I obviously love guns! You may not, and that is fine with me. Not everyone likes guns, nor should they, but more and more people have them than ever before. The real questions is, are you likely to run into one in a dangerous situation? And if you do come across a gun, can you handle it safely? Keep reading if you want to learn more.
Guns are perceived by some to be wicked, mean and ugly. Some people wonder how others can say that they love something so destructive and mean spirited? You must be some kind of idiot or some kind of weirdo.
The truth is that part of our
American Heritage is the gun or the rifle. Many American citizens are
what I refer to as "closet gun nuts", you could be one of them.
I was one for years. I owned a gun and never told anyone else that I owned
it. We, gun owners, are a tight lipped bunch. Maybe it’s an unwritten
rule that you don't talk about guns with people who don’t own guns. It is not a
subject that comes up often in casual conversation at the club or at a dinner
who has studied a smidgen of American History knows that guns particularly
rifles have been part of the American way of life since the colonial
days. Some historians would reinforce the idea that the reason the
colonialists beat the British Army (arguably the best equipped army of the time)
was because they were better marksmen. There was no Publix with a 200 foot
meat counter back then. If you wanted meat for dinner, first you have to find
it and kill it then you must clean it in order to bring it home before a large
and stronger beast took it from you.
Guns for Christmas? What is
going on in America? During the season of peace and love who would have
thought that a firearm would be a present under the tree? Well, for one,
me! I actually got one for a Christmas present wrapped in gift wrap and
under the Christmas Tree. I was thrilled with the new Springfield Armory
XDM 5.25 target pistol in 9mm. My only disappointment was that the range
was closed for the Holiday and I did not get to go try it on Christmas as it
also came with a box of fresh ammo also nicely wrapped.
Real Training takes time. It is not something you can do at a gun show with 30 or more students and come aways with much more than the certificate you need to secure your CCW permit. Many of my students have taken my class after securing their permit to carry concealed. Do they need my class? No, not for their permit. They already have that and can now legally carry a gun in their pocket!
Many of these same student have said to me that they needed more training to be comfortable carrying their pistol on them.
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Recently some interested students have asked me if I can conduct the NRA Basic Pistol Safety class in their home. The answer is, Yes!
There are however a few conditions that must be met in order to keep everyone safe during the class. First no ammo is allowed in class. Conducting the class in our training facility allows us to have good control over what is brought into class. So, in order to keep this standard high and promote reasonable safe guards I will inspect the subject property prior to committing to any class at venues like this.
Responsibility at Arms
Does caring a gun make you safe? For many, the obvious answer is a big fat no. Responsible gun ownership,especially carrying a concealed deadly weapon, demands your complete andfull attention. Not most of the time or just some of the time but ALWAYS and all the time.
This commitment to your complete and full concentration is not easy and must be carefully developed. It is a skill set that begins with attitude and a commitment to training.
PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL DEFENSE
Introduction: Some people prey upon other people. Whether we like it or not, this is one of the facts of life. The peril of physical assault does exist, and that it exists everywhere and at all times.
- Alertness! Two rules are immediately evident: Know what is behind you, and pay particular attention to anything out of place. Don’t let yourself be surprised.
- Decisiveness! Make up your mind now to take an action step.
Hello Friends of Eagle Eye Arms & Training.
We successfully finished our first class in Nokomis last week. The class was received well and was enjoyed by all our students. Top honors go to Lou L. who did superbly at the range with his 10 mm pistol. Nice shooting Lou! Lou had several off hand bulls eyes!
This class not only teaches good basic pistol safety but it also qualifies our students who complete the course to secure their Concealed Carry Permit.
Dear gun owner...or potential gun owner,
Do you want help choosing a personal self defense pistol or revolver? If you do, you are at the right place. Eagle Eye Arms & Training offers personalized one-on-one training and coaching with honest, straight talk about choosing the right equipment to protect yourself and your family.
We teach the NRA "Basic Pistol Safety" course and can even assist those of you who have not purchased a gun yet. If you have purchased a gun and want to learn how to shoot accurately & handle your gun safely in your home and at the range, you should attend our class.