February 2009

An Interesting Thought…The first step to stopping criminals from acting like they are entitled to rob, rape and murder is to get as many honest, law-abiding citizens as possible out in society carrying a gun. If the deranged killers knew they wouldn’t get a shot off before being gunned down, they would find a different outlet for their rage. Instead, they are most likely to find a location where everyone turns and runs like sheep or choose to meekly submit…Gerard Valentino, World Net Daily, February 5, 2009

March Concealed Carry Class…The March Concealed Carry Class will be held on March 7 & 8. If you are interested, or know of anyone else who might be interested in taking the class, please have them contact Richard at riclin@tularosa.net or (575) 430-3040.

Tip of the Month…Be especially aware while walking. The most common angle of attack is from behind so always be conscious of what is behind you. Walk fast with purpose, keep your head up and move your head to look side to side and behind you.

Individual or Specialized Classes…If you have specific needs not met by our regular classes, or are interested in a different kind of training, please get in touch with me. I’d be glad to work with you or your group. These classes can be one of our regular classes taught on an individual basis or can be set up to work with your particular needs or interests and around your schedule.

Refresher Class…Remember, you must do the Refresher at the mid point of you license. You have two months before the mid point to two months after the mid point to do the Refresher. Contact Richard at riclin@tularosa.net or (575) 430-3040 if you would like to take this class.

Free Shooting Clinic…. The next shooting clinic will be February 15 from 1 pm – 3 pm. You will need a handgun, holster, extra magazines or speed loaders and at least 100 rounds of ammunition. These clinics are not for beginners. Space is limited and you must pre-register. Please contact Richard at riclin@tularosa.net or (575) 430-3040 to sign up or for further information.

OPSA…The Otero Practical Shooting Association hosts regular monthly matches. They are very supportive of first-time shooters and will provide as much advice and assistance as you need to enjoy the match. For more information, go to their website at www.opshooter.org. And while you are at it, please consider joining OPSA and supporting their efforts to provide a variety of matches in the local area.

Supporters…Thank you to all our supporters. Larry at Fire Power Gun and Pawn of Ruidoso (257-3943) and Mac at the Tularosa Trading Post (437-0709) located between Alamogordo and Tularosa support Riclin students by giving discounts and passing out information about our classes. James at Basin Firearms (430-0541) and Wyatt at the Gun Rack (443-1528) will make you a good deal and can order whatever you want. Robert at the Wal Mart (434-5870) Sporting Good Department also supports Riclin Firearms Training. We encourage you to patronize these fine businesses that cater to shooters.

In closing…Check out www.concealcarrychat.com if you haven’t already done so. It is a new forum devoted to concealed carry and operated here in Alamogordo. Stop by and say hi and join up. There are some interesting conversations going on.

Richard Barbaras

Owner/Instructor

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