Training

Training in different climates

Many of you are aware of our new business, Orion Training Systems.  We are now producing our very own simulators.  Many of our law enforcement and military partners have been looking for very specific scenarios and training modalities for years.  Our new systems allow us to address these objectives and produce simulations in a...

Last Wednesday we did a Shoot with Steven and Sandy.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with this offering, twice a month Sandy and I go out to the range (typically Prado) and host two separate two-hour live-fire shoots.  The first is from 09:00 to 11:00, then Sandy and I have an hour-long...

The Dangers of Self-Dentistry YouTube has been a major benefit to society.  It really has.  I cannot tell you the number of times I have been faced with an insurmountable problem and SGT Google directed me to an appropriate video where some odd individual felt the need to demonstrate how to solve said problem. Last...

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...

How Do I Love Thee…

Fridays are usually my “blog days,” meaning that at some point during the day a muse smacks me upside the head and gives me inspiration on what to write for the following Wednesday’s blog. Over the last few weeks, Muse has been keeping her hands to herself.  I have been able to come up with...

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...

This is Sparta!  (aka: Don’t Bring a Foot to a Gun Fight) On Thursday of last week we had an interesting experience at Artemis.  One of our corporate clients was here for a very specialized form of training.  These guys take CEOs and other “captains of industry” who are having issues in their personal...

Don’t Mess with Security

“We arm security guards to protect our money in armored cars!  We should arm teachers to protect our children!” No… and yes. I have heard this refrain over and over again in the ongoing debate regarding arming teachers, and it makes me cringe each and every time. Yes… I fully support allowing teachers to...