July 2013

Interesting Thought… Anytime you strap a gun on, it carries with it legal, moral and ethical responsibilities. Think about that statement for a moment. Are you really ready for that? This is something you should consider every time you put on your weapon.

If you are going out to eat… You may carry your concealed handgun in a restaurant in New Mexico that is licensed to sell beer and wine only. This is known as a Restaurant License. Go to http://rldverification.rld.state.nm.us/Verification/Search.aspx?facility=Y and do a search. You can enter the name of the restaurant and see what kind of license they have, or you can get a list of all the restaurants with a restaurant license in that particular county. And remember… you cannot consume alcohol while you are carrying your concealed handgun.

August Concealed Carry Class… The next concealed carry class will be August 10 & 11. 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.

Night Class… Riclin Firearms Training, LLC is teaming up with SAFE, LLC in Las Cruces to offer a night class on August 2 at the Butterfield Park Shooting Range from 7 pm – 10 pm. Cost of the class is $65. For more information contact Coralie Carrier at safeinlc@aol.com.

Personal Firearms Training… Are you interested in a personal firearms trainer? Want to improve your shooting skills or focus on a particular skill or get ready for a hunting trip? Any of the classes Riclin offers, from Individual Training Sessions, Concealed Carry, Advanced Defensive Handgun, Defensive Carbine and Shotgun classes, as well as Basic Firearms Training, can be done on a personal training basis for individuals or small groups. Scheduling is very flexible. For more information about personal firearms training contact me at riclin@tularosa.net or by phone at 575.430.3040 and I’d be happy to visit with you about meeting your training needs.

Tip of the Month… Clean the magazines that you carry periodically! They will collect dirt and dust and who knows what else in your pocket or in your handgun if you carry it next to your body (or in your purse) everyday. The last thing you need during a self defense scenario is for your magazine to jam! Periodically clean those magazines.

In closing… I am debating whether or not to continue with this newsletter. There are approximately 1300 people on the mailing list, yet I rarely hear from very many of you. Is this newsletter of value to you, or do you delete it when it shows up in your inbox? If most of you find it valuable I’d be happy to continue with it. But if many of you feel it isn’t helping you I will likely discontinue sending it. Also, would Facebook be a better venue if I start actively using it? I’d really appreciate your input as I consider this question.

Richard Barbaras


  1. Michael and I read it every time we get it. All of it. Beyond that fact, I cannot speak for Michael’s opinion about it but, I like it as a reminder to check when I am due for renewal or re-certification. I like the info about the restaurants and my favorite sections are always the Interesting Thought and the Tip of the Month.

    Time has a way of slipping by without knowing it. I know that when I read your newsletter, I enjoy it and I look forward to reading the next one as I finish the one I am reading. I don’t think it is something I actively anticipate each month, meaning that I don’t necessarily notice when I don’t get it until sometime later. However, we actually did discuss that we had not gotten a newsletter in quite some time just a few weeks ago – so much so, I had to go back and see if I missed your email.

    Your newsletter does NOT have a real call to action. You are not really providing the reader to do anything with the information you are providing. You ARE sending ALL of the information out in it, whereas some newsletters give a teaser and require readers to “go” someplace to get the rest of the story. Giving it all away will not engage your readers or require them to do anything with it.

    I know that if it were on FB, I would not get it. Although I follow and like the facebook page, I don’t go there or read many things through FB (I am not the normal facebook person here either). I do know that if I need or want information about CCW and other firearm training opportunities, I come to your website.

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