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

How Well Do You Protect Yourself?

Susan B. Anthony, was a well-known crusader for women’s rights and instrumental in the adoption in 1920 of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote. “I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

May 2017

Interesting Thought… For the ladies…from Susan B. Anthony, well-known crusader for women’s rights and instrumental in the adoption in 1920 of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote…I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.  Upcoming Classes and Events…  May 13 &

Night Shooting Class in Las Cruces March 24

Riclin Firearms Training, LLC and SAFE, LLC will be holding a Night Shooting Class at the Butterfield Trail Shooting Range near Las Cruces on March 24 from 5:00 pm until approximately 9:00 pm. The cost of the class is $65. Class size will be limited. Approximately 70% of self-defense encounters occur in low light or night time situations. You need to be able to shoot effectively