Covid-19 Special Announcement

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

Clean Your Gun!

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.

Where There’s a Potential for Violence

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

March 2020

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

Get to the Range More Often!

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

Hands-on, One-on-One Experiences that Change Minds and Hearts

Guest Editorial… From Coralie Carrier, a concealed carry instructor in Las Cruces… I was cleaning out files the other day and came across this quote from Senegalese Conservationist Baba Dioum:  “In the end, we will conserve only what we love.  We will love only what we understand,  We will understand only what we are taught.” I used it a lot when I was teaching Hunter

February 2020

Interesting Thought… Guest Editorial… From Coralie Carrier, a concealed carry instructor in Las Cruces… I was cleaning out files the other day and came across this quote from Senegalese Conservationist Baba Dioum: “In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand, We will understand only what we are taught.” I used it a lot when I was teaching Hunter

Are You Caught in the Concealled Carry Trap?

Have you fallen into the concealed carry trap? For States that require a concealed carry student to actually pass a skill test of some sort, the test is so incredibly simple it fails to prepare them for the reality of potential situations. Look at your current situation and level of training. Could you survive a self-defense or deadly force encounter in the real world? Take

The 6-second Church Test

Take the 6-second church test. Can you make a headshot in 6 seconds at 12 yards? This is based on what happened at the church in Texas recently where a member of the church security team stopped an active shooter in his church. The test is 1 headshot at 12 yards in 6 seconds, from concealment. It is best done cold…in other words no ‘warm-up’

January 2020

Welcome to 2020! I look forward to training/shooting with you all this year. Please let me know if there is some particular training you would like me to offer. Interesting Thought… Have you fallen into the concealed carry trap described in this article? Take a moment to read this article that I found on Facebook. There is a lot of truth to it. And then look at your