Tag Archives: Training

An evolving shooter.

From never touching a gun to using slings and black rifles.  Sarah continues to enjoy shooting. Advertisements

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From the hidden archives.

This was written sometime in January 2009.  I did not have permission to post Sarah’s first time shooting narrative until recently:

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LMS Defense at GBR-V?

DirtCrashr inquired about a course that addresses gunshot wounds for GBR-V, 2010.  I left a comment at Random Nuclear Strikes with some details, but DirthCrashr brought up a good idea.   LMS Defense has instructors in Sparks, NV and likely able to accommodate those who are attending GBR  next year. This would be a great opportunity […]

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Got time to burn in Reno, NV?

I do!  I’ll arrive a day early and leave a day late.  I’ve arranged a private class with Kelly at Armed and Safe for a Nevada non-resident CCW.  It’s an 8-hour course with a live fire drill.  I’m listing the Les Baer 1911 TRS, Glock 19 and S&W Model 10 when I turn in my […]

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New Shooter AAR

My brother and his other half came in for the weekend several weeks ago. I had time to take them shooting, so we went to the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center. My brother has been on a few trips, but this was Rosey’s first. Here’s her summary. I recently went shooting for the first time in […]

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New face. New shooter.

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to take another brand new shooter to the gun range! I had the impression she was a bit more timid than most, but she handled herself very well. She was nervous, but she had an open mind and a desire to  learn; she was an excellent student to […]

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Offensive display of negligence and incompetence.

Or is it?  I have nothing horrible to say about Tactical Response.  I can’t.  I have yet to enroll in one of their classes.   However, I’ve heard nothing but great things from my peers, so this really surprised me — or should it? A friend forwarded this post from Todd’s pistol training blog: It’s a […]

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Twas a gewd day…

Started off my morning a bit groggy.  I didn’t sleep much last night because I watched a spectacular light show that traveled from the north.  Work went well too – nothing out of the ordinary.  Later, I was notified that I’m invited to UC Davis for an interview regarding their credential/MA program.  It’s nice to […]

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Round Two

You might remember her as the “Dancing Giddy Girl.” Her last visit was at The Gun Room located in Elk Grove, CA.  We were supposed to take our second trip several months ago, but academia comes first.  With the fresh start of a new quarter, she was available to shoot a few rounds Sunday afternoon.  […]

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A Shooting Clinic and the Remington 788

I recently found this entry archived on my older computer.  I likely forgot about it since I rarely use the computer unless I’m traveling.  It took me a year to post this thing… Huzah! Tactical Long Distance Shooting Clinic – Sacramento Valley Shooting Center and Using the Remington 788 chambered in .308. Nearly two months […]

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AIM FAST HIT FAST

I signed up for this class, but cannot make it as a result of new plans.  Any of you kind souls wish to take my spot?

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Appleseed Goodness

I didn’t make rifleman.  I’m still a cook.   Nonetheless, I learned a hell of a lot.  A VERY valuable experience.  I’ll write more on it later.  For now, here’s some animated goodness.

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First of the Year

Last year, I can tally at least five new shooters I’ve introduced to firearms.  It may have been more, but I can’t be certain.  I took another new shooter out over the weekend to start that count all over.  We started off with the Ruger MKIII 22/45.  Going over safety, etc, we braved the chilly […]

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This was like a horror movie…

… but it wasn’t meant to be.  Can you hear me say, “Oh no!  Don’t do that!  ACK!  NOOO!  You idiot, STOP!” I’m not alone as I cringe during certain segments of this video.  There were SEVERAL instances where I would have instructed differently.  My goodness. And no.  I’m NOT jealous… Okay.  Maybe a little.

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Gun Range Field Trip Video

I took a new shooter to the range a few weeks ago.  This is probably my favorite video.  Nothing says enthusiasm better than her dance.

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Survival and Austere Medicine: An Introduction

I’ve been holding on to this .pdf for awhile.  I’ve skimmed through it, but it’s difficult to read if it’s not physically in my hands.  So I decided to print out the entire file.  If anything, a physical copy is likely more appropriate as a reference.  You know.  Just in case. Survival and Austere Medicine:  […]

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911 = Deadly Sin

Sloth. I can definitely see such incompetence displayed lately will get me killed. But more specifically… Mr. Chad Baus from Buckeye Firearms Association describes a 911 call from a CHL holding store owner who maintains a burglar at gun-point at a safe distance. During this call, the operator belittles the store owner causing delays for […]

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Ballistic Injury Response Kits

It’s certainly been awhile since I’ve discussed my class with Last Man Standing Defense. As mentioned earlier, I’ve learned a lot regarding what it really means to control bleeding. The ballistic cavities that are created do not exist on the surface – surface pressure is ineffective for such wounds. Neglect and malice aforethought are out […]

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Laguna Rescue 2008

“Officers from agencies across the Sacramento region came to Laguna Creek High School on March 19 with little idea of what was waiting for them.” The Elk Grove Unified School District recently hosted a central valley rescue drill at Laguna Creek High School.  Termed “Laguna Rescue 2008,” the Elk Grove Police department and other public […]

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Last Man Standing Defense: Defensive Medicine

Last Man Standing Defense: Defensive Medicine Location: Twin Cities Rod and Gun Club, Indoor Range. Yuby City, California Date: March 10th 2008 Cost: $200 Course Summary: My first opportunity to train with LMS Defense was learning how to fight with a pistol. Mastering mindset, weapon manipulation and marksmanship is critical to remain the last man […]

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