October 2016

Interesting Thought… Recently there have been a number of terrorist attacks in various places in the United States. Here is an interesting article that makes the point that we are, in reality, engaged in a war on terror and we are all potentially involved, whether we think so or not. They certainly think so. Read the article and then think about signing up for our Active Shooter/Terrorist Response class being held on October 29.


Update on Proposed Revised Concealed Carry Regulations… NM DPS has scheduled an additional public hearing on the revised concealed carry regulations for November 1, 2016, in Santa Fe. The meeting has been announced on their website at www.dps.state.nm.us/. You can also download the proposed regulations if you have not already done so. I will keep you posted.

Upcoming Classes and Events… 

  • October 8 & 9…Concealed Carry Class in Alamogordo
  • October 29…Active Shooter/Terrorist Response Class in Las Cruces 
  • November 1…Public meeting on proposed concealed carry regulations in Santa Fe
  • Renewal and Refresher classes…I am doing these on request. If you need your Renewal or Refresher let me know and we’ll schedule your class. I have been doing these classes individually or in small groups for some time now and people seem to like this way of doing the classes.
  • Classes on Request…If you are interested in a particular class that isn’t currently on our calendar or have a group of friends you would like to take a class with, let me know and we’ll make it happen.

Active Shooter/Terrorist Response Class in Las Cruces October 29… We have revamped the class to include scenarios based on current events. The class will give you some skills and tactics for dealing with the active shooter or the homegrown terrorist if you should ever find yourself in that situation. It includes a night time scenario after dark. Most of us will never have to deal with an active shooter or a homegrown terrorist but it never hurts to be prepared. Tough times are here (just watch the news) and we look forward to seeing you in this class. Contact Richard at riclin@tularosa.net or Coralie at safeinlc@aol.com to sign up for the class.

Want a Private Concealed Carry Class?… Contact me if you are interested in a private concealed carry class for you and your family or a few friends. Scheduling is very flexible and we can work out a time that is convenient for you.

Carbine/Rifle Classes… I have been doing some defensive carbine/carbine familiarization classes for small groups of individuals who want to learn more about using the AR15 or AK47 for defensive and sporting purposes. Contact me if you are interested.

Personalized Firearms Training… If you are interested in personalized firearms training tailored to your training needs or interests or those of you and a group of your friends, or for your business, contact me and I’d be happy to visit with you about meeting your training needs.

We’ll begin by consulting with you to determine what your training needs are or what you would like to accomplish. Together we’ll decide how to best meet those needs.

Any of the classes Riclin offers, from Individual Training Sessions, Concealed Carry, Defensive Handgun, Defensive Carbine and Shotgun classes, as well as Basic Firearms Training, can be done on a personal training basis for individuals, businesses or small groups. Classes can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Scheduling is very flexible.

Veterans… I am now offering two classes for active duty military personnel or veterans who have been out of the military for less than 20 years. One covers the legal aspects of concealed carry in New Mexico and what you need to know to be legal. The second class is an introduction to defensive handgun shooting for those with limited defensive handgun training/shooting experience.

Regular Monthly Announcements (Reminders)… (I know you get tired of reading this but you do need to be reminded occasionally)

  • You need to take a Refresher (re-qualification) course two years after you receive your New Mexico concealed handgun license and you need to take a Renewal class and apply to NMDPS for your concealed carry license to be renewed after four years. Take a look at your license periodically and make sure you take those classes. If you are in need of either the Refresher or Renewal classes, contact me and we can schedule your class.
  • To Learn Which Restaurants Sell Beer and Wine Only… You may carry your concealed handgun in a restaurant in New Mexico that is licensed to sell beer and wine only. This is known as a Restaurant License. Go to http://rldverification.rld.state.nm.us/Verification/Search.aspx?facility=Y and do a search. You can enter the name of the restaurant and see what kind of license they have, or you can get a list of all the restaurants with a restaurant license in that particular county. And remember… you cannot consume alcohol while you are carrying your concealed handgun.

An Interesting Opportunity to Win a Firearm (or two) and Help a Local Charity…Calendar/Tickets are still available… Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of southern New Mexico’s Largest Firearms Raffle Ever! Over 100 firearms given away, one every Tuesday and Thursday throughout 2017! All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Otero County and the work they do in our community to support our neighbors, children, seniors, and families. Tickets can be purchased at the UWOC office at 1601 E. 10th St. or Western True Value at 412 9th St. in Alamogordo or The Olive Branch in Ruidoso at 2501 Sudderth Dr. With more than $50,000 worth of firearms up for grabs you do not want to miss out. The number of tickets/calendars is limited and once they are gone they’re gone! Stop by any of the above locations and get your ticket/calendar today! To purchase a calendar if you don’t live in Alamogordo, or for a list of all the firearms being raffled and the complete rules, visit the UWOC website at www.uwoterocounty.org or call their office at 575-437-8400.

Tip of the Month…  As a follow up to my tip last month of practice, practice, practice…dry fire, dry fire, dry fire! And a comment from a reader (and fellow firearms instructor)… Ref Tip of the Month: you do your audience a disservice by not reminding them that practice does not necessarily entail live fire. In fact, for many shooting skills, dry fire is more productive. That, with the additional benefits of no cost, not having to go to the range, no chance of a negligent discharge, etc. Very good thought, my friend. Thanks for sending it.

In Closing… Stay safe…the world is getting more dangerous.

Richard Barbaras

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