Posts Tagged Training

Overcoming Fear During Training

From The Truth About Guns:

New students taking a shooting class are often frightened. Some are scared because they’re holding a [potentially] deadly weapon. What if I screw up and shoot myself? What if I screw up and shoot someone else? Equally, some are afraid another student will violate a safety rule and injure them. 
That kind of fear is a close cousin to the fear generated by performance anxiety. Screwing up with a gun might not be injurious, but it could be embarrassing. Loss of face or social status is a deep-seated concern for a lot of people.

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

A Student’s Mixed Emotions at the Range

From Gun Culture 2.0:

With all this negativity surrounding firearms in mind, I was honestly quite nervous to go to the gun range in the days leading up to the trip. There were several reasons for this: I was scared of holding such a destructive weapon in my hands, I was worried I was going to be terrible at shooting and make a fool of myself, and, worst of all, I was concerned that I would actually enjoy myself.

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

Firearms Instructors Train Women For Free In Detroit

From Guns In The News:

Firearm Instructors united August 15th and 16th in Taylor – a Detroit suburb – to provide free firearm training to 1,938 metro-Detroit women. They answered a call for assistance by Rick Ector, a Detroit Firearm Instructor, who conducts an annual program to give women a free range safety briefing and a free shooting lesson. Last year, 814 local women were trained by the program. At that point in time, it was the program’s highest-ever attendance total.

, , , ,

No Comments

The Importance Of Medical Training

From Mrgunsngear:

, , , , , ,

No Comments

New Women Shooters

From The Truth About Guns:

There are hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of new first-time gun owners just since the beginning of this year and a large percentage of them are women. Here are four pieces of advice I’d offer to women who are acclimating to their new piece.

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

How To Clean Your AR

From Guns.com:

Maintenance and cleaning of a firearm will extend the life of your gun and increase its overall reliability and safety. If you are new to the AR platform and need a little help cleaning it, then you’ve come to the right place. Today, we are cleaning the AR-15 and similar variants.
There are some variations from one model to another, so if you have any concerns, check the manual from the manufacturer.

, , , , ,

No Comments

The Daily Beast Profiles Black Gun Owners

From The Daily Beast:

Williams has never shot a gun, but she’s been thinking about learning how to use one for years. She just discovered the opportunity to apply for a permit—and receive lessons—a few days ago, when a friend introduced her to the Twin Cities Chapter of the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA). Williams, who joined through a special initiative of the chapter to pay the enrollment fees for single mothers, is part of the quiet explosion in the number of black gun owners nationwide. In 2014, 19 percent of black households had a gun owner, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. By 2017 (the latest data available) that number had grown to 24 percent. And NAGA estimates the percentage may now be even higher, considering the organization’s membership numbers this year: NAAGA, which started with one chapter in Atlanta in 2015, now has more than 100 chapters nationwide with 40,000 members. More than 10,000 of them, like Williams, joined this year, according to the group. 

, , , , , , , ,

No Comments

How To Control A Physical Altercation

From The Armory Life:

In any violent physical altercation, there are four critical factors that can determine your victory or failure. What are they and how can they give you a tactical advantage should you need them?

, , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

How To Evaluate A Potential Instructor

From Guns.com:

Research the organizations the instructor has ties to and see if its values methods align with yours. Seeking instructors with similar goals will provide a natural fit for you. While you’re at it, look at the vetting process of the training organizations the instructor affiliates with. This allows you to gauge how instructors are trained and qualified. The tougher the curriculum, the more in demand those instructors are.

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

NY Gun Range Opens To Teach New Gun Owners

From The Truth About Guns:

One of those businesses that found itself serving scores of people new to gun ownership is the Pioneer Shooting Center in Mount Vernon, New York. The store and range are owned by Michael and Denine Timlin and family matriarch Rita Timlin. Being so close to New York City, they found themselves selling guns to a lot of people who had never fired a gun before and were clamoring for basic safety and training information.

, , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Firearm Safety For New Gun Owners

From Magpul:

, , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Magpul: You Bought Your First AR

From Magpul:

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Online Safety Courses Offered By NRA

From Bearing Arms:

While we don’t know how much firearm education these folks might have previously gotten–were they military or even Boy Scouts?–we’re all better off assuming that most of those buying the guns have no idea what they’re doing with them, that they haven’t been taught how to use them safely.

That means they need to be trained.

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

Essential AR Spare Parts

From Brownells:

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

Girl Scouts Learn Gun Safety

From Merced County Times:

This year, River Oaks has kicked things up a notch with a new partnership with the Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. to provide monthly firearms training to the organization’s Heart of Central California (HCC) Council that represents more than 18,000 girls in the region.
Late last month, the first group of about 110 kids, ages 7 to 17, from as far away as Sacramento, gathered at the range for the first-ever session.

, , , , , ,

No Comments