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This class is for the woman that already has a revolver, or is planning to purchase one. Or maybe you just haven’t made up your mind between a semi-auto and a revolver. This 4 hour class will introduce you to the classic concealed carry “Snubby”, as well as it’s larger counterparts. Come and learn about the design, action and operation of the revolver. A brief history as well as information on notable brands will be presented. Bring your own gun, or we will provide one free of charge for use during class. You will need to provide 50 rounds, (one box), of ammunition for your caliber type. REGISTER
Pregnant and nursing women are not allowed on the range due to possible health risks.
For information contact: Janice 253-217-3188 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, an AR-15 class tailored for women! We utilize 22lr caliber AR-15′s to simplify the learning process – less recoil, less noise, more fun! This 4 hour class introduces the student to the AR-15-22 rifle. Students will be taught the safe loading, unloading, and positions during dry fire drills before moving out to the range for shooting and reloading drills. This class is ideal for introducing the student to the AR-15 platform.
Free use of AR-15 22lr rifle and ammunition.
Prerequisites: Basic Firearm Safety Class or Instructor Permission. Students must have a good working knowledge and familiarity of firearms.
Required Equipment: Hearing and eye protection required. Acceptable attire: Long pants, short or long sleeve shirt, comfortable shoes, and sturdy belt. No low cut shirts. No loose jewelry allowed. REGISTER
In addition to our regular Firearms Training Classes, we now offer an opportunity to increase your skills, meet new shooters, and just have fun!
Whether you are an experienced shooter or a beginner wanting to get started shooting steel, come and join us.
Wednesday Nights: 6:00-8:00pm, starting June 5th
Entry: $20.00 2nd Gun: $5.00
Bring your rifles for an evening of fun. Two stages set up to build your skills, get to know your weapon better, and meet other shooters.
Friday Nights: 6:00-8:00pm, starting June 7th
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Friends say Sandra Mize is soft-spoken with a great laugh, but don’t mess with the 63-year-old grandmother of 10.
When she was awakened by an intruder smashing through her backdoor early Wednesday she grabbed her gun and confronted the man. When he kept coming, she fired the gun for the first time in 30 years.
She missed. The man sat down and waited while she called 911. After officers took the intruder into custody they gave Mize a junior police badge, The Spokesman-Review reported Thursday.
“Having a firearm in your home for personal protection, I guess we got to see the value of that last night,” said Police Chief Frank Straub.
It’s a hotly debated issue in Spokane where a suspected car thief was shot and killed by the owner nine days earlier about a mile from Mize’s home. Prosecutors are deciding whether to charge Gail Gerlach in the death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. Gerlach said he thought the thief was going to shoot him.
“I could let my car drive down the block,” Mize said. “That doesn’t bother me. Someone in my home bothers me.”
Mize was sleeping when she heard her back door splintering.
She grabbed the .22-caliber handgun she keeps by her bed and ran into her dark living room to see the silhouette of a man in her kitchen.
Separated by only a kitchen counter, Mize warned the intruder she was armed.
“He just kept coming,” Mize said. “I didn’t hesitate to shoot.”
Mize has lived in her home for 45 years.
“It’s a shame,” Mize said. “Spokane used to be such an overgrown farm town. And I loved that. And it’s not that anymore.”
Her bullet hit the wood above the busted door frame.
“I’m glad I didn’t hit him,” she said.
The man advanced into the living room, where he collapsed on a sofa without uttering a word.
“So I waited a second and I said, ‘Did I hit you?’ because I had no idea,” Mize said. “He didn’t move, he didn’t say anything.”
Keeping the gun aimed at him, Mize inched her way along her living room wall to a phone and dialed 911.
“I told them, ‘I have an intruder, I’m armed, and I have discharged my gun,’?” Mize said.
Within minutes, police surrounded her home. The officers on her porch told her to put down her gun, so she set it on top of an antique sewing machine she uses as a TV stand.
That’s when the man tried to flee through the back door, Mize said. A police dog was there to greet him.
The man ran back into the home and police quickly followed. Mize said she watched as about five officers wrestled the man to the living room floor and the dog bit him on the leg.
