July 2011

An Interesting Thought A superior man, when resting in safety, forgets not that peril is ever present. When in a state of security, he forgets not that ruin is only a breath away. When all is orderly, he forgets not that chaos ever hovers over him. Thus, his state and clans are preserved. Attributed to Confucius. This is a reminder that the world is not a safe place, and if you watch the news, it isn’t getting any safer. You always need to prepared and ready to respond to any situation that poses a threat to you and your loved ones. Think about it!

Tip of the Month… When you travel, make use of www.handgunlaw.us to learn what the laws, rules and regulation are for the states you will be traveling in. I recently traveled to Montana (which meant driving through Colorado and Wyoming as well) and was able to figure out where I could and couldn’t carry in those three states. Steve and Gary are doing us all a great service by developing and maintaining this very useful site.

July Concealed Carry Class…July 9 & 10…this is our regular monthly concealed carry class. Completion of this class meets the training requirement for a New Mexico Concealed Handgun License and enables you to apply for that license. If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for the class, contact me at riclin@tularosa.net or by phone at 575.430.3040.

Ladies Advanced Defensive Handgun Class… July 23 at the Butterfield Trail Shooting Range in Las Cruces. We will start in the late afternoon with defensive drills and scenarios and continue after dark (remember, the vast majority of assaults on women occur after dark) to give you the opportunity to do the drills in the daylight and the dark. This class will greatly expand your defensive abilities with the handgun.

Ladies Concealed Carry Group… The dinner at Si Senor’s on June 9 was well attended. Everyone seemed to have a good time socializing and meeting spouses and guests. We will plan on doing another social event in the future.

The Ladies Only IPSC match sponsored by the Otero Practical Pistol Association (OPSA) on June 18 went very well. Seventeen ladies attended and had a very good time. There were four stages, including the ‘infamous’ Texas Star. Many thanks to the volunteers from OPSA who made this match a success!

The next meeting of the group will be on July 14 at the Cuba Avenue Church of Christ at 6:30 pm. Ladies, please come and join us and bring a friend.

Las Cruces Ladies Concealed Carry Group…This ladies group will be meeting on July 20 from 6:30 – 8 at the Command Bunker at 415 S. Valley in Las Cruces. All ladies are welcome. Whether you are in Las Cruces that day, or make a trip over just for the meeting, you will find this a very interesting group of ladies.

Specialty Classes… We now offer a variety of specialty classes, including…

  • Night Classes (learn to shoot at night…this is when most defensive situations occur and shooting at night is much different than shooting in the daylight)
  • Defensive Shotgun (learn to use your shotgun in a close quarters self defense situation)
  • Defensive Carbine, (learn to use your AR, AK, 10/22 or lever action rifle in a close quarters self defense situation)
  • Advanced Defensive Handgun Class (advanced defensive handgun shooting techniques)
  • Women’s Advanced Defensive Handgun Class, (advanced defensive handgun shooting techniques oriented towards women’s unique situations)

If you are interested in taking one of these classes, please contact me at riclin@tularosa.net or by phone at 575.430.3040 and we can discuss putting a class together. My teaching schedule is very flexible and can certainly accommodate your training and scheduling needs.

Private, Individual or Specialized Classes… If your particular training needs are not being met by our regular classes, or you desire some on-on-one instruction to improve your shooting skills, please let me know. I’m willing to travel to your locale if we can work out the logistics.

Refresher and Renewal Classes… Don’t forget to check 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). Let me know if you need to take either of these classes and we’ll arrange a time to do them. Note…I will be doing a Renewal class on July 7. Contact me at riclin@tularosa.net or by phone at 575.430.3040 if you would like to take this class.

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

  • David at 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
  • Concealcarrychat.com… http://www.concealcarrychat.com
  • Cressie at Mountain Magic in Cloudcroft (575.682.2348)

Please patronize these fine businesses that cater to and support shooters.

Going Out To Eat… 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) go to https://riclin.net/.

In closing… It is hot outside, but we are training in the heat anyway. Look at the heat as an opportunity…you really should train in all weather conditions…you never know when you may need the skills you develop while training. Stay safe!

Richard Barbaras


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