August 2010

An Interesting Thought…Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It’s a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don’t get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait. From

New Class for Women…In our efforts to help women take more control of their personal safety, Riclin Firearms Training, LLC (Alamogordo) and SAFE, LLC (Las Cruces) are joining forces to offer a Women’s Advanced Defensive Handgun class on October 2, 2010 in Las Cruces. This class will include drills and scenarios similar to situations women may find themselves in. Because many assaults on women occur at night, a night shooting segment will be included. For more information, contact Richard at 575.430.3040 or Coralie at 575.644.1692 Enrollment will be limited.

Defensive Shotgun Class…The Defensive Shotgun class on July 24 went very well. We did a lot of shooting on the move, lots of reloading and some interesting scenarios. Look for another Defensive Shotgun class in the fall after the weather cools down a bit.

Ruidoso Gun Show…I will be at the Ruidoso Gun Show on September 4 & 5. I’ll be at Doug Reynolds DCR Enterprises table. He is the one with lots of tables and lots of interesting guns. Stop by and say hello! I’ll have some class information available for anyone interested.

Concealed Carry in Restaurant with Beer and Wine Licenses (Restaurant License)…The law has been in effect for about six weeks now and I haven’t heard of anyone having any problems. Go to to determine if a particular restaurant has Restaurant license (which, according to the NM Alcohol and Gaming Division means they can only sell beer and wine).

Remember, you may not consume alcohol while you are in possession of your concealed firearm. And if you see any restaurants with signs indicating that you are not welcome with you concealed handgun, please let me know.

Upcoming Classes…Here is a list of upcoming classes. Please contact Richard at 575.430.3040 or by email at if you have any questions or would like to sign up for a class.

  • August 20                                    Renewal Class
  • September 11 & 12                        September Concealed Carry Class
  • October 2                                    Women’s Advanced Defensive Handgun Class

(Las Cruces, NM)…note this is a new class

  • October 9 & 10                        October Concealed Carry Class
  • October 29                                    Night Class (Las Cruces, NM)

Private, Individual or Specialized Classes… If you have specific needs not met by our regular classes or scheduling, or are interested in a different kind of training, please get in touch with me. I am willing to work with you to teach any of the classes offered by Riclin Firearms Training, LLC on an individual or small group basis. Simply contact me and we’ll see what we can do to accommodate your needs. We can work with your particular training needs or interests and around your schedule.

Supporters…Thank you to all our supporters (and my apologies to any I have forgotten).

  • David Locke of the Postal Annex in Ruidoso (575.973.1049)
  • Clint at Ricochet Shooting Sports, (575.434.GUNS)
  • James at Basin Firearms (575.430.0541)
  • Wyatt at the Gun Rack (575.443.1528)
  • Larry at Fire Power Gun and Pawn of Ruidoso (575.257.3943)
  • Robert at the Wal Mart (575.434.5870) Sporting Good Department
  • Bill at The Gunsmith Works in Capitan (575.354.0491)

We encourage you to patronize these fine businesses that cater to and support shooters.

Refresher and Renewal Classes…This is a reminder to heck the expiration date on your license to see if you need to take a Refresher (2 years after the issue date of your license) or a Renewal (2 months prior to the expiration date on your license). Many people with 4 year concealed carry licenses are coming up for renewal so take a look at your license and see where you are in terms of needing either the Refresher or the Renewal and give me a call (575.430.3040). I’ll be glad to schedule a class on request. Contact me if you need either class or if you have any questions.

An Interesting Local Forum… is a local concealed carry forum that has a lot of good information on it. And they support Riclin Firearms Training, LLC. They can be found at Stop by and say Hello and get involved in their discussions.

Tip of the Month… How physically fit are you? If you end up a confrontation that gets physical, do you have the fitness to deal with that? Most of us need to be more physically fit. Take some time every day to do some form of exercise. As you get older, exercise becomes even more important because it helps slow down some of the aches and pains we get as we age. Even if you have some disabilities there is some form of exercise you can do. Experiment, and see what you can do. You might be surprised.

In closing…I have revised the format of this newsletter somewhat. Let me know what you think. I would appreciate your input.

Richard Barbaras

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