Firearm Safety

NRA Basic Pistol Qualification

It’s funny how going back to basics can be a humbling experience. At Artemis we have launched a new program for members.  Newness can be a double-edged sword though. Coined the “Levels Program”, this structured training format allows for measured progression and recognition as a member proves demonstrable proficiency at each level.  Participation in this program...

AB 392

The officer and the department would counter that their actions were consistent with Graham and the officer’s actions were objectively reasonable under the circumstances. Since they are a government agency or actor, they enjoy what is referred to as “qualified immunity”… another way of saying “immune to civil suit”.

NRA Law Enforcement Training

Those of you who watched my video from last week know I was in Boise, Idaho for a NRA Law Enforcement Training class; specifically, Cosmo and I were students in the Pistol / Shotgun Instructor training program. The NRA has a law enforcement division which puts on special classes for LEOs.  This course is specifically...

Universal Rights

Universal Rights Last week I happened to stumble upon a headline that said something like, “NRA-Type Organizations Springing up in Europe”. I did not get a chance to read the article, but the headline itself got me thinking. It is entirely reasonable to believe that organizations that are focused on protecting individual rights would exist throughout the...

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have gun, will travel. “You guys take students to other shooting schools?  That seems kinda odd, doesn’t it?” Yeah… we get that question quite frequently.  As instructors, we are constantly seeking out additional training.  Sometimes it is for the simple pleasure of just being a student and not having to “run” a class.  Other times, we want...

Stupid Stuff at the Range

Last week we talked about faith.  This intersession between Christmas and New Year’s we are going to talk about stupidity… specifically, the arrogance of ignorance within our own community and how we must deal with that, not only for our own protection but, frankly, for our own reputation. Two stories to help illuminate: “The...

ND

ND There  are true Masters of Skill at Arms. Individuals that embody the quiet professionalism of a warrior that peacefully walks among us.  Those that exude a quiet confidence and athletic perfectionism that instantly comes to play when they have a weapon in hand. They are our goal. Our benchmark. Through dedicated practice, countless...