August 2020

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY… I am suspending monthly initial concealed carry classes until further notice except for those already scheduled and for occasional small groups and couples. If you have two or three people who would like to take the class with you contact me and we’ll work it out.

I will continue to do Refresher and Renewal classes on request. Check your license and see if you need either of these classes.

I will also continue to offer private firearms training, in lieu of the initial concealed carry class, to meet your other general or specific firearms training needs.

Contact me through Facebook, phone or text 575.430.3040, or email and we will work out the details for your class.

If you do want to take the initial concealed carry class, the Sidney Paul Gordon Shooting Range has a list of local firearms instructors. You may contact them at 575.443.9006.

Thank you everyone for your continuing support and referrals! Stay safe out there!

Interesting Thought… ‘The trained man (or woman) wins!’ I don’t remember where I first saw that, but it is something to think about. If you don’t train, how will you know what to do in a life and death confrontation? You might come up with a solution, but you’ll be behind the curve of the one who is trained. Remember the OODA Loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act)? If you are in a situation you haven’t trained for, you run the risk of being stuck in the Decide part of the loop, and your opponent may be Acting while you are Deciding.

Upcoming Classes and Events…
I am doing Renewal and Refresher classes on request since the shooting range is now available. Take a moment and check the dates on your license…NOW! It’s amazing how many people are late for their Refresher or Renewal classes.
Contact me if you are interested in private general or specific firearms training.

Specific Individual or Small Group Firearms Training… A big benefit of an individual or small group training is that it can be tailored to your training needs or interests. Contact me and I’d be happy to visit with you about meeting your training needs for yourself, a group of your friends, or for your business. Any of the classes we offer, from Individual Training Sessions, Defensive Handgun, Defensive Carbine and Shotgun classes, Basic Firearms Training as well as any other firearms training you might be interested in, can be done on a personal basis for individuals, businesses or small groups. Scheduling is very flexible.

Tip of the Month… See the Interesting Thought Above… Get some realistic defensive shooting training! Then practice the skills you learn! Taking an occasional class isn’t enough. These skills are perishable…you must practice to maintain them.

A Closing Thought… A different sort of closing thought…here’s an interesting article by fellow firearms trainer Eve Flanigan that was published by Bravo Concealment. Take a look. Think about how it applies in today’s environment…

Keep Alert and Stay safe!

Richard Barbaras

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