I managed to break my ankle while hiking. This has been an ‘interesting ‘ experience. Fortunately, I have friends who are willing to take me to the range occasionally and put up with me shooting from a wheelchair.
And speaking of wheelchairs, I have had a number of students who are in wheelchairs. Being in one myself for this little while has taught me a lot about what those folks go through. I’ve had to rethink how I carry my concealed handgun and adjust my shooting stance to accommodate the restrictions caused by the wheelchair.
The Sidney Paul Gordon Shooting Range located in La Luz, NM is closing beginning Monday, March 23 and tentatively re-opening on April 10. This is due to the response to the current virus situation.
Due to the range closure and the shut down of the fingerprint stations for concealed carry fingerprints, Concealed Carry classes have been suspended until these situations are resolved.
The closure and suspensions are temporary and are in response to the coronavirus. Renewal and Refresher classes will resume again once the range is open. Initial Concealed Carry classes will be scheduled once the fingerprinting situation is resolved.
Clean your carry gun! And lubricate it! You’d be surprised how many people show up for their Refresher or Renewal classes with their handgun so dirty or dry that they malfunction. If you carry it every day it’s going to pick up ‘stuff’ from the environment, or your pocket/purse or from your clothing. Clean it on a regular basis even if you haven’t shot it.
Interesting Thought… Here’s an interesting comment by Tom Givens of Rangemaster Firearms Training Services, a major firearm training facility in Florida. It is taken from his March 2020 newsletter…
Any place there are people, there is a potential for violence. Every community, no matter how small or peaceful appearing, has violent criminals and mentally disturbed individuals. Accept that fact. Once you accept that fact, it becomes easier to put up with carrying your gear, religiously, every day. You don’t get to pick the day you need your gun. Someone else gets to pick that day, and they will typically only inform you at the last minute.
You don’t get to pick the day you need your gun. Someone else gets to pick that day, and they will typically only inform you at the last minute.
Something to think about. Give some thought to how you go about your day…are you prepared for the day when someone decides you may need your gun?
A lot of folks, when we do their 2-year Refresher class, tell me they haven’t shot since they saw me 2 years ago. And it’s pretty obvious watching them shoot. That being said, most of us have Revolver on our concealed carry license, but how many of us actually spend much time shooting a revolver?
If a firearm is on your concealed carry license shouldn’t you be proficient with it?
If you are going to carry a concealed weapon (or one openly) you have an obligation to practice with it. Think about that!