Maintained and Planned Awareness

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

Firearms in Church

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

January 2018

Interesting Thought… 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

Ready Citizen Challenge Event Scheduled for February 2018

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

Don’t Become Complacent About Your Safety

Christmas Shopping

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.  

The Gift of Preparedness This Christmas…

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

December 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Interesting Thought… 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

Night Time is Sexy

Now that we have your attention, S.A.F.E. & Riclin Firearms Training present another (and different) practical defensive night shoot. Did you know that you have a 75% chance of being involved in a self-defense situation at night? Come join us! “Night Time is Sexy !!” Saturday – Nov. 18, 2017 4:00 PM until approximately 9:00 PM Butterfield Trail Shooting Range (I-10 west of Las Cruces, Exit 127

Shooting With Your Weak Hand

Practice shooting with your weak hand. This is something everyone tries to avoid, but the truth is that you should be ambidextrous with your handgun (rifle as well). Use a tight grip, angle the handgun slightly, line the sights up and press the trigger. Nothing to it, just something you need to practice.

11 Winning Tactics For Concealed Carry

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 on