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Murphy’s Law as it Applies to Handling Firearms

When it comes to firearms handling...anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Are you prepared?

Many people purchase a firearm "just in case." They put it somewhere safe (hopefully), and assume they will know how to handle their firearm effectively, when the time comes. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way.

Hopefully you will never find yourself in a situation where you are forced to use a firearm for protection. But if you do, you will revert back to your training or lack thereof. The chances of something going wrong with your firearm in a normal situation is high, nevermind a life-or-death situation.

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Do You Need a Gun Trust?

One big advantage to a gun trust in Colorado is to simplify the use, purchase and transfer of NFA Firearms.  NFA Firearms include machine guns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, suppressors or “silencers”, destructive devices, and Any Other Weapons (AOWs).  Under current federal law, to obtain these items as an individual, a person must submit fingerprints, a photograph, pay a $200.00 application fee, and obtain the signature of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) in the jurisdiction in which they reside.

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The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math of Long-Range Shooting

What you should know about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math of Long Range Shooting

Just ask most rifle shooters what corrections they have made to assure a hit on their target and you will get a blind stare. The majority of shooter have no idea what will affect the bullet during flight. The extent of most shooters corrections involve locating the target, having a good solid shooting platform, focusing the scope (normally incorrectly) and hoping they hit their target. To be efficient at long distance shooters you must understand how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math apply when shooting at extreme distances.

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Top 4 Reasons for Taking a Firearms Course


Instructor Perspective: Why People Choose Training in Firearms

There are many reasons why you may choose to take a firearms training course. You may have just purchased your first firearm and realize the importance of properly and safely using it. More people are hearing reports of violence in the media and have decided it is important to learn how to protect themselves with a firearm.

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"In stressful situations you will not rise to the occasion, but rather fall to the level of your training". When it is time to react to a defensive situation your mind and body will respond in the way it was trained to.

No Secrets, the Basic Fundamentals of Marksmanship

Understanding the Basics

There are no secrets to becoming a great handgun shooter. The only difference between a novice and the expert is that the expert has perfected the basic marksmanship fundamentals. 

I have been a firearms instructor for many years and have noticed the majority of handgun shooters can't place their shots on target where they intend to. Most shooters just simply point the handgun at the target and hope for the best. I hear shooters say "I have never been able to shoot a handgun". I suffered from the same fate. It wasn't until I really understood the basics that I started shooting accurately. 

Without understanding the basic fundamentals of marksmanship your chances of grouping shoots is almost impossible. The good news is anyone can learn how to shoot accurately with a handgun. Techniques come and go but basic marksmanship never changes.

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