October – November 2017

Interesting Thought… A recent article from Tier Three Tactical provides a fascinating analysis of 30 surveillance tapes of actual self-defense situations. As a result, they have developed 11 tips everyone carrying a concealed weapon (and everyone else for that matter) should pay attention to. They are: Carry a high capacity weapon, ideally 8 rounds or above. Be able to access your gun with one hand. Keep your head

Thrive in Southern New Mexico – News from the NRA-ILA

Tara Mica

From Tara Mica of the NRA-ILA… I hope you all are having a safe and wonderful October!  Lots to report on all over the Land of Enchantment: Moms Demand Action Protesting Friday In Las Cruces – Counter Protest Planned At noon this Friday, October 20, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s national gun control group Moms Demand Action plans to protest outside of New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce’s district office in Las Cruces, located

Mid September 2017 Update

The newsletter is going to be a bit late this month so I thought I’d send out some announcements about upcoming events. September 16 & 17…Gun Show at the Fairgrounds in Alamogordo. I’ll have a table. Stop by and say hello. You can sign up for a Concealed Carry class, or a Renewal or Refresher. Or just visit…I’d be glad to see you. October 14 &

Suggestions From What Tom Givens Learned From His Students

Suggestions for the Tip of the Month are from the Tom Givens article mentioned in the Interesting Thoughts article this month. Have the gun on your person, it won’t do you any good otherwise. Solid initial training, followed up with periodic sustainment training with your carry gear leads to a comfort level with the equipment fostering the willingness to actually wear it daily. What to

Case Study Statistics of Training A Fight

In a recent article in the American Handgunner, Tom Givens of Rangemaster has the following comments about the situations some of his students have dealt with over the years. There is a lot of food for thought here… I have good debriefs on almost 70 defensive shootings involving my students over the years. Over 9 out of 10 of these occurred away from home, at convenience stores,

August 2017

Interesting Thought… In a recent article in the American Handgunner, Tom Givens of Rangemaster has the following comments about the situations some of his students have dealt with over the years. There is a lot of food for thought here… I have good debriefs on almost 70 defensive shootings involving my students over the years. Over 9 out of 10 of these occurred away from home, at convenience

How to Survive a Terrorist Vehicle Attack

Take a few minutes and read the full article by Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training on tips on how to survive a terrorist vehicle attack. Vehicle Attack Survival Tips Face traffic when walking along the street. If you have a choice, walk along streets that have vehicle blockades or cars parked at the curb. Watch for danger signs. Don’t rush to help the injured.

Thoughts About the Recent London Terror Attack

From friend, John Tate, on the recent London terror attack… “He threw chairs, glasses, and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them.”* Such was the reaction of a man attacked by London terrorists armed with ” large knives.” Did you know that not only guns but also knives are essentially illegal in England? † Surprise, surprise – someone forgot to tell the

June 2017

Interesting Thought… From friend John Tate on the recent London terror attack… “He threw chairs, glasses, and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them.”* Such was the reaction of a man attacked by London terrorists armed with ” large knives.” Did you know that not only guns but also knives are essentially illegal in England? † Surprise, surprise – someone forgot to

Lock your doors!

A recent study of burglaries in a midwest town indicated that in 70% of the burglaries the homeowner had left a door unlocked. And in 79% of vehicle break-ins, the doors were not locked. I know we all lock our doors when we are not at home but apparently, someone isn’t. Get in the habit of locking your doors when you are in the house