A New Shooting Experience

I managed to break my ankle while hiking. This has been an ‘interesting ‘ experience. Fortunately, I have friends who are willing to take me to the range occasionally and put up with me shooting from a wheelchair. And speaking of wheelchairs, I have had a number of students who are in wheelchairs. Being in one myself for this little while has taught me a lot

Shoot Your Carry Firearm

When was the last time you shot the handgun you carry? A lot of folks, if they shoot at all, tend to shoot something other than the gun they carry. You need to practice with the gun you carry! You should be very familiar with your carry gun, know the trigger, be comfortable with the sights, and be able to clear a malfunction quickly. Shoot

June 2020

Another Update… As I mentioned in my earlier ‘Dramatic Update,’ I managed to break my ankle while hiking. As a result, I’m now wearing a boot and have instructions not to put any weight on my ankle for a while. The boot should come off later this month, but I’ll still need to get back to walking and let this thing heal properly. As a

Unforeseen Delay

Last week I was hiking in Dry Canyon and managed to fall when a rock rolled out from under my boot. After hiking out about a mile and icing it for a couple of days I ended up in the emergency room. After x-rays, they told me I had a broken ankle (a fracture of the distal fibula). So now I have this fancy boot

Sidney Paul Gordon Shooting Range Reopens!

The Shooting Range Is Open! The Sidney Paul Gordon Shooting Range in La Luz is open! Due to the current virus, social distancing situation, etc, there are a few new rules and guidelines. Hours (for the moment) are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. They are currently closed on Monday and Tuesday. You will need to stop at the classroom and sign in (and

Dry Firing – When You Can’t Get Out to Shoot

First, and very important, make sure your firearm is unloaded BEFORE practicing with dry firing. Unload it in one room and then go to another to do your dry firing, leaving any ammunition in the first room. Then check again to make sure your firearm is unloaded. Dry firing is an excellent way to maintain and even improve your shooting skills, but remember, make sure

A Great Opportunity to Improve Your Shooting Skills

Interesting Thought… We have been facing some difficult times. I’m sure many of you are getting bored. But we have a great opportunity to improve our shooting skills even if shooting ranges aren’t open. You can still dry fire! Dry firing is a great skill builder, can be done in the privacy of your own home and is free. What’s not to like? First, and very

April 2020

Interesting Thought… We have been facing some difficult times. I’m sure many of you are getting bored. But we have a great opportunity to improve our shooting skills even if shooting ranges aren’t open. You can still dry fire! Dry firing is a great skill builder, can be done in the privacy of your own home and is free. What’s not to like? First, and very

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.