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Whether you're new to firearms training or an experienced operator, you're welcome to train with us. Find descriptions of our courses on our training pages. Check posts and articles on our blog. Not all classes and courses are posted, if your interested in firearms training send an email or call. Respectfully, Chad Herr Founder/Lead Instructor

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Safety Brief

Your brain is the primary safety when handling a firearm. Be conscious of your actions. Don’t be careless or negligent with your the gun’s muzzle or trigger finger. If you can’t identify your target, DO NOT SHOOT. Be mindful at all times.

Your trigger finger is your secondary safety. Your trigger finger is either at its full natural extension along the frame, or it’s on the trigger. A trained trigger finger is an essential element of safe gun handling. Your finger only moves from its full natural extension along the frame to the trigger when you have made a conscious decision to take a shot.

Good training and drill will develop the mind, trigger finger and instinct that will coordinate the unconscious mind and trained body, allowing you to successfully defend yourself with the utmost safety, aggressiveness and competence during a violent attack.  Achieving Unconscious Competence (UC) in the use of a firearm will allow you to concentrate on the work at hand instead of the gun.

5 Primary Safety Rules:

  • Treat all guns as if they are loaded until you have proven otherwise, and still treat it like it’s loaded
  • Don’t be careless with your gun muzzle, don’t let it cover anything your not willing to destroy
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot
  • Keep the gun unloaded until you’re ready to use it
  • Know your target, it’s foreground and what is beyond it