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And wants you to know what it takes to take your first class
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/19/2013 11:05:54 AM | Feedback (0)
And I’m up already so I can head to Orlando to teach Basic Handgun at Ladies Day at Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club. ~400 women will be there today, many of them learning handguns for the first time and I’m proud to be part of it. That’s upwards of 400 new supporters for the 2A - It’s worth the early morning drive. Now… Coffee.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/20/2013 5:28:40 AM | Feedback (4)
I just want to clarify something because Greg, in the comments to a previous post regarding training & CCW, says Every class will have , at a minimum, 3 or 4 folks who have NEVER shot before, who have just purchased a Glock or M&P or XDm or whatever the flavor of the month is, but have never pulled a trigger. The ONLY place they get any firearms handling and safety training is - you guessed it, the hour and a half of class time devoted to firearms operation, safety and marksmanship...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/9/2013 9:13:14 AM | Feedback (20)
On November 1st, Oklahoma will allow for Open Carry. Seems a lot of people want in on the bloodletting Firearms classes all over the area are filling up. If you're interested, you need to know it takes a few weeks to secure the proper license. Matthew Burton has been extremely busy lately. Burton said his phone has been ringing non-stop. He said concerned citizens are asking him when they can enroll in his firearms training class. Enrollment has more than doubled, since Governor Fallin...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/25/2012 11:08:05 AM | Feedback (5)
Caleb put up a pretty good post on ‘tactics vs. shooting skills’ and I found it to be timely as I found myself in a gun fight last night and realized how much different it was when there was a fear of getting shot. What made it worse was the fact that the gun fight involved my oldest daughter and these Nerf guns. Worse, because I realized how often I got ‘hit’ by a 10 year old girl with limited aiming skills using a toy that shoots a dart out at only a few feet per second. I also found myself...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/24/2012 11:22:41 AM | Feedback (14)
But when you post shit that will get people killed if they were to listen to you, you’ve gone a bit far Moving through the hallway to get back to your family and protect them won’t be a problem because the handgun is small and light and fits nicely in the waistband of your Fruit of the Looms if need be. You’re seriously saying to Mexican carry a pistol in your underwear? I can’t decide if the article was meant to be written tongue in cheek or not, but the advice is horrific, factually...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/13/2012 10:03:37 AM | Feedback (10)
From a press release COTTONWOOD, AZ (February 2012) -  LaserLyte®, the leader in laser technology for the shooting sports market for 25 years, has won American Rifleman's coveted Golden Bullseye Award for Accessory of 2012 for their Laser Trainer Target (TLB-1). The interactive target system provides the user immediate feedback for learning to shoot or to improve shooting skills such as unsighted fire, accuracy, grouping and trigger control. The Laser Trainer Target contains 62...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/28/2012 11:29:16 AM | Feedback (6)
Each year, millions of people come up with silly resolutions for the new year that never seem to come to fruition. Lose 10 pounds, get that gym membership, thaw the bodies from the deep freezer, etc. but somehow, the months slide by and the weight stays on, the gym only sees you once, and every time you try to toss in a bag of frozen peas, you curse yourself under your breath as there is no more room. I’m not going to bore you with my personal resolutions. Nosireebob. I’m going to bore you...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/2/2012 1:34:35 PM | Feedback (8)
Yeah, that’s what I look like when I shoot. You see, I’m severely cross eye dominant. When I shoot pistols, I have to turn my head so that my left eye is over the center line of the pistol. With pistols, this isn’t a problem. With rifles, I am forced to use my weak eye to aim and my left eye closes automatically so as to not try to ‘take over’. I do not see how anyone can use their left eye while aiming a rifle, but it can be done. Oleg Volk has an article up at Cheaper Than Dirt on...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/29/2011 8:58:29 AM | Feedback (17)
