Do you carry your handgun while driving in your vehicle? If so, have you practiced drawing (presenting) your handgun from the driver’s seat? (If you haven’t you should!) You can practice in the privacy of your driveway. Make sure the gun is unloaded…and then check again to make sure. Then practice drawing your handgun. Practice with and without your seat belt as well as unbuckling
In looking at recent shooting events that have made the national news, and setting aside the current knee-jerk gun control rhetoric, one thing seems pretty obvious. In any kind of active shooter event, you are basically on your own. Yes, law enforcement will respond, but that response generally takes time. What are you going to do between the time the shooting starts and law enforcement
If you are approached by someone in a parking lot (i.e.Walmart, etc) with a hard luck story wanting money, your best bet is to say something like ‘Sorry, I can’t help you’ while moving away and looking to see if they have a partner. Be aware that the approach of asking for help could be a way to distract you so you can be attacked/robbed/whatever
Since the shooting in the church in Texas several weeks ago there has been considerable discussion about the place of guns in church. Many people favor it (and a lot of my students admit that they carry in church) but some are still uneasy about the idea. Melody Lauer, a firearms instructor in the Midwest with a following on Facebook, has this to say regarding
Think you’re a great shot? Come prove it and earn a T-shirt too! Offered by Terry Nelson and Eve Flanigan, the Ready Citizen Challenge is a four-level series to test your pistol marksmanship skills. We are offering Level 1 in Alamogordo on February 10. If there is interest we can do Level 2 on February 11. It’s a great way to check your skills and boost
Stay safe at Christmas. Reread The Gift of Preparedness This Christmas and take it to heart. Be extra cautious and don’t become complacent about your safety as you go about celebrating the Christmas season and enjoying family and friends.
This Interesting Thought is taken from an editorial recently published by Tim Schmidt, founder of the USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) and is used by permission. It is very appropriate for this time of year. Give it some serious thought… The Gift of Preparedness This Christmas… BY TIM SCHMIDT – USCCA FOUNDER As the official countdown to Dec. 25 begins, it’s easy to get caught up in