We hosted the First Shots Program at The Harwinton Rod and Gun Club Saturday April 27th. We had great weather and a good turnout. All the participants learned how to safely shoot .22 cal rifles from a benchrest under the direct supervision of Range Safety Officers. The youngest shooter we had was 6 and the oldest was over 60. We went through over 3000 rounds of ammunition during 4 courses of fire, had a great lunch made available from the hard work of the volunteers in the kitchen at Harwinton Rod and Gun Club, and everyone expressed anticipation in attending the next one! If you couldn't make it this time look for the next date listed on our site or better yet sign up for our mailing list!!
WIth the current state of the firearm industry I am sad to say I will have to raise the prices of my classes. Begining April 1,2013 there will be a price adjustment to most of my classes. It is getting hard to get ammuntion and reloading supplies to use for the classes. When I can buy it, it is at a higher cost then what I was able to purchase it in the past and not in the bulk amounts that were available. I am commited to giving the very best training to my students to build a proper foundation of shooting fundamentals to grow upon and pass along to future generations. I take my teaching serious and always have the view that you are paying me to teach you a skill and I will make sure you know what you are doing when you leave.
With the recent termoil in the firearm industry I have made the decision that I may have to use all 22 cal firearms for my classes. I am trying to keep the multi caliber thing going, but its getting harder to find ammo to use for the classes, it is hard to find 22 ammo as well. So with this potental shift in mind I set out to find a full size semi auto in .22 cal that would be something reliable and easy to use for classes. I looked around a little and settled on this model. I have to hit the range with it and I wll update the blog with my findings and thoughts on this new addition.
It is with deep sadness I write this post. As a NRA instructor, and a parent of 2 young children I offer my deepest condolences to the familys who were touched by this horrific event. As an instructor I often times get approched by anti gun people and engage in discussions in regards to firearm banning and restrictions. I am a normal person who enjoys shooting sports, and training the public in the skills and attitude necessary to engage in such activities. I often get people who are anti gun who do not understand what shooting sports are all about. They do not know the fun, mental and physical challange involved to become a good marksman, and often times when they do come out to an event I host they see the lighter side of a properly held event, under supervision and enjoy themselves. Often times people see event like this sensless act of cowardace undertaken by an obviously insane individual and not only push for gun banning and legislation, but often times throw all of us law abiding, responsible firearm owners into the catagory of this madman. I do not belive that banning firearms would be the proper course of action. The person who did this used firearm that were stolen, they were his mothers properly registered and aquired firearms, as is often the case. This person was derranged and would have killed people using any means necessary, it could have been a car or a baseball bat. A recent event involved a bow and arrow. The terrriorists on 9/11 used boxcutters to take over planes killing thousands of people.
I do not know the answer to what we should do, I beleive that responsible, trained people should not have to pay the price of a few disterbed persons. Calling for disarmament of the general populance will allow the criminals who obtain firearms illeagley to run rampid and target all of us in societly knowing that we cannot defend oursleves. The police are only miniutes away when seconds count. The firearm was a tool that he selected, it could of been anything, but a firearm is an easy selection to choose. Again, I am deeply saddened by this event, and have a few friends who had children who were in the school. Some of them made it home that day, others did not.
I hope that the powers to be take a miniute and dont come to a knee jerk reation and take some time to consider all aspects of society and if they choose to make new laws think about it and come to a reasonable soll
Wanted to thank everyone who turned out for the class today, we had a great time teaching and they had a great time learning. If you haven't had a chance to check it out we will be scheduling another one for January keep your eyes open for the announcement. If your not on out mailing list sign up for class announcements and promotional information.
The Lawyer who was carrying legally in a New Haven theater has had the case dismissed, you can read the article below.
We are having the Defensive Options Class on Saturday Dec 8th at competitive edge martial arts in Canton. This 5 hr seminar will run you through the Sabre Civilian Safety And Awarness program with pepper spray. You will see a Taser Demo of the C2 civilian unit, and run through an hour of Krav Maga. Its a great less than lethal option class to introuduce you to some things available to you. All participants leave with a live Sabre Red keychain unit ready for your use, you can read more about the program on my site www.jacksnraclass.com under Defensive Options class or click here.
Just wanted to thank everyone for coming out to the seminar. I know several of you learned a lot about the proper use and application of pepper sprays, how a Taser C2 unit works and the technology behind it. I received great interest in Krav Maga and how to pursue it after the class. We demonstrated some basic moves and some more advanced moves you would learn during your classes.
Situational awareness was a big topic and we talked about condition "yellow" what is was,and how to stay in it. I received great feedback in regards to this program and interest on when it will be held again.
I am working on the next seminar and have a date of December 8th in Avon the details will be announced soon, If you missed this one hope to see you in Dec!.