Posts Tagged ‘Training’

Browning Hi Power atop a criminal justice textbook

Reality Check — What are you training for?

After recent events in Barcelona, Orlando, Paris, Las Vegas and other places, the prospect of a lone wolf or organized attack with severe consequence seems more and more plausible. I am certain any right-minded person would stop a terror attack if it was within their ability. But that is the question: “Do you have the ability?” The first thing you have to consider is that you may be killed. Many terrorists, unlike common killers, are on a hell-bound trip. Holding a gun on them or threatening them will be meaningless.

Black box with red and gold lettering of JHP training loads 50to a box on a white background

Train and Defend Ammo

Train and defend are simple watchwords. About 99 percent of the ammunition we fire is in practice. Competition shooting takes a lot of ammunition, although staying sharp also demands its share. The problem often is finding a good practice load.

Man in orange ballcap stands behind a woman with long brown hair, pink ballcap and black ear protection teaching her to shoot at a target

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Learn to Shoot

It is no secret that men and women are different on every level, especially when it comes to learning new skills. So developing a program that embraces those differences, instead of downplaying them, is one of the keys to the success of the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program.

Young man in red shirt and jeans uses a vehicle to shield him while he practices

Determining the Self-Defense Mindset

Part 5 in our concealed carry series.

When it comes to personal defense, there are plenty of ridiculous statements about the mindset. The combat mindset may suit a combat Marine, but self-defense demands a different mindset. I am not going to be hurt or defeated, and my primary objective is protecting my family and myself. I want to maintain the ability to act effectively and morally under stress. The proper perspective must pass muster as to what is legal and must go further into what is moral.

Gray haired man in green shirt, blue jeans and red ear protection practices his shooting skills with wooded area in the background.

Active Shooters

Our personal defense and firearms expert takes a hard look at a difficult problem. The problem is not the lack of a plan. The problem is being willing to implement the plan. When a discussion of active shooters and mass shootings comes up, the right-minded among us want to do something and to have a plan. 

Shooters on the Line at the Local Gun Club

Join the Club

We can say “all politics aside” in a conversation where the focal point is firearms, but I would like to think most people know better. Everyday, politicians are fighting over our rights as individuals. Some help us, such as the National Rifle Association, while others, such as Brady Campaign, want all firearms banned.