Dry firing practice Range time has become an overly limited resource for me. I can either afford range time or I have the time to go to the range; the two never seem to meet in the middle. As I plan on restarting USPSA shooting come October (if you’re local to me, why not join me?), I need to get some trigger time in and since hitting the ‘no rapid fire, no drawing from the holster, no movement’ range, even when I can, isn’t the same, dry firing at home is beneficial. pistol-training.com has...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2011 11:25:45 AM | Feedback (5)
These things seem to multiply like tribbles though. One must assume these courses are simply in response to the perceived need to be MOAR TACTICAL by everybody and their SWAT-wannabe cousins. Training is good and I’m sure that plenty of reputable groups out there provide excellent courses on the most common scenarios, but some of these videos are just ridiculous. I mean, really… how many times are you going to find yourself in a firefight while on a balance beam? Are you expecting a shoot-out...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/19/2011 8:17:53 AM | Feedback (4)
Over at the Florida Carry Facebook page, I’m in a conversation where someone asked if we should have ‘stricter training requirements’ for CCW. My response is a resounding, emphatic, absolute “NO!!”. Which isn’t to say you should seek out training. Maybe not this kind of training, but some training nonetheless. I hear you now “Robb, if we’re not supposed to take Tactical Ninja 8 Gun SOCOM Six Sigma Master class, then how will we be prepared for the eventual ‘Nakatomi Plaza’ scenario?” to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2011 10:11:45 AM | Feedback (8)
Millisecond Mollie. I need to show my girls this in the hopes I can get them interested in the sport.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/2/2011 9:22:11 AM | Feedback (0)
Caleb. When he’s not playing the part of a rat-fink on reality shows or chatting it up on podcasts, he’s doing online videos for InSights Training Center. Now, I consider Caleb a good friend and for all the ribbing I give him, and all the handwringing that goes on about him from various other bloggers, I’m glad he’s on our side. Gunnies still have the stereotype of being old, fat, white guys in camo overalls to deal with and people like Caleb are helping bring a fresh, new face to the shooting...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/5/2011 10:13:12 AM | Feedback (2)
Caleb uses a naughty word during a multi-malf run in IDPA. The RO should have had a bar of soap ready if you ask me. This reminds me of when I was doing my interview the other day. If you watch the video, you will see me clear a Failure to Feed. Editing makes it unapparent how long it took me to realize what had happened, but it was definitely a few seconds and not the instant that Caleb does his magic. I don’t practice failure drills enough and that’s something I should work on. When it...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/7/2011 2:43:57 PM | Feedback (7)
Someone has decided that maybe it’s time to buy a gun. Thoughtful gun owners step in and give advice. Then suddenly, an asshole appears and shits all over the poster condemning him for being “another liberal lightweight starts to grow a pair and still doesn’t get it”. This is me, face-palming. That doesn’t help. Not everyone goes from “I hate guns” to “I can’t wait to pick up my 4th Kimber Ultra CDP!!!” overnight. And we don’t necessarily want them to to begin with. If your goal is to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/26/2010 9:03:25 AM | Feedback (4)
Tam (again) What I don't get is this: I have carried a pistol every waking moment for most of my adult and, despite sometimes being mad enough at people to spit nails, I have never, ever drawn that pistol and pointed it at somebody like it was some kind of tool of argument, let alone started busting caps. The screamingly obvious lack of impulse control on this sergeant is appalling; I sincerely question whether he should be allowed out walking around near decent folk. And again, we point...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/13/2010 9:21:26 AM | Feedback (1)
Or, How to Not Get Shot by the Police. This is an important thing to consider. When a cop is called to a scene where there's been a shooting, he or she will have no idea who the good guy vs. bad guy is. You need to consider this before you hold the bad guy at gunpoint or continue to display your firearm. Personally, I always think about how I can put away my gun as soon as possible after an event. Back into the holster and concealed is a good way of not having it out where an officer might...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/5/2010 11:22:14 AM | Feedback (7)
Welcome InSights Training Center to the blogroll. Looks to be a bit more training related (saw a link in from the Tuller drill discussed earlier) and I'm all about training.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/2/2009 10:32:56 AM | Feedback (1)

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