Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Recreation’

USPSA

 

Here is a little bit of what I try to do on my spare time (when I can find it).  This is a local league I shoot in, at Minnetonka Game and Fish!  Here in Minnesota you have to get your time in when you can… Our season is a short one!

 

 

 

Until next time,

Stay Safe…

Read Full Post »

BillsREGFor those of you that are familiar with the shooter show that Bills Gun Shop and Range puts on every year, you know that due to the state of the industry, they had to scale back a bit this year.  BUT fear NOT!  They are having a Grand Opening Gala in their new Hudson, WI location.  Check out their website and the info HERE

Bills Grand Opening

Bills Grand Opening

Until next time,

Stay Safe…

Read Full Post »

I had the recent pleasure of attending the Sig Academy Master Firearms Instructor Course in Epping, NH.  I have to say, it was a very intense and demanding week!  I had my first “Ah Ha” moment with in the first 15 minutes of class, and it only continued to get better.  The instructional staff and facility were top-notch.  Not only did the cadre talk the talk, but they walked the walk as well.  With two days of pistol, two days of rifle, and one day of shotgun; no stone was left unturned.  I walked away with a better understanding of the fundamentals along with an increased skill set.  I was able to push myself beyond my comfort zone, and as a shooter and instructor I find that the best way to learn!  Here are a few links to the Academy…

 

 

 

 

 

Sig Sauer Master Firearms Instructor Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Training – Adam Painchaud

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Instructor – Steven Gilcreast

 

I could go on for days with all the great stuff that I learned over that five-day span. I will expand over the next few weeks as my training schedule allows.  I HIGHLY recommend the Sig program if you are looking to up your game in the shooting arts!

Until next time,

Stay Safe…

Read Full Post »

Minnesota Firearms Training LLC is on the cutting edge of the training world.  From their online Conceal Carry Course to their Defensive Handgun and Carbine Courses, they have something for everyone. Check out their course offerings and website here CLICK FOR MN FIREARMS TRAINING .

Here is a video of some of their training in action…

Until next time,

Stay Safe…

Read Full Post »

I was afforded the opportunity recently to attend a 4 Day Defensive Handgun Course at the world-famous Front Sight Firearms Resort (FS) outside of Las Vegas Nevada.  I took on the wind, rain, cold temperatures, and a relatively new shooting technique to become a better shooter and a stronger instructor.  I will definitely have to say; 4 days well spent!

It started early on Friday, with all the good stuff like range assignment and weapons inspection.  We all filed into the GIANT classroom where classroom instruction on safety and orientation began.  All great and needed, the one thing I wasn’t a fan of was what I felt was “brainwashing”.  Felt like someone was trying to get me to drink the FS cool aid.  I understand that they have a captive audience, but at the same time they hit you the entire 4 days.  From a training standpoint there might be such a thing as to BIG.  Just felt less than personal and a bit too much propaganda. (And that is all on day one)

We then got sent to our ranges.  All in all it’s a great facility with great instruction.  I truly like how all classes are on the same schedule.  We had three, 4-day defensive firearms classes going on all at the same time, and we were all shooting and receiving the lecture pieces all within a 3 to 5 minute window.  On the larger scale that is a must.  The instruction and shooting drills were high quality.

From a shooting style perspective they are a weaver school through and through.  I being a hardcore ISO shooter for various reasons (competition, military, close protection work, and being of the mindset that we should train with what the body in going to do naturally in a critical incident) I was a hard sell on the weaver for every aspect of what we were doing.  But being the good student I am; I stepped in line with the teaching and I did (for the most part) what was taught the way it was taught and I think it helped me as an instructor to see another side of this industry.  I now have a better understanding and I truly believe that I can deliver that to my students!

I don’t want to give away the farm, but all in all it was time well spent.  The course was a good one and I would recommend it to anyone interested in taking a course from FS.  Anytime you can get out there, put rounds down range and get some quality trigger time its ALWAYS time well spent!

Until next time,

Stay Safe…

Read Full Post »

First thing that came to mind when I entered the convention center was WOW!  Over 20,000 booths on multiple levels, it literally was the largest gathering of industry folks in the world.  This was my first time at the Show and I must say, this will NOT be my last.

 

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

All the major firearms manufacturing companies were there.  Not to mention the big names in shooting sports and accessories too.  I met a ton of some of the biggest names in the industry such as Julie G (Smith and Wesson Shooting Team), Iain Harrison (Season 1 of Top Shot Winner), the entire Red Jacket crew from “Son of Guns”, The Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno, Mike Seeklander (competitive shooter and Instructor), And tons of other folks from around the shooting world.

I also got the opportunity to sit down with Rob Pincus from I.C.E. Training Company and some of his instructors from all over the world.  It was awesome to meet with a group of firearms instructors with such a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Keep your eyes peeled for what’s to come out of that camp; all I can say is great things are coming!

All in all it was a great experience!  I literally walked 20 miles the 2 days I was there and I didn’t even scratch the surface.  I would strongly suggest getting out to that show if you are in the industry.  There really isn’t enough space to go into all the great detail, so I suggest you go experience it for yourself!

Until next time,

Stay Safe…

Read Full Post »

If anyone has read my past postings or read any of my articles published in The Circuit magazine, you will see that I have a common theme (most of the time).  I’m a teacher,  it’s what I do!  A passion of mine is taking the information I have stored away in my brain and passing it along to whoever will take time out of their busy lives to listen to it.

SO with that being said, me being a trainer and lover of all things shooting related, I am very excited about the up coming training course I’m taking.  I will be venturing out to Front Sight in Nevada for a 4 day defensive handgun course.

This is an exciting deal!  Being able to go out and take a course like this, being trained by some of the best instructors in the country, I just can’t wait.  This is a 2 fold experience for me.  First as a teacher and trainer I am getting information I can take back to my students.  I look at it this way; do med students learn from text books from the 1800’s?  I’m not a med student but didn’t they used to use leaches to cure everything?  I could be wrong with that, but as a firearms instructor why not fill your training bag with as much information as you can!  It only makes you a more valuable instructor and helps you see things from the students eyes.  And on the other side of the coin, it helps me as a shooter become better.  I strive to push myself at every turn in this industry.  I am a competitive shooter and I like to take every edge I can.  Getting behind the gun as often as I can only makes me better all around.  Hence the reasons I am SO pumped to be flying out there this week.  (I’m also going to the SHOT Show, but that will be a different beast).

Keep an eye out for my training updates as the week moves on…

Until Next Time…

Stay Safe

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »