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“I really enjoyed the class, especially since there were only a few students. Not only did I learn how to be a better shooter, but I learned more about the actual gun, the ammunition and how to deal with real-life situations.”
- AT/Alpine

“This class was outstanding. Above & beyond my expectations. I feel I am able to speak more knowledgeable when engaging in conversation. I am highly recommending this class to any of my female friends that show an interest in learning to shoot or become better.”
- DS/Phoenix

“My fear of guns was alleviated, so the actual shooting was beneficial and knowing that the gun will not go off by itself was a relief.” - JY/Show Low

"Excellent course, great for basic knowledge on gun safety and usage."
IL/Show Low

“I want to thank you so much for the class we took. You don’t know how reassuring it was to hear that we were doing it right. We may not have been doing it their way but then again we aren’t built like the guys are. My husband does not understand why my attitude changed from not sure what I am doing to knowing damn well what I am doing. I like the change and he isn’t sure.”
LH/Camp Verde

“Linda’s instruction was a perfect balance of lecture, demonstration, practice, DVD, discussion. I appreciate that Linda offered additional practice sessions and I know I can call her for help in anything associated with the basics of pistol shooting.”
KA/Lakeside

“All of it was well prepared and presented. Linda did a good job individualizing the training according to needs and abilities. She has a very positive attitude!” ~ MR/Snowflake

“This was the best class I have ever taken on the basics.”
HW/Concho

“Every woman should have the pleasure of taking this class with someone like Linda. I feel so fortunate.”
SW/Pinetop

“I now feel safe with the gun out of the safe, handling, loading and understanding the operation of it. I’m empowered!! Thanks so much for your positive input, Linda.”
DC/Overgaard

“The instructor (Linda) was great. She was a great example of a strong woman.”
- AH/Show Low

“Wow! I now feel empowered and not as afraid of pistols. Think I will have my own now.”
- RF/Overgaard

"This was the best 8 hours I've spent in a long time! Thanks so much." ~ SR/Show Low, AZ

"Your course re-energized my enthusiasm about shooting. Now, I want to practice more, get a trigger-job on my .38 S&W, maybe even buy another handgun . . . a girl can never own too many guns!! Thanks Again!" ~ MC/Show Low, AZ

“Great one-on-one help. Linda & Seth were super instructors! I loved it!” RC/Vernon

“I knew I was going to learn something but I didn’t think I was going to learn so much and have so much fun doing it.” DM/Show Low

“Excellent even if you come in with some knowledge of guns, but a necessity if you have not used guns before.”
LK/Lakeside

 

 

Father Fearful About His Responsible Daughter Owning a Gun Gets Bad Advice from Columnist

You might think a father would be proud of his grown daughter for taking on the responsibility of protecting herself. Not so a father who recently wrote into the Ask Amy advice column about his daughter’s self-protection firearm.

In the letter, this father expressed dramatic levels of concern about his daughter. It seems the 24-year-old is “intelligent, hard-working, [and] responsible,” but … she’s also a gun owner. (Gasp!)

 

5 Things to Master for Weak-Side Shooting

Mastering our shooting skills comes in two distinct phases. The first is gaining the fundamentals that allow us to hit our target consistently and accurately. Once that becomes second nature, we need to turn to application training. This is especially true for defensive handgun work. In short, we need to learn how to fight with our handgun. This means training in low light, around obstructions and even with one hand at times. It is this last skill that can be most challenging. The reasons for doing this range from training to shoot with a potential injury or even if you are holding someone to protect them. 

 

Single-Handed Shooting - Why Practice It?

It all started with police dash-cam videos.

Then came increasingly ubiquitous security cameras, and now body cameras are becoming common for law enforcement. With this vast increase in available cameras, more and more legitimate defensive-shooting incidents are being captured on video. It’s common enough that there are entire YouTube channels dedicated to doing detailed “lessons learned”-type reviews of the footage found on the web.

 

America's New Shooters: Increasingly Female, Younger and Urban

Retirement age or even older country rednecks—such is the cliché view of an American gun owner as perpetuated by the mainstream media and its anti-Second Amendment comrades. It’s a smear job, no doubt, and conveniently neglects to tell another very important story. This is that millions of women and minorities have become gun owners and shooters in recent years.

In fact, the new gun owner is also much younger than traditional gun owners and more likely to not live in rural locations.

 

Aiming for 'Condition Yellow:' A Lesson in Awareness

My little Dachshund has me pretty well trained. She will come and stare at me until I understand that she needs to go outside. When I open the back door, she only sticks her head out and then looks around before going on out. And the amazing thing is that, while she’s been to Gunsite Academy, she’s never trained there.

 

Fear & Loading: Facts from the Latest FBI Report

Two hundred and ninety-eight felons died in 2018 “… during the commission of a felony …” when armed private citizens shot the attackers, according to the FBI’s latest release from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The statistical study does not inventory the more common encounters when a civilian’s presentation, declaration or firing of a self-defense firearm was effective at stopping other perpetrators.

Back to Basics: Understanding Handgun Actions

When it comes to handgun operation, there seems to remain a nearly constant misinterpretation. One that occasionally pops up like fingernails on a blackboard to any gunner worth his or her salt is the semi-automatic revolver.

 

More Women Trying Firearms, Learning about Getting Armed at 'Shoot Like A Girl' Mobile Range

Popularity continues to increase in an innovative way for women to become familiar and hone their skills with firearms through the Shoot Like A Girl 2019 Great American Tour.

This year about 2,455 women participated in the mobile firearms, range-training program that is housed in a traveling semi-tractor trailer.

 

Top 5 Reasons for Women to Start Shooting

Now is an ideal time for women to become gun owners. The firearms industry has changed in recent years due to greater numbers of women realizing that the market has adapted to suit their needs. Ladies who wish to master the art of shooting should be aware of the unique advantages now available to them.

Top 3 Terrible Pieces of Advice Women Get in Gun Stores

Every now and again, you get a writing assignment that’s not even work. This is one of those. “Hey, Tamara, would you like to do a piece on some of the worst advice women get in gun stores?”

Oh, honey. Pull up a chair…

 

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