Happy Father’s Day!

It is hard to believe that the year is already almost half over. We still have a lot of shooting to do! A number of people have asked about the next open enrollment Utah Non-resident Concealed Firearms Permit (CFP) course. With Father’s Day being Sunday, we didn’t want to run a full two day course, so this presents the perfect opportunity for a Utah class. The class will start at noon and go until about 4 p.m., depending on the amount of discussion that develops. We will be ready to take fingerprints on site to go with your completed application. The cost of the class is $75.00 for returning Alumni and $100.00 for new students. If a new customer agrees to register for any of our other courses, we will give you the $75.00 rate as well. Fingerprints are $10.00 for two cards.

Anyone who is interested in taking some basic level training, we are conducting both an NRA Basic Pistol and a Basic Rifle course this month. Pistol will be on Saturday the 21st and Rifle the following Sunday. These are great courses for new shooters just looking to get started with firearms training. There is no maximum or minimum age for these classes. The participants must have an adequate attention span for a full day of instruction. Some may achieve this prior to developing the physical capability to easily handle a firearm. Some may never achieve this, regardless of age. If you are a parent asking this question, use your judgment objectively. For both of the Basic courses, we will provide the firearms (.22 cal) and ammunition. If you have a gun that you would like to use for either class, you are welcome to bring it.

We have recently conducted some really great classes and I am in the process of figuring out the best method of making some of the pictures available through the website. We are also looking into adding some new courses including a Tactical Combat Causality Care (TCCC) course. This course will cover how to handle firearms related injuries until a more advanced level of care is available. We have received a number of requests to come up with a basic firearm manipulation class. This course will most likely be 2 to 3 hours long and cover just the basics of safe gun handling including the 4 basic rules; loading and unloading; care and maintenance; malfunctions and stoppages; and dry fire drills. We will add a second course just for holster draws.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be making some changes to the website and also to the contact management system. If you are receiving emails and don’t want to, please send me a note and I will make sure you have been removed from the distribution lists. If you want more emails and newsletters, please also send me a note and I will make sure that I have added you to the correct lists.

Finally, a very sincere “Thank You!” to all of you who have attended our courses. Things are steadily improving, the classes are going very well and the calendar is filling up for the remainder of the summer. Recently, I have heard that some of the other Instructors’ businesses are not going so well. I am extremely grateful for your business and will continue to do all that I can make sure you always receive the best possible service. Take care of you and yours, stay safe and remember: “There is absolutely nothing more important than the protection of you and your family.”