’d be happy to visit with you about meeting your training needs. We’ll begin by consulting with you to determine what your training needs are or what you would like to accomplish. Together we’ll decide how to best meet those needs. Any of the classes Riclin offers, from Individual Training Sessions, Concealed Carry, Advanced Defensive Handgun, Defensive Carbine and Shotgun classes, as well as Basic Firearms Training, can be done on a personal training basis for individuals, businesses or small groups. Classes can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Scheduling is very flexible.

Regular Monthly Announcements (Reminders)…
To Learn Which Restaurants Sell Beer and Wine Only… You may carry your concealed handgun in a restaurant in New Mexico that is licensed to sell beer and wine only. This is known as a Restaurant License. Go to http://rldverification.rld.state.nm.us/Verification/Search.aspx?facility=Y and do a search. You can enter the name of the restaurant and see what kind of license they have, or you can get a list of all the restaurants with a restaurant license in that particular county. And remember… you cannot consume alcohol while you are carrying your concealed handgun.

You need to take a Refresher (re-qualification) course two years after you receive your New Mexico concealed handgun license and you need to take a Renewal class and apply to NMDPS for your concealed carry license to be renewed after four years. Take a look at your license periodically and make sure you take those classes. If you are in need of either the Refresher or Renewal classes, contact me and we can schedule your class.
Tip of the Month… Train in nasty weather! If you are ever in a serious encounter, you won’t get to pick the time, the place, or the weather! Even though it can be a bit uncomfortable, get out there and train in the cold and the heat and the rain (if it ever rains…) and the wind. You will become a better shooter for doing it.

In closing… Spring is here and summer isn’t very far away. That means that it will be light later and that you can head to the range after work for some relaxation and training. I’ll see you there.

Richard Barbaras

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