December 2020

Sidney Paul Gordon Shooting Range… The Sidney Paul Gordon Shooting Range in La Luz has reopened! Hours are 8 am – 5 pm Wednesday thru Sunday. Mark and his crew have done a lot of work while the range was closed and it looks good. Concealed Carry Classes… I will be doing Renewal and Refresher classes on request. If you are in need of your

Cold Weather is Arriving

Cold weather is arriving. This means extra clothes and for some, gloves. The good news is that it’s easier to conceal your handgun. The bad news is that it can be more difficult to get to if you need it. Practice accessing, drawing, and shooting your handgun in your winter clothes and gloves. You will find it is much different than drawing and firing in

Are You Ready?

Times are getting interesting…and a bit chaotic in some places. Are you ready for what you might encounter? Here’s an interesting article by Terry Nelson, a firearms instructor in Carlsbad, who has some thoughts on the subject. Think about what he says…it is well worth considering. Are you Ready? https://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/2020/11/04/are-you-ready/ Thanks to Terry for letting me pass this on to you.

November 2020

Interesting Thought… Times are getting interesting…and a bit chaotic in some places. Are you ready for what you might encounter? Here’s an interesting article by Terry Nelson, a firearms instructor in Carlsbad, who has some thoughts on the subject. Think about what he says…it is well worth considering. Are you Ready? https://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/2020/11/04/are-you-ready/ Thanks to Terry for letting me pass this on to you. Training Update… Due

Shooting Skills Are Perishable

Get some realistic defensive shooting training! Then practice the skills you learn! Taking an occasional class isn’t enough. These skills are perishable…you must practice to maintain them.

Don’t Get Stuck in the OODA Loop!

“The trained man (or woman) wins!” I don’t remember where I first saw that, but it is something to think about. If you don’t train, how will you know what to do in a life and death confrontation? You might come up with a solution, but you’ll be behind the curve of the one who is trained. Remember the OODA Loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act)?

August 2020

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY… I am suspending monthly initial concealed carry classes until further notice except for those already scheduled and for occasional small groups and couples. If you have two or three people who would like to take the class with you contact me and we’ll work it out. I will continue to do Refresher and Renewal classes on request. Check your license and see if

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