Archive for Intermediate

Active Shooter/Terrorist Response

A terrorist attack close to home underscores the potential threat we face from ‘lone wolf’ or, as we are now seeing all too often, a small number of individuals committing terrorist acts in our local communities.

This class is designed to help you develop skills to enable you to fight back and increase your chances of surviving in the event of an active shooter/terrorist response scenario. All it takes is one person who is trained and willing to respond to defeat these attackers. With such training and the proper mindset you can respond and make a difference, protecting yourself and saving an untold number of lives.

Couples

A scenario based class for couples. The class explores at least six scenarios and each couple will participate in them as a team.

  • How would you deal with a home invasion while you are watching TV one evening
  • An intruder in your bedroom
  • An assault when you are in your vehicle?

This class is available to couples

  1. who both armed or
  2. even if only one is armed (you are still a team and need to work together in defensive situations).

This class is a joint venture between Riclin Firearms Training and SAFE in Las Cruces. Class size will be limited. Contact Richard at riclin@tularosa.net or Coralie at safeinlc@aol.com for more information or to sign up for the couples class.

Concealed Carry Renewal

The New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry license is a four-year license. The Renewal Class meets the training requirement for renewal of that license.

The class is four hours long and includes a student manual, review of firearms safety, the legal aspects of concealed carry including a review of the use of deadly force, and ways to avoid conflict.  It also includes a variety of drills similar to the ones used for the basic concealed carry class as well as the required qualification course.

Students who took their initial and/or refresher Concealed Carry Classes from another instructor are welcome to take the Renewal Class offered by Riclin Firearms Training, LLC.

Contact Richard at 575.430.3040 or riclin@tularosa.net if you have questions, to arrange a personal firearms training, or to sign up for a class.

Concealed Carry Refresher

While the New Mexico Concealed Handgun Carry License is valid for four years, the license holder must take a Refresher Class to re-qualify two years after their license in issued. The Refresher Class is required two years after you receive your license and requires that you re-qualify with the handguns on your license. This two hour class includes a review of basic firearms safety and the legal aspects of deadly force.

A variety of shooting drills, similar to the ones used for the basic concealed carry class, are completed prior to the re-qualification shooting.

Students who took their initial Concealed Carry Class from another instructor are welcome to take the Refresher Class offered by Riclin Firearms Training, LLC.

Contact Richard at 575.430.3040 or riclin@tularosa.net if you have questions, to arrange a personal firearms training, or to sign up for a class.

Night Shooting

Approximately 70% of self defense encounters occur in low light or night time situations. You need to be able to shoot effectively in these low light situations. And since most self defense situations happen unexpectedly, you may or may not have your flashlight with you when the time comes. This class will introduce you to techniques to help you prevail.

We begin in the late afternoon, taking advantage of the daylight to teach the basic techniques. We shoot in the waning light as it gets dark to give you experience shooting in a variety of light conditions. Then you will have the opportunity to shoot at night both with and without a flashlight. We will finish by shooting the New Mexico concealed carry qualification course. This is an interesting and challenging class.

Defensive Shotgun

The Defensive Shotgun class is for the individual who is interested in the defensive use of the shotgun in a home or urban environment and wants to improve their shotgun defensive shooting skills.

We will do a variety of handling and defensive drills including

  • Patterning of birdshot, buckshot and slugs
  • Reloading skills
  • Shooting in close quarters
  • Shooting in various positions
  • Shooting on the move
  • Slicing the pie
  • Transitioning from shotgun to handgun
  • Utilizing cover

In addition to the various shooting drills, a variety of scenarios will also be presented to give the student a realistic perspective of the defensive use of the shotgun. In addition, a discussion of mindset and a review of the New Mexico law on the use of deadly force is included.

Basic shooting and gun handling skills are required to take this class. By the end of the class you will be surprised and pleased with what you will be able to do at close range with a shotgun.

Other

This class may be modified to meet your specific training needs and times. Modified classes may be subject to additional fees depending on the type of training and times required.

We are willing to travel to your location to do this class.

Defensive Handgun

The Defensive Handgun Class is for individuals wanting to improve their defensive handgun skills. A discussion of mindset and the dynamics and importance of movement is included, as well as a review of the New Mexico law on the use of deadly force. Basic and advanced shooting and handgun handling techniques, designed to give the student a realistic perspective of the defensive use of their handgun, will be drilled extensively, including:

  • Malfunction drills
  • Shooting with the strong hand only and the weak and only
  • One handed reloading
  • Shooting on the move
  • Shooting from the ground
  • Very close range shooting
  • Longer range shooting
  • Vehicle defense (when driving away isn’t an option)

A variety of scenarios will also be presented to give the student a realistic perspective of the defensive use of a handgun. In addition, we will do some force-on-force training using Airsoft pistols (which will be provided) to give you some realistic experience in dealing with gun and knife wielding adversaries.

Basic shooting and gun handling skills are required to take this class.

Other

  • Class size is usually small, generally 1- 8 people.
  • This class may be modified to meet your specific training needs and times. Modified classes may be subject to additional fees depending on the type of training and times required.
  • A night shooting option is available in locations where shooting at night is feasible.
  • We are willing to travel to your location to do this class.

Defensive Carbine

The Defensive Carbine class is for the individual who is interested in the defensive use of the semi-automatic carbine in a home or urban environment and wants to improve their carbine/rifle defensive shooting skills.

We will do a variety of handling and defensive drills designed to give the student a realistic perspective of the defensive use of the carbine including:

  • Malfunction drills
  • Transitioning from strong side to weak side
  • Shooting in close quarters
  • Shooting in various positions including prone and supine
  • Shooting on the move
  • Slicing the pie
  • Transitioning from carbine to handgun
  • Utilizing cover

In addition to the various shooting drills, a discussion of mindset and a review of the New Mexico law on the use of deadly force is included. By the end of the class you will be surprised and pleased with what you will be able to do at close range with a carbine.

Other

This class may be modified to meet your specific training needs and times. Modified classes may be subject to additional fees depending on the type of training and times required.

We are willing to travel to your location to do this class.