Accuracy and Speed Drill

Here’s something to try for both accuracy and speed… a version of the 5 x 5 x 5 drill for the handgun. 5 shots in 5″ target in 5 seconds. Start at 3 yards and see how you do. When you master that level of accuracy at that distance in that time, move out to 5 yards, then 7 yards, etc. Start at low ready.

Where’s your handgun?

Are you carrying it right now? Is it close by? According to Jeff Cooper (as related in the June 2, 2014 issue of NRA Shooting Illustrated) “If you are reading this and can’t put your hand on your defensive handgun, your training was wasted.” Think about that for a moment. All the training in the world won’t do you any good if you can’t get your

August 2018

Interesting Thought… Where’s your handgun? Are you carrying it right now? Is it close by? According to Jeff Cooper (as related in the June 2, 2014 issue of NRA Shooting Illustrated) “If you are reading this and can’t put your hand on your defensive handgun, your training was wasted.” Think about that for a moment. All the training in the world won’t do you any good if

New Mexico State Democrats Unveil Four Gun Control Proposals for 2019 Legislative Session

Here is an email I received from Tara Mica, NRA-ILA State Legislative Director. She asked me to pass it along to you all. *****  Dear New Mexico Gun Owner: We’re five months away from the 2019 Session of the New Mexico Legislature and anti-gun lawmakers are already rolling out gun control proposals!  NRA-ILA will be reviewing these measures in the coming weeks, but you can

Focus on Particular Skills at the Range

I know its fun to go to the range and burn up a lot of ammunition. However, think about working on one or two particular skills each time you go to the range. Some examples would be to work on marksmanship (always), developing a smooth and efficient presentation (draw), shooting from various forms of concealment, shooting from unconventional shooting positions (seated, from the ground, etc),

Are you getting ready for what is coming?

Here is a guest editorial from Coralie Carrier, a concealed carry instructor in Las Cruces, that is a bit of a change of pace but something we need to take very seriously considering the times we are in (and November isn’t very far away). As another summer winds down and another political season gears up I have a couple of thoughts for everyone. Are you getting

July 2018

Interesting Thought… Here is a guest editorial from Coralie Carrier, a concealed carry instructor in Las Cruces, that is a bit of a change of pace but something we need to take very seriously considering the times we are in (and November isn’t very far away). As another summer winds down and another political season gears up I have a couple of thoughts for everyone. Are you

Carry Your Gun

I’ve said it before but it is very important…Carry Your Gun! You never know when it will be needed. Go back and re-read the javelina story. Carry your gun…and some extra ammunition. Handgun shooting skills are perishable. If you don’t practice you will see your shooting skills degrade. Go practice. I’ll see you at the range.

The Javelina Encounter (Part 2)

Last month we had Part 1 which briefly discussed an encounter one of my students had recently with a javelina while hiking. In Part 2 we hear it in her own words. There are lessons to be learned here, particularly regarding the effects of adrenaline. I really appreciate her willingness to share her experience with us. Part 2 of the Javelina Encounter…in her own words…  It

May 2018

Interesting Thought… Last month we had Part 1 which briefly discussed an encounter one of my students had recently with a javelina while hiking. In Part 2 we hear it in her own words. There are lessons to be learned here, particularly regarding the effects of adrenaline. I really appreciate her willingness to share her experience with us. Part 2 of the Javelina Encounter…in her own words…