“He was very strong,” said Mize, a quilting and beading enthusiast who stands 5 feet 1 inch tall. “I’m really glad he didn’t challenge me, because I would have had to actually shoot him.”
Police identified the intruder as 35-year-old Sean Denny. He is jailed for investigation of burglary.
Denny has no felony criminal history but has 19 misdemeanor convictions, including violations of protection orders, Spokane County Superior Court Judge James Triplett said during Denny’s court appearance Wednesday afternoon. Dean Sprague said there is no indication Denny had a weapon, but he was obviously threatening.
“In this case, this guy was at least half her age and twice her size,” he said.
Mize said she wasn’t even sure she could fire her weapon, because she wasn’t wearing her usual braces for arthritic hands. She commented to police officers that her ammo was likely older than they are.
Police said Mize acted perfectly, and gave her the junior police badge. Neighbors yelled “Yay, Sandy!” to people in front of her home Wednesday morning.
“She’s a little lady, and she’s soft-spoken, and she’s got a great laugh,” neighbor and longtime friend Brooke Plastino said. “But I wouldn’t want to cross her, frankly.”
This class introduces the student to the integrated act of drawing from the holster, firing, stance, grip and trigger control. Defensive Handgun Fundamentals teaches the student the skills and mindset necessary to safely and effectively operate their weapon.
This class should be considered a requirement for anyone who owns or is considering carrying a handgun. Students will be required to provide a Concealed Pistol License, Military or Police Identification, or other form of background check in addition to signing a statement that they are legally entitled to own handguns prior to participating in the class.
Prerequisites: Basic Handgun Fundamentals or Instructor Permission. Students must have a good working knowledge and familiarity of handguns. This is not a class for beginners. Maximum enrollment: 10 students.
Required Equipment: Reliable functioning semi-automatic handgun, .380 or higher caliber. Non-collapsible, rigid, strong side belt holster. No ankle, cross draw, or shoulder holsters allowed. 300 rounds jacketed ammunition. (Brass casings only.) Minimum (5) dummy rounds in your caliber. Minimum 2 magazines, with pouches. Hearing and eye protection. Acceptable attire: Long pants, short or long sleeve shirt, comfortable shoes, and sturdy belt. No low cut shirts. No loose jewelry allowed. Baseball caps recommended.
Dates:April 21, 2013 REGISTER Time: 9am-6pm May 19, 2013 REGISTER Time: 9am-6pm
There is a lot of talk about gun control, as everyone knows. And, I will not argue the pro’s and con’s either way. What I will do is share my own perspective on a world that includes guns, my world.
Everyday I wake up and get dressed, which includes the usual choice of garments, shoes and socks, and of course, my gun. For those of you that have already read my other article, Elements of an effective self defense system, you know what I am talking about. Just as you might choose your shoes to match your outfit, or a sweater to keep you warm, my gun and how I conceal it dictates my clothing choice for the day. It just goes with the territory.
If you have ever started your day without your watch, or favorite piece of jewelry, you know what it is like to feel something is missing. Take that and multiply by 100 and you will know how it feels when you leave your gun at home. It is a terrible feeling. Being in a hurry can lead to poor decisions. Poor decisions can have dire consequences. Sometimes, our busy lives cause us to ignore important details. My mother used to say “The devil is in the details”, among other irritating but wise pieces of advice.
Convenience and security are mutually exclusive. Convenience degrades security in most cases. If you want to feel more secure about your personal safety, and the safety of your loved ones, you may have to feel inconvenienced at times. Only you can determine the correct balance between convenience and security. Carrying a gun is not always convenient, but it does provide security.
In my classes I consistently speak about the importance of situational awareness. This applies not only to our perspective of the world around us, but also of ourselves. It is too easy to become complacent, walking and talking on a cell phone, jogging with ipods, etc, etc. Subconsciously thinking “Nothing bad will happen to me“. That’s what the last victim said.
If you decide to carry a gun, your life style will change. From the way that you dress, to the way that you perceive the world around you, to how you treat others. Your awareness will reach a new level that includes a full time emphasis on safety, both inside and outside the range. Gun safety and awareness will become an integral part of your everyday life. I wouldn’t have it any other way.